Off the Shelf: What’s new in food
A family-owned and operated Australian business’ vegan-friendly alternatives to dairy products have proved such a hit that the company is now exporting to six countries.
Dairy-Free Down Under offers choices ranging from cheese to dips and mayonnaise.
Options include “parmesan” and cream cheeses made with cashews, cheddar- and mozzarella-style slices and shreds, and even aioli made with soy.
HEALTHY FAST FOOD
A healthy drive-through sounds like an oxymoron but Nourish and Feed in Duncraig is exactly that.
The family-owned business was established in 2015 with the aim of providing wholesome, nutritious and healthier options for people on the go.
Its new autumn menu has been designed in consultation with South West chef George Cooper, of Tiller Dining.
There are five seasonal “build your bowl” salads, all gluten-free and vegetarian or vegan, with optional extras including BlackWood Valley free-range beef and marinated tempeh.
The Food team recently tried the vegan and gluten-free Vietnamese noodle bowl and the daily greens with broccolini, buckwheat, cabbage and honey mustard dressing.
The two bowls, $11 each, easily served three hungry staff, with the combination of zoodles, vermicelli, papaya, mint, coriander and soy-lime dressing on the Vietnamese bowl a winner.
Pasta made with wheat alternatives “promise to be ‘soy’ good for you”.
That’s the message from Slendier’s Organic Soy Bean and Edamame Bean Spaghettis, which hit Coles shelves this month.
The pasta is described as a good source of protein and fibre, so you’ll feel fuller for longer.
“The bean pasta range has only a quarter of the carbs and a third of the calories of regular wheat pasta, meaning it is ideal for dieters and, because it is gluten free, it’s also great for those who have coeliac disease,” Slendier says.
The products are priced at $5.20.
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