Plant-based Living





What is Tempeh? The perfect plant-based protein

Tempeh [tem-pay] is an ancient Indonesian superfood made from just three natural ingredients: soybeans, water and live cultures.

Serves: 2-3 people

Cooking time: 5-10 mins

“Treat yourself to a delicious Buddha Bowl, using organic vegetables and a lot of plant-based protein. 

Gorgeous on the Inside with GIGI's ORGANIC.”


Tiba Tempeh Sweet Chili Pieces

and your choice of…

Luscious leaves: rocket, kale, spinach,

lettuce, cabbage, watercress, bok choy, herbs

Gorgeous grains: quinoa, rice, buckwheat,

bulgur wheat, chickpeas

Vibrant veggies: broccoli, pepper, carrot,

tomato, corn, cucumber, mushroom,

beetroot, radish, asparagus from GIGI's ORGANIC

Healthy fabulous fats: avocado, seeds, nuts,

hummus, coconut flakes

Drizzly dressing: tahini + lemon juice,

soy + ginger, peanut satay sauce, pesto


Simply pick a wide selection of

ingredients from above, assemble

your Buddha Bowl in a vaguely stylish

way, then top with Tiba

Tempeh Pieces and enjoy!

What’s included in the Buddha Bowl?

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    Tiba Tempeh Sweet Chili Pieces from GIGI's ORGANIC

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    Organic vegetables from GIGI's ORGANIC

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Pregnancy Superfoods for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy Superfoods for a Healthy Pregnancy

Eat the best superfoods during your pregnancy, packed with nutrients to help boost your baby's development.

Sweet potatoes contain fiber, Vitamin C and large amounts of potassium. Roast, boil sweet potatoes or make it into a tasty mash, by simply adding some seasoning and a splash of coconut milk.

Broccoli is packed with folate, fiber, calcium, Vitamin A, minerals, potassium. Broccoli aids bone growth, strengthens the immune system, balances blood pressure, helps healthy vision and balances normal blood pressure. Add broccoli to stir-fry dishes, roast it, steam it, add broccoli to soups or make it into a puree.

Avocados are rich in vitamin C and E. Avocados have high quantities of monounsaturated fatty acids, fibre, folate, and potassium Avocados are beneficial for your baby’s brain development, as they contain healthy omega-3 fats. Incorporate avocados into your diet in addition to a green salad, mix with walnuts and mango or orange, alternatively mash into guacamole.

Spinach contains folic acid, it is high in fiber, vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. Spinach is rich in folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, zinc, protein and manganese. During pregnancy, folic acid can prevent your unborn baby from developing birth defects such as spina bifida, cleft palate and cleft lip. Leafy greens like spinach is very important, incorporate spinach into your diet by making a green smoothie with a banana, steam or sauté spinach, eat fresh by creating a tasty salad with strawberries and almond.

Carrots are high in fiber, contain beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A, B, folic acid, lutein, decreasing the risk of age-related macular degeneration and improving eye health. Carrots protect from heart disease and cancer. Cook a delicious and easy carrot soup, healthy and scrumptious, perfect in the cold weather. Baby-led weaning tip: mix carrots with any of these to make a purée: broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes, lentils.

Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A and C which help in better absorption of iron. Tomatoes contain high levels of dietary fiber, Vitamin K, potassium, iron, and calcium, all of which are important for healthy fetal growth. Tomatoes improve blood circulation and keep the heart healthy, prevent blood loss, improve immunity, prevent cancer.

Bell peppers strengthen the immune system, contain antioxidant powers and aid the body to absorb iron. One red bell pepper delivers nearly three times as much Vitamin C as an orange. Add bell peppers to stir-fries, salads or simply eat them raw.

The food you consume during pregnancy affects your energy and well-being, as well as the health of the baby. It is essential that the type of food that you consume is high in nutrients. Vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, essential to a healthy pregnancy diet. Always wash fruit and vegetables before using them.

GIGI's ORGANIC delivers fresh organic fruit and vegetables to your door, to help adding leafy greens and nutrition to your weekly meals. Grow your bump and baby in a natural and healthy way with us. 

Subscribe to GIGI's Medium Organic Vegetable Box, delivered weekly from as little as £17.99.

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Benefits of Fermented Foods

Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are one of biggest food trends of last year, and it still continues. Fermented products are everywhere: in the yoghurt section, in the drinks isle, in cafes and hidden in the tinned vegetable sections of small artisan stores. What is this trend? 

What does “fermented” mean and why are these foods deemed to be good for us? This blog article will answer all your questions, and explain why we need fermented foods in our diets.

Let’s start with the fundamentals. Fermentation is a process by which foods are broken into simpler molecules from more complex structures. This process commonly involves bacterial microorganisms, which aid the fermentation process.
It is required that the substance undergoing this process has simple carbohydrates in it (these normally come from the product being fermented, i.e. the fruit or vegetables) to allow bacteria to feed on it and keep growing and doing their job of fermenting.

The most common items sold in their fermented state are:
- kombucha, a fermented tea drink
- fermented vegetables, kimchi
- fermented fruit and jams
- kerned dairy products, kefir

The beneficial aspect for health in fermented products hides in the bacterial cultures that are used to ferment them. The longer the product is under fermentation, the larger the bacterial colony will become, and the more beneficial the food will be for our health. Bacteria is most important for our gut. The cultures we consume act as pro- and pre-biotics and help sustain the good bacteria inside our digestive tract.

Our gut is the key element to our body’s health and wellbeing. When our gut is happy, we are happy: our mood is better, our immune system is stronger, our energy levels improve. The highest number of bacteria lives in the colon, and that is where all the magic action of fermented foods takes place. The research in on why fermented foods are so beneficial to us is still unclear, but is very promising.

Another large benefit of fermented vegetables is that they are easy to make at home, but they do take a lot of time and patience for the bacteria to grow. Often foods that you find in stores contain extra added sugar or preservatives, but there is no need for that.
We wanted to share a simple savoury recipe of how to ferment vegetables at home with you. The choice vegetables that you can ferment is almost limitless, you can ferment almost any one of them: cucumbers, zucchini, aubergines, tomatoes, mushrooms, cabbage, peppers and so many more. 

The process and ingredients required could not be simpler:
- A large jar with a tight lid
- The desired vegetable or mix of such
- Salt
- Water
Mix these ingredients in the jar. The amount of salt you add will depend on your taste, and the degree of fermentation you want to achieve. Leave the jar, tightly sealed for a week or two. It is a good idea to open the jar every few days to let the CO2 out. That’s it! Your probiotic powerhouse is ready to be consumed!

If you don’t have the time to make fruit and vegetables at home, you can get them from our Online Store, with your next vegetable box delivery or just on their own! We offer a variety of kraut and kimchi, prepared by our gorgeous partner Love Fermented through GIGI’s Organic Online Store! Go have a shop around and feed your gut with some good bacteria!
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