Hamburger Rolls

A hamburger roll or bun is a round bread roll originally shaped to hold a hamburger patty but is the perfect shape and size for much yummier and cruelty free alternatives! Traditionally served as white bread, now their are many varieties with different toppings are available.

Haricot Beans

Haricot beans are small white, oval shaped French beans often brought dry. They are most well known as the beans used in baked beans. Haricot beans are also referred to as Boston beans, Boston navy beans, navy beans, fagiloi, haricot blanc, or the pearl haricot bean.

Top Tips

Haricot beans are a common ingredient used in soups, salads and chilli’s but you could make your own baked beans with them at home.

Harissa Paste

Widely used in North African and middle Eastern cuisine, this hot aromatic paste is made from chilli and an assortment of other spices and herbs. This spicy chilli paste can be used to liven up dishes; it can also be used as a dip or marinade.

Top Tips

Add harissa paste to humus to perk it up.

Hazelnut Butter

This product is made from crushed and blended hazelnuts. Different varieties include it being made from raw or roasted hazelnuts and whether it is smooth or crunchy. Hazelnut butter contains twice as much vitamin E as peanut butter.

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You can use hazelnut butter in place of peanut butter or make it into a homemade hazelnut chocolate spread by adding cocoa powder.


Hazelnuts are from the Hazel tree, and they can be eaten raw or roasted. They are widely available in UK supermarkets. They have vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to human health.

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You can use hazelnuts to make hazelnut milk or hazelnut butter.

Hearts of Palm

Also called palm heart, chonta, palmito and palm cabbage, this vegetable is harvested from the inner core and growing bud of certain palm trees.  Its crisp texture and mild taste makes the food an ideal addition to salads and stir-fry’s.

Top Tips

Use hearts of palm as a fish substitute in recipes.

Hemp Protein

Natural, nutty and organic- hemp protein is a plant-based protein powder sourced from grounded raw hemp seeds in the Northern Hemisphere. With most hemp powders usually containing around 50% proteins, alongside 21 amino acids (8 of which are essential to human body health) it’s no wonder it earnt a place with the ‘superfoods’. It’s a great plant-based resource to build and strengthen muscle mass.

Top Tips

Add hemp protein to smoothies, use it in place of flour to make protein pancakes or sprinkle over your morning breakfast, porridge or a salad.

Hemp Seeds

These seeds are a variety of the cannabis sativa plant that is grown specifically for its industrial uses. They are believed to have many nutritional benefits, and are commonly found in health food shops.

Top Tips

Add hemp seeds to salad dressing for added nutrition. Sprinkle over salads for added crunch.

Herb Salt

Herb salt is a salt mix that has been infused with dried herbs, most commonly using either sea salt or kosher salt.

Top Tips

Add to sauces, soups stews as if you would salt for a double kick of flavour.

Herbes De Provence

Looking for a new seasoning to give your homecooked meals a kick of flavour? Try combining rosemary, savoury, thyme, basil, marjoram and oregano, to make Herbes de Provence – a fragrant but subtle mixture that can be used in a number of different dishes. Originating from the Provence region of Southeast France, these herbs were first paired together in the 1970s, where they were sold under the name of Herbes de Provence. This combination is ideal if you fancy giving a Mediterranean twist to a salad, pasta or dressing, and it’s super simple to make. Most of the ingredients can either be grown in your garden or bought from a local shop – but as it’s such a flexible recipe, you can adapt it to add more or less of your chosen herbs.

Make Your Own Herbes De Provence

Heritage Carrots

Heritage, or heirloom, carrots come in a variety of colours including purple, black, white and yellow, which is how carrots used to be before Dutch growers developed a uniform orange variety, supposedly in honour of their national colour. They can be small and round, or long and spindly.

Top Tips

Use heritage carrots in our recipe for  Maple Roasted Root Vegetable and Hazelnut Salad.

Himalayan Salt

Mined from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan, Himalayan Salt tastes very similar to traditional salt except it comes with more health benefits. Containing essential minerals like iron, potassium and magnesium a lot of cooks opt for this salt because it’s more than just a seasoning.

Top Tips

Use as you would regular salt; The majority of recipes require you to add salt, but obviously the amount you use is down to preference and helps bring out the flavour in dishes. Don’t over do it with salt as it isn’t healthy to consume too much.


Also known as asafoetida, this is a crucial ingredient in Indian vegetarian cooking. Derived from a species of giant fennel, hing has a unique smell and flavour while raw but mellow and garlicky when cooked. Used primarily with legumes and dishes featuring veggies such as cauliflower.

Top Tips

Add to salad dressings to add a unique flavour.

Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin sauce is a thick, fragrant sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine and is used as a glaze, an addition to stir fries, or as dipping sauce. It is darkly coloured in appearance and sweet and salty in taste. Although regional variants exist, hoisin sauce usually includes soy beans, fennel seeds, red chillies, and garlic. Vinegar, Chinese five spice and sugar are also commonly added.

Top Tips

Try using as a glaze for your favourite meat substititue or for tofu.

Alternatively, try our recipe for Peking Mushroom Pancakes to make use of Chinese pancakes.

Holy Basil Leaves

So-named because it is often cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, holy basil, also known as tulsi, can be made into an essential oil. Enjoyed as herbal tea, which is said to relieve stress, the plant is commonly used in Ayurveda rituals, and it plays an important role in Hinduism’s Vaishnavite tradition. It is used in cooking as a seasoning in sweet breads and fruit dishes.

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You can make holy basil tea with the leaves which has many health benefits.

Homemade Cajun Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
Top Tips

See our Cajun Spread to make use of this Cajun Spice Mix


Honea vegan honey Honea is a Bee-Less vegan honey with added probiotics. It is made with Sugar, Inulin, Apple Juice, Natural Flowers, Lemon Juice, Orange Blossom Water, Molasses.

It can be used in place of non-vegan honey and comes in three flavours: fennel infused, orange blossom infused and lavender infused.


Honeycrisp Apples

Honey Crisp apples sometimes called Honeycrunch apples,are a crisp, and mostly sweet, variety of apple. Originally developed by the University of Minnesota notably created for growers in colder climates, Honey Crisp apples are one of the most cold hardy of apple varieties, perfect for using from fresh and dried.

Top Tips

Eat these apples as a snack or cut them up and dip in chocolate or peanut butter as a way of encouraging everyone to eat more fruit.

Horned Melon

With a taste some describe as similar to cucumber mixed with banana and mango – but much juicier – the horned melon is indigenous to the Kalahari Desert. Also known as the Kiwano, this unusual fruit is popular in the south eastern states of the US, where its seeds are often used as a colourful salad garnish.

Top Tips

Similar to a passion fruit, cut the horned melon in half and enjoy it as a refreshing fruit.


Horseradish is a root vegetable from the Brassicaceae family (which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbage) It is used as a spice and prepared as a condiment.

The plant is  likely to be native to southeastern Europe and western Asia but is popular worldwide.

The intact horseradish root has hardly any aroma but when sliced or grated, certain enzymes from the broken plant cells break down sinigrin (a glucosinolate) to produce allyl isothiocyanate (mustard oil), which irritates the mucous membranes of the sinuses and eyes.

Once grated, Horseradish can either be used immediately or preserved in vinegar for best flavor. Horseradish sauce is the most common way to use horseradish.

Top Tips

See Warm Winter Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Hot Chilli Sauce

There are many different types of hot sauce, with the common value of spice from chilis. Sriracha is a popular type of hot sauce, with others available. It is available from different brands and different levels of flavour, however none of them are mild in flavour.

Hot Curry Powder

Hot curry powder is an intense, curry base that is full of flavour and heat with an added zing from punchy ginger and cayenne pepper, this is a powerful blend ideal for bringing some heat to any savoury dish!

Hot Dog Buns

These bread buns are long in shape and cut down the top to place the hot dog in.

Top Tips

Enjoy with your favourite vegan sausage, American mustard, ketchup and fried onions.

Hot Paprika

Hot paprika is made with spicy red peppers that have capsaicin present, unlike bell peppers which is used to make regular paprika. The capsaicin makes the seasoning spicy in flavour. It should be used in moderation.

Top Tips

Add hot paprika to soups, stews and sauces for a spicy kick.

Hot Pepper Sauce

There are many different types of hot sauce, with the common value of spice from chillis. Sriracha is a popular type of hot sauce, with others available. It is available from different brands and different levels of flavour, however none of them are mild in flavour.

Hot Sauce

There are many different types of hot sauce, with the common value of spice from chillis. Sriracha is a popular type of hot sauce, with others available. It is available from different brands and different levels of flavour, however none of them are mild in flavour.

Top Tips

Add hot sauce to soups, stews and sauces for a spicy kick. Alternatively, use as a marinade or add to mayonnaise to make a spicy dip.


Houmous  (also spelt hummus)  is a thick dip or spread that made from cooked ground chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic. It is orignally a Middle East dish but has become popular worldwide and is available to by ready made in supermarkets.

Top Tips

Dip crudites (cut up raw vegetables) in houmous  as a healthy and wholesome snack. You can spread it on toast or on pitta’s or dollop on top of a soup or stew.


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