Christmas Pudding Recipe

Hello Stroud and surroundings,

We'd like to share a Christmas Pudding recipe with you, this time from Deliciously Ella. We thought you might be feverishly looking for a recipe to try this year and make in advance. Is that right? How about this one? It's vegan, gluten-free and generally on the healthier side BUT if you read the ingredients — it ought to be really really good!

Exciting Brown Rice Salad from Australia

Hello Loose shoppers,

Do you need a new recipe idea for brown rice?

Loose stocks so many different types of rice. Long-grain, short-grain, Basmati white, Basmati brown, Sushi, Jasmine rice! Come and check them out. The nuts and seeds at Loose are also great value, organic and fresh.

I bet you haven’t made this recipe before! A multi-instrumentalist from Sydney, Trevor Brown, created this one and allowed me to pop it in my cookbook Lick Your Plate!

Carrot Cake with Lemony Cashew Cream

Hello people of Stroud and surroundings,

How are you going? 

As an essential business we will continue to be open from 10-4 on Monday to Saturday. You can also order online at www.looseplasticfree.co.uk. Delivery is available for those who need it.

This week I've got a recipe for you that is suitable for any odd season but on these chillier days it will be extra enjoyable to bake a vegan and gluten-free Carrot Cake!

You're not vegan? That's fine, neither am I, but I think it's a mighty good thing to eat more vegan foods. Why not start with cake?

White Creamy Vegan Garlic Lemon Bean Dip

Hello Loose shoppers,

Thank goodness we can still get access to the wonderful food at Loose during this next stage of lockdown.

In fact, what a good time to try some new recipes. And figure out what kind of foods make us feel good, while we figure out our next steps as a collective human race. Introducing some pulses into our diet can be beneficial, but make sure to follow proper soaking and cooking instructions.

Scary Fun Raw Beetroot Garlic Cashew Dip!

 

Hello and welcome,

Maria-Carin Gala here from Gala's Organic Kitchen. I'm your weekly Loose blogger, bringing you a wholesome seasonal recipe every week using ingredients that you can get at Loose!

To be notified for these just 'like' our Loose Facebook page and 'follow' us. You'll then get a little pop-up window every week telling you that your new weekly recipe is ready.

Warming Lentil Soup

Hello Loose shoppers,

How about getting into the good old lentils, in particular brown lentils? They're warming, grounding and delicious. You can find them at Loose and they cost next to nothing.

I grew up with a step-father who was German and took cooking very seriously. He and my Slovak mother became vegetarian when I was only a year old, and endeavoured to find vegetarian alternatives to dishes they loved. I have based this recipe on a vegan version of a German lentil soup he used to make.

Raw Olive Oil Chocolate Sauce and Ginger Date Cookies

Hello Loose shoppers,

Autumn in Stroud has been lighting the trees up with gorgeous colours, and plenty of apples and pears at the farmers' markets.

How about making poached pears with a Raw Olive Oil Chocolate Sauce? 

I've been experimenting with other people's recipes and found this one from My New Roots by Sarah Britton.

She mixes equal amounts of olive oil with cacao (try 3 tablespoons each), sweetens with (1.5 tbsp) maple syrup and adds a sprinkle of salt. That’s it.

Benefits of Loose shopping and Sunflower 'Tuna' Paté

What are the benefits of shopping at Loose using your own containers?

The obvious one first, you save on excess packaging and get to either re-use your saved bags or packaging, or directly fill your containers with organic goodness.

You get to think about what you need or don't need, stopping you from over-buying. Also, you only buy what you can carry home. I find that reducing my shopping habits down to what I will actually use is much more efficient for my body, wallet and even the planet.

Roasted Salted Cashews

Hello LOOSE shoppers in and around Stroud,

How about grabbing some organic raw cashews next time you're in the shop?!


Do you know how to make the salt stick to roasted cashews?

You roast them on a medium heat for a while (maybe ten minutes) until nice and toasty then add a dash of the best water you can find and a good sprinkle of salt, mix, let evaporate and cool. There you go! 

You could even use curry powder or mixed herbs.

Too easy and wholesomely delicious.