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Two New Ready to Cook Meals Using Plant Protein

Alexandra’s Releases Two New Ready to Cook Meals Using Plant Protein

Alexandra Fine Foods has added two new varieties to its range of convenient ready to cook meals.

The concept behind Alexandra’s ‘Moroccan Bean Tajine’ and Alexandra’s ‘New Mexican Chilli’ is to provide powerful plant protein based meals that are both gluten free as well as vegetarian and vegan friendly. Like all Alexandra’s Ready to Cook meals, everything is in the bag. All home cooks need to do is add the contents to water and cook as a one pot meal.

• Alexandra’s ‘Moroccan Bean Tajine’ includes chickpeas, white beans, currants, onion, smoked paprika, coriander, cumin and a spice blend especially created for this meal. Each pack serves three to four people, more if served with meat or another protein and is ready in 30 minutes.

• Alexandra’s ‘New Mexican Chilli’ has red navy beans, tomato, onion, smoked paprika, chilli, garlic, lemon, herbs and a spice blend also especially created for this meal. ‘New Mexican Chilli’ is ready in 15 minutes and also serves three to four people.

“Plant protein is at the forefront of vegetarian and vegan food, and beans and chickpeas add the powerful plant protein needed for a healthy diet regardless of whether you are vegetarian or not. Health conscious consumers don’t want to compromise between eating delicious, natural healthy food and eating conveniently,” says Murray Kinsella, Alexandra Fine Foods Managing Director.

“Alexandra’s ‘Moroccan Bean Tajine’ and ‘New Mexican Chilli’ meet all of those needs. They are perfect for those who are time poor but who still want a rewarding, authentic gourmet meal with Mexican or Moroccan flavours.”

Alexandra Fine Foods is a true New Zealand success story. Murray’s wife and business partner, Raele Kinsella developed all of the ready to cook meals as a tasty, quick and cost effective meal or meal accompaniment for busy and health conscious consumers. She sees the plant protein meals as a natural next step in the company’s development.

“Most of our products are manufactured in New Zealand to proprietary recipes,”

explains Raele. “‘Moroccan Bean Tajine’ and ‘New Mexican Chilli’ are our new innovations in easy and tasty ready to cook meals using powerful plant protein.”

“They are also very versatile,” she adds. “Moroccan Bean Tajine can be served with couscous or rice, with fish or meat, or simply on its own with a dollop of natural yogurt and a sprinkle of coriander. ‘New Mexican Chilli’ is fantastic served with corn chips, in burritos or tacos or even on its own. You can get as creative as you like with these meals.”

The team at Alexandra Fine Foods has a passion for creating easy to cook, healthy meals that include all the ingredients you need in a convenient see-through bag.

Alexandra’s ‘’Moroccan Bean Tajine’ and ‘New Mexican Chilli’ are currently available at Farro Fresh and soon at New World and Pak’nSave nationally.

All products can be purchased online at


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