CUTTING OUT MEAT AND DAIRY IS THE BEST THING WE CAN DO TO IMPACT CLIMATE CHANGE,
(Which makes it extra annoying that so many of the meat-alternatives are plastic-wrapped!)
LINDA MCCARTNEY & QUORN
The trick here is to swerve the chilled section and make a beeline to the freezer and look at what you can find in boxes.
I can’t vouch that this is true of all the products (I learnt the hard way with a box of ‘facon’) but most of them are plastic-free.
For Quorn, this is definitely the case for sausages, fish-less-fish-fingers, breaded-fillets and burgers.
Linda McCartney sausages, pies, burgers and sausage rolls are also all plastic free.
Thank goodness - my vegan junk-food cravings are safe!
tofu & tempeh
This is one of the few posts where I have to admit that the plastic-free alternative IS a bit of a disappointment. And not easy to source either.
Tofu and tempeh typically comes vacuum packed in plastic. But you CAN find it preserved in water in glass jars. Yakso and Biona both sell it this way. But, it’s just a bit, well, soggy.
Zero Waste Club sell dehydrated tofu, which is probably best used in stir-fries and miso-soup.
Next on my agenda - making my own tempeh! I attended a workshop last year at 10 Cable Street, with the don of tempeh, the founder of Tofurkey, Seth Tibbott - the most genuine hippie I’ve ever met. It’s happening again this April. Go!
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