Reasons to try veganuary

Will you be taking part in Veganuary 2022? There are so many good reasons to.

Here are few reasons for you to explore.

 

Taking part in Veganuary isn’t just about eating and enjoying a wholly plant-based for a time. Think about it as a course of ‘treatment’ to clear the junk cumulated in your system in the last 12 months and in particular during the festive period.
The more fibre you consume, better it is for your digestive system.

Depending on the selection of vegetable, nuts or pulse you decide to major on during Veganuary, you’ll have better skin, lush hair, stronger bones and nails.

 

Am sure you have heard this before, eating more plant and less meats & dairies will make you less sluggish. The overwhelming  quantity of minerals and vitamins contained in vegetables are deposited in your system. When eliminating meats for example, you find that you’ll have to up you vegetables and root vegetables consumption to fill you up.

Do make sure that you mix and match often between roots and top of vegetables with pulses, grains and nuts for a balanced diet.

 

Becoming better at cooking isn’t about becoming a chef, but eating a variety of vegetables will help you understand them, from their uncooked point to their mushiest point. Because you are on a challenge and want to do well, you learn to make friend with your kitchen, more knowledgeable, you understand the difference between cooking and eating precook/processed food.

 

During the challenge, you will desire some consistencies and levels of chewiness to recreate the meat effect. Coking some vegetable in someways will help you create the consistencies you re looking for. Things like Cod and chips, chicken nuggets, cheese or milks will be things you will learn to make you own of.

Be mindful of buying ready made mayo, cheeses, chicken nuggets as they may contain more junk than none vegan junk. Just because it is label vegan doesn’t always translate as good for you.  dont fall in to the trap that eating vegan process food is better… Nope, too much sugar, too much fat, cakes, sweets is still bad for you in any diet. so watch out and recreated what you can. Doing you own is often much safer. so, go create and if you need help, get a copy of Plant-based Ideas for Carnivores, the cookbook.

 

One of the reasons why food is more nutritious is because you make better choices, you look closer into the packages of what you buy. You will cook more often, so you know whats in what you eat.

Economical because you’ll eat less meats which often are the most expensive elements of our food plates. We’ve all heard that myth about the plant-based or vegan diet being expensive; not true. for every expensing diet, there is an affordable option. You do not have to shop in Waitrose or Holland & Barrett to get what you need. The vegan market has grown enormously and every supermarket have their own brand of natural or process vegan food. Shop around with your budget in mind, you’ll find what you need.

 

There is something about eating plant-based for a period they makes you more conscious of the environment and especially waste.

The fact that you wont eat meat for a month will not save the planet, but having learnt that you can vary your diet and contribute to the rebalancing of the ecosystem will definitely excite you to want to do more. Because, this is not about jumping for one diet to another, but finding the balance.

 

 

So, has this post convinced you to give Veganuary 2022 a try?

If you have any questions, please follow Miss Nang Treats on Instagram for up to date info. Email me at miss-nang@outlook.com.

See you soon.

Hortense, Miss Nang Founder

New plant-based dips & crackers for Christmas

Plant-based food and drinks news.

New product launch. Press Release.

Miss Nang Treats is thrilled to announce the release of a new range of nuts and seed treats on 1st November.

The Kokwa & Mikki range by Miss Nang is a dual range with 10 treats including crackers and a variety of dips.

‘As we approached Miss Nang Treats’ 5th anniversary, I wanted to offer an alternative way of enjoying nuts and seeds to a new cohort of plant-based aficionados.  So, I made it happen!’ Says Hortense Julienne, founder of Miss Nang Treats.

‘Over 20% of Brits have switched to a flexitarian or plant-based diet since the beginning of Covid 19. People are paying more attention to their health and nuts and seeds are a whole pharmacy on their own. They are full of nutrients, vitamins, and are versatile and varied. Plant-based consumers and others include nuts in their diet to build and conserve good health from the inside out. The only hick, those kernels can often taste like nothing, and are therefore often ignored.

‘I feel that people do not value nuts and seeds enough and so don’t realise how versatile those little kernels really are. This is why I cover them with unexpected flavour and colour combinations to turn them into visibly attractive stars. Everybody is attracted to stars, right?’ Hortense continues.

The Kokwa & Mikki range is as full of colour as Miss Nang Treat’s original range. Building on her original recipes, Hortense turns rehydrated  walnuts into fresh butter with carrot and coconut cream; an absolute delight as you are yet to find on the market.

Find a smooth and vibrant Beetroot Chutney –  the one called Bitsy Beet has fine bits of beetroot cooked in creamy water chestnuts with fennel. The range is again another adventure with natural colour and flavours.

As for the crackers, there are four of them made out of black rice, red beans, plantain, Maris piper potato and combined with either sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, almond or peanut.

Hortense says ‘ I love potatoes with skin, I like yellow plantain, and black rice is something else. I wanted to turn all this healthy stuff into something that people would recognise. It was like dressing a pharmacy to look like a candy store. It was hard work, but I found the formula… ‘

This range is going to be a delight for all to enjoy this Autumn, and launches just in time for the Christmas treat list. Many food bloggers and professionals have already been tasting the range and the feedback shows it’s full of promise.

“The developer of this range really took pleasure in bringing all these ingredients together. It is an absolute tribute to her adventurous palate and playfulness with daring flavours .” – A food blogger

“Dips and spreads like Bitsy Beet and Cream of Sunflowers feel like a dollop of luxury. Especially on a black rice and almond cracker. And just for grown ups too; I hide mine from the kids!’  – Jon Whitmarsh, a Miss Nang Treats fan.

The range is completely hand-made, produced in small batches and to order.

The Kokwa & Mikki range is available to purchase on www.missnang.com

If you are free on Monday 1st November, why not join Hortense at 11 am for the mid morning snack time and a chat on Instagram?

The the handle is @missyNang. See sidebar.

Please email miss-nang@outlook.com for more details.

 

 

 

 

Why are nuts good for you?

Cashew-Beet and cashew SafPrika jars

Why are nuts good for you?

Did you used to mock vegans & vegetarians for eating so much nuts and seeds? Do you still do?

Do you often look for the ONE snack that is going to solve (ALMOST) all your issues with snacking?

You should consider nuts and seeds.

More than most snacks, nuts and seeds are the most complex, versatile and nutrient dense snacks you can find anywhere in the world.

Yes, different continent have their most popular nuts or seeds, but it is a food group you can find anywhere in the world.

Nuts and seeds are usually replacement for protein sources or omega 6/3 for those who switch to a fully plant-based lifestyle.

Given their versatility, you can have them for breakfast in porridge, granola or spread.

For lunch or dinner, you can have them chopped in your salads, soups or stews.

Most African countries do nuts or pumpkin seeds steamed cakes cooked in banana leaves and these are completely fat-free as well as super tasty.

Other than that, by adding more nuts to your diet, you are likely to build stronger and healthier healthy body resistant bugs.

Some nuts will prevent diabetes, others will protect you from hearth issues, many will help your brain function, lower cholesterol and even reduce your joints’ inflammation.

That is just for starters…

For many years meat and dairy eaters have mocked vegetarians and vegans for eating so many nuts, but is because they knew something that the rest didn’t.

As we all are now more and more curious about plant-based cooking whilst limiting our consumption of meat and diary, more researches are available informing us of the goodness as well as the value in replacing our proteins, vitamins and vitamins sources.

Nuts are bland!

Often those reluctant to eat nuts  are simply adverse to their bland flavours, which is understandable.

It is for this reason that Miss Nang Treats creates not only visibly appealing nuts snacks, but the flavours are totally unexpected and very playful with natural ingredients mostly sources from the UK.

Miss Nang treats snacks are all plant-based snacks, handmade in small batches and made in Britain, specifically in Croydon.

If you’d like to start your journey with nuts and seeds, why no start with one of our numerous multipacks sets? Click here 😉

You ‘have never tasted nuts like these before’, ‘who knew nuts could be so tasty?’, ‘these nuts are dangerously addictive.’ Those are quotes from our customers.

What will you say after tasting your first Miss Nang snack?

Visit the shop here…

Got a question? email Hortense at miss-nang@outlook.com, follow on instagram and twitter @MissyNang.

Thank you for sharing this blog.

The team.

 

 

Is sustainable living expensive?

Short answer. NO. Do your research.

Read below, add a comment if it makes sense. You have got to save this blog.

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Living sustainably can in the long run saves you some serious cash.

Light bulb. We are so used to our 60 watts at £1.00 at the pound shop. But did you know, by planning in advance to have a Climate compliant low energy bulb, you save both on your electrical consumption and on the lifetime of the bulb?

Not everyone can afford Quinoa. Do you know that barley and bulgur or cousous can be cheaper if you go to large ethnic shop (Turkish) rather than standard supermarket?

You do not have to buy your plant milk from the Alpro range, infact, Lidl soy milk is better for my coffee and is 3x cheaper.

You do not HAVE to shop at Holland & Barrett just like many don’t shop at Waitrose. Shop where you budget lead, dont buy weird stuff like Chia seed, don’t juice celery, it is a waste of £££ cook with it instead.

Instead if buying every piece of clothing new, re-invent the old and use charity shop. Exchange everything else using Olio application it is a fantastic app.

Start with those and follow @WasteNotReUse and @isitdanidawks the master #upCycler on Instagram for some great tips. Have fun. Don’t complicate it.

Now save the post, you’ll need it. 😉

Let’s think global while acting local in our homes first.

🌏It is not so hard to get Back to Basics.
🌏Eco Living is possible.
👌Be the change where you want to see change. It starts with you.
🌏Ecology is not someone else’s responsibility.
🌏Going Green is not so hard if you look closer.
👍Zero Waste Living is just an expression, it is not possible 100% of the time, but you can start somewhere. Research and start. Why not freeze your bread and left over herbs?

So. Where will you start your contribution to the climate change debate?

Do you still think COP26 is out of reach for you?

 

Miss Nang and sustainability

So. Sustainability. Global goals, recycling, reusing…. Aaaarrrgghhh 🙄

How do you feel when you hear these words?

Happy New month. In August, Miss Nang will be translating all that for you. And the special offer this month is the 3 No-Waste snacks of the range. You know them. Among them are the two most popular cashew-Beet and Charco-Al.

So, stay tuned.

Will you stick around?

Oh and if you are on the email list, the newsletter this month is all about sustainability in the production line of Miss Nang Treats.

If you aren’t receiving the newsletter, please sign up today.

Got any particular question? Ask using the contact form.

Few statement about Miss Nang sustainability promise…

Miss Nang aims to promote Sustainability.
Miss Nang is a business that cares about Climate Change.
Miss Nang is now migrating to Compostable Packaging
Miss Nang Treats is a Sustainable Business.
At Miss Nang Treats Zero Waste is in the DNA.
Where possible ReUse is a must.
Miss Nang jars can be used at Refill shops.
The jars and ribbons can be ReGifted
ReCycling is a must!
#Regrow is a game widely promoted on Miss Nang Instagram page

WasteNot ReUse is the new sister Instagram page, please follow.
Made In Britain.

Miss Nang snacks are for you if

The image is a cloud of words and expressions describing Miss Nang Treats ideal client.

Adopting a healthier lifestyle discovering plant-based snacking

Happy July!

As we enter a new quarter, I thought I’d reintroduce, Charlotte Miss Nang’s favourite client, the person Miss Nang Treats was created to serve. Are you a Charlotte?

👉A woman between 30-45, she is ageless.

💕Clean eater: in recent years, she has had the desire to be more careful about what she eats: as you age, junk starts to accumulate in your system.

😏Wants to be & feel healthier: even with eating clean, she still has to be careful about her choices. Some good food will make you feel bloated, while others would make you feel lighter.

😋Guilt-free snacking: Snacking is the killer in any diet, but good snack needn’t being loaded with junk or be bland. Tats why Charlotte is a big fan of Miss Nang Treats.

👏Delays gratification: a healthy lifestyle is also about self control and how we reward ourselves with the things, treats or food we love.

👌As an office worker, although working from home at present, there is not much movement while working, so Charlotte definitely has to be intentional in her choice of snaking.

🤗Not only Miss Nang snack range is great for snacking, Charlotte can use it in her work as a great option for gifts, and goody bags fillers.

🍀Miss Nang Treats fits in almost all areas of Charlotte’s life including her desire to use more sustainable and localised brands in her daily life.

❓So. As a follower of Miss Nang Treats, can you relate to any of Charlotte facets? Which side of her can you relate most with?

❓Why do YOU use Miss Nang Treats?

If you’ve never tried snacks from thee range, please check out the multipacks below specially created to help you explore the range in one go!

July Special set 

 

See the discovery set here 

Please email Hortense at miss-nang@outlook.com should you have questions.

Thank you for reading.

Have a fantastic month!

 

Why choose Miss Nang Treats snacks

There are many reasons to choose to snack on Miss Nang snack.

The number ONE is visual. 👇👇👇

Not that many people need convincing, but here are few other reasons why you should give Miss Nang Treats a try:

🤩There is no junk included in the making of any of the 15 snacks on offer.

🤩All the ingredients are plant-based.

🤩The options are much healthier that those on offer in convenience stores.

👏All the treats are handmade.

🤩They are all oven dry-roasted and not deep fried as in convenience stores.

😋The flavours are original.

🥜All made by a slightly nutty women who spends too much time observing the behaviour of nuts and seeds in contact of water or any flavouring method. 😉

😋Made by a nuts lover.

👉Every pack is a gift and is full of nutrients: send as gifts, add in goody bags or use as party favors.

👌All the snacks are sharable and suitable for #vegans, non-vegan, #Kosher eaters, #paleo with several gluten-free choices.

🏅One more thing… Miss Nang Treats is an award-winning brand that has been in national and specialist press 4 times this year.  📰🗞️

If you join the mailing list there are few surprises coming up in the run up to Miss Nang fifth anniversary. 📩

Join the email list here.

If you sign up today, you get a check out code that will give you 20%OFF your first order over £20.00.

Got any questions? Please use the contact form.

Thank you for reading.

Miss Nang recipe in the Independent

A recipe from the cookbook made it into The Independent On Sunday!!! Wow!

Download the recipe below!

“There is no better way to start a week than to discover that one of your recipes made it into the @the.independent over the weekend… “

I wrote that on an Instagram post after checking GoogleAlerts and seeing my name up top!

Last month, we were celebrating #SandwichWeek and mine was the main pic of the article… hee hee. Happy was an understatement.

By the way, please follow me on Instagram if you are not doing so yet.

To read the article, check out the bio on Instagram.

They made an error by adding a free cookbook download… so make use of the opportunity fast before I get it taken off.

#PlantBasedIdeasForCarnivores the cookbook is a bit of an adventure, just like this sandwich. Get your copy, you won’t be disappointed!

Just the pesto is worth trying.

Find the full recipe below to view and download. 👇👇👇👇👇

Open Caramelized tofu Sandwich for 2 – Blog

Click here to buy a copy of Pant-Based Ideas For Carnivores.

Miss Nang cookbook

Plant-Based Ideas For Carnivores the cookbook is here!

The CookBook is here baby!
You have asked for it, I created it. Watch the launch video here including one of the dishes.
If you were there on the launch day, thank you so much for your support.
You already know that Miss Mang Treats is all about snacking healthier. Although snacking is almost 30% of our daily eats, it is important to think about what we snack on and what we eat the rest of the day.
The doctor will tell you to eat more veggies for your digestion, for your nutrients and for your vitamins or your health.
But how do you do it? Steaming gets boring after a while, you can’t stir-fry every two minutes, and salad gets boring in the winter…
Oh and how creative can you be without meat?
Well, “Plant-based ideas for carnivores” is here to inspire you to be more creative and treat your kitchen like a playground.
Hope you’ll get a copy and roll with it. There are nearly 50 recipes to explore including: starters, mains, desserts, snacks, breakfasts. All plant-based.
Oh and there is no point getting the resource without application right?  Why not check out the Instagram TV page as I talk through some recipes.
 You can buy the eBook from here at £10.99.

But you can have 20% OFF if you type “NEXT20” at check out.

If you would like to see the content of the book please check out MissyNang on instagram by click on bar to the left or below.
Thank you in advance for your purchase.
Hortense
Author, Founder
Miss Nang Treats
e: miss-nang@outlook.com

Snack healthier

Hello and happy new Month!

Am sure we all know this, but do you know that snacking constitutes up to 30% of our daily chewing?

Just like Breakfast, lunch, dinner, we ought to look at our snacking much closer.

Snacking is the only ‘meal we do not pay much attention to, but if you ever wondered how you manage to put on weight while religiously planning your other meals, check your snacking.

Below are few tips to snack better.

Eat more often

You’ve heard it before. Yes, you’ve got to eat more often during the day. The question is how, do you eat more often? In the same way that you have set times for your meals, you can decide in advance your snacking times during the day. You can snack as much as you want provided that you know the following:

  1. from your own observations, how many times do you snack a day?
  2. Are you snacking because you are genuinely hungry or are you bored or can this feeling of hunger be dissipated by a glass of water or coffee?
  3. what are you gaining from your snacking? sugar hit, more calories or actual nutrients?
  4. Are you pursuing a better snacking life or just want to eat less of what you are currently eating?
  5. Decide in advance and pack you snack portions for each of your snack breaks.

What you gain

Even if you do not change what you are going to eat during your snack breaks, just looking closely at point 1-5 above will help you to reflect on your eating habits. By planning properly, you will:

  1. waste less time choosing your snacking at breaktime,
  2. you save on £££,
  3. you will be more relaxed during your break and actually have a break,
  4. you’ll be able to differentiate the types of hunger you are dealing with throughout the day,
  5. you will become more aware of the junk you actually consume on a daily basis and reduce it.

If you are actually going to pay more attention to your snacking, you may as well make them beneficial to your body right?

COVID had made us more conscious of the importance of our health, 22% more people have switched to a more plant-based diet since the beginning of the pandemic. Health food shop with online deliveries have performed much better than the rest as people took their diet under the microscope; We’ve now realised that our Pre-COVID diet left us naked as the pandemic hit our lives. We want to be ready if anything else shows up.

Voucher valid on miss nang shop online.

So, here are few recommendations for you.

for a better snacking life, plan your snack time and stick to it as much as you can.

  1. Your snacks are an opportunity to drip feed nutrients to our bodies, so choose snack that can help you build up: Natural snacks like nuts & seeds enhanced with natural flavouring and colouring.
  2. only take to your desk the snacks you have prepared for the day, sealed in individual portions.
  3. subscribe to a healthy snack box. That way, you know it is coming every month, all you have to do now is learning to be patient until is time to open a new package.
  4. However many snack you plan a day, do pack a little extra for the time you failed to resist.

Hope all the above are useful to you. Do you have any tips on snacking that you’d like to share with the readers?

Will you be adopting any of the tips above? Please do let me know.

If you can, please do follow Miss Nang Treats on Instagam @miss-nang for more on these topics.

Do join us for Instagram live on Sunday7th March at 6pm. See you there.