Struggling to mix up dinner time? Try these vegetarian kitchen essentials to make a masterpiece!

Dinner time is a bit weird at the moment, isn’t it…

Usually, it’s an excitement to see what you can cobble together, or you forget it all and go out.

But in these times of uncertainty, you’ve got no choice but to embrace your inner chef. Or lack of…

Fear not though – this doesn’t mean beans on toast every day, with some easy freezable, and kitchen essential items making light work of tasty dishes!

We’ve rounded up some top suggestions you can grab on your next shop…

Mash Direct

With all of the staples disappearing from shop shelves at an alarming rate, Mash Direct offers an extensive range of delicious and award-winning ‘field to fork’ vegetable dishes, created fresh on their farm with the true taste and texture of home cooking.

The vegetables are gently steam cooked immediately after harvesting. This ensures an unrivalled freshness of flavour and retains the natural texture and nutritional benefits of the veg. Each dish is low in saturated fat, gluten-free and free from artificial flavourings, preservatives and colourings and no product has a ‘red rating’ for any of its nutritional values.

Suitable for all the family, Mash Direct’s dishes are a convenient and healthy way to incorporate vegetables into meals, especially essential whilst many are working from home or in self-isolation/lock-down.

The Groovy Food Company

The Groovy Food Company’s family of products offer consumers natural alternatives to refined and processed everyday cupboard staples.

The brand’s range is comprised of the highest quality oils and natural sweeteners, including Organic Coconut Flour (500g), Organic Omega Cool Oil, Omega High Five Cooking Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (283ml, 500ml), Organic Cooking Spray with Virgin Coconut Oil, Virgin Avocado Oil Cooking Spray, Organic Agave Nectar (Light Amber & Mild, Rich & Dark) and a selection of flavoured Agave Sauces.

Moving Mountains

Suitable for all the family, the plant-based range is perfect for any time of the day whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and helps save time and reduce food waste as they’re frozen, simply pop the packets in the freezer and have them to hand whenever you need.

The editions are made from 100 per cent raw plant protein, zero per cent animal and each one tastes and smells just like the real thing. By using simple and natural ingredients and incredible scientific processes, the range replicates animal protein in every way.

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.