NEW! VEGETARIAN SHREDDED HOISIN DUCK October 20, 2016 10:21

Why not try one of our latest products, the Vegetarian Shredded Hoisin Duck, flavoured with garlic, ginger, fennel, black pepper, aniseed, cinnamon, cloves and malted barley. Our Shredded Duck can be used in multiple ways, please see a few examples below and find the recipes in Our Kitchen.

Liven up your meals with our meat free take on Hoisin Duck. The fully flavoured and wonderfully tasty Shredded Hoisin Duck cooks straight from the freezer and pairs perfectly with sweet honey and fiery ginger. You can have this mouth-watering dish on your table in just 30 minutes!

Add a dash of Asia to your mid week meal with our Vegetarian Shredded Hoisin Duck with Honey and Ginger or the Vegetarian Shredded Hoisin Duck with Sesame Noodles.

For more information such as nutritional values and ingredients, read here.

BRAND NEW! VEGETARIAN PULLED CHICKEN October 4, 2016 12:50

We’re helping you to liven up those mid week meals with our new Pulled Chicken. The perfect accompaniment to a pasta dish or curry, the chicken is made from rehydrated textured soya and wheat protein.

For a simple supper, full of flavour, why not try the Vegetarian Chicken Korma with Cherry Tomatoes or Pesto Pasta with Vegetarian Pulled Chicken recipe – found in Our Kitchen.

This new product allows you to get creative in the kitchen in a meat free manner!

For more information such as nutritional values and ingredients, read here.

Pick Up a Picnic! July 28, 2016 15:32

It’s hard to know when it’s picnic time at the moment with the weather being so unpredictable, but we’ve gathered together some al fresco eating ideas below that are super simple and quick to put together!

Keep your freezer stocked with Linda McCartney meals so that when the sun decides to show itself, you can put together an impromptu picnic in no time at all!

Linda McCartney Sausage Rolls with P for Peckish Smokey Barbecue Sauce

While you’re heating up our delicious, flaky pastry sausage rolls, knock up this simple sauce that’s packed with flavour.

Makes: 250ml/a jar full
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes

Ingredients
200ml (3/4 cup) tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons cider vinegar or wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water

Method

- Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Simmer gently for 8 minutes.
- Allow to cool, and pour into sterilised jar.

The barbecue sauce can be kept in a clean, airtight sealed jar in the fridge for up to a week. Keep this one in mind and get your picnic blankets at the ready!

Linda McCartney Foods Launch! April 30, 2016 01:00

It was on a Tuesday morning on the 30th April, 1991, that Linda McCartney, arm in arm with her husband, Paul, launched her meat free brand at The Savoy Hotel, London.

On this day, 25 years ago, Linda held the press captive as she revealed her pioneering vision for meat free eating and began the journey to changing attitudes towards vegetarianism. Today, over 60% of Brits either follow a meat free diet or are looking to reduce their meat consumption, partly thanks to Linda’s hard work.

The McCartney Family are hugely proud of this landmark 25th anniversary. Paul, Mary and Stella say, “Linda was the inspiration for us becoming vegetarians. It is so exciting to be celebrating 25 years of her foodie legacy and see Linda’s wonderful pioneering vision of meat free eating and products go from strength to strength.”

Linda believed in great tasting, honest and wholesome food that could be celebrated in a shared experience with family and friends. Her caring and intelligent attitude embodies the heart of the Linda McCartney food brand, with each dish being inspired by Linda’s home cooking.

Click here to check out the burgers Linda and Paul are enjoying here!

Click here to see more about Our Journey into vegetarian eating.

KID'S MEALS February 5, 2016 17:41

Encouraging kids to eat and try new things has been a challenge faced by parents across generations, with the kitchen table often becoming the stage of a frustrating power struggle. Every child is different of course, so what works for you might not for another parent but we’ve put together a list of four simple ways to slip some extra veggies into your little one’s meals.

To get your kids engaged in what they’re eating, try including them in the cooking process and making it fun. We love Mary McCartney’s Kid’s Curry recipe for just that occasion. Have a look at Our Kitchen tab for the details.

Our Linda McCartney Vegemince makes a delicious Spaghetti Bolognese, a staple favourite for lots of kids. Try blending boiled carrots, broccoli and courgettes into a puree to mix into the tomato sauce to pack in some extra goodness.

If your kids go crazy for burgers, serve our Vegetarian Mushroom and Spinach Burgers with homemade sweet potato fries. Chop your sweet potato into French fry shapes, par boil for two minutes and finish off in a hot oven with olive oil and salt until crispy and cooked through. Sweet potatoes are a source of vitamin c and essential nutrients giving little bodies a whole range of goodness. Check out Jamie Oliver’s article about them: www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/why-sweet-potato-is-healthy/

Cake! Using vegetables such as beetroot and sweet potato in baking is a quirky and delicious approach to stealth vegetable action. If it’s something you haven’t considered before, try this beetroot and chocolate cake recipe from BBC Good Food, you’ll be fighting over the plate with your kids. www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7663/blitzandbake-beetroot-and-chocolate-cake

VEGANUARY! January 15, 2016 14:25

Recent research has estimated that over the Christmas period, each Brit ate a whopping 30,000 more calories than normal!* Can you imagine what that looks like? We’ve worked out it’s the equivalent of 13 Victoria sponge cakes and 144 scoops of ice-cream over a 30 day period!

Don’t get us wrong, we love Christmas and all the overindulgence it brings, but is anyone else feeling the need to simplify? With that in mind, this month we are giving Veganuary a go. It’s a global campaign that encourages people to try going vegan for the first month of the year.

The non-profit organisation Veganuary explain on their website: “Veganism is one of the most effective choices a person can make to reduce the suffering of animals, help the planet and improve personal health.”

Eating vegan is generally considered to be an effective way of reducing your calorie intake, which is a bit of a plus after all the Christmas feasting! Check out their website for more information if you’re curious - there’s masses of information and recipes.

And don’t forget our delicious range of Vegan-suitable products too, including our award-winning Country Pies, our new-recipe 1/4lb and 50g Burgers, and our Sausages, Sausage Rolls, Sausage Plait and Mince! Check out our range in the “Our Food” tab for details.

www.veganuary.com

*Survey carried out on behalf of Tilda® Basmati Rice by Online Opinions who interviewed 1,000 adults.

OUR NEW LOOK November 2, 2015 15:57

It’s been an exciting few months at Linda McCartney Foods. We've been hard at work to revitalise our brand and now the day has come that we reveal our new look!

Working with The McCartney Family, we've created a fresh, modern style, which we hope will inspire consumers to reach out for our delicious, great tasting food.

Look out for our new packaging, which will continue to roll out across our range in the coming months.

We would love to hear your thoughts on our new look!

NEW SPANISH INSPIRED PAELLA November 2, 2015 15:01

Don’t be too disheartened that the nights are drawing in for winter, try our NEW Spanish inspired Paella! You’re not in Sunny Spain, but it’s the next best thing!

Either a quick meal fix or a tasty family dinner, our lovely Paella is ready from freezer to wok in a matter of minutes!

A delicious mix of seasoned rice, juicy chicken-style pieces, green beans, red peppers, peas, mushrooms and onions; dress it up with a handful of fresh coriander and a squeeze of lemon right before serving for a creative and vibrant plate.

You’ll find our flavoursome Paella in Tesco stores now.

Let us know what you think!