Eat well - travel often

Month: August 2013

I Heart Cake – Silicone Cake Baking Mould

I Heart Cake – Silicone Cake Baking Mould

I was recently asked if I would like to take part in a baking challenge using the ‘I Heart Cake’ silicone cake baking mould from Find Me A Gift. I do like to bake and I do like heart shaped things so I was unable […]

Warburtons Make Lunchtime Fun

Warburtons Make Lunchtime Fun

Warburtons have asked me to help point out their ‘Liven Up Your Lunch’ Facebook campaign to have a fun and ‘Krazy’ lunchtime.  They have a series of videos on Facebook featuring some super size chickens causing havoc in their Krazy Kitchen whilst two families battle it out […]

Mighty Lights from Walkers – Crisps with 30% less fat

Mighty Lights from Walkers – Crisps with 30% less fat

Nanny can I have some crisps? Normally I would have to think about that question due to the fat content of conventional crisps but now that Walkers have brought out Mighty Lights with 30% less fat the answer is more likely to be ‘Yes’.

Mighty Lights are new from Walkers and just in time for back to school and those dreaded packed lunches!  It isn’t easy to come up with new and innovative ideas for the lunch box and still keep it healthy. Now you know you can pop some crisps in that are a bit healthier than the competition.

There are no artificial colours or preservatives, no MSG and 30% less fat.  They are also a source of fibre and are suitable for vegetarians (yes, even the Roast Chicken flavour!).

There are three flavours of these non-greasy, ridged crisp, Cheese & Onion – throws some people that it is in a blue packet as I am sure it used to be green (my favourite), Lightly Salted and Roast Chicken. 

My 5 year old granddaughter is staying with me this week and we taste tested them together.  I have a duty to her parents to give her healthy things to eat whilst she is visiting and always pleased to find something I can honestly tell her parents is better than the average. I noticed that our fingers weren’t greasy from eating them and MissLizzie just loved the taste and crunch.  Kids love the taste and you don’t have to feel guilty saying yes when they want some.

 
Can I have another packet please Nanny? So time to think about the sandwiches you will be making in a few weeks, the fruit you will be putting into the lunch boxes and being able to give them a little something they will want to eat (you won’t get them sharing their Mighty Bites!) and head down to the new addition to the crisp isle.
 
 
And they are not just for school lunch boxes, mums and dads who take their lunch or a snack to work will find them just as nice. No guilt feelings when you open a packet of these at your desk.
 
They are new and just in time for back to school and are available in shops nationwide and are retailing at about £1.99 for a six pack.

This is a sponsored post from Walkers and they sent me a six pack of each flavour to review.

 

It’s official! London’s favourite meal is a Roast Dinner!!

It’s official! London’s favourite meal is a Roast Dinner!!

Tesco recently surveyed 2000 UK parents and a roast dinner came out as the number one family meal in London and the South East. I couldn’t agree more. Britons are passionate about their food but many are frightened to experiment at home, leaving that for eating […]

Matching Food with Wines from Touraine in the Loire Valley

Matching Food with Wines from Touraine in the Loire Valley

Tuesday 16th July 2013 was the second birthday of my blog and who wouldn’t love a birthday party. The components would include a dozen or so people, delicious food and perfect wines to match. When I was invited to an evening of food and wine […]

Keeping Kitchen Costs Down – Dinner for £0.45

Keeping Kitchen Costs Down – Dinner for £0.45

Tonight I was very proud to be serving a tasty, nutritious, satisfying meal to Mr R but which cost the total sum of £0.45!  How did I do that?

Well, we had sausages, jacket potatoes, yellow courgettes and rainbow chard.

 

The sausages were turkey sausages and were a gift from a visit yesterday to Kelly Bronze Turkey Farm in Essex.

 
 

The courgettes were sauteed in a small amount of butter, salt and pepper and came from our allotment – free!

 

The Rainbow Chard was pan fried in a bit of olive oil and a tablespoon of sundried tomato paste with a little white wine.  The chard was grown on the allotment so free and the tomato paste an item in the goodie bag from last month’s Food Blogger Connect conference.

The cost of this meal can be attributed to the bag of four baking potatoes I bought at the supermarket, originally priced £1.89 but reduced to – you guessed it – £0.45!

And for pudding we had Rachel’s organic, low fat Mango yoghurt which was also sent to me for review. This is a creamy pot full of yoghurt with pieces of mango and low fat.

 

Thanks to Kelly Bronze Turkeys and Rachel’s Yoghurt for their part in tonight’s dinner.

Stellar brings you lightweight cast iron cookware

Stellar brings you lightweight cast iron cookware

Although I am primarily a writer of food and drink it is occasionally necessary to receive and review the equipment that helps me cook the food. I was sent a 24cm saute pan by Stellar to try in my kitchen and put it through it’s […]

Restaurant and Book Review – Tapas Revolution

Restaurant and Book Review – Tapas Revolution

I had a real treat last week. I was invited to a Spanish restaurant in Wesfield Shopping Centre in West London to celebrate Omar Allibhoy’s first book, Tapas Revolution, with a selection of tapas and all the dishes we tried are included in the book.   Omar […]

A party For Your Feet With Skribbies

A party For Your Feet With Skribbies

 

Although I am primarily a food blogger, from time to time I have experiences with the grandchildren that are worthy of report!

I was invited to an event in Central London in the sweltering heat at a pop-up shop where we attended a Skribbies party. I took my daughter and two grandsons and the 4 year old had a ball!
 

There was colouring, face and body painting and most importantly the best trainers I have ever seen!

Boy G was given a pair to try then and there but also he could take them home with him.

 

Imagine permission to colour on your new white trainers! Skribbies are trainers you colour on (with special pens) and wipe off ready to decorate again!  Each pair comes with 6 pens, a wristband to wipe off the colour and stickers.

 

The best part from my perspective is that they are also good looking and they must be comfortable because Boy G won’t take them off!!


Boy G was ‘made up’ when he got to meet one of his characters from cbeebies – Sid! Boy G wanted to know how Sid got out of the telly to come to the event!

 

I was also given a pair to take home for my 5 year old granddaughter to have when she comes to stay with me in a couple of weeks!
Have a look at their website and you will see they all come in white with either pink, navy blue or neon black trim. 
At £35.95 they are a special treat but worth the smiles every time!!
 
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For more info have a look at my daughter’s blog too. You can also find Skribbies on Twitter and Facebook.
Thanks Skribbies for a great pair of trainers!