Saturday 7 June 2014

My June TVK Box

Yesterday I was outside most of the beautifully sunny, warm day and nearly missed the postman. I'm so glad I heard him otherwise I would have had to wait another day before opening this wonderful little box of treats from The Vegan Kind. Every box I've received so far has been mostly full of products I've never tried and this month's box is no different, I can't wait to try everything.

Do you see the tempting little packet over on the left? Well, to be honest, I was very tempted to rip open these chocolatey superfood bites from InSpiral straight away! But somehow I did manage to restrain myself though only until the evening when I had to quickly take a photo just to let you know how good these are before we (I did share one or two with my husband) polished them off..

The ingredients are all organic, 100% natural , gluten and GM free..

... and perfectly sweetened for my liking. Another factor to point out, which IMO is a huge plus, is the company's environmental policy.
"Our entire packaging range is either biodegradeable, recycled or otherwise eco friendly. We work with two companies, London Bio and BioPac , who specialize in eco packaging. Even our straws are made from corn starch, our forks are made of sustainable wood and our boxes made out of pressed plant fibre. We are proud to think that we do not burden the world with even more non-compostable rubbish!"
I've tried their products before and I can quite happily recommend everything from their range. And next time I'm in London I'm definitely making the trip over to Camden to eat at their café.

The next product to catch my eye was this little jar of Mr Organic Sundried Tomato Pesto. I've never heard of this company before but they're Italy's largest 100% organic tomato farmer. Specialising in all kinds of tomato products including passata, sauces and pestos they also produce tins of organic beans and lentils - which I'll have to go searching for online - as well as pastas (but not gluten free) and extra virgin olive oils.

This little jar is going to be mixed in with some spiralized courgettes and spread on top of a gluten free pizza base when I make Sharon's wonderful pizza from the recipe card included with the box.

I'm munching these vegan, gluten free "The Story of When Cheese Met the Onion" Ten Acre crisps as I'm writing and you wouldn't know they are dairy free, they are really, really tasty! Yum, Yum!!! 

The design of their website is quite enchanting, pop over and take the tour! The company have created an unique story for each of the eight flavours they make and you don't just subscribe for a news letter, you actually become "a resident" of the Ten Acre Village. I wonder what meals they're intending to prepare in the restaurant at the Cross Road?

Every month The Vegan Kind include a non food cruelty free household or beauty product and this month it's a lovely rosewater toner spray from Peppy Galore based in Bristol and I'm over the moon with this since it's ideal for me. All the products for sale on the website are also:

  • Made from natural ingredients
  • Free from parabens, SLS, SLES, silicons, petrochemicals and other nasty ingredients
  • Fresh, fresh, fresh
  • Not tested on animals
  • Made in the UK
  • Made using 100% renewable gas and electricity

The Sativa Shakes Strawberry and Banana Protein Powder is perfect if you're looking for a nutritional plant based protein drink. It doesn't state gluten free on the package but it looks like it is. The company also produce three other flavours - Toffee, Chocolate Caramel and Kiwi and Lime - all suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

The recipe card this month is a wonderful Pineapple Sunshine pizza created by Sharon of Bit of the Good Stuff. Though not a gluten free base, the toppings are wonderful and the picture looks like Summer. Wander over to her site, I've known Sharon for a while now and I love to read the posts about her food and adventures.