​A Winter Recipe to try with Biopak

​A Winter Recipe to try with Biopak

Posted by The Wares Team on 4th Dec 2023

We're huge fans of ethically sourced and biodegradable products, so we're delighted to stock Vegware and BioPak products; the compostable takeaway choice. Whether you run a catering business or are hosting an event, these compostable products are perfect for serving food. They're also great to have at home for the occasions when you want to make your own nourishing food and then take it out with you. Cheaper and healthier than buying out!

So if you're ready to up your green credentials, let's take a look at a good recipe that will work perfectly with the sustainable BioPak range.

Vegetarian Chilli

This is a great recipe for making use of leftover vegetables and its beauty is that you can basically use whatever variations of veg you have to hand. It's also a really good way to boost your five a day, and for sneaking extra veg into your family's diet!

How to make it

Step 1

Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan over a low to medium heat. Fry two chopped carrots, two chopped onions and two celery sticks with two teaspoons of dried mixed herbs, for around ten minutes. Stir every so often until the vegetables are soft, but not turning golden. If they do start to catch, just add a splash of water.

Step 2

Stir in one sliced red pepper and one sliced green pepper, along with two crushed garlic cloves. Cook these for another five minutes before sprinkling in a couple of teaspoons of chilli powder (according to your preference) and 2 teaspoons of sweet smoked paprika. At this point, turn the heat up a little and cook it for a minute while you stir. Add in a couple of teaspoons of tomato puree and cook everything for another minute before you add in a drained can of kidney beans, another of tinned tomatoes and 400ml of stock. If you'd like to add in any extra veg, do so at this stage. Chopped mushrooms, frozen sweetcorn and chunks of sweet potato all work very well.

Step 3:

Bring the chilli to the boil and then turn the heat down so that it simmers for around half an hour until the sauce thickens and the beans are tender. Season well and serve with whatever you fancy! We love rice, soured cream, grated cheese and a little fresh coriander.

Top tip: This is also an excellent recipe to make at leisure in your slow cooker. Simply add the ingredients, stir well and then let them gently cook for a few hours. The results will be incredibly tender and the smell will be delicious!

To take your veggie chilli out and about with you, use our range of BioPack and Vegware takeaway containers for carrying your lunch or tea around with you. Simply batch-cook the chilli and then serve it individually in these compostable containers, which can then be popped into the microwave when you want to warm up the contents. You'll find different sizes of compostable Vegware and Biopak products on our website and even better, they all come with free delivery, so you can save extra on our already excellent prices! See them here:

Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food:

Discover the full range of compostable packaging

Wares is committed to helping our customers enjoy more sustainable, eco-friendly lives, and our range of compostable takeaway packaging is a great way to support this aim. Not only is the Vegware and BioPak range made from plant-based materials, but everything in it can be composted in less than 12 weeks. Our packaging helps you cut down on the amount of plastic you use and protect the planet at the same time.

If you run your own food service business, it also helps you to stay in line with the new plastic packaging ban which came into force on 1st October and prohibits the use of single-use plastic cutlery, balloon sticks, trays, bowls, and plates.

So whether you're buying compostable takeaway packaging for a business, an event or for your own batch cooking and lunch service, you can help to support the planet, lessen your own environmental impact and enjoy the benefits of a more sustainable lifestyle when you choose Vegware and BioPak! See the full range here:

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