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Recipes

Vegan Peppery Steaks

These tender and juicy vegan steaks may be made from lentils and vital wheat gluten but they still look and taste deceivingly meaty. These vegan steaks are great to enjoy alongside some rustic chips and greens or cut into strips and served alongside aromatic noodles. 

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Vegan Haggis

Haggis is emblematic of traditional Scottish cuisine for it's comforting and rich flavours. We’ve come up with a fantastic vegan haggis recipe that is perfect when served with neeps ‘n’ tatties. This easy to follow recipe is made all the more enjoyable with a rich vegan whisky sauce.

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Vegan Whisky Sauce

Looking for that sauce to really tie your meal together? Perfect when paired with vegan steaks, or vegan haggis, this whisky sauce will elevate any dish to another level. 

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Try out this quick and easy to make vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding; it's the perfect dish to bring to a dinner party or just for a night of indulgence, out of the cold, snuggled up on the sofa!

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Hoisin Jackfruit Pancakes

Unsure of what to do with that can of jackfruit collecting dust in the back of your kitchen cupboard? We have a delicious recipe for you to try! A great twist on a Chinese restaurant favourite, these Hoisin Jackfruit Pancakes are guaranteed to impress your dinner guests. 

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Blueberry Super Smoothie

Our new Blueberry Super Smoothie will help you start your day the right way.  Jam packed with fresh blueberries and Essential Coconut Milk, this is the perfect drink to have before or after a workout. It's so simple but so very tasty! Give it a go today!

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Vegan Shortbread

Here is our recipe for delicious and buttery shortbread biscuits that are so easy to make. These sweet treats are a firm favourite here at Essential and accompany a cup of tea or coffee perfectly! 

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Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Peanut Butter

These decadent chocolate dates are simple and easy to assemble. This is a great recipe to get family and friends involved with over the festive season and can be adjusted very easily for different palettes or dietary requirements. 

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Honey, Lemon & Ginger Remedy 

We've created a cosy Honey, Lemon and Ginger Remedy packed with vitamins to support you and your immune system in the frosty months ahead. With fresh turmeric, ginger, lemon, apple juice and our own brand cayenne pepper powder, it's blitzed and frozen. Ready to add to our Organic Ginger and Lemon Herbal Tea whenever you need it.

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Spiced Apple Winter Warmer

This tasty hot drink is a quick, simple winter warmer and contains all the flavours of the festive period. Not only this, but it can be rustled up in no time at all! It's a recipe that I always use when the days start drawing in and the temperatures begin to drop. Cinnamon, citrus, ginger and the cloves mingle with hot apple juice in this fantastic non-alcoholic alternative to the classic Christmas cocktails. 

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Scrambled Tofu Brekkie

We have a fantastic tofu scramble recipe for you that will easily become one of your new staple breakfast features. The key ingredient here is the black salt. This brilliant ingredient makes the scrambled tofu super eggy without actually having any eggs in it!

Scroll past the black salt article for our tasty recipe! 

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Vegan Apple Crumble

Full of caramel flavours from the brown sugar and subtle hints of cinnamon, this apple crumble recipe is ideal for the colder nights. All that is needed is custard, ice cream, or cream.

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Vegan Roast Turkey-Style Joint

We have the perfect recipe for a vegan roast that is guaranteed to impress even those with carnivorous appetites.

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Vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Serve with fresh and crunchy homemade coleslaw in sandwiches.

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Quick and Easy Vegan Chick'n Pieces

Great to toss into stir-fries and fajitas!

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Kayhan's Bulgur and Peas with Beetroot Salad

From our wonderful colleague in manufacturing, Kayhan, this is a wholesome dish of Bulgur and Peas served with a rich tomato sauce and beetroot salad.

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Marion's Guyanese Dhal

Influences from multi-cultural Guyana and the Caribbean make this wonderful meal from the Grandma of Essential's former Customer Relations Representative, Marion.

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Helen's Brownies

From one of our Northern co-op sisters, this moreish brownie with a slightly salty taste will have you coming back for more!

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Burmese Pumpkin Curry

Rachel Demuth from Bath's Demuth's Cookery School shares her Myanmar-inspired squash curry.

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Cara's Overnight Oats

This simple-to-follow delicious and filling breakfast is from one of Essential's drivers, no stranger to early starts! This recipe proves that breakfasts don't need to be boring!

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Nick's Jackfruit Choona Mayo

This easy recipe has been provided by Essential's very own Nick Benson. It works as a versatile main, or as a side dish. Serve it with jacket potatoes, a salad, or in a sandwich. Meat-free, needless to say!

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Chilli Tofu

A recipe from our friends at Lembas, a fellow co-op , this tofu chilli is a perfect go-to favourite.

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Oat & Apricot Flapjack

A wonderfully-tasty oat and fruit flapjack from the shop whose mission is to make you lead a more healthy lifestyle! Thanks to Wild Oats for sharing this brilliant recipe with us. 

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Courgette Salad with Lemon & Almonds

Provided by our friends Unicorn Grocery, this is a lovely zingy salad. Perfect for a hot day and a great way of using up the endless supply of courgettes that the summer brings!

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Hearty Sausage Hot Pot

Cooked low and slow this one pot wonder is easy for anyone to make and is endlessly versatile too. Thank you to our friends at Green City for sharing this fantastic recipe with us!

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Chickpea Falafels with Rainbow Slaw

Kirsty Hale, Head of Recipes at Riverford Organic Farmers shares this vibrant recipe with Essential produce and their own organic veg.

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