Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Happy Birthday to Us! Win Not Dogs for Life!

Not Dogs is celebrating its second birthday and as a thank you for being such awesome fans we'd like to give three people the chance to win Not Dogs... for life!

Enter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for you chance to win a Not Dog a day for the rest of your days!

Good luck!

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Not Dogs For Life Birthday Competition Terms & Conditions
The Not Dogs For Life Competition is open to all UK and Ireland residents. To apply you must be aged 16 and over.
No purchase necessary. Simply enter the competition in accordance with instructions on the Not Dogs Twitter & Instagram accounts:
The birthday competition will run from Wednesday 29 June 2016 from 09.00 until 09.00 on Thursday 30 June 2016.
Only correct entries completed on Twitter and Instagram will be valid. Any application containing incorrect or incomplete information will be invalid and will not be considered.
1 x winner from Instagram and 1 x winner from Twitter will be selected at random from all valid entries and will be announced on Thursday 30 June 2016.
The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be sent out in the post (provided the winners have given correct postal addresses) in July 2016.
Voucher must be used in conjunction with valid form of ID to claim a free Not Dog. The voucher will not be accepted if used by anyone other than the winner. The winner may claim one free Not Dog per day from Friday 30 July 2016 and for the rest of his/her life when claimed with a valid form of ID and approved by Not Dogs.
Free Not Dogs must be claimed by the winner in person at an event attended by Not Dogs, and cannot be used online or by phone order.
1 x Free Not Dogs for Life voucher will be sent by 31 July 2016 to each winner providing winners have sent their postal addresses to the team by 20 July 2016.
By entering the competition you grant permission for Not Dogs to use any photographs and/or videos submitted of you in print and/or online, this includes for any marketing activities after the competition has ended and in future activity.
Not Dogs reserves the right to publicise the name for each of the winners.
In the event of any prize not being available for whatever reason, Not Dogs may offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value and quality.
Any prizes unclaimed after reasonable efforts from Not Dogs to contact the winner will be distributed at the company’s discretion. Not Dogs does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to online issues and Not Dogs is not liable for lost prizes.
Not Dogs reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any stage, if deemed necessary in their opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of their control.
Not Dogs reserves the right to withdraw any winner through a fraudulent claim. Upon there being no entries, there will be no winner.
Your personal data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third party for marketing purpose unless agreed.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Jamaican-Me-Crazy Not Dog Recipe

This lively Not Dog with jalapeños, crispy lettuce, mango mayonnaise and jerk sauce, will awaken your taste buds and bring a touch of the Jamaican sunshine to your BBQ! 
Ingredients (serves 4)
4 Quorn Hot Dogs
4 hot dog buns
Sliced pickled green jalapeños
4 Iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded
Mango Mayonnaise:
1/2 ripe mango, flesh finely chopped
1/2 lime, juice and zest
75g mayonnaise
Jerk Sauce*:
2 spring onions, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/4 white onion, chopped
1 garlic clove
1 scotch bonnet chilli, deseeded if you’d like less heat!
Pinch dried thyme
1/2 lime, juice
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground allspice
Pinch of salt
* There’s some great pre-made jerk sauces available if you don’t fancy making the sauce at home, but, it’ll be worth it!

  1. Put the mayonnaise, chopped mango and lime juice and zest in a bowl. Mix together vigorously and put in the fridge to chill
  2. Pop all the ingredients for the jerk sauce in a food processor and blend into a paste, adding cold water a tablespoon at a time to create the desired consistency. Put to the side while you prepare the hot dogs
  3. Cook the Quorn Hot Dogs as per the packet instructions. Meanwhile, get all your prepared ingredients (jalapeños, lettuce, mango mayo and jerk sauce) ready for topping
  4. Once the Hot Dogs are cooked, put one into each bun. Now it’s time to assemble your Not Dogs... 
  • First, spoon on the jerk sauce, covering each Hot Dog evenly
  • Sprinkle on the lettuce on each
  • Next, put on the mango mayonnaise (if you have a plastic squeezy bottle use that!)
  • Finally, top each Not Dog with 4 slices of jalapeño 


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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Not Dogs Recipe Inspiration

Our recipe inspiration for Not Dogs comes from all around us, let's go on a little journey starting close to home with the...

Kickin' Katie Nacho Dog
Of course, this Not Dog is named after co-founder Katie and was created to represent her love for spice! The pickled jalapeños on top of the cool guacamole, creamy cheddar and crunchy nachos are her favourite part!

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Bali Breakfast Dog
Whilst on holiday in Bali, on a tiny island called Gili Trawangan, we had a simple, delicious, fresh breakfast of toasted sourdough bread topped with a freshly mixed avocado salsa and feta. We knew instantly this mix of ingredients would go perfectly on a Not Dog and they did! With a touch of chilli flakes of course!

Gili Trawangan

Waffle Fries
Standard chips just weren't going to cut it for us so we went on the hunt for something a bit special and came up with our lightly seasoned Waffle Fries - a little homage to the Japanese recipe of Furi Furi Fries.

Waffle Fries

We love to hear your recipe ideas as creating new menu items is one of our favourite things to do so please do get in touch across our social media channels at the end of this blog post!

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Behind The Scenes with Jean-Christophe Novelli for World Meat Free Day!

There was much excitement at Not Dogs last weekend as we embarked upon St Pancras International Station with 5 out of 5 Rosette and Michelin award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli who was enlisted with the Not Dogs crew to serve up Not Dogs in celebration of World Meat Free Day which took place on June 13th. 

Football fans, families and travellers stopped to try a Not Dog, with The Original Frank being a firm favourite among everyone!

Jean-Christophe is opening a new restaurant in Manchester this September, and we wish him the best of luck, we can’t wait to visit! And, in turn, look forward to him coming to see us in the first Not Dogs restaurant!

For more information on World Meat Free day head to

Don't forget to follow us on Snapchat to keep up to date with all our adventures: Not_Dogs

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Monday, 6 June 2016

World Meat Free Day is Nearly Here!

Do you want to help change the world with just ‘one small step for our planet’? Of course you do!

At Not Dogs, we’re proud to be supporting World Meat Free Day, which is taking place on the 13th June 2016, which aims to raise awareness of the impact meat production has on the world and our health, and as such encourages people to go meat free for just this one day to see the impact that can be made.

We've got some very exciting things going on at Not Dogs on World Meat Free Day so stay tuned across our social media channels for that!

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So, what are the stats? Well, if just one person went meat free on the 13th June 2016, this is the impact they could have:
Save the equivalent daily water usage of 9 people
Carbon saving equivalent to boiling a kettle 388 times
A fat saving of 11g, that’s 2 teaspoons of butter!
Save up to 90 calories, the equivalent to 2 Jaffa Cakes 

To find out more about World Meat Free Day, and some inspiring recipes and check out the sustainability calculator and join in, go to 

Don’t forget to tell all your friends and family and encourage them to join in. 

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