Are you looking to create a retro style kitchen? Then look no further! Prestige have a new range of vintage kitchenware featuring classic designs and timeless styles with beautiful hues of blue or red. I have received this beautiful blue 19cm saucepan with tube handle and tube knob.
Today is the beginning of National Chocolate Week, so what better time to treat yourself to some delicious chocolate or get your children involved in making Chocolate Apples?
This Chocolate Apples recipe is from Amy Beth-Ellice. In her recipe, she uses Granny Smith apples. I have chosen to use Royal Gala because my family are not keen on sour apples, so we just picked our favourites.
This September, our favourite bread, Warburtons are working along with Asda to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign has launched a range of gorgeous pink products to help the incredible work of Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care. From lovely pink slippers that keep your feet warm to sweet raspberry shower & bath gel!
Did you know this September is Organic September? This year, they have replaced the National Organic Fortnight with Organic September. The whole month is dedicated to celebrating all things organic. They would like you to make a small change to your everyday shopping and help them make a big difference by swapping to organic food. Soil Association will be sharing a whole host of special offers and exclusive discounts from some of the biggest organic brands and they have also teamed up with some of the UK’s best chefs to inspire you with ideas of what you can make using your fresh, seasonal organic produce.
I have received a range of organic products to kick-start this project. I’ll be honest, up until now, I have not really used organic products unless I had no choice. But after reading that it will help animal welfare and the environment, it did change my viewpoint.
Love Christmas? Why not try making Christmas dinner in summer? Recently, you may have seen on Twitter or Facebook a trend of people sharing Christmas in July which reminded me that we’re over halfway through the year and so Christmas is not that far off now! It is always a holiday I look forward to because it is a day that is usually filled with laughter with families. Anyway, I am going to give a twist to this Christmas dinner I made. It is a kind of Asian fusion meal with a summer twist!
When you think about Christmas, you will think about Turkey! So sticking with tradition, I am using Turkey meat. However, that’s where the similarities end as I wanted to use my Asian background to make it a fusion between the two cultures.
Earlier this month, I had a wonderful opportunity to try two different types of healthy range foods. First was the SkinnyLicious range of healthy Glorious soups and then there was Uncle Ben’s new range of wholesome, great-tasting Rice & Grain varieties!
Introducing the SkinnyLicious soup range of Glorious Soup which is perfect for those seeking a guilt-free, healthy indulgence. Each SkinnyLicious soup is less than 2% fat and under 150 calories per portion. They are suitable for vegetarians, and others in the range are suitable for vegans and those with gluten allergies. For the past few weeks, I have been to Tesco and Waitrose to stock up. I am pleased that both supermarkets stock different ranges of flavours and I was able to try them all out!
Warburtons Thin Bagel was such a great hit in this household that we had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Last week, we had been trying out Warburtons three new bagel flavours: Cinnamon & Raisin, Sesame, and Plain.
As many people know, bagels are usually very dense and chewy. Warburtons new bagel is very much different! It has the same authentic bagel taste and texture but just thinner which is so much easier to eat.
This is my second month reviewing this Degustabox. Yet again, another interesting set of food and drink products. This time around, the theme is BBQ. I’m afraid to say that the weather has been too terrible for BBQs. Nevertheless we have had our own ‘BBQ’ chicken cooked in the over over the bank holiday!
Before I go into more detail, let me recap on what is Degustabox? It is simply a monthly subscription food & drink box. Each month, you will receive 9 – 14 different types of food & drink products and many are completely new to the market. You only pay £12.99 including delivery. There is no commitment and you can cancel any time. If you do like this idea, use this code 35SRB to give you a £3.00 discount when registering! If you don’t drink alcohol, you can opt to receive an alcohol free box!
Opening the box, all the items were neatly packed even through transit. Plenty of bubble wrap is used to protect those breakable items. They also included product information and a flyer/recipe. The flyer has information to help you to understand where the foods have come from and the RRP. On the back of the flyer is the recipe.
My son has been watching quite a lot of video on YouTube and one of the videos he saw was about unwrapping a food box and trying out the snacks in it. So he asked my sister who happened to be working in Japan at the time to make him a box.
I asked her to get us a small box of candies and I was so surprised to receive a huge box of Japanese goodies! Some of them are my favourites too! I have been to Japan three times for holidays and I am totally in love with the place and their cute ‘kawaii’ foods/snacks. They place emphasis on the emotive packaging and pay extra attention to detail. It makes the food so appealing!
This week is the National Vegetarian Week hosted by The Vegetarian Society, which runs from 18th – 24th May 2015. To celebrate this #NationalVegetarianWeek, we were invited to try out a range of Amy’s Kitchen’s delicious vegetarian and gluten free dishes.
A bit of history on Amy’s Kitchen – they began in America 26 years ago, when Andy and Rachel Berliner wanted to create delicious, healthy, natural and organic meals for health-conscious people too busy to cook. Since then they have created over 200 frozen meals and ambient products, including pizzas, pocket sandwiches, pot pies, entrées, snacks and whole meals. They also began producing a gluten free line for those with gluten intolerances, and expanding their vegan options. There are no meat, fish, poultry or eggs ever used in any of their products. In 2010, Amy’s Kitchen was brought to the UK where they have a factory producing the products for sale the same as they do in America. All the ingredients are naturally grown without the use of pesticides and other harmful chemical. Everything they sold are vegetarian and dairy cheese does not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. To find out more on their products, go to http://amyskitchen.co.uk/
As a regular at Frankie & Benny’s, it is always great to try out a new menu to sample different dishes. Our local F&B is just 5 minutes away and my children always love to eat there. Last week, we were fortunate to get invited to attend Mummy Bloggers Networking lunch hosted at The Fort Shopping Park F&B to review their new Kids and Junior Menu.
Are you adventurous with food? Would you like to try 9 – 14 different types of food products each month? Degustabox will be a great solution for you! This April month has an international food theme. If you don’t drink alcohol, you will receive an alcohol free box!
Opening the box, it was very neatly packed with lots of bubble wrap to protect those breakable items. They also included product information and flyer /recipe. The flyer has little flags on it to help understand where the foods have come from if you are interested. It also has the price list and recipe on the back of the flyer.
Ever since I learnt how to make Tiramisu via Sacla Cookery School (read my Sacla Aubergine Parmigiana’s recipe here), I wanted to try it out! So I finally I got around to it!
This is my first time making Milo Tiramisu and it works! The best of it is that I didn’t even use raw egg white. I find it hard to make tiramisu with raw egg white as I am not used to eating raw food. So I swapped it with mascarpone instead. I know that you can buy pasteurised egg whites which would be better in this recipe. The product is called Two Chicks but not many places sell it near us. I couldn’t find it in Tesco or Morrisons but managed to find it in Waitrose.
This will take only 30 minutes to make and you need to let it rest overnight before you serve.
This Easter, Choc Nibbles set us a challenge to use a variety of Choc Nibbles flavours by either baking them, eating them or decorating with them. I decided to create an Easter Garden. I filled the flower pots with a mixture of different flavoured yummy delicious Choc Nibbles.
Did you know that Sweetdreams Ltd have been manufacturing Choc Nibbles in the North East for nearly 30 years now? They are unique and the only manufacturers of this type of product in the UK. They have seven different varieties: Original Choc Nibbles, Toffee Crumble, Choc Lick, Orange Choc Nibbles, Mint Choc Nibbles, and two brand new to the range: Jammie Choc Nibbles and Posh Original Choc Nibbles.
Last week, we popped by Star City and managed to catch Honey Monster on the last day of his tour of the Midlands to share some of his yummy Honey Monster Puffs! They were re-branded from Sugar Puffs to the new name last year 2014.
As we walked into the main building at Star City, the cuddly monster was standing in his stand waving at us! We had a family photo taken by their lovely staff and both children were very excited to give Honey Monster a cuddle!