Moving and Mango Lassi

Hello Loose shoppers,


We are still in the process of moving the shop and will be open from next Monday 10 May!


New address: 33 High Street, Stroud.


In the meantime, you can still make yourself some delicious healthy things, such as a Mango Lassi!


Geoff, who works at Loose, has a neat tip for us: use dried mango pieces to make mango lassi, and you'll have an even more decadent flavoured drink. Yum.

Courgette Cornbread with Chilli Sun-Dried Tomatoes Olives

Hello Loose shoppers,

WE WILL BE CLOSED (AND MOVING TO HIGH STREET) FROM MON 26 APRIL - MON 10 MAY!

Spring is in full bloom and you're probably enjoying the fact that you can get out again. Of course, all restricted but nevertheless meeting others in the park for a picnic is just sublime in this sunshine.

Here is a picnic idea that's gluten-free, vegan and tasty! —to make with our responsibly sourced ingredients: polenta, chickpea flour, gluten-free flour, flaxseeds, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and really nice sun-dried tomatoes.

Get into it:

 

Flaxseeds how to use them?!

Hello Loose shoppers,

We'd like to take a moment to celebrate not just the re-opening of shops and pubs today, but the amazing humble flaxseed, one of our many healthy versatile ingredients at Loose.

Firstly, flaxseeds are the same as linseeds. And flax meal is just another name for ground flaxseeds.

In Gala's Organic Kitchen's opinion, flaxseeds are the most effective, affordable, handy and tasty superfood to enjoy every day! 

Wild Garlic Recipe Ideas

Hello Stroud, and beyond,

With spring came the magic of wild garlic. It’s pretty much everywhere now and just asking to be made into healthy and delicious concoctions!

Let us give you some ideas, add WILD GARLIC to:

  • pumpkin seed or cashew pesto
  • celeriac and parsnip soup
  • white bean dip
  • Indian curry by Meera Sodha, click here for the recipe
  • stir-fries
  • in burgers!

Miss Daisy from Loose recommends adding it to everything too: 

Easter Cake

 

Hello Loose shoppers,

Thank you for your on-going support shopping locally and plastic-free with us. We hope you're doing alright in this rather different kind of spring and that you can enjoy the fresh warmer air without a mask at times.

Easter is coming up next week, and even though lockdown is easing, many of us will still be home enough to whip up a golden, fluffy, healthy and really delicious Easter Cake!

Because caring for and making healthier foods for ourselves is a good little start to creating the positive change we all need in the world.

We know you want some Bliss Balls!

Hello, dear people of Stroud,

Have you ever wondered what Bliss Balls are and how to make them? 

Bliss Balls are also called energy balls or protein balls, but we prefer the term 'Bliss Ball'. I mean, why wouldn't you?!

Usually, they are made of nuts and dates, but one can vary by exchanging nuts for seeds, dates for other dried fruit or sweet things like honey. The possibilities are literally endless, which is really exciting on the one hand and the other; it's tricky getting them just right.

Spring Cleaning!

Hello Loose shoppers,

After the snowdrops and crocuses have dared to show their delicate selves, and now the daffodils are in full bloom, it's fair to say that spring is finally all over the land!

What better time than now to do a spring clean in your home?! We have just the right products for you. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Hello everyone,

As our world's state is still in utter chaos, how about baking some healthier chocolate chip cookies using our unique Fairy Poo?! Click here for a recipe by the Domestic Gothess. 

What's Fairy Poo, and why should you take notice of it?

Fairy poo is organic raw chocolate covered mulberries, kind of like tiny healthy chocolate chips that look like; what one might imagine fairy poo to look like! 

How to use dulse seaweed and why you should.

Hello and happy Monday morning,

It's another wet, foggy and dark one today, but remember spring is just underneath that wet, slippery mud.

Which reminds us of our DULSE seaweed from Ireland available at Loose! An ingredient you should know about.

WHAT?

Dulse is a versatile, protein-rich, medicinal ingredient, that we think everyone should throw into their cooking. 

WHY?

Adding dulse or kombu adds extra masses amounts of minerals, and is said to reduce excess flatulence when digesting pulses.