1. National Curry Week

    Curry, curry, curry - it's one of those pick me up dinners when you fancy something satisfying and full of flavour. Although curries may not have originated from the UK, they have certainly become a huge part of our culture. Perhaps we wouldn't have had the 'flavour experience' of different cultural food including curry we do now if it wasn't for the Great British Empire spanning from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean. Maybe we wouldn't of had the vast range of consumable diversity that we take for granted today!
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  2. Meat Free Monday and beyond...

    If you've thought about trying a diet with less meat there are plenty of benefits to going vegetarian or even just cutting out meat one day a week. Meat Free Mondays are a great way to incorporate vegetarian meals into your diet and make a difference to your health and to the environment. Health benefits There are many health benefits to eating less meat including having a lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Vegetarians tend to have lower cholesterol and eat less saturated fat than those who eat meat every day and following a more plant based diet often makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Because of these health benefits, vegetarians and vegans also live longer on average than those who eat meat every day. Watching the pennies Eating veggie can be kinder to your pockets with lentils, pulses, fruit and veg often cheaper than buying meat. And there are plenty of tasty meat substitute products available these days, making it easier than ever to enjoy meat-free versions of your favourite meals.
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  3. The veggie route to a healthier diet

    If you reckon a meal’s not a proper meal without some kind of meat in it, you’re not alone. But with vegetables playing such a crucial role in a nutritious, balanced diet, it’s often a good idea to make a few days a week meat-free – and seeing how that makes you feel. As we get older, our energy levels and appetite tend to change. So if you’re not eating as much as before, what you do eat needs to be rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and ‘good’ fats. A diet based mainly on starchy foods such as potatoes, whole-grain bread, rice and pasta, along with plenty of fruit, vegetables and nuts, ticks all the healthy boxes and provides your essential ‘five-a-day’. And whether they’re raw, cooked, sliced, diced, stewed, mashed or puréed – enjoying vegetarian food is easier than you think.
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  4. How to Keep Your Guests Happy this Christmas

    The festive season is upon us! With Christmas meals being planned down to the finest details, many of us are worrying about catering for our guests varying dietary requirements. If you’re worried about creating a million and one different meal plans on Christmas Day then never fear, Oakhouse Foods is here to help! The festive period is traditionally a time of year when people come together. While we all love spending time with loved ones, giving presents and sharing delicious food, sometimes it can be difficult to juggle everyone’s different dietary requirements.
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  5. Discover World Vegan Month and Easy Vegan Meals at Oakhouse Foods

    Veganism is a much misunderstood lifestyle. Often seen as just a more extreme version of vegetarianism, there are a lot of misconceptions about choosing to live a life free of animal products. Read on to learn more about World Vegan Month and the delicious vegan ready meals Oakhouse Foods has to offer. World Vegan Month runs throughout November and celebrates the founding of the world’s first vegan movement, which began back in 1944. The word vegan was picked by the founder, Donald Watson, which, unsurprisingly, took inspiration from the word Vegetarian.
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