We’re sensible people, right? We don’t want to eat a beautiful lamb for Easter dinner do we? It makes about as much sense to me as giving people chocolate eggs to celebrate Jesus! So what does a non meat-eater eat for Easter dinner? I’m going to make a suggestion, if I may.
Easter Spaghetti Bolognese
- 125g TVP mince (£1.19 – 250g)
- 1 red onion, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes (75p – 400g)
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tbsp mixed herbs (89p – 50g)
- Salt and pepper (£3.00 – 75g combined grinder)
- Pasta Bunnies! (£1.19 – 500g)
- Re-hydrate the TVP as per the pack instructions. Drain well.
- In a tbsp of oil, cook the onion and garlic until soft. Add the tin of tomatoes, the puree, herbs and season with the salt and pepper. Stir well.
- Add the TVP and stir gently until piping hot.
- Serve with pasta bunnies, cooked according to the pack instructions.
You can swap the TVP for a tin of mixed beans (95p – 400g) and add different herbs and spices, according to what your taste buds feel like! I like adding half a teaspoon of chilli flakes to add warmth and a little kick – we have a 30g pot from The Little Smokehouse for £1.50 and lots of different spicy combinations from Gourmet Spice Company for £2.99. So supporting animals and a couple of Northamptonshire producers!
Don’t forget that we’re closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday!
It’s Easter this weekend – let’s hope the weather stays nice! We have two Easter Eggs at Hornett Wholefoods; one dairy-free egg and one with ears. Want more information? Read on…
This is a dairy-free organic chocolate egg, £3.99 for 100g. It’s made from a blend of cocoa, sugar and rice and vegan and -free; there’s also no GMOs in it.
Divine Shaun the Sheep Egg with ears
This is a milk chocolate egg, £5.00 for a 55g egg. It comes with a headband that has Shaun the Sheep ears hanging off it – that’s fun! It’s Fairtrade chocolate and there are some fun facts on the box about the environment that the chocolate’s produced in.
Our opening hours
As you can probably expect, our opening hours are slightly different over the Easter weekend:
- Good Friday – Closed
- Saturday – open 9.00 to 5.30 as usual
- Easter Sunday – Closed as usual
- Easter Monday – Closed
We’ve been asked a couple of times since we’ve opened why we don’t open on Sundays. It’s nothing to do with us going to church (we don’t) and has everything to do with operating on a fair basis. We feel that shopping has become the nation’s favourite pastime and we don’t want that to keep happening. We don’t sell anything that you can’t wait a day or so for and it’s important for our staff to know that they’ll have at least one day a week where they can spend time with family, catch up on housework or just slob out on the sofa! Our philosophy is, and will continue to be, that we will never open on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
We are expanding our range to include eco-friendly and recycled goodies – we have laptop bags, Eco pens and pencils and cards now in stock.
The Jute Laptop bags come in burgundy and brown and have separate sections for a laptop (obviously!) and an A4 folder or similar. There is also a mobile phone section in the bag itself and a zipped section in the opening flap at the front. There is an adjustable shoulder strap. They are £6.50 each which seems like an absolute bargain!
Our Eco pens are made from corn starch and are 80% biodegradable (the part holding the ink needs to be removed before you put it in the composter). They come in 4 colours and are £1.00 each.
The trio of pencils are made of recycled materials and can be recycled again. They come in a variety of colour combinations and are £1.00 a pack.
Finally, we have a trio of beautiful cards made from recycled and sustainable sources. We have images of dolphins, a zebra and sunlight streaming through the forest, all for just 50p a card. The card is part recycled and part from sustainable sources, the ink is vegetable based, the envelope is made from juice cartons and the plastic sleeve is made of corn starch, so every part of it can be recycled!
We now have seven different favours of Nakd bars – these are raw, dairy free fruit bars and they’re delicious! We have:
- Bakewell Tart (85p)
- Banana Bread (63p)
- Berry Cheeky (63p)
- Rhubarb and Custard (96p)
- Cocoa Orange (96p)
- Cocoa Mint (96p)
- Caffe Mocha (96p)
From the Nakd website:
“Our simplest and most beloved bars. Made from just raw fruits and nuts lovingly ‘smooshed’ together. Containing 100% natural ingredients with no added sugars or syrups, these bars are also wheat, dairy and gluten free, and bursting with yummy goodness. With a soft, chewy texture they fill you up till your next meal and most count towards 1 of your 5 a day too. Ideal for lunchboxes, grabbing on the go and refuelling between meals!”
It’s coming up to spring when everyone wants to give the house a good going over with a duster – open the doors and windows and let the warm spring air blow through! We have added some lovely lines of eco-friendly cleaning products.Washing up gloves in small and medium sizes – £3.79 a pair. They’re made from Forest Stewardship Council certified latex sourced from a responsibly managed plantation. They come in a box made from recycled cardboard.
Sponge Cloths – £3.99 for 5 cloths. These are entirely compostable and can be used many times and washed in the washing machine.
Faith in Nature anti-bacterial spray – £3.66 for 500ml. Made from plant-based materials, vegan and BUAV approved. The bottle can be recycled when it’s empty.
We have a wide range in the shop of eco-friendly, animal –free cleaning products and washing powders and liquids, including soapnut shells! These are literally nuts that can be used in your washing machine to clean clothes. They are £6.99 for 225g – this pot can do 55 washes so is entirely comparable with conventional powder and liquid. Why not give them a go?
Sometimes you’re running late and you just want to put something in the oven quickly while you unpack the food shopping you did on the way home from work. Some people still think being vegetarian still means hours of chopping vegetables or soaking beans! How mad is that?! Convenience food has come a long way in the last few years and vegetarian food is no different. Hornett Wholefoods have a range of frozen, chilled and tinned food that you can cook quickly, for example:
Vbites pasties taste great with mashed potato and peas. They’re £3.29 for 2. We also have meat-free pizzas which cook in about 15 minutes from frozen.
Replete Flatbreads (£2.00 each) are great with chips or as part of a curry dish.
Why not have a spicy bean burger in a gluten free burger roll from the Incredible Bakery Company with some oven chips? The rolls are £4.00 for 5 rolls.
A tin of curry or chilli from Free and Easy can be warmed in the microwave and is a really filling and healthy choice. A 400g tin is just £1.89.
Come and see what we have and surprise your meat-eating friends with a tasty meal!