THE GAMBARDELI STORY
Hi! My name is Margaret and I set up Gambardeli’s so that everyone can have the same tasty, meat-free protein that I have been serving to my family for over 25 years. I dream of being able to order this great tasting protein in restaurants and cafes instead of the over-reliance on carbohydrates for meat alternatives.
I was first introduced to this 1,000 year old, Oriental method of creating natural, plant-based protein when I was looking for alternative ways to live healthily. However, I didn’t like the product. So I adapted the recipe until I made great tasting steaks. Only recently, I realised that other people like them. That inspired me to set up Gambardeli’s.
Growing up in a small faming town in Scotland, I loved all the animals both domesticated and wild. Eventually I made the connection between the meat on my plate and the beautiful animals in the fields, so I resolved to find another way to live. When I left Scotland and came to England through yoga practice, I found people who were living healthily, eating grains, beans, seeds and vegetables.
In the mid 1980s, I qualified as a teacher of macrobiotics at The Kushi Institute in London and I have lived healthily on a diet free of animals produce ever since. My children grew strong and healthy on this diet enjoying our meat-free steaks in a variety of recipes over the years. Scientific evidence suggests that adopting a diet free of any animal produce is healthy. Look at websites such as nutritionfacts and the vegan society.
I invite everyone to have 1 additional meat-free meal each week. Substitute Gambardeli’s meat-free steaks in our favourite recipe and let me know how you get on.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TASTE
“We believe that everyone deserves great tasting, nutritious food”