We don’t have favourites but when it comes to these products; we can’t help but share our love for these plant-tactic foods.
These products have been planted staples in our kitchen for a long time now and we encourage you to get behind these brands/products and show your love too; we promise you won’t regret it.
Known as the fifth flavour after sweet, salty, sour and bitter, umami is the balancing flavour that helps build the overall flavour pallet in your dish. Its a flavour hard to truely describe but its the savoury notes in soy sauce, mushrooms and many cheeses (even the vegan kind ?). Its the ingredient/flavour that basically accelerates a dish from being good to being great.
Here are three of our favourite umami products that just elevate our dishes and promise you, they will elevate yours too.
Lately we have been exploring the world of seaweed and its true what the creator Sarah says, makes every meal more delicious with 100% natural seaweed. These seaweed blends have been carefully crafted for deliciousness without the sea-like or fishy taste. No fillers or additives and are 100% vegan/plant-based.
We started with the Rainbow Seaweed Seasoning that we found ourselves sprinkling on absolutely…everything! We now have in our pantry, all three rainbow seasoning mixes and interchange between then all or just add all three at once. A flavour sensation for your taste buds bursting with rich nutritional properties.
Click here to learn more about Alg Seaweed or to purchase online.
Miso is naturally high in umami so when you add it to food, you are not necessarily trying to make it taste like Miso, you are adding flavour and the Miso flavour is a little salty, a little sweet, a little sour and a lot of savoury, all in perfect balance.
These product can be used in almost any dish and we love using the Yellow chickpea miso to pimp up guacamole, which is one of our favourite uses for this product.
Click here to learn more about Meru Miso or to purchase online.
Peace, Love & Vegetables
It’s fermented to be. Handmade in Bryon Bay this Super-Kraut is essential to anyone looking to promote good gut health all the while consuming a product that tastes well bloody delicious.
We have been benefiting from fermented foods for a long time and when they are made with such passion and sustainability the love is just off the scale. We add a handful of kraut to almost every meal including buddha bowls, burgers and smashed avocado on toast.
Click here to learn more about the Peace, Love and Vegetables philosophy which is dedicated to leading the way in nutritional health and holistic living.
This cheese is nuts!
Delicate, salty, sharp, tart, nutty, piquant, smoky with a smooth creamy consistency that is how we describe plant-based cheese.
From slices, blocks, wedges and rounds there is a cheese variety to suit your recipe; slices for a cheese toasty, wedge to grate on top of your pasta, rounds and blocks to serve on your party cheese board along with dried figs, strawberries and crackers.
All The Things
All the Things must refer to ‘all the things’ you must have in your Planted Kitchen because their range in expansive and not limited to their handcrafted vegan cashew camembert and brie range.
Included in their offering is a range of condiments to help spice up your Planted Life; green comas, green miso, laska paste and a whole garden stock. The flavours have been crafted to taste authentic because they are authentic. They are fresh, natural and just full of 100% plant-based vegan ingredients. What more could you ask for?
Click here to learn more about All the Things or to purchase their products online.
Making cheese is simple right? Just add cashews, water, Tasmanian sea salt and culture. Along with nature’s natural ingredients such as pepperberry, fragrant fennel pollen foraged from along the Derwent River, umami rich black garlic, applewood for smoking and vine ash made from spray free Tasmanian grapevines. Its this natural ingredient listing that has these vegan cheeses taste so naturally good.
Click here to learn more about Artisa vegan cheese and how they are forging their own path in plant-based cheese production.
The Vegan Dairy
A Vegan Dairy that produces cheeses, butter and cremes all soy free, dairy free, lactose free, cruelty free and sustainably produced.
Their cheese range is expansive; from feta to mozzarella, the rich range of plant-based cheeses is made the good old-fashioned way with a great modern twist for our pure enjoyment. The butter is rich and tastes how cultured butter should taste and then there is the vegan creme, ridiculously rich and dreamy.
Click here to learn more about The Vegan Dairy or to purchase their products online.
Protein; its doesn’t just come from beef
Plant-based vegans all need protein right? Everyone does but it doesn’t need to come from an animal source exclusively; you can consume [quality] protein from plant-based sources and still be able to grow and repair muscles. I know right, brain explosion!
Protein comes in many forms and below are just three ways in which we love to get our daily intake of protein and have it taste good too.
Seed and Weed
There are 4 flavours of Seed & Weed bars and the creators seem to have developed the perfect recipe for an endurance bar and equally satisfying work snack. Soft, chewy, flavoursome and protein rich these bars of goodness will keep you satisfied for hours (who needs a snickers when you can have a Seed & Weed bar?)
Click here to learn more about Seed & Weed bars or to purchase their products online.
Hemp Foods Australia
Want to get high? Then hemp is not the product for that but you will be feeling the nutritional benefits of hemp products long after you have enjoyed them. Equally used in our Planted Life are hemp seeds and protein powder; with a natural earthly flavour these products are about harnessing the powers of nature’s superfoods – naturally.
Click here to learn more about Hemp Foods Australia or to purchase their products online.
Is all tempeh made from soy beans? When you explore the world of Gwen’s Tempeh your taste buds are exposed to 4 amazing varieties; soybean, chickpea, redrice and lupin All have been fermented to produce a firm chewy texture that is easily prepared as a healthy low fat (protein rich) meat alternative. Tempeh can be heated and cooked into curries, stir fry, burgers and bolognese and even added to salads.
Click here to learn more about this fine artisan tempeh.
We are just here to share the Plant-based goodness…..you can thank us later.