If you have ever considered a plant-based diet, January is the perfect time to start. Not only is it the beginning of the year, which comes with new resolutions but it is Veganuary. Celebrating Veganuary means joining thousands of others who take part in the challenge led by a non-profit organisation.
How Did Veganuary Start?
The month of Veganuary was initiated by the self-titled charity in 2014. The annual challenge aims to promote and educate on the topic of veganism. The purpose is to encourage you to try a vegan lifestyle for a month. However, many people choose to continue and embrace a whole new lifestyle!
We aren’t just talking the UK for this challenge though. Over the years it has grown to become an international event with participants from over 200 countries and territories joining the family. In 2021, more than 500,000 people chose to try vegan. 2022 is looking to enjoy even great involvement.
Celebrating Veganuary is incredibly important for the charity. The team has worked tirelessly to improve the provision of vegan products in stores and restaurants. Many retailers now dedicate an aisle, menus and social media content to the month of Veganuary. This only shows the huge strides the world has taken. There is still work to be done by the non-profit, but they continue to drive awareness across national and international media.
You can read some more amazing statistics and about the work of the Veganuary charity here.
Gazebo is Celebrating Veganuary
Throughout the month, we are sharing some of our vegan dishes on social media. We also see it as a great chance to talk about our vegetarian meals. These are perfect for those who choose not to move completely to veganism. The dishes may include ingredients such as eggs or milk but are all fully listed, along with clearly marked allergens, on every package.
So what Chef’s Creations are we shouting about this month? Punjabi Chole Saag Aloo. This dish is a delicious blend of aromatic spices from the saag with the creaminess of the chole and aloo. Our range also includes Red Thai Vegetable Curry, Tarka Dhal, Onion Bhajis or even Mixed Vegetable Rice.
One of our team favourites is our Indian Selection, which is all vegan and served with a tasty, tangy, tamarind dip! The box includes 2 Vegetable Samosas, 2 Onion Bhajis and 2 Vegetable Pakoras. It is perfect as a side, snack or even for a movie night! This selection makes celebrating Veganuary super tasty!
And remember, we create vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and even low sugar meals so we have something for everyone!
Join us on our social media channels in January for foodie inspiration, vegan and vegetarian food ideas and quick wins in the kitchen. We love to hear from customers who have enjoyed our dishes, so get involved and share your creations.
If you are a retailer and would like to enhance your range with our Chef’s Creations Ready Meals or Food To Go ranges, feel free to email us so you can request more info.