Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Our good friend Julian @pizzaislovely on Instagram has made the most wonderful recipe for Vegan Fried Chicken (VFC). People are going crazy for it - seriously. He really gave his VFC an extra twist by adding our Red Candied Jalapenos, which is pretty cool. Why don't you try it for yourself? The full recipe is here:


You can stock up on your Red Candied Jalapenos for this recipe below.

Candied Jalapenos – Red Rings

£4.99 inc. VAT

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  • SWEET & SPICY – Our Candied Jalapenos are not your ordinary Jalapenos.  They are “Sweet with a little Heat”.  Due to the cooking process they start off SWEET and finish with an afterburn of HEAT!  If you like the Green Rings you will love the Red Rings.  Ripened for longer, you can really taste the sunshine.
  • THE PERFECT SERVING SUGGESTION – Spice up your canapés.  Just add soft cheese to a Ritz cracker and the secret ingredient (one or two Candied Jalapenos) for instant, bite-sized amazing treats!
  • HOW TO USE – Perfect with Cheeses, Baked Camembert, Burgers, Pizzas, Nachos, Tacos, Eggs, Omelettes, Humus, Loaded Fries, Jacket Potatoes, Salads, Sandwiches. Get Creative!
  • WARNING:  These little beauties are GOBSMACKINGLY DELICIOUS.  Once the first jar is cracked open, we cannot be held responsible for the FLAVOUR STORM that will follow.  
  • ALL NATURAL & VEGAN FRIENDLY – Our products add flavour to any meal and are free of all nasties (nothing but the good stuff)
Romantic Breakfast

Romantic Breakfast

Whether you make grand gestures for your partner, or buy them little surprises throughout the year when they least expect it, you can’t beat breakfast in bed to show your loved one how much you really care. For all the singletons (yep, that’s me also), make this for yourself because you deserve a treat! So I’ve made a lip-smacking breakfast which will make sure you begin the day with rush of endorphins using sun-ripened red candied jalapeños. 



  1. Defrost the hash brown (use two for a bigger heart) and mush into one ball. Shape into a heart. 
  2. Add the oil to a medium sized pan and cook the sausage patty from frozen, as per the instructions.
  3. Add the hash brown to the pan and cook through for 8-9 minutes, turning halfway through.
  4. Toast the English muffin and spread with cream cheese.
  5. Add the candied jalapeño Red Rings to the cream cheese.
  6. Fry the egg.
  7. Assemble all the ingredients and serve immediately.

There’s nothing better than feeding the people you love, so really spice up your weekend with some gorgeous red rings that brings the sweet and a little heat to any breakfast!


There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing

Plenty of us will be peeling potatoes and prepping for a big roast dinner this festive season, so why not add something extra to your meal with a few simple suggestions and a delicious stuffing recipe.

- Add some Haynes Gourmet Cranberry Sauce to your gravy, which brings a perfectly mellow sweetness and a little extra spice.

- Glaze your chicken or turkey with the syrup from the Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

- Dress the carrots with melted butter, chopped Haynes Gourmet Green Rings and syrup and a squeeze of fresh orange.

For the stuffing, I used gluten free sourdough, but feel free to use your bread of choice. If you are vegetarian, simply omit the pancetta. The other flavours will work just as well on their own.


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I’ll be back in the new year with some new ideas and recipes.



Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing


  • 115g Smoked Pancetta
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Sage
  • 1 Orange
  • 150g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 35g Hazelnuts (no skin)
  • 1 Egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4.

  2. Toast hazelnuts for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave to cool.

  3. Heat a large frying pan and add the pancetta. Cook for 2-3 minutes and set pancetta to one side.

  4. In the same pan, add the butter, onions and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and add to the pancetta. Leave to cool.

  6. Crush the hazelnuts in a pestle and mortar or roughly chop.

  7. Finely slice sage leaves.

  8. Roughly chop 1/2 jar of Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

  9. Add Red Rings, hazelnuts, orange zest, breadcrumbs and sage to pancetta/onion mix and stir.

  10. Add a squeeze of fresh orange juice and as much beaten egg to bind the mixture without it being sloppy.

  11. Shape into balls (6-8), place into the roasting tin and cook for 30 minutes.



Spicy Peach Margarita



  1. Slice a wedge of peach and put aside for garnish.

  2. Place peaches in boiling water for 20 seconds or until the skin breaks.

  3. Plunge peaches into ice water and then peel off the skin.

  4. Remove stones and blend peach flesh into a puree.

  5. Add the Red Rings, some ice, Tequila and Triple Sec and blend. 

  6. Rub a Haynes Gourmet Red Ring around the rim of the glass.

  7. Dip the rim in a mixture of salt and sugar (or just salt).

  8. Pour the blended peach mixture, garnish and serve.



Spicy Paloma


  • 50ml Tequila

  • 60ml Pink Grapefruit juice

  • 5 Haynes Gourmet Red Rings

  • 1 dash soda water

  • 1 Lime

  • 1 Grapefruit wedge

  • Sea salt



  1. Rub a Haynes Gourmet Red Ring around the rim of the glass.

  2. Dip the glass rim in sea salt.

  3. Fill the glass with ice.

  4. Add the tequila (or vodka).

  5. Finely chop and add the Red Rings.

  6.  Add the grapefruit juice.

  7. Top with soda water and stir.

  8. Add your garnish and serve.

Cream Cheese & Jalapeno Blinis

Cream Cheese & Jalapeno Blinis



1. Oven bake blinis as per instructions (if your oven is already full, use a Ritz cracker or Mini Cheddar).

2. Let the blinis cool, then spread with cream cheese.

3. Drain red and green jalapeño rings on kitchen towel.

4. Top a red or green (I chose to alternate) ring on each blini.

5. Decorate with dill leaf and serve immediately.