Monday, 23 November 2015

Spotlight On… The Oxford Christmas Market

This year we will return to the Oxford Christmas Market to take up residency in our little festive wooden chalet from 10 to 20 December.

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We love Oxford as a city and the Christmas Market is our favourite for a few reasons which we thought we’d share with you all...
  • The market is small but perfectly formed with so many gorgeous and unique local offerings from Demijohn and Exotic Coffee Roasters to Churros Garcia and us of course! You can make your way around the stalls without it being too busy leaving you enough time to browse everything we all have to offer
  • The tasty tipples! From Bailey’s Hot Chocolate at Winter Warmers to the best coffee Katie & Jane have ever had from the baristas at Exotic Coffee Roasters, you will find the perfect way to warm up on a chilly Winter’s day
  • The Oxford Christmas Market is the only Christmas market where you can get devour your way through the UK’s only Quorn Bratwurst – courtesy of Not Dogs of course! This year we’ll be offering a tasty side of our new and very popular 'Crispy Waffle Fries' seasoned with Christmas spices and a sparkly seasonal tipple too!
  •  Every stall is hand-selected by the organisers of the market, so you’ll find everything you’d hoped to find from award-winning and some of the most sought after exhibitors in the UK
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We hope you’ll come & visit us this year, you can find all the information you need, including a full list of exhibitors and location details at

Oxford Christmas Market

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Monday, 16 November 2015

Not Dogs Sausage Showcase on Winter Favourite: Santa's Stilton Surprise

Quorn Bratwurst topped with crumbled Christmas-spiced caramelised red onions with a sprinkling of crumbled stilton cheese

Santa's Stilton Surprise

Why 'surprise' you may ask? Well we were surprised how well tangy stilton cheese went with a Not Dog when coming up with ideas for our Winter menu. We'd tried numerous different recipes but we knew this one would get full approval from the big man himself!

A hint of nutmeg comes with the crispy, caramelised red onions bringing even more of the festive season into our most Christmassy of Not Dogs.

Find us at the beautiful Oxford Christmas Market 10th-20th December and get yourself a Santa's Stilton Surprise!

Oxford Christmas Market

See you there!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Vegetarian Chilli-Con-Carne or 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...

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

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 Quorn mince
800g chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
400g kidney beans
250-500ml vegetable stock

  • 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
  • Saute for around five minutes until the peppers are starting to brown
  • Add the Quorn 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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