Posted on 22/11/2013
So you’ve just finished the last couple of seeds in the pot, now what do you do? Well whatever it is do not head to the bin! We have thought of five little ideas on what you can do with them:
1. Pen Pots
Might seem obvious, but they would make a great pen pot holder or even better a place to store your kids markers and crayons, all in one decent sized pot!
2. Food Containers
Firstly, make sure you keep the lid as you can store all sorts in these pots whether it’s dried pasta or a secret sweetie pot.
Surprisingly our Munchy Seed pots work rather well as salad pots or even noodle pots, great for lunch. Plus, they’re easy to fill, eat out of and clean! (Just make sure you sprinkle some seeds on that salad!)
4. Arts & Crafts
A place to keep the odd crafty bits and bobs. From pieces of material to a variety of buttons – they can all go into one little pot.
Need somewhere to store the pegs for the washing line? Well look no further!
If you can think of any other creative uses for empty Munchy Seed pots, then let us know or even better send us a picture on Twitter or Instagram and we can share with all the other fans out there!
Posted on 21/11/2013
Posted on 11/11/2013
We all know seeds make fantastic snacks for throughout the day but there’s a whole load of recipes out there which include seeds which we’re sure all you Munchy Seeds fans will love, so we’ve picked out some of the best:
An extremely quick recipe that’s perfect for any lunch but make sure to use Munchy Seeds “Pumpkin Power” in the salad!
A very versatile recipe as you can pretty much add any of your favourite seeds to this recipe. We recommend 50g of Munchy Seeds “Crunchy Bites” as they’ll add a whole load of extra flavour and crunch to the bars.
A very easy and healthy Mediterranean styled recipe, which tastes super yummy due to the Halloumi cheese. We recommend our Chilli Bites, which are a combination of Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds that will add a nice little kick to the salad.
A super healthy dish that offers a variety of textures and colours. The recipes says 2-3 tbsp of mixed seeds, so we think to make this recipe more personal you should use your favourite Munchy Seeds for the topping!
A basic bread recipe, which due to the combination of different flour gives it a great texture. The recipe suggest sunflower, caraway, poppy and sesame seeds so we think our Omega Sprinkles mix is perfect for this recipe as it contains: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds as well as other seeds.
So get out your Munchy Seeds now and start experimenting with some delicious and quick recipes. Or even see if you can jazz up some of your own favourite recipes with our Munchy Seeds too – let us know if you do!
Posted on 17/10/2013
We’re currently asking all you Munchy Seeds fans to send us snaps of you enjoying our seeds using #RipTipMunch, with a chance of winning a free snack pack!
To offer some inspiration we have come up with a list of some ways and places to enjoy a delicious packet of Munchy Seeds.
On The Way Home From Work
It’s perfectly normal to be a little bit peckish on the way home from work and ripping open a snack packet can beat this hunger. It’s a super healthy snack to eat in-between meals that you won’t feel guilty about.
Munchy Seeds straight after a workout is an absolute must. Not only are they super quick and easy to rip open and enjoy, the Crunchy Bites are ideal to as they’re our ‘All Purpose Mix’ and contain pretty much everything you would want in a pack of seeds!
Sharing Seeds With Friends
The seed pots are an absolutely perfect way to share and munch seeds amongst your friends, whilst having a catch up or a good old gossip. Plus, you won’t feel bloated after eating them, which you may do after eating other snacks and no matter which seeds you go for they all hold some health or beauty benefit, which any women will appreciate!
Mid Biking Snack
The sachet snack packs are such a handy size and shape that can literally be taken with you anywhere. So it’ll only take a second to rip open a packet on a quick pit stop from cycling pour and into your mouth, for a super quick snack that will keep you going.
3pm Office Cravings
A weakness all of us can admit to and it can be hard to struggle through but keeping a pot of Munchy Seeds on your desk can help you battle through this hunger. Plus, as the majority of our seeds are high in fibre they will keep you satisfied for the rest of the afternoon.
Remember to send in snaps of how you enjoy Munchy Seeds, not forgetting there’s a free prize to be won too!
Posted on 29/09/2013
A British adventurer rowed for 150 days on a solo Pacific crossing from Japan to Alaska - and returned engaged.
Sarah Outen, 28, arrived in Adak in the Aleutian Islands on Monday after rowing 4,315 miles (6,944 km) in her boat Happy Socks.
Ms Outen, from Rutland, believes she is the first person to complete the voyage, which saw her propose to her girlfriend via satellite phone.
She is attempting to cycle, row and kayak her way around the world.
"I have had some of the most intense and memorable months of my life out on the Pacific," the Oxford University graduate said.
"It has been brilliant and brutal at the same time. And it has been a privilege.
"But I have pushed myself to my absolute limits both physically and mentally to make land here in Alaska, and body and mind are now exhausted."
The rower capsized five times during her journey and was confined to her cabin for days because of conditions.
Her "incredibly demanding" journey almost ended in disaster when, close to land, she narrowly missed being struck by a cargo ship.
But the endurance challenge also came with rewards with visits from sharks, albatross and whales.
It is the second time Ms Outen has attempted the crossing after she was forced to abandon a similar feat last year when her boat Gulliver sank.
This time she planned to row from Japan to Canada but changed her route when she was battered by high winds and bad weather, landing instead in Alaska.
It is believed she is the first person to successfully cross the Pacific, west to east.
Next year she will return to the Aleutian Islands to kayak to the mainland. She aims to raise more than £100,000 for charity as part of her London2London challenge.
This article is take from BBC News, the original can be found here.
Posted on 23/09/2013
Thank you all, dear friends, so much for your support and donations.
The Munchy Seeds Pack completed the Maggie's Culture Crawl in 6 hours, greeted by enthusiastic cheers at 1.30am on Saturday morning to then proceed to the top of the Gherkin for a very welcome massage!
We all had such a great time walking and talking and taking in the city at night. 15 miles went surprisingly quickly, mainly because we were so well look after all the way round by the fabulous smiley and encouraging Maggie's volunteers offering all amounts of snacks, including Munchy Seeds, along the way.
What a buzz to be given special dispensation to go inside the Foreign & Commonwealth Office where we were served Darleeging tea out of silver urns by Fortnum & Mason's! Even at mile 10 we were all up for a boogie at the Silent Disco in the Royal Geographic Society! The half way stop at Maggies Centre London was such a great motivator to pace on. The environment and community feel there was something you could only experience first hand.
I am so pleased my feet hurt and my hips ache for such a wonderful cause. Thank you again to all who supported us in JustGiving donations, Coffee Morning and also buying Munchy Seeds online on Friday.
Keep following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more mad challenges we are up to.
Mrs Munchy and the "Munchy Seeds Pack" x
Posted on 13/09/2013
As you all have probably gathered, Mr Munchy isn’t shy of a physical challenge in the name of a good cause and he has ANOTHER one this weekend!
The event Mr Munchy is participating in on Sunday is the Leukaemia Lymphona Research London Bikeathon. He is riding with 5 others and in true Munchy spirit they are all riding in Zebra stripped cycling jerseys! Why we hear you ask? In short it is in recognition of a gutsy South African called Clinton and his amazing determination to walk again.
Two years ago Clinton had the tragic misfortune to break his back after a balcony he was standing on collapsed and he fell 30ft to the ground. After being told that he would never walk again, Clinton spent the next two years trying out any treatment that he was told would help. Although one of Clinton’s legs is still without feeling and he walks with a limp he has come a long way and is currently representing South Africa at this event. Pretty impressive hey?
Although Mr Munchy has only met Clinton once, he was amazed at his enthusiasm and optimism. Mr Munchy was introduced to Clinton via a friend called Pete Hughes, who is also doing the ride this weekend. Pete has known Clinton for a number of years and has been keeping in contact with Clinton during his recovery. One day he thought that the least he could do was ride 100 miles after his friend has managed to recover and represent his country at a world triathlon! How hard can it be?
At this point it’s worth pointing out that up until 8 weeks ago Pete didn’t own a bike and hadn’t ridden once since he was a child. He is now seriously questioning his decision and will certainly be outside his comfort zone once we push through the 60 mile mark.
Wish us luck and follow us on @MunchySeeds!
Posted on 10/09/2013
Back in June the Oarsome Seven rowed across the English Channel and raised a staggering £44,000 for charity. They spent hours training and honing their physics into lean mean fighting machines and achieved this momentous feat in record time. No easy task when you are battling the waves and trying to duck the ferries in one of the busiest shipping lanes.
After the success of this challenge Toby thought that having done all that hard work in the gym day after day and all the boys were in the peak of physical fitness the obvious choice was to sign up for The Great River Race. Remember these boys think they are now pretty much professional rowers, which I was reminded of yesterday! This is a 21 mile row from Greenwich – Ham, down the Thames.
The impression that I got was that training over the summer holidays wasn’t quite at the level of the pre Channel crossing. I think the focus was more of a visualisation technique than actual time on ergo’s. Crispin was in charge of motivation, emails on suggested training schedules mostly fell on deaf ears as far as I could work out. I did hear that James Erith carried a TV upstairs and wondered if that constituted as a training session.
I was so thrilled to be asked by Toby to be the eighth man on the boat and jumped at the chance. The start was at Millwall where we all met up on Saturday morning. The weather looked great, mixed sun and cloud with temperatures about 18 degrees. It was total chaos, try getting 300 boats on the water down one slipway. Considering the task, the organisers managed this with a great deal of style and it looked like there weren’t any real dramas. I wasn’t quite sure why the main chap with the loud hailer had a safari pith helmet on, but I am sure he had his reasons.
The atmosphere was wonderful as everyone was called in order to get their boats on the water. We were in a boat called “Debbie” well actually Deborah, bright yellow and weighed in at close to a ton. There was going to be no lifting that baby into the water. I decided that my role as passenger was best achieved as chief photographer as I wasn’t going to be able to lend any muscle at all to the proceedings and just get in the way.
There were entrants from all over the country and Europe, people in fancy dress, home made boats, dragon boats, and beautiful handcrafted wooden boats that gleamed in the sunlight and loads of Cornish gigs, all lighter than ours I may add. At the last minute a small set of jockey wheels appeared to help the descent through the squelchy mud on the slipway and into the water. I was very gallantly lifted onto the boat by my dear brother.
I really didn’t envy Charlie who was first up to cox, it was mayhem on the water. All the boats had to go into a holding pattern before the off, very difficult with a fast running tide. The rowers obviously couldn’t see where they were going sitting backwards but I could, there was a lot of very near and not so near misses, oars going up and down like yoyo’s. At one point we were going backwards, I wasn’t sure this boded well with 299 boats going in the opposite direction to us, and started to question how they did make it across to France as navigation and team synchronization seemed to be somewhat lacking, I was certain there was a plan and so kept quiet.
At 1.03pm we were off, I was so impressed when the boys started rowing proper, the boys got “Our Debbie” moving at a hell of a lick and going in the right direction. I sat back and started to enjoy the ride and a sightseeing tour of London from the Thames, I thought a perfect time to enjoy my picnic lunch, the only thing missing some chilled rose, obviously slightly regretted that. The boys tucked into packets of Munchy seeds which kept them going. As we rounded the first corner we flew past Canary Wharf and the City. As the boys’ powered past their places of work, they seemed more intent on noting down the river side restaurants they hadn’t tried for future lunches than enjoying the architecture and wondering at our great city.
The London skyline is so dramatic and especially on Saturday as the sky was slightly stormy, with the sun low, light glinting on the water which was all very atmospheric. Iconic buildings fly by, the Shard, Globe Theatre, Tate modern, Tower Bridge, St Pauls, The Gherkin and so on. The crowds on all the bridges cheering us on was great for morale. We had 28 bridges to go under, which were written up in four columns on two pieces of A4 paper cellotaped to the side of the boat by me. As we rounded the Thames towards Westminster the water was choppy and the odd wave came overboard. There was a book on to see if there was going to be “a puker” everyone I hasten to say managed to keep the contents of their lunch where it should be, apparently not the case crossing the Channel.
After Albert Bridge it was so exciting to see all the wives and children on the Colls houseboat, all waving like mad. I am not sure how helpful it was for James A and James E who were sitting at the front with me when I kept warning them when I could anticipate near fatal collision which was on a pretty regular basis, coxing was not easy, Charlie was first up, followed by Crispin and then Toby. It was like rush hour on a very busy motorway with a lot of junctions, total carnage.
The finishing line was in sight or what I thought was the finishing line at Richmond Bridge, the last bridge to go through on my list. The boys were giving it their all as I was shouting for the final 20 strokes, we all realised that wasn’t the finish line as we passed through, the boys dug deep, blisters burning, backs aching, all manned up and flew past the finishing line another mile on in 2.45mins which was only 15 minutes slower than the fastest time for a gig – bear in mind the weight of “Our Debbie” big old girl, one very large unit, I reckon the boys did bloody well. I had the time of my life, I don’t know about them but I was exhausted.
Getting 300 boats out of the water was chaos as well, all done with good humour and no concession to health and safety anywhere, which was very refreshing. I have to say the arrival of a glass of champagne accompanied with handfuls of Munchy seeds was really very agreeable to enjoy on the river bank with the sun shining to toast the achievement of another challenge very well done. It was then back to Colls HQ and crack on with the children’s disco, and a delicious meal. What a day, I loved every minute of it. Thank you boys for including me.
Events like these include the whole family and are a great day out, I am sure all the boys are the most amazing role models for their children it shows that with hard work and determination you can achieve great things.
Posted on 09/09/2013
Seeds. They come in all shapes, sizes and tasty flavours – well at Munchy Seeds anyway! But as well as being a great snack or addition to a recipe they are bursting with goodness and health benefits as they’re high in fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Fibre is essential to anyone’s diet as it can help prevent some cancers, diabetes and heart disease. The recommended daily amount of fibre is 18g but on average we only consume about 14g a day, so adding Munchy Seeds as a healthy snack to your diet can give you the boost of fibre you need as a 25g portion of our Chilli Bites mix provides you with 4.3g of dietary fibre.
Seeds contain a number of vitamins, which we all know are essential for our bodies. Vitamin E is found in a number of the seeds we use and it’s mainly used as an antioxidant but also reduces cholesterol and can thin the blood, which can reduce the risk of a stroke. Our Pumpkin Power mix provides high levels of Vitamin E, with 4.6mg in a 25g portion, which is 42% of your recommended daily amount!
A great benefit of eating seeds is that some of them have a low GI, which means they release energy slowly, so you’ll feel fuller for longer and blood sugar levels will remain stable. This is great if your trying eat healthy or loose a few pounds because adding a portion of Omega Sprinkles seeds to your lunch whether it be on top of a fresh salad or sprinkled into a homemade soup, will keep you fuller for longer so your less likely to snack on unhealthy foods.
Now that’s just some of the many benefits of eating seeds but hopefully it’s inspired you to try some Munchy Seeds, to either nibble on throughout the day or add to homemade dishes to add some real flavour and texture!
Posted on 18/06/2013
WE MADE IT!
Seven nervous crew members accompanied by anxious wives and excited children descended upon Dover marina just before 7.30 am on Saturday 1st of June.
Having locating our pilot gig ‘Barbie’, we loaded all the necessary kit onto the escort boat, donned life jackets and said our goodbyes to all the well wishers. Following a quick safety briefing we were handed our oars and it was time to cast off from the jetty. After a quick warm up row to the harbour entrance the starting klaxon sounded, it was 8.45am and we headed out into open water.
Despite the wind and swell the first half of the crossing seemed to pass very quickly and as we were blessed with sun, was the most enjoyable. Once we passed the mid point the wind dropped, sea conditions improved and we managed to pick up the pace slightly.
Although we had discussed the merit of quick change overs and how it can save valuable minutes we handn’t set out to break any records and were very grateful of the drink, snack and 3 to 4 minute respite from rowing as we swapped cox every 40 minutes.
With the drop in wind came a sea mist and we said goodbye to the sun, fatigue started to kick in and one of the crew was unfortunately struggling with sea sickness. At this point we fired up some well deserved tunes and even started singing a few songs. With the French coast in sight, morals lifted and we pushed on with a visions of completing the crossing within the 5 hour mark.
Before we knew it we were within a stones throw of the beach at Les Griz Nez, the finishing claxon sounded and we had managed to cross in a respectable time of 5 hours and 15 minutes.
A big thank you to Mike at Langstone Adventure Rowing for training the crew and providing us with a gig and Mike Oram of Adventure Rowing Ramsgate for escorting us safely across to France.
Thanks to all those who helped us raise an incredible £40,000 for two such worthy charities.
For more information on the two great charities Breakthrough Breast Cancer and MDNA at www.oarsomeseven.co.uk