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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi everybody, how would you describe 2020? Are you excited to see it gone?
Have you started planning 2021? Well at Miss Nang Treats, few things are coming up.
Veganuary – am going to take few people on a vegan journey throughout January. There will be a Facebook page where we will all rediscover some vegetables and use them in Plant based recipes.
Subscription box: many of you requested these for practical reasons. There will be 4 subscription models launched January 1st.
Disability and exercise: this is a passion of mine; As a person who has had a rare disease, lived with neuropathic pains, has a disability and runs half marathons, I want more people with disabilities to be visible. That start with lifestyle. That’s why Fuelled By Nuts exists. To encourage, support and inspire.
If you know anyone who lives with Chronic pains or with a disability, please ask them to follow @FuelledByNuts on Instagram
I can’t wait for you all to join in in the journey as soon as possible.
So, now Miss Nang Treats is an award winning brand of gourmet nuts & Seeds. Whoop Whoop.
And has been recognised as Most inclusive Luxury Nuts & Seeds Brand – UK by Lux Life Food & Drink Awards 2020 – I made a reaction video, check it on the IGTV.
Winning such a title is really such an honour because Miss Nang intentionally set out to be a unifier: Creating plant based snacks that would be suitable for most diets to allow people to be more convivial and share their latest foodies’ finds. It seems the brand is achieving that.
The original inspiration was my love for nuts and the many ways I could make them interesting. 5-6 years ago when I started to scratch the surface, vegan snacks had weird names and ingredients. They were plain and often smell funny. This meant that a flexitarian for example might not want to share a kind offer from a vegan.
I found the food industry too devided with every diets in their own section, which means that many miss out on even seeing the great stuff.
UNITY: I created Miss Nang Treats so I could share my snacks with anyone around me: vegan, gluten-free, kosher, Keto etc… I didn’t want to leave anyone out or send them into a special shopping section to get their snacks.
ACCESSIBILITY: I also wanted to create something that people could pronounce and recognise all the ingredients of. This meant they’d be confident that there were no additive, colouring or refined hidden component in what they were eating.
MADE in UK: With Miss Nang Treats, I also tried as much as possible to include some ingredients cultivated in the UK, like sea salts or lavender.
Being recognised as inclusive of all the above is a really significant win and makes me excited for the future of this little enterprise.
Thank you to all the tasters and the first ever customers and to the people who gave me random ingredients to try and create with. I APPRECIATE YOU!
Pistachio, turmeric, Nigella seeds – Nang Gellastachios
Welcome to November.
If you like nuts & seeds but they aren’t part of your daily diet yet, this is for you.
Studies show that snacking can represent up to 30% of our daily food intake. It is therefore really important to plan our daily snacks in advance.
Planning a tweak in your food intake can start now or you can start thinking about your new year’s resolutions. Hello 2021!
This is not about dieting. If you’re over 30 years old, you know by now that dieting is like chasing the wind: every year, we start it and fall off just to start again.
I am talk about your Health Wealth. You may not have cottoned on to it yet, but guess what? All your WEALTH, no matter which form it takes is rooted in your HEALTH and you have a part to play in it.
Am sure you knew this, but are you working on it? Will your current diet defend you tomorrow?
One thing COVID-19 has made us more aware of is that a preventative and balanced diet will protect you from a lot. You’ll therefore not be among the firsts victims of random diseases or pandemics.
Protecting your inner body parts will not only keep you healthy, but help you keep a job, play your role in the society and in your circles. So, why not start now? The result isn’t immediate; drip feeding your organism with goodness takes time to build up. Make it a lifestyle habit starting now.
Since my speciality is nuts and more plants-based, below are few recommendations for your brain health, muscles and blood health. Each of them will include the link to one of the snacks on the website. Hope you find them helpful. From there you can look at eyes, gut, nerves, hair and bone health
Drip feed your brain:
Love coffee? Do you know caffeine & antioxidants can protect against Alzheimer?
Broccoli protects the brain against brain damage. Turmeric helps grow new brain cells.
Pumpkin seeds help the brain to function. Walnut is the brain nut par excellence’ with all its nutrients and Omega3. You can also help your brain with Oranges, blueberries and green tea.
*Protect the muscles: If you exercise, almonds are great nuts to add to your diet as they can be performance enhancers due to their content in magnesium (help muscle movements & boost sporting performance) vitamin E (protects from damages) & B (prevent infections). Eat almonds!
*Help muscles recovery: Cashews, are proven to help reduce cramps and muscle spasms. If you exercise, they are great post workout snack to help muscle recovery.
*Heal muscles: Eat spinach,carrot and sweet potatoes to heal your damaged muscles with their content in Vitamin A. Eat soy products to heal your muscles with their content in vitamin D.
*Regenerate your muscles: Vitamin B12, help your muscles regenerate quickly and promote the fast healing of damaged muscles. B12 are found in animal and do not really have a vegetable source sadly. Vegan can find the supplement in pharmacy.
*Increase your blood flow & circulation by using cinnamon in your food. Onion, garlic, lemon and turmeric ARE great helpers of blood flow. Oh and drink a lot of water. Did you know? Not drinking enough water thickens your blood and slows its circulation.
*Increase red blood cells count: Not having enough red blood cells, causes anaemia, chronic fatigue and other complications.
For normal people, increasing the red blood cells is as simple as adding Iron in your food. Eat more beans, raisins,green vegetables.
Top up on folic acids AKA vitamin B9 whenever you can. You find the folic acid in beans, lentils, peas and nuts (pumpkin seeds, cashews, sunflower seeds…)
Inflammations are part of the body healing system. They happen when the immune system goes into action without visible infection or injury. Arthritis, nerve pains, irritable bowels. Inflammations can go from regular increased pains up to chronic and Neuropathic pains.
To build your capital and also help reduce inflammations, start by cutting down on red meats, trans fats like margarine and deep fried foods as they increase free radicals in he body. Free Radicals trigger inflammations.
To reduce inflammations, add Ginger in your diet, it has an effect on gastro pains and arthritis pains.
Turmeric has an effect on most inflammations, so add it often in your savoury meals.
To reduce inflammations, eat walnuts, pistachios, almonds,peanuts,leafy greens, blueberries and oranges.