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 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

Perfectionism and Disability

The month of Love has arrived. If you are single like me, this month is a reminder of your failing at bagging a life partner. African and south Asian families are great at reminding you how unaccomplished you are if you aren’t married at after 25 with kids. That already tells you how inadequate you are. Weirdly, there is always a cousin, a sister or a friend who has ticked all those boxes at the right time. Queue: why aren’t you like the daughter of… who has married a banker and has twins? Arrrgh. The short of this is, by you not having a home, you are IMPERFECT!

Of course, having a chronic illness and a visible disability makes meeting that elusive partner even more difficult. Those two every day are reminders that you do not fit in society in its current form. Society isn’t built to welcome people with visible or invisible defects (disable) therefore it seems nothing is built to help us evolve even with our disability. Yes, there is the Disability discrimination act 1995, but how many people even know it exists?

I recently saw on Instagram a Disability Community page, I found it to be a great concept and for the first time, I saw the black community opening acknowledge that there may be black people with disabilities. There weren’t many comments on the page, not many followers. There were 5 messages and 2 of them, were messages from women damning the idea that there could even be black people with disabilities around. Just because people refuse to acknowledge something, it does not negate it existence.

Another place where Disability and Perfectionism collided in my life in the past was my desire to perfect every single thing I did. Especially at work. I have come to realise that my desire to perfect everything around me was to compensate. My imperfections were visible: the missing bones, the patch work scar going from the neck down, the funny walk due to chronic pains. I had to do something about it.

This summer I completely embraced my disability. I recognised that in the eyes of the world I was imperfect, but the person who made me [GOD] thinks am perfect. He repainted the cracks in me with gold and made me much more valuable (see kintsugi).

And it is true.

The next step was to accept that I cannot spend my life ironing every aspect thereof because Good should be Good Enough, Very Good is better than Good and Perfectionism is just a way to public declare our insecurities to the world. Yes, perfectionism is the result of insecurities.

My disabilities have created insecurities in me. Society declared me imperfect so, becoming a perfectionist was a way to prove that I could do ‘IT’ far better than anyone who was an able bodied, whatever ‘IT’ was.

It is tiring to be a perfectionist, it becomes obsessive, many projects don’t see the light, you have eye in the back of the head, things are check, double checked, triple checked and even so, still put in the drawer after so much work. Perfectionism can cause paranoia, mental health.

During the lockdowns, I understood the perfectionist me, embraced my disabilities (imperfections) and my place in society.  I feel a lot lighter and more productive. Am now unearthing old projects that should be further along and looking forward to what’s in store for Miss Nang and Co in a Post covid world economy.

Hope you stick around as the journey take a new turn post pandemic, it is going to be an interesting new way of living with a mind freed at last.

Do you fancy continueing this conversation?

Join me on Sunday 7th February at 6pm live on Instagram.

See you next month.

Hortense, Founder of Miss Nang Treats  & Fuelled By Nuts (both on Instagram).

Happy 2021

 

2021 is finally here.

It had felt at times as if 2020 was going to last forever.

Despite 2020 being majoritarily like a bubble of gloom many rediscovered life and turn those discoveries into major wins that transformed their lives. Was it the case for you? Did you have some major wins and discovered that you actually knew how to grow potatoes in a bag?

For Miss Nang Treats sales reached new levels and as you know, won a Food & Drinks award.

As we step into 2021, there 2 great news I’d like to share with you.

 

Subscription boxes

Miss Nang Treats is launching 4 monthly subscriptions options. This is really exciting and it’ll help those of you who have become a bit addicted the treats to manage your daily portions.  You can choose between 6, 15 or 30 individual daily nuts & seeds portions. Click here to explore the subscriptions.

All the models come packing & postage free, saving you about £60 a year and if you make a One-off payment for the year, you’ll pay for 10 months only.

Snack Healthier, eat healthier.

The treats in the collection are all created with health in mind. All the ingredients are natural and where possible harvested in the UK. All the salts are sea salts and the sugar is brown cane sugar.
Snacking is just one part of our eating day (30%) it’s great that you chose yours to be Plants based.
Throughout January, I’d like to take some of you on a veganuary journey, you are invited. Why not join me on the Facebook group where I’ll share with you beautiful Plant-based / vegan recipes that you can try at home?

Cooking is one of my passions and I’d really love to share some of that with you FREE in the Facebook group where you’ll see some off the cuff videos like the one below. Join here.

The one thing COVID has made clear is that we all need to live much healthier lives, so, let’s make 2021 a year where we turn ‘healthier choices’ into lifetime habits.

Here’s to a fantastic 2021.

Hortense.