Vegetarian Week Competition 2018

  1. Entrants to the Promotion are bound by these terms and conditions.
  2. The Promotion is open to those resident in the UK aged 18 and over. It excludes employees of the Promoter and anyone professionally connected to the competition.
  3. Timings: The Promotion starts at 4pm on Monday 14th May and finishes at 12pm on Saturday 19th May. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the competition end date or withdraw the Promotion at any time.
  4. How to enter: To enter, you must have access to the internet and;
  5. Comment on the daily promotional posts found on the Granose Facebook (facebook.com/granose) with your answer to the question in the post. Entrants should also ‘like’ the Granose Facebook Page.
  6. Entries must not feature offensive content or content which infringes 3rd party copyright.

iii. Only one entry per user. If it becomes apparent that you attempting to circumvent this condition by any means your entries will be disqualified and any prize awarded will be void.

  1. By entering you accept that other entrants may submit ideas of concepts that are similar to your entry, and you will not be entitled to compensation or right to negotiate with the Promoter should this arise.
  2. Prize: Each winner will receive a selection of Granose products. The prize is subject to availability, non-transferable, and the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. No cash alternative.
  3. Selecting the winner & delivery: The winner/s will be selected daily at random from the entries received within the competition period. Winner/s will be selected within 72 hours of the closing date and contacted via Facebook Direct Message. Winner/s must then provide the requested details within 5 working days and Prize/s will be sent within 10 working days of receipt. Proof of ID may be required.
  4. The Promoter’s decisions regarding all Promotion matters is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Promoter to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions; or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Promoter to be disruptive or to contravene the spirit of the Competition.
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  7. The Promoter is Symingtons, Dartmouth Way, Leeds, LS11 5JL. Any correspondence regarding this Competition should be forwarded in writing to the Social Media Team at the above address.
  8. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. Entrants agree that Facebook shall have no liability in respect of this draw.
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Vegetarian BBQ Recipes

Britain may not have the prefect summer weather but on those rare sunny days it is perfect weather for a BBQ! If you are stuck for some inspiration why not try some of these vegetarian recipes that are perfect for a British BBQ. From Grilled Watermelon to Quinoa Burgers you can find quick and easy recipes or if you fancy something a bit more challenging. So why not have #MeatFreeMondays all Summer long!

Download all the recipes here – Vegetarian BBQ Recipes

Let us know how your recipes turn out!

 

Milk Alternatives

 

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You may be trying to cut down your dairy intake, be intolerant to milk or be vegan – but what dairy alternatives can you use?

Soya Milk

Soya milk is made from “soaking, grinding and boiling soy beans with water” (6 Health Benefits of Soy Milk) and is great in coffee as it has a creamy flavour, whilst being low in fat. Soy milk is a source of protein, but only contains soy protein, rather than whey and casein found in cows milk, both of which are good for building muscle. Soy protein has been found to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase ‘good’ HDL cholesterol (Skim Milk vs. Soy Milk: The Greatist Debate).

Almond Milk

“Almond milk is made from ground almonds and is lower in calories than other milks as long as it is unsweetened” (Almond Milk vs Cow Milk vs Soy Milk vs Rice Milk). Almond milk has a light and subtle texture however it is not a good source of protein. “While a glass of cow milk or soy milk has 8 grams of protein, a glass of almond milk has a single measly gram” (Should I Drink Almond Milk?). Unless fortified, almond milk is also low in calcium.

Rice Milk

“Rice milk is the most hypoallergenic of any of the milk alternatives and is often free of soy, gluten and nuts. It is made from boiled rice, brown rice syrup and brown rice starch. Rice milk is high in carbohydrates and low in protein compared to dairy milk. As it is quite thin and watery, rice milk is not especially well suited for use in cooking or baking. Rice milks is not naturally rich in calcium, so it is sensible to choose a variety that is fortified with this mineral if it is intended to replace cow’s milk” (What are the alternatives to drinking dairy milk?)

Coconut Milk

Coconut is the milk alternative with the texture closest to whole cow’s milk . Coconut is high in saturated fats, however “the saturated fats found in coconut milk are mainly short and medium chain fatty acids, which are usually not stored by the body as fats. Instead, such short and medium chain fatty acids have been found to provide instant energy to the body” (Coconut Milk: Benefits, Side Effects, Nutrition and Facts). Like some of the other milks discussed here, coconut milk is low in protein and calcium.

The Verdict

All the milk alternatives have pros and cons, however which one is ‘best’ is all down to personal preference and what you are using the milk alternative for. Personally, we love coconut milk in curries and love almond milk in milkshakes… But are pretty partial to a glass of ‘moo juice’ on our cereal!

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds seem to be all the rage recently, or maybe we’re behind the times? Either way, we decided to investigate the superfood.

Did you know…?

Chia seeds are native to Mexico, where in the past they were highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional values. They were even used as currency! Aztec warriors ate them to give them high energy and endurance and said just one spoonful could keep them going for the whole day. In Mayan, Chia means “strength”- exactly what a warrior needs.

Benefits

Chia seeds are the highest plant based source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. They’re also very high in fibre, with two tablespoons having 10g fibre – nearly half of your daily requirement. Chia seeds have an amazing ability to absorb up to 10x their weight once eaten, meaning they keep you feeling full. They’re also a great source of iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.

Ways to eat

Chia pudding is one of the most popular ways to eat the seeds, see a recipe from Deliciously Ella here, or if you’re more of a chocolate fan, try this one. You can also add dry chia seeds, whole or ground, to smoothies and juices, mix into yogurt or porridge, or sprinkle on top of salad. If you add the seeds to a drink or ‘wet’ dish like porridge, they’ll swell up a little but retain a slight crunch.

Things to watch out for

Since chia seeds absorb a lot of liquid, it’s important to keep well-hydrated when eating them, especially in dry form. But don’t worry, you don’t need to overdo it, your usual 8 glasses will be fine.

 

Veganuary

We’ve all heard of Dry January, but 2016’s newest January diet trend to gain traction is Veganuary. The diet, of course, involves cutting out all meat and meat products – so that means no eggs, milk, fish, honey and most beer for one month. “There has been a marked increase in enthusiasm [regarding veganism] in the UK over the past 12 to 18 months, and that’s extremely exciting to see” says Clea Grady, marketing manager of Veganuary. Now in its third year, it is predicted that 50,000 people will take part  – with half of these staying vegan.

Veganuary state that the month off “aims to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January”. Benefits may include weight loss, a reduction in cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and a reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease. As well as the health benefits, veganism can help reduce cruelty to animals, the reason the vast majority of participants sign up, and make a positive impact to the planet.

There are many myths surrounding veganism, with many people believing that a vegan diet can’t provide all the nutrients needed for a healthy lifestyle. Veganuary have debunked this myth as well as some other FAQ’s in their handy guide, which you can find here.

Don’t fear, if you choose to join in, it’s not all about tofu… You don’t have to give up all of your naughty vices, Oreo’s, some Doritos and Skittles are vegan, so you can still have a treat without falling off the wagon! Oh and don’t forget, Granose is suitable for vegans too 😉

For further info visit http://www.veganuary.com/