That’s right, its that time of the month again – Welcome to Edition #2 of Oh! Monday monthly – Green Sisters monthly newsletter with updates features and guest blogging from people we think you may like to hear from.
This month, we hear from the co-founder of a very useful app, which enables you to find restaurants to Eatsafe, eating without limits. Finding somewhere suitable to eat might have been difficult, until now, but it no-longer needs to be. February edition of Oh! monthly features Guest Blogger – Alexandra Evans, Co-founder of the Eatsafe App.
Also in this edition, you can find out more about Green Sisters ** NEW ** range of products, including a sneak peak at the Green Sisters Live kitchen demo slots at Veganlife Live – Alexandra Palace on 10th & 11th February.
You can still buy your tickets by clicking this link, or even more temping – get them free by entering Green Sisters Competiton. We will announce winners later this week and leave them for you to collect at the venue this weekend!
Enter to win * TWO FREE TICKETS * by simply sharing the ‘Oh Monthly Post” and commenting – ‘Green Sisters at Vegan Life Live’ Competition.
We have 3 pairs to give away! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be inspired.
YOUR CHOICE FOR AUTHENTIC INDIAN FREE FROM FOOD
VEGANLIFE FEBRUARY 2018
GUEST BLOGGER ALEXANDRA EVANS
EATING SAFE WITH ALLERGIES
EATSAFE & EASTSAFE!
THE SECOND EDITION.
…. to all of our readers! Green Sisters welcomes you to our SECOND newsletter.
In our previous edition, we promised to spend our time in the kitchen, sharing our favourite food ideas to help you enjoy home-cooked authentically-inspired dishes, rustled up by us, to inspire you! With a number of flavoursome recipes in the pipeline.
With the soft launch of our NEW spice pots on the horizon, you will see how simple it can be to Eatsafe with allergies, and introduce nutritious food to your diets, and the diets of those you enjoy to eat with. After all, February is the month to show your love, and what better way to achieve this than through food!?! Our NEW blended spices will allow you too enjoy dishes from the East, with a Western Green Sisterly touch . Look out for this on our social media and youtube channels.
Having fully embraced the spirit of Veganuary, we thought we would step it up a notch in February, at Vegan Life Live Show (10-11 February) – not to be missed! We will be showcasing some of our NEW gluten free ranges, which include our famous sweet samosas (chocolate & apple!). You can even find us cooking up some dishes live in the demo kitchens, if you look hard enough :)!
COOKING WITH LOVE & ALLERGIES!
Here are the locations at Veganlife Live, where you will find Geeta & Reena (The Green Sisters Co-founders, Coeliac and non-Coeliac sisters) demo’ing simple recipes inspired from the East.
Saturday 10th February
15.30 – 16.00
Vegan Life Kitchen
Delightful Indian Dinners
Sunday 11th February
14.30 – 15.00
Vegan Life Kitchen
Lazy Indian Lunch Boxes
In this edition we are privileged to introduce our second Guest Blogger; Alexandra Evans, Co-Founder & Restaurant Communications at Eastsafe.
Eat safe is a fantastic business, which introduced technology to helps individuals to source safe places to eat food, within the limitations of your diet or allergies. Making it simple to choose where you’ll eat next.
Alexandra reveals her story, living top tips for ‘Eating Out Safe with Allergies!’
If you would like to take part in our next edition, email firstname.lastname@example.org – Happy Reading!
Eating Out Safely With Allergies – My Story and Top Tips!
Alex is a major foodie, home cook, and the co-founder of Eat Safe, an app for people with intolerances and allergies to help them eat out at restaurants. Here she tells us about her trials with her intolerances, eating out and how her app solution can improve the experience…
I used to say I had a stomach of steel. It was amazing what I could get away with eating – year old frozen risotto for example – and I’d never turn anything down (I even ate a BBQ cockroach once – I wouldn’t recommend it.)
So when stricken with a severe rare stomach bug in 2013 which left my gut quite damaged, I didn’t want to believe my doctor when she told me I was showing signs of food intolerance. I cried, stomped my feet, told myself I’d ‘power through’. But when eating half a cup of soy milk left me in hours of pain and discomfort, I had to accept that an intolerance to soya had developed – and it totally changed my life.
No more taking canapes off the tray, no more spontaneous forays into restaurants – everything had to be planned, asked about, double checked. Waiters showed me what was gluten free when I told them I was intolerant to SOY – they didn’t seem to have a clue.
I searched my phone… why has no-one made an app making these easier? Restaurants have to have allergen info – why isn’t it all in one place, so people can filter it to their requirements?? But nothing existed. So I set about making one so that myself, and others with similar issues, could go back to loving food and loving eating out.
Fast forward a few years, and things are going well for those of us with food issues! Restaurants are becoming more allergen aware, there are loads of fab free-from supermarket products becoming widely available, and fantastic little businesses like The Green Sisters are popping up and providing us with our favourite treats, made even better as they are accessible to all. My gut has got a little worse, I now also struggle with gluten, so when I ordered some samosas from The Green Sisters in November it was like Christmas had come early!
And the app? We named it Eat Safe, and it’s thriving – we’re about to release in London, and will be soon expanding to the rest of the UK. But check out this video to get an idea of what it does, and to see my struggle whilst adding Veganuary to my mix of requirements!!
> video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aeMgAOtmEo
I’m working on healing my gut so that in the future, I’ll be able to enjoy most foods. But in the meantime, I’m committed to helping gluten free, dairy free, vegans, vegetarians and people with allergies enjoy the eating out experience, as they should be able to! You’ll find me in all the restaurants along the way… glass of wine in hand.