The Hot Table Chilli from the Kokwa & Mikki range is in the Fine Food Digest this month!
Every so often it is really exciting to have a photo of Miss Nang products featured in industry publications. More than consumers magazine, industry publications are very coveted by gourmet producers. They are very niche and only accessible to other producers and reseller (Our little secret).
Fine Food digest April 2023 – Cover page
As a food business owner, I’m thrilled to announce that the Hot Table Chilli mentioned in the prestigious Fine Food Digest magazine this month. This is a huge accomplishment for this growing Croydon Based healthy snack business. This is a proud moment, definitely.
Fine Food Digest – Page 40 April 2023
For those who may not be familiar with Fine Food Digest, it is a publication that covers the latest news and trends in the food industry. It’s read by industry professionals, including buyers, retailers, and foodservice providers. Having the award winning vegan Hot Table Chilli in this publication is a great honour. If you’ve tasted the chilli, you will agree.
The Hot Table Chilliwhich won 1 Great Taste Star in 2022, is made with the freshest ingredients. Unlike many other chillies available on the market, this chilli witch uses the Rainforest nut (Ricinodendron, an aphrodisiac), isn’t made with vinegar or too much salt. This condiment is totally chemical free, which means its shelf life can be very short. Added bonus, it is a Plant-Based condiment… But that’s the premises of Miss Nang Treats as a business… Keeping everything fresh and made with as many UK harvested ingredients as possible.
We’re really excited to have made the cut and grateful to Lynda Selby for including our Condiment… This is a big deal.
We’d like to invite you to read the feature in Fine Food Digest here.
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If you are based in the UK, unless you are under a rock, you couldn’t have missed the conversations around King Charles the 3rd coronation in May 2023.
Who says coronation of a royal in the UK, says street party in every corner and a Bank Holiday.
And of course, there is no party without food and drinks right? Queue, Coronation Party foods…. Where are you getting yours from?
Now, some people will labour in the kitchen other will go for a trouble-free, junk-free easy life. This is where Miss Nang Treats Comes in.
Miss Nang Treats specializes in creating nuts & seeds based healthy natural, artisan, gourmet and tasty snacks & nibbles. They are all both delicious, addictive and nutritious. The full range is plant-based and suitable for vegans.
For King Charles coronation, Miss Nang Treats has a lot of amazing nibbles ideas that would be perfect for a King: Wink Wink Welsh cake and Oyster Mushroom treats…! Did you know that King Charles favourite foods included welsh cakes and mushrooms? now you know…
Here are some healthy coronation party food that options that incorporate nuts, crackers, and dips:
First there’s the combo of Carrot butter and black rice crackers: This is a unique and tasty combination! Carrot butter is a spread made from carrots, walnut, coconut cream and ginger. An exceptional blend of flavours which, paired with Black rice crackers just sends your palate into a different dimension altogether. The black rice crackers are made with Black rice, flour, almonds and rosemary… All very “nutty!”.
Then, there is The Safprika which is Cashews with saffron: Saffron is a spice that adds a delicate floral flavour to dishes, and it pairs well with cashews. This is a simple and elegant snack that is perfect for a special occasion like a King Charles coronation party.
Have you heard of the Cashew-beet? Miss Nang Treats’ cashew beet snack is a delicious and sweet healthy snack that combines the nutty flavor of cashews with the earthy sweetness of beets. This snack is vegan, gluten-free, and free from artificial additives and preservatives.
By far the most addictive in the range… there is so much more from the range to explore. Click here to see what’s on offer.
If you fancy adding more to your party table, why not consider the following…
Roasted vegetable skewers: Thread roasted vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes onto skewers for a colorful and healthy appetizer.
Edamame hummus and rice crackers: Make a hummus using edamame beans and serve with black rice crackers for a tasty and nutritious snack.
Veggie sushi rolls: Make sushi rolls using veggies like avocado, cucumber, and carrot for a refreshing and healthy appetizer.
Guacamole and beet chips: Serve guacamole with some homemade beet chips for a colorful and delicious snack.
Roasted chickpea and vegetable salad: Toss roasted chickpeas and vegetables like sweet potatoes and broccoli with some olive oil and spices for a hearty and nutritious salad that can be served as a side dish or appetizer.
Vegan spring rolls: Fill spring roll wrappers with veggies like cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms for a light and refreshing appetizer. Serve with a dipping sauce made from soy sauce, lime juice, and chili flakes.
Cashews… There are many reasons to love them even more…
Cashews are mostly enjoyed for their rich and creamy taste and their nutritional benefits. Here are some reasons why cashews are good:
They are nutrient-dense: Cashews are packed with important nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly rich in magnesium, which is important for bone health, nerve function, and heart health.
Heart-healthy: Cashews contain healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Antioxidant-rich: Cashews are a good source of antioxidants, which help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Satisfying: Cashews are a good source of protein and fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied, making them a great snack option for curbing hunger between meals.
The savoury cashews are rehydrated and roasted with saffron and paprika with freshly cracked black pepper. This means you can have fun with your favourite healthy plant based snacks without ingesting junk.
Bonus: they look good and are easily sharable so you can invite others along to join you on your quest to healthier snacking habits.
Added bonus: you can also take on a nuts subscription box! which means you won’t even have to shop for them every month as they will just land, freshly made on your doorstep.
Oh and remember, everything in moderation of course.
Orange cashews, pink cashews and cinnamon almonds in glass jars
Nuts are a healthy snack choice because they are rich in essential nutrients and healthy fats. Here are some reasons why nuts make a healthy snack:
#High in protein: Nuts are a good source of plant-based protein, making them a filling and satisfying snack.
#Rich in healthy fats: Nuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and #improve cholesterol levels.
#High in fiber: Nuts are high in fiber, which can help regulate digestion and promote feelings of fullness.
Packed with vitamins and minerals: Nuts are a good source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium.
Low in carbs: Most nuts are low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making them a good option for people following a low-carb or keto diet.
Versatile: Nuts can be eaten on their own as a snack or used in recipes for added flavor and nutrition.
Some examples of healthy nuts to snack on include almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and hazelnuts. When choosing nuts as a snack, it’s important to keep portion sizes in mind, as nuts are high in calories. A small handful of nuts (about 1-2 ounces) is a good serving size for a snack.
Let’s Focus on Cashews in particular, one of my favourites and most popular here in the UK.
Pink cashew in a serving bowl with mini paper cup
Cashews are a very versatile nut that can be used in a variety of ways in cooking and baking.
Here are some examples: #Snacking: Cashews are a great snack on their own or mixed with other nuts or dried fruit. #Nut butter: Cashews can be made into a smooth and creamy nut butter that can be used as a spread or in recipes that call for nut butter. #Vegan cheese: Cashews can be used as a base for making vegan cheese or as a topping for salads or pasta dishes. #Baking: Cashews can be ground into a flour and used in gluten-free baking recipes.
#Curry: Cashews can be added to curry dishes for creaminess and texture. #Stir-fries: Cashews can be added to stir-fries for crunch and flavor. #Desserts: Cashews can be used as a base for making vegan cheesecakes, ice cream, or other desserts.
Overall, cashews are a delicious and versatile nut that can be used in many different ways in food production.
If you are looking to include them in your diet and don’t know where to start, why not check out Miss Nang Store here.
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In the Pink Valentine heart, made with the Cashew-beet, the based holding it all together is a Miss Nang special soft cocoa mix with hazelnut, coconut cream and oat milk… a combination that will make you really feel guilty, but it is a special occasion, right?
In the Black Valentine heart, the Nang Charco-Al is held together with the same soft cocoa mix, but this time the strongest flavour is orange, coming from the bits of saffron infused candies rinds you can see darted in between the black almonds. Both come in beautifully packed boxes finished with a red ribbon and tiny white rose.
Miss Nang valentine hearts are vegan, made without artificial colouring or chemical ingredients. Which means they have a very short life span. This also means that they are made just 3 days before posting day… Hurry, order yours ASAP.
As you can see all the elements for a beautiful Valentine gift are there. All you have to add is a bottle of sparkly, some roses and a card for him or her.
This is a limited and exclusive edition valentine treat, do not miss out.
Please order by 4th February. All orders will be sent on 6th February only.
Are you sending these to a different address? would you like to add a note, happy to add a card for free. Just add a message at check out.
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I am 47 years old and I celebrated the day I saw my first white hair. I am a life lottery winner as I survived Desmoid tumors (rare disease) twice. I suffered from Chronic Neuropathy for over 15 years. Today I am excited because I feel like I am almost fully awaken to a new start in life.
Cashew-Beet and cashew SafPrika jars
I started Miss Nang Treats because I couldn’t find healthy TASTY nutty snacks on supermarket shelves. I didn’t want them to be too harsh to the taste or to the bite. So, I started making my own. I wasn’t always strong enough to cook all my foods from scratch, so I often made Pre-prepared sauces That I could juje up anything with at work and after work… These sauces are today known as the Kokwa & Mikki range.
Often women over 40 are the forgotten section of society especially if you’ve had health challenges. The one area we can take charge of ourselves is in how we care for the machine that we call our bodies… I decided to refocus on that because of what I went through.
Caring for our bodies starts with what we put in and the environment in which we live. That is why Miss Nang Treat’s overall message includes healthy eating, the environment and sustainability.
The environmental & sustainability message doesn’t need to be restrictive, heavy or aggressive either. We can help the ecosystem by planting and maintaining herbs & fruist bushes on our balconies, reduce our single plastic uses, wasting less food and favouring local food producers/local makers.
One example: favouring local fruits producers for example means that there won’t be chemical on/in them to keep them looking prim during long transits. By consuming local, you do not contribute to the high carbon footprint, contribute to enrich your locality.
In the same example, fruits covered/injected with chemicals end up leaving residues in the consumer body, that’s YOU.. The trucks transporting the same fruits long distance release pollution in our city’s air, which end up giving us respiratory diseases…
So, as people with already fragilized bodies, we must do our bit through the choices we make. That’s why I do what I do.
Most ingredients used and promoted by Miss Nang Treats have been harvested or processed in the UK. In 2021 along with the celebration of Glasgow2021, Miss Nang plastic packaging were replaced with glass jars and NatureFlex wood pulp imitation plastic.
Not only that, I often create series of contents related to Plastic-Free July to encourage little changes at individual levels to make sustainability attainable. See example on Zero waste orange here.
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Discover Miss Nang Subscription boxes. More than helping you improving you life style, you also learn to treat you envirment better. Both ontributing to a better life.
This week, I’d like to introduce you to Charlotte, Miss Nang Treats first ever monthly snack box subscriber.
Charlotte, a South Londonner, is a 45 year old married mother of 3 that has been addicted to sugary stuff for years. She was looking for something to help her get off her sugar craving and eat better.
Charlotte has been a subscriber for 2 whole years now. With me walking alongside her, Charlotte gained the following:
She learned to snack better. It was progressive with many fails and learning.
She decided to become vegan and switched her nuts subscription to cooking sauces (you don’t have to)
As an Abel & Co subscriber, she has learnt to waste her vegetables
She’s also learnt to recycle her jars and more.
How? Let’s go through her journey.
She learnt to snack better… Instead of continuously buying the chemical laden sweets as she used to, she took a subscription of the nuts and seeds collection. The box came with sweet and savoury snacks. As you’d guess, the sweet ones always went first, then she was forced to eat the savoury. Since she didn’t like the savory much she asked that her subscription only came with the sweet nuts. The only problem was that they never lasted the whole month. But at least, she couldn’t reorder before her next box as I’d know (not that I am policing or anything…).
Miss Nang treat isn’t all about money and creating another form of addiction. so I am very much against creating addicts with my products. I say that in all my live videos. Since this client was determined to do better having heard my health challenges, she was ready to be coached through a healthier snacking life. Two weeks ago she proudly announced to me that she had managed to make her last pack of cashew-beet last a whole week. I feel like a proud mama. It means less sales, but at least people are going back to the real definition of having a treat.
Note: Your subscription can be upgraded, downgraded or you can change the content of your box after your first trimester.
As Miss Nang is a small business, you can choose how to communicate with me. It is important for me to maintain a human to human relation and provide you with the best possible experience.
One pot dinner with Sunflower & Mushroom cooking sauce
2. She decided to take on a vegan challenge a year ago and still on it a year and a half on.
Due to a spiritual challenge (see book of Daniel, Christian bible), Charlotte decided to go on a vegan journey just as Miss Nang was starting to develop the Kokwa & Mikki range early 2021. In February, we discussed her new journey and Charlotte switched her subscription to half nuts and half the cooking sauces & crackers. She tested almost all the test versions of the Kokwa & Mikki range. As a busy business woman with no time to cook, the Kokwa and Mikki sauces allowed Charlotte to have vegan hot meals without having to think too much. Her diet became even more varied than before with some suggestions from me. Charlotte has since recommended the sauces to many people who have come to her house for dinner and discovered the hassle free cooking aids. Not only can she use the sauces for her main meals, she can also use them for her sandwiches.
Sandwich meal image
Note: As a VIP/Subscriber, you will often receive off-Listing snacks and gifts. Miss Nang is forever experimenting, so you might sometimes have snacks that you have not ordered. Moss Off-Listing comes from customised wedding favours and seasonal products.
Not only that, every quarter, subscribers are entitled to free branded merchandise of edibles from other small businesses.
Purple and gold product image
3 She no longer wastes her Abel & Co vegetables.
One of the great advantages of being a small business with a heart is that there is space to build real relations with the regular customers. The relationship can go as far as the client wants it to.
As a Abel & Co subscriber, Charlotte and I have often discussed how to creatively use vegetables from her Abel & Co subscription box in conjunction with the Kokwa & Mikki cooking sauces.
Having often participated to my live videos on sustainability, she has also learnt to revive dried up vegetables and get her sprouted vegetables collected by local allotment owners using the Olio App.
Our environment impacts our health, so I am keen on helping as many people as possible to join the journey and do their part.
4 She has learnt to recycle and more…
If you follow Miss Nang treats on Instagram and if you have read a number of these newsletters, you will have noted that sustainability and sustainable living are one the top 3 USP of Miss Nang Treats. Not only compostable imitation plastic use is encouraged, but glass jars can also be sent back to based against a discount on future purchases.
Charlotte never used to recycle, through coaching and other activities, every six month she receives up to £5.00 back in her account for having returned the jars & lids. She has not caught the re-planting bug yet, but many others have. As mentioned above, Charlotte is now on Olio, a sharing app. This App helps her limit what she actually bin from food to decorative items. The olio app was created to help people exchange and share all sort within their own community in a 5 miles radius. I highly recommend it.
Note: The Olio App has been very helpful for communities since the pandemic. People with extra cooked or dry food are able to share their excesses, supermarkets also share their excesses through Food Waste Heroes. The FWH or Food waste Heroes collect supermarket excess (incl. Display by, use by date) of fresh or baked goods, then redistribute to the community through the Olio app. All done without exchange of money. You can be a giver or a receiver ont he app and list you extra mugs, old jars, sofa and even wine if you are going sober.
As you can see, becoming a subscriber forsters deeper relations and growth. As a community volunteer with a particular interest in sustainability and healthy eating, I am able to share with you ideas on how to start or grow in your journey if you want to.
If you’d like to become a subscriber, please check out the models available here.
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What a journey it has been. Already four Food & Dinks awards including the most coveted Guild Of Fine Food star for a product launched only a year ago. We are not going to forget the many many printed media coverage including the Financial times, Wellbeing Magazine the Independent, the Daily Express AND Speciality Food magazine, as well as Confectionary magzine 2 well thought of industry magazines. See few articles below.