How can ready meals be healthy - aren't they highly processed and full of salt & sugar as well as additives and preservatives?!
Not these ones! All Glorious Game's meals are naturally preserved by freezing so there is no need for any additives or preservatives (other than those found within common store cupboard ingredients such as soy & Worcestershire sauce). I am passionate about using quality British & local produce wherever possible (and welcome suggestions for potential suppliers). I do not add sugar (other than a small amount of palm sugar in a couple of curries) and salt is kept to a minimum so that you can can season to your own taste. Game is lean, by it's very nature and I work closely with The Yorkshire Dietician (https://www.theyorkshiredietitian.co.uk) to ensure the dishes are as healthy as they can be. The "traffic light" nutritional labels speak for themselves.
Do you Offer Gluten Free Dishes?
Yes. Glorious Game's Gluten Free "Pheas-agna" (lasagne) is made with dehydrated courgetted in place of pasta, and gluten free flour. I can also substitute soy sauce for gluten free soy sauce when required, and rice wine for sherry (in the home-made hoi sin). The Pheasant & "Off the Wheaten Path" Gluten Free Ale Stew & Pie is a Gluten Free alternative to the Pheasant & Black Sheep Ale option. I can also replace the Worcestershire Sauce in the Cottage Pie with Gluten Free Worcestershire Sauce upon request; please select the relevant option on the product page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What about other Allergies?
I try to avoid including allergens wherever possible in the preparation of dishes, though not where I feel doing so would compromise taste. I am however very happy to cater for any dietary requirements by cooking to order and substituting any ingredients - please just ask email@example.com
Can your meals really be cooked from frozen?
Yes they can! Store them in the freezer at less than -18°C until you are almost ready to eat. All can be cooked in the oven, and most (with the exception of the lasagne and pies) can be reheated in the microwave. If you prefer you can defrost a number of dishes in the fridge overnight, decant into a pan and reheat on the hob until piping hot through.
Do you use any preservatives?
No - we don't need to. Freezing preserves the meals naturally. Glorious Game is a home based business cooking in a home kitchen and only using ingredients which anyone else would likely have in theirs. Some of those store cupboard essentials (such as Worcestershire Sauce or dessicated coconut) may incorporate some preservatives of their own.
How long do your meals last?
Our dishes have a "Best Before" date of 6 months from the day they are cooked & frozen. However it is important to remember that "Best Before" dates are about quality rather than safety. The freezer effectively acts as a pause button meaning the meals will not deteriorate and will stay safe indefinitely. We are proudly supporting
Too Good To Go’s “Look, Smell, Taste, Don’t Waste” campaign which encourages everyone to use their senses (including common sense!) to establish whether something really needs to be binned just because it’s passed (or even worse, is approaching!) it’s Best Before Date. Wasting food isn’t just wasting food… it’s wasting your money. Glorious Game dishes are frozen, so to throw anything out based on a best before date is utterly pointless. So if you tend to over-err on the side of caution and waste food needlessly, hopefully the "Look, Smell, Taste, Don't Waste" labels on all our packaging will help. You can find out more about the campaign here : - Look, Smell, Taste, Don't Waste | Too Good To Go
Can I recycle your packaging?
Yes you can. The trays are fully recyclable with more than 95% sustainable paper based renewable raw materials.
The wool packaging which wraps your meals to keep them frozen in transit is biodegradable and recyclable as well as resuable. Use it for crafting, stuffing cushions, lining a pet's bed, insulation, or pop it on the compost. Whatever you do please don't put it in the bin so it ends up in landfill...whilst it will biodegrade there are far better uses for it!