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I love to bring you funky delicious sauces that all of the family can enjoy, thats why my sauces are vegan, wheat and dairy free ranging from mild through to blow your head off hot! I love feeding people! I make all my products with passion and the love of clean simple ingredients, just like you would make it at home, my greatest wish is that you enjoy cooking with me, using my sauces to bring you inspiration and joy to the meals you make, I hope to tickle your tastebuds and give you products that will fill you with foodie pleasure.

We’re Cutting Down on Plastic

We’re Cutting Down on Plastic

Over the last month, we’ve been chatting to lots of different people about how we can make things better for you and all our customers. You won’t be surprised to know that everyone we spoke too told us that they love our sauces they also told us that the environment matters to them and they wanted us to ensure our packaging is as eco-friendly as possible. We have chosen a number of green packaging solutions that involve only sustainable, recycled and biodegradable materials. When we find a way to eliminate plastic completely from our packaging we’ll let you know

Meanwhile these are the changes we have in place;

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  • We are now using paper bubble wrap to safeguard the parcels we send out. Made from sustainable natural material. We chose Geami paper bubble wrap because it conforms to environmentally-friendly aims 
  • We are using paper infill where needed 
  • We are using paper sticky tape to secure our boxes

And some we are working on;

  • Sending out a courier pack still requires a plastic bag even though it is made using recycled materials
  • Fragile tape is still plastic however we only use a minimum amount where needed
  • We need to use plastic bubblewrap bags on some of our products to withstand the Amazon shipping process – we are minimising this as much as possible and only in addition to paper bubblewrap, cardboard boxes or paper in the majority of parcels

Let us know your thoughts and also if you have further solutions for us to consider please let us know.

Curry Coconut Tofu Flan

Serves 2  | Prep time 20 mins | Cook time 40 mins
Tofu can be really boring and uninspiring so we set about making it interesting and tasty in this wholemeal flan. My journey with pastry making has taken me to really appreciating wholemeal flour and how satisfying it is and of course normally better for you than white flour.  Although if not careful you can get into problems with dryness and cracking you should be fine with this recipe, I have learnt to never be afraid of adding more water but do it in very small amounts at a time!

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Our Christmas Recipe – Turkey Coconut Curry

Spice up your Christmas leftovers with our amazingly tasty Turkey Coconut Curry dish. Transform your cooked meat into something special. Our turkey treat takes just 5 minutes to prepare and you can put your feet up while it cooks! Merry Christmas!

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Our Autumn Recipe – Fish Tea Appetiser

Here’s an island family favourite – Chef Bernie’s delicious recipe for this fragrant light soup appetiser with a mild tasting fish base. The recipe is part of our VIP Sauce Club Cosy Caribbean Autumn Recipe Book.

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Recipe of the Month – Tropical Canapés

Our simple tropical canapé recipes can be quickly rustled up to wow your guests! Here are some ideas for you to try with our Tropical Range of sauces. Our sauces also make delicious easy dips which you can serve with a number of different crudités. Pop these together for a real wow factor. It’s well worth the effort – your friends will love them!

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Tuna Fish Jerk style with Aubergine and Creamy Spaghetti

This week’s recipe is our tasty Tuna fish Jerk style with Aubergine and creamy spaghetti, using Chef Bernie’s Tropical Jerk Paste – our Sauce of the Month. We hope you enjoy Chef Bernie’s indulgent Summer treat.

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Chef Bernie wins 4th award in 3 months!

We were blown away at Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival when we received our fourth award in just 3 months! Our Guildford winner was our Sweet Pepper and Ginger Sauce, coming first in the Mild Sauce category.

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BBQ Pork Ribs Jerk Style

Our BBQ Recipe of the Month for August is our tasty BBQ Pork Ribs Jerk Style, with Chef Bernie’s Tropical Jerk Paste. These mouth-watering, tender ribs are perfect served straight from the grill with Chef Bernie’s Tomato Ketchup. Delicious!

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Coconut Curry Sauce Winner!

We so very chuffed to have won a first prize with our Curry Coconut Sauce at Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Show in Hampshire.

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The Curry Coconut is part of our Tropical Range which has no added sugar with the natural sweetness coming from sun dried tomato, it’s now become our best selling sauce.

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Check out a scrumptious vegan recipe of Papaya & Coconut Curry