The Summer of (Vegan) Love November 28, 2018 16:31

As the chilly weather kicks in, we’re taking a look back at the incredible summer we’ve just had. It was jam-packed full of vegan fun, and we wanted to share what we’ve been up to.

We all know how delicious vegan and veggie food is, however when it comes to truly indulgent dishes, veggie and vegan options can sometimes feel a little overlooked by cinemas or fast food restaurants. We set out on a mission to change this and teamed up with the man of the moment Gaz Oakley, aka Avant-Garde Vegan; the superstar chef, YouTube sensation, and author of Vegan 100, who also happens to know a thing or two about ‘dirty’ vegan food.

Inspired by some of our best-loved products, Gaz created three moreish feasts, which not only taste amazing but can be whipped up at home too:

‘El Vegan’ Hot Dog
‘Slammin’ Sriracha’ Burger
‘The Morning Avo’ Breakfast Bap

Gaz’s first recipe creation celebrated National Hot Dog Day with a Mexican-inspired twist on the classic, called, ‘El Vegan’. Made using  Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Chorizo & Red Pepper Sausages, oozing with creamy guacamole, spicy tomato salsa and topped with nachos, pickled jalapeño peppers and crispy onion.

The El Vegan tasted so great we served them up to the hungry public for free at Nomad Outdoor Cinema, the roaming pop-up that puts all their profits into charity. Hot Dogs and a movie; is there any better combination? There were queues around the stall, and fans showed off their own recipe creations on social media, with images that made our mouths water.

Next up came Gaz’s ‘Slammin’ Sriracha Burger, inspired by National Burger Day. Far from your average veggie burger, Gaz’s Slammin’ Sriracha is fully loaded with lip-smacking goodness, using Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Pulled Pork 1/4lb Burgers, oozing with spicy sriracha sauce, and topped with crunchy rainbow slaw, cucumber ribbons, coriander and sesame seeds. Irresistible indulgence and 100% vegan. The ‘Slammin’ Sriracha’ Burger was an instant hit with students when we served them up for free on our Freshers Tour of Liverpool and Bristol universities. Gaz drew in hoards of students with demos on how to recreate the ‘Slammin’ Sriracha Burger’ at home, which went down deliciously. We even teamed up with Vgneration, the not-for-profit community that offers inspiration for young vegetarians and vegans, to give away an entire month’s supply of Linda McCartney’s vegetarian goodies.

Last, but definitely not least, is our mouthwatering vegan breakfast, ‘The Morning Avo’. The ultimate healthy hangover cure uses Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Sausages teamed with creamy smashed avocado, chilli and lime, heaped with roasted tomatoes, spinach and scrambled tofu.

What a summer! But don’t take our word for it, check out Gaz’s vlog. And don’t worry if you missed the events, you can still get a bite of the action with Gaz’s recipes, available in Our Kitchen.

The Linda McCartney Foods legacy July 31, 2016 17:26

The kitchen has always been the heart of the McCartney household. Stella and Mary grew up with their mother’s passion for meat free eating, often heading into the kitchen to cut vegetables and chat as a family. Cooking was always something to enjoy; the delicious aromas drew them both in to get involved in meal preparation. It’s this adoration for food that the Linda McCartney Foods name is built on.

 

 

Linda’s meat free principals are now firmly in the mainstream consciousness and followed by millions. The McCartney family are committed to playing a central role in shaping a healthy future for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, championing meat free living. Mary and Stella each have four children of their own and raise their children vegetarians. Mary even shares her own veggie recipes inspired by Linda on her blog “P For Peckish” for all to enjoy. Well worth checking out if you’re in need of some meat free dining inspiration!

 

Paul, together with his daughters, started Meat Free Monday – a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental impact of eating meat to help preserve natural resources and improve health by having at lease one meat free day each week. The campaign, which has been running for seven years, highlights alternative meat free meal options and seeks to banish the perception of meat free eating as ‘niche’. It is a simple first step to introduce people to vegetarian living.

 

The brand today continues to be inspired by Linda; dedicated to continuing Linda’s ethos, aspirations and to opening the doors to meat free eating for everyone with a helping hand from the McCartneys.

 

“It’s taken 25 years to get this far, but a lot has happened in those 25 years.” – Paul McCartney. Here’s to the next 25 years!

  

5 THINGS VEGETARIANS HAVE TO DEAL WITH... March 8, 2016 09:52

Dodging meat is easy, it’s the questions that sometimes can prove a bit of a bore… At least we’re in it together!

MEAT FREE MONDAY: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT February 1, 2016 22:42

You don’t have to be vegetarian to give meat free eating a go now and again. There’s even a day for it! Meat Free Monday was an idea launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009.

The McCartney family want to encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve the earth’s natural resources and improve their health by making the small change of enjoying at least one meat free day every week.

There’s lots of ways you can try meat free eating; it doesn’t have to be complicated. There are some tasty recipes on the Meat Free Monday website www.meatfreemondays.com/recipes/ if you’re keen for a cooking adventure, or why not try one of our delicious meals – click the “Our Food” section to find your favourite. What could be better on a blustery February Monday than our warming Country Pie for supper? Or perhaps our moreish Red Onion and Rosemary Vegetarian Sausages with a heap of mashed potato?

Be part of something inspiring, join us on supporting Meat Free Monday. #MeatFreeMonday #InspiredbyLinda

www.meatfreemondays.com/

Photograph © Mary McCartney