Words by Rachel McAlley
We are well and truly into the spring season now, and hopefully the great British weather will bring us some sunshine soon. Whether the sun does shine or not we can sit back and relax indoors or outdoors while enjoying tasty food and refreshing drinks.
As always this season brings with it plenty of new and exciting things to try, so let’s begin with a glass of something fabulous.
Feel Good Drinks, £14.99 (12 x 330ml cans), from Feel Good Drinks
100% natural, 100% delicious and with a brilliant purpose-led ethos. Feel Good Drinks contain less than 27 calories per 330ml can and 3% of every sale is donated to charities that do good for the planet. There are three flavours in the line-up including: Peach & Passionfruit, Rhubarb & Apple, and Raspberry & Hibiscus.
Gusbourne New Vintage Pinot Noir Rosé Wine, £25 from Gusbourne
Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 is a limited edition new vintage wine. A 100% Pinot Noir single-vineyard bottling from the Mill Hill vineyard in Kent, this wine is pale and delicate, full of vibrant fruit character with summer berries, orange peel and nectarine notes, as well as hints of wildflowers and a ripe citrus-led freshness on the finish. The perfect wine to enjoy as the weather turns warmer.
Whether you’re planning on having guests over for a sumptuous, hearty dinner, or you’ll be hanging out in the garden with some snacks, we’ve got you covered.
By Ruby Healthy Pre-Made Meals, from By Ruby
Whether you’re in need of a relaxing break away from the kitchen, or have a fun-filled itinerary planned for all the family, these quick and easy, wholesome frozen meals are made from the very best seasonal ingredients and organic meats.
With over 30 dishes to choose from, and delivered in sustainable packaging which has been designed specifically to keep frozen meals chilled for up to 24 hours.
Individual ByRuby meals start from £6.50 for a portion for 1 (400g) or from £12.00 for a portion for 2 (800g). There are a variety of bundles to suit all tastes – Vegan, Vegetarian, Detoxes, New Parent, Nourishing & Healthy, Indian Take Away, Classic and Comfort food.
Holy Moly Original Guacamole, £2.75 from Sainsbury’s and Holy Moly Tomato & Mango Salsa, £2.50 from Waitrose
Bursting with flavour, the Original Guacamole is a classic Mexican recipe is made with natural ingredients. Almost 90% of the dip is made from nothing but perfectly ripe Hass avocado, hand-picked and combined with hand-cut chunky fresh tomato, finely diced red onion, a touch of jalapeno chilli, crushed garlic, coriander, a squeeze of lime and a pinch of salt.
The Tomato & Mango Salsa is created with the finest natural ingredients including ripe mangoes, vine-ripened tomatoes, diced red onions, roasted red peppers, coriander, chilli, a dash of lime juice and pinch of salt. This fresh, clean and light dip has a wonderful sweet and sour flavour balance.
Moving Mountains Plant-based Beef Tender Strips, £4.50 from Ocado
The Moving Mountains® Plant-Based Beef Tender Strips are a delicious and succulent addition to your go-to dishes. Beef up a stir-fry or throw into a warming stew for added protein and a rich depth of flavour. Simple and simply tasty.
Sometimes the only thing you want is a tasty treat at the end of your meal or even halfway through your day, so check out these absolute beauts.
LoveRaw Cre&m Wafers, £9.99 (for 6 bars) from LoveRaw
The best tasting vegan chocolate in the UK, LoveRaw leaves other, worthy plant-based brands standing when it comes to sheer deliciousness, while sticking to its founding principles of only making products which are ethical and sustainable. Palm Oil free and dairy free.
There are two editions in the range: M:lk Choc and White Choc. Every pack contains two crisp wafers, filled with LoveRaw’s signature almond and hazelnut cre&m and generously smothered in the brand’s epic, vegan chocolate.
Pan-n-Ice Vegan DIY Ice Roll Kit, £67.95, from Pan-n-Ice
The Pan-n-Ice DIY Ice Roll Kits provide customers with all the tools they need to recreate this mouth-watering experience from their own homes. The incredible Vegan Pack comes with their second-to-none Vegan coconut ice-cream, with Oreos, chocolate and strawberry sauce, and their signature vegan toppings. What’s not to love!
Wheyhey Brownies & Cream Ice Cream, £4.50 from Wheyhey
This smooth and rich dairy ice cream contains chewy pieces of brownie, offering a unique taste sensation with every bite. The flavour is a high source of protein and fibre, low in sugar and calories, resulting in a guilt-free treat that can be enjoyed at home. This yummy flavour is only 80 calories per serving!