Sgaia is a super company, founded by two foodie Italians who now live in Scotland. Their company creates ‘vegan meats’ made from seitan, which is a meat made from wheat! Sounds odd, but it works! Used by Buddhist cultures for centuries, it’s made with gluten so obviously not for gluten-intolerance or allergies, but good for most other people.
For now, recycle the plastic packaging at supermarket bag bins. Keep vegan meats away from pets, due to unsafe ingredients like onion, garlic etc. Read more on food safety for people & pets.
It’s really easy to cook and tastes like-for-like with meat, also in texture. Although it’s advised to cook to bring out better flavours, you can also eat Sgaia meats cold in sandwiches etc, as they are pre-cooked (once opened, keep in an airtight container in the fridge, and eat within a few days). The products are also suitable for freezing. The range (which includes family/catering size packs) includes:
- Garlic & rosemary stuffed roast
- Smoky vegan rashers or pancetta cubes
- Vegan steaks, burgers & pastrami
- Pepperoni & Lorne-style sausages
- Summer BBQ & taster boxes