The Better Blog

BETTER NATURE x SPILL - BECAUSE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
We wholeheartedly believe that mental health should never be pushed aside or to be left in the dark corners. Mental health deserves our attention, not only when there are heavy, grey clouds hanging above our heads but also in the normal day to day.
INDONESIA, THE HOME OF TEMPEH: INTERVIEW WITH OUR CO-FOUNDER DRIANDO
  Tempeh might be a fairly new kid on the block in the UK market but it actually has a long history. Tempeh was discovered in Java, in Indonesia, over 300 years ago so it sure has been around for...
WE'RE NOW PLASTIC NEUTRAL!
Exciting news! Through our partnership with rePurpose Global, we’re now contributing to the removal of the same amount of plastic from the environment as we use in our packaging and shipping, making us the first Plastic Neutral meat-alternative company in the world (isn’t that wild?!).
LUPIN BEANS 101 - NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSE THAT YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT
Lupin beans are so great that it’s very hard not to be a fan. In this post we’re going to dive into all things lupin: what it is, why it’s so great and what delicious dishes to make with lupin tempeh. Enjoy!
BLACK LIVES MATTER: 5 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST RACISM
“I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power,...
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: OUR TOP 4 WELLBEING TIPS
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week so we thought it was a good opportunity to talk about issues close to our hearts: mental wellbeing and worthiness. The mental wellbeing of our team members is one of our top priorities - we...
7 ORGANISATIONS WORTH SUPPORTING IF YOU CAN
“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.”  ~ Jana Stanfield  How is everyone doing? We’ve certainly become experts at snacking, coming up with creative food combinations,...
5 SIMPLE COOKING TIPS FOR LOCKDOWN
No matter whether you’re relying on old trusted recipes, sustaining mainly on pizza and chocolate or trying out new recipes like nobody’s business, we all need to limit time spent outside and the number of trips to the shops. Also,...
OUR TOP 20 BOOKS TO READ DURING SELF-ISOLATION
Our team’s favourite reads   Losing yourself into a good book with a cup of tea and some biscuits or chocolate is definitely an activity that brings us joy - especially nowadays. Diving into a captivating book can help you...
LET'S GO GREEN! PART 3: WHEN LESS IS MORE
Our ‘Let’s Go Green!’ mini series might have experienced a few weeks hiatus but it doesn’t mean we haven’t been thinking about all things green! And now we’re back with a third post of the series. In the first post...
LET'S GO GREEN! PART 2.
The wait is over and the time has come for part two of our ‘Let’s go green!’ mini series! In this post, we’re tackling the following sexy topics: electricity, banking and browsing the web. These might not sound like the most riveting subjects but please bear with us - this trio is actually important and can really help you green up your act ;)
LET'S GO GREEN! PART 1
It’s easy to feel defeated in the face of news about the state of the world, climate and environment but don’t lose hope. The best antidote to feeling hopeless or anxious is action. If you want to go green in 2020 but aren’t sure how to do so, we have some ideas for you. The first part of our new mini series is focused on how you can help protect this precious planet through food.
KEEP CALM AND ENJOY VEGANUARY
So you signed up for Veganuary but are struggling to keep up with all the changes? Keep calm, there is no need to panic! Just like so many things in life, Veganuary doesn’t have to be all or nothing, and a setback doesn’t equal failure. And if you need some inspiration and tips to keep going, we got your back.
SO MANY DELICIOUS DISHES, SO LITTLE TIME
We’ve created a list of some amazing veggie eateries in London to celebrate the delicious plant-based food that is made in this city.
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD
Although variety is the spice of life, it doesn’t mean we should forget about last night’s leftovers or all the other ingredients we already have hiding in our fridges and pantries.
HAPPY WORLD FOOD DAY!
Today is the annual #WorldFoodDay, so we figured it’s a good opportunity to talk a bit more about our mission and our charity partner ITM, Indonesian Tempe Movement.
TEMPEH VS TOFU - FRIENDS NOT TWINS
Since tofu and tempeh are both typically made with soybeans and sold in a block, we often get asked whether they’re the same. As you might have guessed from the title of this blog, they’re not - they’re both awesome, but in different ways. So, how exactly do these two plant-based pals differ? We’re glad you asked.
LET'S TALK ABOUT SOY
“So, you eat soy? But what about all the issues, such as extreme deforestation, caused by soy production? Doesn’t sound very sustainable to me.”
SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS TEMPEH?
It's the world's best kept protein secret! Put simply, tempeh (pronounced tem-pay) fermentation takes any legume, nut, grain or seed (it’s typically made using soybeans) and transforms them into an even better food source.