Advent at Hornett Wholefoods – 12th December

Gvita mock duckGranoVita Mock Duck

Another recent addition to the shop is GranoVita’s Mock Duck. This is very simply braised gluten (seitan) in gravy and can be eaten hot or cold. It can be added to stews and stir fries to fool your meat eating friends and family, or it makes a great addition to salads.

A simple recipe:

Bulgur wheat stir fry, serves 4

  • 250g bulgur wheat (500g, £1.45 or £1.79 for organic)
  • 1 tin Mock Duck (285g, £2.45)
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • 2 ‘nuggets’ of chopped frozen spinach, defrosted
  • Half a tin of Chick peas (400g, 95p)
  • Half a tin of green lentils (400g, 95p)
  • Half a tin of chopped tomatoes (400g, 85p)
  • Splash of soy sauce or tamari (150ml, £2.59)

Cook the bulgur wheat according to the packet instructions. I like to add a teaspoon of bouillon or a stock cube; I also like to add a few shakes of turmeric to the cooking water. This makes the bulgur wheat look ‘golden’ and also adds a few health benefits – turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s a good thing to help ward off colds (as are the onions, peppers and garlic!).

  1. Warm a large pan or wok and add a drop of oil. Fry the onions, pepper and garlic so they are slightly brown, but leave them with some crunch. Add the Mock Duck and warm it through. Add the spinach, chick peas and lentils and stir it all so it’s well combined.
  2. Add the tomatoes and splash the tamari over it all, to taste.
  3. Drain the bulgur wheat and add it to the stir fried vegetables, combining all the ingredients well. It’s now ready to serve – it’s just as good served at room temperature, maybe for lunch?


Other tinned items in the shop from Granovita –

Nut Luncheon (£2.45)

Hot Dogs (£3.95)



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