M&S is launching Plant Kitchen, a brand-new collection of over 60 meals, snacks and ingredients – all plant-based and totally delicious.
High street retailer Marks & Spencer is tapping into the ever-growing demand for plant-based and meat-free options from customers with the launch of Plant Kitchen – a brand-new collection of over 60 meals, snacks and ingredients.
The range includes everything from ‘dirty vegan’ comfort food such as Cauliflower popcorn and Cashew Mac, to healthy meals like Mushroom Stroganoff – which is packed with an impressive 3 of your 5 a day and nutritious ingredients.
Vegans will be spoilt for choice with the new range, which is comprised of a wealth of mouth-watering new dishes. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect to see in stores from January…
BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Pizza (£3.50) – This new vegan pizza features an ultra-thin wood fire pizza base topped with rich tomato, marinated pulled jackfruit and fresh peppers.
Mushroom Stroganoff (£3) – A rich and creamy mushroom stroganoff made with coconut cream and paired with roasted cauliflower rice infused with spices. This one contains an impressive 3 of your 5 a day!
Cauliflower Popcorn (£3) – A vegan take on the popular ‘popcorn chicken’ dish, this dish features coated mini cauliflower florets in a light batter paired with a spicy Buffalo tip.
Lasagne (£3) – This reimagined version of an Italian classic features hearty soy ragu with layers of soft pasta and a rich, glossy béchamel made with soy milk.
Green Thai Curry & Jasmine Rice (£3.50) – To emulate the complex flavour usually achieved from fish sauce, M&S’s experts have used Toban Jhan, a fermented chilli paste to create this delicious Thai curry. It’s also jam-packed with edamame, sweet potato and tenderstem broccoli paired with Jasmine rice.
Mexican Supergrains (£3) – A mixture of red rice, quinoa and black rice with red peppers, corn and a warm dip in the centre made using chipotle and corn.
No Pork Sausages (£3) – These Cumberland style soya sausages are seasoned with black pepper and herbs. Simply delicious!
Roast Aubergine with Herby Grains (£3.50) – Delicious aubergine marinated in spiced and roasted for the perfect texture. Paired with couscous, bulgar wheat and quinoa with harissa sauce and a drizzle of cooling cannellini bean and cashew nut dressing.
Sweet Potato Katsu Curry (£3.50) – Wedges of sweet potato coasted in crisp Japanese-style panko breadcrumbs served on a bed of rice with a mildly spiced Katsu curry sauce.
Sticky Teriyaki Tofu (£3.50) – Tofu in a sticky, rich teriyaki sauce with mushrooms served with sticky rice and edameme beans.
Margherita Pizza (£3.50) – Made with real live sourdough culture and hand-stretched before being baked in a wood fired oven, this pizza is topped with a silk ‘vegan house sauce’ drizzle.
Rainbow Veg Sushi Wrap (£2.30) – Delicious avocado, sweet potato, pickled turmeric mooli and pickled red cabbage rolled in seasoned rice and seaweed and paired with a ginger, chilli and coriander dressing.
Spaghetti Bolognese (£3) – This dish features soya mince in a rich ragu flavoured with miso paste, tomatoes and Italian herbs. It’s served with spaghetti and topped with vegan Parmesan-style cheese.
Sweetcorn & Chickpea Burger (£2.50) – A sweetcorn and chickpea burger seasoned with garlic, cumin and coriander.
Mushroom Pie (£2) – Using a trio of mushrooms gives this pie a great texture. The crumbly shortcrust pastry is the icing on the… pie!
No Beef Burger (£3) – The team have spent a year developing the No Meat Burger – testing recipes and eating their way through the vegan burger scenes of the UK and the US to create a perfectly seasoned soya patty.
Sweet Potato Biryani Wrap (£2.80) – A delicious blend of sweet potato, basmati rice and buckwheat with charred red pepper and a fresh ‘kachumber’ salad of tomato, cucumber, red onion and fresh coriander with a spicy mango chutney and mint dressing.
Roasted Veg & Avocado Sandwich (£2.50) – Soft red pepper bread filled with roasted red and yellow peppers, onions, courgette, avocado, spinach and a butternut squash and chilli crush.
For those who like nothing more than creating a meal from scratch there’s an inspiring selection of delicious ingredients including grain packs, tofu and soy protein products to create your own delicious recipes with.
The company is also offering some high street firsts such as Vegan Coleslaw (£1.50) and Potato Salad to accompany the brand new BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sourdough Pizza.
Plant Kitchen is also good value with smaller bites starting from £2 and meals from just £3. So you don’t need to fork out for the ultimate meat-free feast this January.
The collection has been developed by an expert team including Claire Richardson, who said of the range: “Some people think meat-free food is boring but that couldn’t be further from the truth, its experimental – and its delicious. We’ve created a collection that will appeal to everyone – whether your longstanding vegan, want to lead a more flexitarian lifestyle or you love mat but think cauliflower popcorn sounds amazing! It’s all about delicious tasting food first – and plant-based second.”
Plant Kitchen will be available in Marks & Spencer stores nationwide from December 28th 2018. Whilst you’re in the store, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Vegan Food & Living magazine!
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