Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Celebrate Veganuary at Not Dogs!

The Veganuary fever has caught us at Not Dogs Birmingham! To celebrate we’re giving you 15% off your order for the whole month! Simply show this image to Crew and they’ll do the rest!


As the Veganuary team say there’s lots of reasons to try going vegan for the month of January… it could be because of your love of animals or maybe you want to kick off 2019 positively and make yourself feel good whilst helping the environment. Or do you love a challenge and want to add Veganuary to your New Year’s Resolutions and see as trying vegan as the healthiest start to the year?

Whatever the reason, Not Dogs can make the challenge a little easier with our meat-free menu - all of which can be made vegan of course!

Why not step outside the norm this January and choose a vegan rather than a veggie option when you’re at Not Dogs?


We can’t wait to see your Veganuary #SausageSelfie pictures!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 7 January 2019

Hello Houmous Not Dog (serves 4)

Our deli-dog the perfect healthy treat this January, our house-made houmous recipe is packed with plant-based protein and high in fibre for digestive and gut health. Whether you choose to enjoy this on a Not Dog (our favourite way!), with vegetable sticks or spread onto a sandwich this recipe is sure to be a top #Veganuary recipe!

Ingredients
200g/7oz canned chickpeas
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp water
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
pinch salt
Roasted red peppers

Plus:
4 hot dog rolls
4 of your favourite vegan sausages

Method
  1. Cook sausages according to packet instructions
  2. While they’re doing, drain the chickpeas and rinse
  3. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, cumin, salt, tahini, and water in a food processor
  4. Crush the garlic and add to the mix
  5. Blend to a creamy consistency and taste for extra seasoning
  6. Slice the red peppers into thin strips and put aside
  7. Once your sausages are cooked, it’s Not Dog assembly time…
  • Carefully put each sausage in a roll
  • Now get creative - add a swirl of houmous (approximately 1 tbsp), use a spoon to spread it across to get a good covering
  • Place the red peppers on top of the houmous
  • Finish off with a sprinkling of smoked paprika
Serve immediately and grab a #SausageSelfie to post online!


Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Hello Again to the Not Dogs Christmas Menu!

We are so excited to present to you the special Not Dogs Christmas menu filled with our favourite Christmas treats with a Not Dogs twist.

Santa’s Stilton Surprise

Not Dog topped with house-made Christmas-spiced caramelised red onions finished with a sprinkling of crumbled stilton

This recipe was a big hit at the Oxford Christmas Market which we did for two years running. We love the mix of warm, spiced onions with the sharp, creamy stilton.


Burger with Bells On!

‘Chicken’ burger topped with fresh spinach, sage and onion stuffing, house-made cranberry sauce and a dash of Not Dogs’ mayonnaise

We wanted to recreate all the delicious Christmas dinner tastes in a burger and offer something extra special to our fantastic customers.


The Gingerbread Cream Shake

Deliciously creamy gingerbread Nice Shake topped with cream and your own little gingerbread man! 

It's pretty amazing (even if we do say so ourselves)!


Of course, all our Christmas items are available vegan and you can enjoy this special menu at Not Dogs Birmingham from the 12th December until the 6th January.

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs


Monday, 10 December 2018

December Has Arrived and So Has Our Newest #SausageSelfie Competition!

We are so excited for Christmas at Not Dogs and of course loving our new Christmas Menu! Now without trying to think too far ahead, we're here to make January a little bit happier for you with our December #SausageSelfie competition! You can win...

A New Year's Feast at Not Dogs for you and a friend!


Combat the post-Christmas New Year blues with something to look forward to by simply uploading your #SausageSelfie this December on Instagram or Twitter for the chance to win!


Here are November's winner (or winners!) who won 25% off Not Dogs for Life... we just loved this cosy selfie posted on Twitter!



Look forward to seeing lots of you over the festive season!



Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs



Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Big Not Dogs Fan? You Need to Win November's #SausageSelfie Competition!

Are you one of our biggest fans? Do you come and visit us often (yay!)? If that's a yes then you need to get your camera ready and take an epic #SausageSelfie because in November's #SausageSelfie competition you can win...

25% off Not Dogs... for life!


Yes, forever! You'll receive an exclusive personalised Not Dogs card that you can use at Not Dogs Birmingham (and beyond as we expand!) for life. 25% off Not Dogs, burgers, sides and shakes - who could ask for more!?


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All you need to do is upload your picture tagging in #SausageSelfie on Twitter and/or Instagram in November and you’ll be in with the chance of winning 25% off Not Dogs for life - it’s that simple!


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October’s winner, posted on Instagram by @dorinakeller has won free sides for a month at Not Dogs Birmingham! Lucky her! 



Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Not Dogs are Celebrating All-Things Vegan this November

The first of November is World Vegan Day… and for the whole month we’re celebrating 
Vegan Month!

In November 1944 a group of friends wanted to distinguish the difference between not eating meat versus not eating any products from animals and so the Vegan Society which Not Dogs is part of, formed. Every November year since 1994, the Vegan Society have been celebrating World Vegan Day and, because of its popularity, it’s grown to become World Vegan Month where vegans and veganism is celebrated all over the world!


The first ever Vegan Society records show there was just 25 members now there’s over 7,000! The demand for meat-free food increased by a whopping 987% in 2017 and the number of vegans in the UK quadrupled between 2014 and 2018! It’s not only health that’s benefitting from this change; plant-based diet cuts the use of land by 76% and halves greenhouse gases and other pollution caused by food production.

This month is a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come and to highlight how beneficial, easy and accessible (especially now Not Dogs has arrived!) can be. It’s not just for vegans, but everyone can get involved whether it’s simply for World Vegan Day or the whole month with the 30 Day Vegan Pledge - every little bit helps health, animals and the planet.

We’re really excited about a new app called VeGuide that the society has developed which launches on the 1st of November. There’s an easy 30 day programme to follow and regular encouraging boosts tailored to your motivation.

In-store to celebrate World Vegan Day we’re giving you 20% off all vegan Not Dogs! Our utterly delicious seiten-based Not Dogs topped with all-vegan toppings (on request) are a big hit with our customers so, if you usually stick-to our original Not Dogs (we love them as much as you do!) why not try our lightly smoked vegan option and make use of November's special offers!?


Every Friday in November at Not Dogs Birmingham, to mark World Vegan Month, you can get 20% off our favourite vegan menu items…

2nd - What the Duck Dog
9th - Chris-P Chicken Burger
16th - Any of our Nice Shakes
23rd - Cha-Cha Chilli Not Pot
30th - Hello Houmous


Happy World Vegan Month! See you for some delicious goodies this November!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 22 October 2018

Meat-Free Chilli-Con-Carne AKA The Cha-Cha Chilli!

Get cosy whether you're staying in or heading to your nearest bonfire with our vegetarian chilli-con-carne recipe which deliciously tops our Cha-Cha Chilli Dog but goes equally well with rice, spooned onto a jacket potato or simply topped with crushed nachos and chilli flakes. It’s time to get cosy and indulge in some delicious warming food!

Cha-Cha Chilli-Con-Carne - serves four hungry people!

Ingredients
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp hot chilli powder
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp chopped red chillies
2 peppers, diced
Pinch of salt and pepper
300g meat-free mince
800g chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
400g kidney beans
250-500ml vegetable stock

Method

Heat the oil in a large saucepan
Fry all the spices and chilli flakes, garlic and chopped chillies until fragrant, constantly stirring
Add the peppers and a pinch of salt and pepper
Sauté for around five minutes until the peppers are starting to brown
Add the meat-free mince, stir well
Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and kidney beans, stir well
Simmer for ten minutes over a low heat, stirring occasionally
Add 250ml of the vegetable stock, stir and simmer for ten minutes
Check back regularly to see if more vegetable stock is required


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