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New approved products for 2014! WIN with DTP Vitamins Delicious Recipes

Products and services approved by the Vegetarian Society

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Hello All products featured are licensed to carry the the Vegetarian Society trademark, therefore they: Are free from animal flesh (meat, fowl and fish or shell fish) or any ingredient resulting from slaughter. Contain only free range eggs (where eggs are used) Are GMO free Are cruelty free – no testing on animals No cross contamination during the production process If you don’t have access to the internet and can’t find your favourite product, don’t hesitate to call us on 0161 925 2000. THE VEGSOC APPROVED TEAM Vanessa Brown manager Benjamin Orlowski-Hatton new business Sarah Wilson renewals Rachel Clarke marketing Daria Wawrzynska business development For competitions, enquiries and all things postal: The Vegetarian Society, Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4QG Phone: 0161 925 2000 Fax: 0161 926 9182 Email us: Website: Registered Charity No. 259358 Company No. 2120220 VSUK Trading Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vegetarian Society and cannot be responsible for the validity of any health or nutritional claims made by manufacturers. Websites may mention products that are not suitable for vegetarians.

Social Media: For great giveaways, industry news, product launches and more – like us, tweet us, pin stuff and more on our social media sites Facebook/vegetariansocietyapproved Twitter: @vegsocapproved Pinterest: pinterest/vegsocapproved 2 Spring 2014

Can you believe we are in to the Spring 2014 edition already? Last year was a very busy year for the team here at vegsocapproved. Who could forget the birthday cake our friends at Quorn sent us? Or the first ever V-Delicious show we attended? And of course, the many amazing products now licensed to carry the trademark including Ferrero! This means 2014 will include even more exciting products, recipes, competitions, events – all coming your way. In the meantime sit back and please enjoy this issue which we hope you will agree is packed with enough veggie goodies to help banish any left-over winter blues!

It’s not just food we approve…

ThankSsoc, Approved x Team Veg

Spring is in the air and it’s time to shop! So hop online and visit one of the biggest online retailers of natural and organic products in the UK, They stock a large range of essential products that are licensed to carry our trademark. Get your skin ready for the summer with moisturisers, masks, hand cream and makeup from big brands including Bulldog, Green People and Antipodes. Or get stuck into your Spring-cleaning using a range of approved household cleaners. Get an exclusive 10% off all products online by entering this code in the shopping basket – VEGSOC10

Our front cover photo was provided courtesy of Alibi drink. Alibi drink is the award winning, British health drink packed with 19 essential vitamins, minerals and natural herb extracts. Visit for more information.

psst – what we’ve been snacking on…

Na-kd Wholefoods have finally caved into high demand from their loyal fans (including ourselves!) and produced the three best selling bars in a bigger and yummier than ever snacking bag. So now you needn’t worry about how many bars you put in your handbag for the cinema or how many you munch through while watching tv on a Saturday night – the 130g Bits bags are the perfect size to snack on and share. You could even get a little bit experimental, sprinkling them over your morning cereal or favourite desserts. (Or like us – keep a bag in the office drawer) For the chocoholics amongst you there is the Cocoa Delight and Cocoa Orange flavours, and for those who are just a little bit fruity, you can grab a bag of Berry Delight. Visit them at today to fill up on your snacking delights.

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What’s new? Perfect for when you’re on the go, Green Coco comes in 330ml bottles with a convenient screw cap. Coconut juice is an excellent natural thirst-quencher at any time of day, but especially after sport or at the gym. It’s rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium to replenish your body after a workout. Coconut juice is also hypoallergenic, no allergies have been documented to date. And of course, it has recently been licensed to carry our trademark.

Miso Tasty is the first exclusively Miso brand in the UK and comes with a clear, wholesome mission - to extol the virtues of this ancient super food and help make Miso a part of everyday lives. Initially launching with a range of miso soups, all of their products have recently become licensed to carry our trademark. Traditionally, miso soups are made with a bonito (fish) stock, obviously making it unsuitable for vegetarians. Part of the innovation behind Miso Tasty lays in its unique recipes; designed to be both full of unique flavour as well as being enjoyable for everyone. Instead of bonito stock, they have used a mineral-rich kelp stock that contains high levels of umami. Miso Tasty’s soups are also gluten-free, MSG-free and free from preservatives.

To find out more go to follow them @misotasty or find them on Facebook: Miso Tasty

Nothing But, a brand new and unique way to snack. It’s a freeze-dried vegetable mix that has been created to offer something a little different. Freeze drying removes almost all the water from the vegetable, whilst keeping the flavour. The Nothing But range of snacks is not baked, fried or cooked, and nothing is added – no sugars or preservatives. Newly launched in the UK, we hear they are very proud to be Vegetarian Society approved.

Gillie Food Ltd is one of the Oriental vegan and vegetarian meat-substitute manufacturers and importers based in the UK. Their product range is based on textured soya protein and wheat protein. Recently approved by ourselves, the products are MSG-free, GM-free and contain no preservatives. For more information and to find out about the latest product launches, visit

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This spring sees the launch of a new range of delicious and fun ice creams that aren't just less bad for you, they are actually good for you. Sounds too good to be true? Maybe that's why the brand is called Perfect World. These clever people have replaced dairy with a blend of nutritious nuts, so you get all the creaminess of ice-cream but from unsaturated fats. Not only that, they avoided adding sugar entirely, using a special blend of sweeteners from natural origins. So it’s low carb, non-dairy, wheat free and packed full of goodness. And with flavours such as Belgian Chocolate Brownie, Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip, Loads of Strawberry and Taste of Carrot Cake, you’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference from the dairy and high sugar brands you know. Indulgent or virtuous? You decide. For more information visit

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Brand new range

FATTOUSH SALAD Packed with texture and bursting with flavour, Great Food is a range of seriously tasty vegetarian snack foods, which are also suitable for coeliacs, gluten and dairy free. The products include brand new vegetarian cocktail sausages, falafel, pakora, burgers and bhajis – all baked not fried. The tasty and filling range takes inspiration from around the world and can be enjoyed as snacks, in wraps, with a salad or as part of a larger meal. They went down very well at our last event! Why not try this beautiful recipe – Fattoush Salad? t: @greatfood_uk f: Great Food UK Available at Ocado, selected Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Costco and Makro stores. 6 Spring 2014

Serves 2 Preparation time: 5-10 minutes For the salad 1 pack of Great Food Moroccan Bites 3 fat spring onions, halved and diced 1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise, chopped 12 cherry tomatoes, halved Bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped Bunch of fresh mint, chopped Pomegranate seeds, to sprinkle For the dressing 6-8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Juice of one lemon Pinch of Maldon salt 1 tsp sumac

1 Quarter the Great Food Moroccan Bites and lay them on a baking sheet. Warm in the oven for about 8 minutes until they have a bit of crunch. 2 To make the salad, combine the spring onions, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley and mint. 3 Mix the oil, lemon juice and half of the sumac in a jar and shake to mix. Season with the salt to taste. 4 Pour enough of the dressing, not all, over the salad to coat. 5 Toss the salad and then add more dressing, toss again. Add some salt to taste, if required. 6 Add the Moroccan Bites, sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and the remaining sumac.

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licensed ntastic products, all fa e es th th wi ep st of year. Put a Spring in your perfect for this time d an k ar em ad tr r ou to carry

Channel Island Flower Essences are the energy imprint of flowers infused in water using the sun method, creating a dynamic tool for self healing to support your emotional wellbeing. For Mothering Sunday Joy Combination Essence is perfect for new mums. If you’re planning a trip, but dreading the traveling, try the Combination Essence Travel Mate™ for feelings of harmony and relaxation. Visit their BRAND NEW website at

Dru Organic Barley Grass gives you a shot of nutrition for the day! It’s a true superfood, and many people report its refreshing and energising effects! It is naturally high in fibre, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6,vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. It is a source of zinc and high in protein, including 8 essential amino acids. Get 10% off your Barley Grass when you buy online. Check out code P343PEO971U Valid till 30.06.14 Available from health stores and online at THIE GREEN ENERGY SMOO TH AL HE T FOR GREA 2 Apples 2 inches Cucumber 2 small Celery Sticks 1 tsp Barley Grass Powder


Spring Cleaning your Body Nature & Science in Balance – for a perfect complexion High performance skin care formulations from Green People contain more than 90% natural and organic phyto actives to protect, soothe and restore the skin’s natural moisture and sebum balance. The range includes anti-ageing, antiblemish and allergy-friendly skin care with functional and clinically proven actives and formulations packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, natural vitamins and minerals. Green People products are suitable for all the family and all skin types – including skin prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Green People are offering five sets of these three products pictured to keep skin cleansed and nourished. All you have to do is visit and answer the following question: Which ingredient gives Gentle Cleanse its lovely aroma? 1.Caendula 2. Rose Geranium 3. Shea Butter Postal entries to the usual address, closing date Friday 25th April 2014, t&cs apply

We give our homes a spring clean now and again, so why not our bodies? Our diet and environment are not the same as a generation ago when there was less pollution, more locally grown food, no convenience or fast foods and no additives, preservatives or colourings in our food. So your body has to work harder all the time with this overload so it is good to give it a cleanse. Along with good dietary changes herbs can help you to detox more effectively. The aim is to use herbs like psyllium husks, dandelion, chlorella, ginger, flax and also probiotics that help improve detoxification through as many pathways as possible e.g. liver, bowel, kidneys and skin. D-Tox Support may help normal bowel function and complement your cleansing programme. Visit for more advice and information.

NatraCare Conveniently wrapped in its own paper pocket, the new Normal organic and natural panty liner from Natracare is a handbag essential. Made from certified organic cotton and renewable natural materials, the panty liner is soft, breathable and biodegradable. Like all Natracare products this new addition to the range is totally chlorine free and doesn’t contain any plastics, dyes or perfumes. Visit for more information.

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Go Mo!

Quorn Sausage Casserole with Beans Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes




1 pack of Quorn Sausages, cut into diagonal pieces 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced 1 green pepper, de-seeded and diced 100g sweetcorn 1 tbsp smoked paprika 2 tsp mild chilli powder 100ml sherry or apple juice 400g tin chopped tomatoes 400g can of cannellini beans or broad beans, drained 150ml vegetable stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

1 Heat half of the oil in a large frying pan and fry the Quorn Sausages for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden. Quorn is going for gold in 2014 after signing Olympic Gold Medallist Mo Farah to front its multi-million marketing campaign for 2014. The 2014 advertising campaign features the Olympic star telling us that practice and protein are the key to his success and marks the first time in almost 20 years that a sportsperson features cross-platform for the brand. The campaign marks the launch of a bold new reframing for the brand, as a healthy protein. Quorn’s International marketing director, Peter Harrison, commented: “With the benefits of high protein diets featuring heavily within consumer media, Quorn is well placed to meet consumers’ needs with products such as Quorn Mince

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and Quorn Chicken Pieces that are high in protein, but unlike some other protein sources, are low in saturated fat. We’re continuing to focus on our core products and will be investing more than ever before in marketing communications to ensure that the brand, and the category, is front of mind for the millions of consumers who seek the benefits of a meat free diet. “Mo Farah is the epitome of fitness and we’re proud to be working with him in 2014. Working with Mo, we’ll educate consumers on the benefits of Quorn products.” On the partnership, Farah added: “As an athlete, maintaining a healthy lifestyle on and off the track is important to me. That’s why I am proud to be working with Quorn – a healthy source of protein that’s low in saturated fat.”

2 Remove from the pan and set aside to cool then slice the Quorn sausage diagonally into 5 pieces. 3 Fry the onions and garlic in the remaining oil until soft, then throw in the peppers and continue frying. A little water or extra stock will prevent from sticking, if needed. 4 Stir in the sweetcorn, paprika and chilli powder and cook for a few more minutes before adding the sherry or apple juice. 5 Pour in the tomatoes, beans and stock and return the Quorn Sausages to the pan. Season to taste with salt and the freshly ground black pepper. 6 Cover and simmer for 10 minutes before sprinkling with parsley.

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Apricot Power Smoothie Power through Spring with this amazing easy-peasy smoothie recipe from TOTAL Greek Yoghurt. Serves 1 Preparation time: 5 minutes 150g TOTAL 0% Greek Yoghurt 3 fresh ripe apricots, stoned, or 6 halves in natural juice from a can 2 tbsp porridge oats 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp almond butter 100ml skimmed milk Handful ice

1 Whizz all of the ingredients together with a splash of water until smooth. PACKED WITH PROTEIN

2 Serve straight away or chill for up to a day.

for more information and tasty recipes!

Cauldron Original Tofu is low in fat, high in protein and has the amazing ability to absorb the flavours of the ingredients it is cooked with. Perfect for the adventurous cook, who loves to try different recipes and flavours from the Far East and beyond, tofu can be used in a variety of different recipes – soups, curries and stir fries. Keep your eyes peeled for our Summer edition where we will have some fantastic recipes using Cauldron Tofu – including a cake!

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Spring has arrived in the Highlands of Scotland, the home of SUPER!NATURAL, where they still have snow in places and yet the heather is blooming and the bluebells are starting to come to life in the woods. This Spring brings even more excitement to the Highlands as SUPER!NATURAL anticipate the coming to Scotland of the Commonwealth games, the Ryder cup and of course Homecoming Scotland and the effect it will have on both tourism and business. Never has the natural attractiveness of the Highlands been more on show to the world as it is this year. SUPER!NATURAL are delighted to be sharing their 100% natural, deliciously tasty, Vegetarian Society Approved products with the world. SUPER!NATURAL is a naturally uplifting fusion of fruit juices and natural caffeine from green coffee beans with no sweeteners or added sugar. Visit for more information. That should keep the spring in your step!

Baxters Vegetarian range is a selection of contemporary vegetable soup recipes, inspired by the vegetable garden. Each recipe is made using the best ingredients, with a little added twist to make them uniquely Baxters. Baxters is the only soup brand with a dedicated Vegetarian range and is approved by the Vegetarian Society. There are 8 delicious recipes in the range, including Carrot & Coriander, Spicy Parsnip, and Garden Pea & Mint. All the recipes are light and fresh in taste so they are perfect for eating in Spring. Each recipe contains at least 1 of your 5 a day, is low in fat and free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.So, if you’re looking for an exceptionally tasty way to enjoy more vegetables, why not try one? For more information on their Vegetarian range, please visit their website:

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Fill your cupboards with these handy products and ingredients…

Munchy Seeds are perfect for packed lunches as a handy energy-boosting treat. Each seed is lightly roasted and they’re bursting with essential nutrients including immune-boosting zinc, protein, iron, omega 3 essential fatty acids and vitamin E. There is a Munchy Seed for every palate – savoury, sweet and spicy – and they are all suitable for vegetarians. Omega Sprinkles, Chilli Bites, Pumpkin Power and Crunch Bites are guaranteed to pep up any salad, soup, stir-fry or curry. Choccy Apricot and Honey Seeds provide the perfect partner when sprinkled over ice-cream, yogurt and any dessert. We can’t get enough of these in the office!


Jackpots Crisps All 5 brand new flavours have been approved. Delicious. We’ll have one of each please!

Nizami Foods have recently launched a brand new website, featuring exciting video content, recipe ideas and an online shop. Nizami Foods produces a range of world cuisine inspired sauces, chutneys and chilli oils with an Indian twist. Approved by us, they are also gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free. With the recent introduction of new production facilities, new distribution partners, and plans to launch new products, Nizami Foods’ objective is to become a leading supplier of sauces and chutneys in the fine food industry in 2014. Check out to see what all the fuss is about! 14 Spring 2014

The days are getting longer, the weather is brightening… What better way to celebrate spring than with some alfresco dining? Organico products lend themselves perfectly to a picnic. With ready-made spreads (think roasted aubergine, Aegean garlic or spring artichokes) in handy small jars, artisan bread sticks for dipping, and a range of succulent olives, Organico adds the perfect Mediterranean flavour to any social event. All Organico products are from Mediterranean co-operatives and traditional family farmers using organic farming methods. This guarantees topclass raw ingredients and authentic taste. Founded by organic pioneer, Charles Redfern, Organico is serious about provenance, using entirely natural ingredients and processes.

All Organico’s bread sticks or grissini are made in an artisan bakery in Italy, while its Grissini Torinesi is a Soil Association Organic Food Award 2013 winner. Check out Organico’s spelt grissini, and its Italian flatbread with chilli. Or, for a simple pasta salad to share, why not add some rocket, feta and mint to Organico penne pasta? Serve with Organico Pitted Green Olives from the Aegean area of Turkey, a drizzle of Organico award winning olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Hey presto! Organico products are available from all good delis and wholefood stores, and online at Ocado and Amazon.

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Take care of yourself this spring

Coco for health, Mojo for energy. Sounds good to us! CocoMojo are refreshingly different drinks that energise, revitalise and replenish. Coconut water is mixed with invigorating botanical herbs and B vitamins to stimulate the brain and boost energy levels, while the essential electrolytes found in coconut water replenish and revitalise the body. Cocosoul: coconut water, coconut milk, cognitive performance enhancing Cocopassion: coconut water, passion fruit and healthy herbs Cocojoy: coconut water and lime, for a tasty, low-calorie drink. CocoMojo comes in a highly innovative, eco-friendly and 100% recyclable ‘card can’ made predominantly from renewable paperboard. All CocoMojo products are suitable for vegetarians (of course) and completely free from gluten, dairy, caffeine, refined sugars and artificial preservatives.

Daily Lipcare and Well Being Lip balm may not be the most glamorous beauty product in your handbag or pocket, but these winter beauty essentials are little miracle workers. Lipice is a nutrient enriched lip balm from Multibrands International Limited, a UK based manufacturer.

Chapped lips can be tiresome, unattractive, and hard to ignore. A simple solution to prevent chapped lips includes drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, in addition to all other liquids. For more tips on daily lipcare and wellbeing visit

Suitable for all ages, Lipice is fun and funky with six variants featuring fruity flavours, high gloss shine, suncare and natural skin tone applications. The Vegetarian Society approved Lipice Lip Balms can be bought online from

Let your lips speak louder with the goodness of natural ingredients of Lipice.

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‘Lipice lip balms have been developed with natural ingredients perfect for dry lips which need intense moisturising and repair.’ Rizwana Hussain, Sales Director, Multibrands International Limited.

Fitvits are launching a new range of We have teamed up with Thomas and children’s vitamins in a licensing partnership friends and have 5 one-month supplies of with HIT Entertainment. The Thomas & vitamins of the winner’s choice to win. Friends vitamins are shaped as the much To be in with a chance of winning just Fitvits launches new Thomas & Friends™ vitamin range loved children’s characters, and packaged as answer the following question: What is either Thomas or as one of his engine friends the name of the island where Thomas in handy mini packs that contain the and friends live? recommended daily allowance for a child. A) Island of Sodor The Thomas & Friends vitamins includes; B) Treasure Island Multivitamin Thomas Gummies, Vitamin C Percy Gummies, Calcium + Vitamin D James C) Dessert Island Gummies and fish free taste Omega 3, 6, 9 All entries must be received by Friday 4th Gordon Gummies. April 2014. Enter online at The Thomas & Friends vitamin range will be available in all leading pharmacies and or send entries to the usual address. grocery stores from January 2014, RRP £8.99 per 20 day pack.

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Cupboard News! Add these storecupboard stand-bys to your culinary collection New home for Hendersons ‘Hendersons Relish has moved to brand new premises in Sheffield and to keep up with ever changing technology and to stay in contact with our fans we are now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – join our fan base. Amongst our famous fans to have their own labels are the JOIN THE Arctic Monkeys, FAN BASE! Toddla T, Richard Hawley, The Everly Pregnat Brothers and our local football teams, and so we go from strength to strength.’ The team here at vegsocapproved wish everyone at Hendersons the best of luck with the new move!

Flavour booster Trying to cut down on your salt intake, but not willing to sacrifice on taste? The extra flavour imparted by the garden-fresh herbs and vegetables in A.Vogel Herbamare® make this seasoning so tasty that you can obtain as good a flavour in your food, if not better, by using less than your normal amount of seasoning; making it the ideal accompaniment to any meal. Herbamare® is made from sea salt and 12 different fresh organically grown vegetables, garden herbs and iodine rich kelp. It is 100% natural, unrefined and free from artificial flavours and preservatives. There are three varieties: Herbamare® Original, Spicy and Diet.

The spring weather can play havoc with your skin, especially exposed areas like the hands. Conscious Skincare Soothing Hand Cream, has an ultra-rich formula to intensely moisturise and protect your hands.

Conscious Skincare is a British organic skin and body care brand that is lovingly made at the company’s rural retreat in Wales. Their products are approved by Cruelty Free International and ‘Leaping Bunny’ certified.

Housed in a 50ml aluminium tin, the premium formula is created using the highest quality organic ingredients and is completely free from chemicals, synthetics and preservatives. Key active ingredients include organic avocado oil to nourish the skin and give it a wonderful lustre, while organic geranium leaves hands feeling soft and supple. Conscious Skincare Soothing Hand Cream was shortlisted in the 2013 FreeFrom Skincare Awards and was recognised in the Daily Mail’s 5 of the Best Gardeners’ Hand Creams, which hailed it as ‘serious pampering for the hardest working hands’.

Little bit of TLC

Taste the exotic Island Cuisine is a range of Creole inspired sauces and ingredients, suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. All the sauces are also halal approved, kosher approved, gluten free and dairy free, so you can enjoy them with any of your family members or friends! With four delicious sauces already available in stores and online, Island Cuisine is soon to launch a variety of new products; including an assortment of relishes, salad dressings and salsas.

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An indulgent treat for hands this spring!

Spring clean your mouth With spring just around the corner, why not take the opportunity to refresh your oral care regime? Licensed to carry our trademark, the UltraDEX Performance Oral Care range is free from alcohol, gluten and SLS, a foaming agent that has been linked to allergies potential oral problems. Developed, used and recommended by dental care professionals, this range delivers 12-hour fresh breath, stronger whiter teeth and exceptional oral care. Spring clean your teeth, take care of your gums, think of something that makes you smile and choose oral hygiene products that are gentle and give you confidence. Spring 2014 19

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