Easy Peasy Pancakes
breakfast
  We love having pancakes on Pancake Day. It’s a tradition we do every single year (apart from my husband who doesn’t like them). Here is a easy peasy pancake recipe for you that come out really delicious Ingredients : 100g plain flour 2 eggs 300ml semi-skimmed milk a bit of vegetable oil 1. Place the flour in a large …
Banana Pancakes
breakfast
Who doesn’t like pancakes? ok, my husband doesn’t, but me and my kids love them and with Pancake Day just around the corner there’s no excuse not to have some. I love normal pancakes but over the weekend I thought I would try out something I’ve seen all over Pinterest – Banana Pancakes. And what is great about these is …
Are you Having a Dry January?
drinks
In January after the festive period and all those booze filled celebrations, most people tend to lay of the alcohol in January in what is termed ‘a dry January’. I’m not a big alcohol drinker and only really drink on special occasions or when I have a night out, which is very rare for me now. But a lot of …
#WaterMadeExciting Challenge
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Me and my kids where asked to take the SodaStream Water Made Exciting Challenge. It’s aims was to get children to drink more water at meal times. Below are a few fact’s found from a recent study on the amount of water children drink :   WATER TURNED EXCITING BY SODASTREAM A recent study revealed that 45 per cent of UK parents don’t …
Win an Olive It! Hamper #giveaway
Food
WIN AN OLIVE IT! Hamper! Olive have just realeased a new recipe book which include delicious ensemble of olive marinades, tapenades and tapas, this beautiful recipe book will spark your imagination and show you how versatile and delicious olives can be. Celebrated Spanish chefs José Pizarro and Omar Allibhoy share the joy of olives through the family-trusted recipes that have …
Birds Eye Family Favourite Mix
Food
Birds Eye have launched a new vegetable steam fresh range which are great for busy mums like me. Tea time can sometimes be a nightmare in our house. I have started to eat healthy and want the kids to as well. And I think it is important for their overall health and well being. But my kids can often be …
Sweet Potato & Chickpea Stew
Food
Now it’s the new year i’m looking to start eating more healthy again. All that stodgy Christmas food has left me feeling bloated and tired, so now i’m changing my diet to more healthy food. This Sweet Potato & Chickpea Stew is yummy. And the kids liked it too. Bonus! Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes tin of Chickpeas frozen mix veg broccoli …
A New Flavour of Peanut Hottie
drinks
I love Peanut Hottie! A few month’s ago I got to try some of the yummy peanut flavour hot drink and it was delicious. And they have just released a new flavour – Peanut Butter & Chocolate. I think I like the new flavour better as it is a little bit less sickly, so you can drink more of it. …
December’s DegustaBox
Food
I got December’s Degustabox a bit earlier than normal, but haven’t had time to share it will you has I have been busy and spending some time with my family over Christmas. To be honest, I was a little bit disappointed in this months box. Thought it could have been more Christmasy. Maybe a Christmas pudding or Christmas themed chocolate. …
Easy Peasy Pasta
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This is the easiest pasta dish around! My easy peasy pasta only needs a handful of ingredients and made from scratch, no store brought sauce here. Ingredients: Pasta 1-2 tins of chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree basil or oregano Place the pasta in a pan of water and bring to the boil, simmer for around 10 minutes. meanwhile in …
9bar Breakfast Bars
breakfast
I received a bundle of yummy breakfast bars from 9bar. They came in 4 different flavours : Almond & Raspberry Apricot & Strawberry Cashew & Cocoa Peanut & Raisin They are made with loads of healthy stuff like seeds and oats. They are perfect for breakfast time has they are high in slow release energy goodies. I tried all of …
Cherry & Orange Trifle
sweet treats & desserts
This Christmas Hartley’s have launched a festive range of jellys in cute christmasy packaging. They come in flavours of strawberry, raspberry and orange. You can buy them as tablets or sugar free crystals. But unfortunately I can’t eat these as they are not suitable for vegetarians has they have beef gelatin in. I was challenged to make a #JollyJelly Christmas …
Bowmore Whisky Salted Caramel Crust Recipe
drinks
SALTED CARAMEL CRUST INGREDIENTS 75g unsalted butter 50g soft light brown sugar 50g caster sugar 50g golden syrup 125ml double cream 1tsp sea salt 1 tbsp Bowmore METHOD Melt the butter, sugars and syrup in a small heavy based pan and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the cream, whisky and sea salt then simmer for another minute or 2 until …
Novemeber’s Degustabox
Food
I’m a bit late in posting up what was in the November Winter Degustabox. Been so busy trying to get Christmas sorted and me, my husband and kids have all been taking it in turns to get ill. Anyway first out of the box was this Montano cider. This is made from apples grown in northern Italy and it is …
Stand Up for Good Snacks with Ella’s Kitchen
food - reviews
Ella’s Kitchen are taking a stand and asking people to stand up for good snacks with their new snacking range. All the new products are suitable for children aged 1 year and over. There are 4 tubs, Tomato & Basil nibbles, Raspberry & Banana nibbles, Apple & Cinnamon puffs and Carrots & Cumin nibbles each priced at £1.99 And the …
Celebrating National Milk Day with Daioni
drinks
Celebrate National Milk Day With the first flavoured organic milk! National milk day is on 15th January 2015 and Daioni are celebrating by releasing some new flavored milk. The come in strawberry, chocolate and banana and I got to try all three. And I must say they are really delicious. And best of all these are organic and prefect for lunchboxes. “Daioni, the Welsh organic milk …
Nomadic Lassi Drink
drinks
Nomadic have brought out a lovely Lassi yogurt drink. You can get this Nomadic lassi drink in two flavours, Mango or Passionfruit. I tried out the mango one, which was really nice and lovely and not too overly sweet. You can find this in Tesco and Ocado and it is RRP £1.49 You can also find Nomadic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram …
Astro Bites
Food
The kids were sent a box of Astro Bites by Nairns to try out. Each box contains 5 mini packs and a sticker. They are little biscuits in the shapes of spaceships, stars, aliens and rockets. They are made with wholegrain, are wheat free and also contain 40% less sugar than other children’s biscuits. They come in a delicious berry …
Mash Direct – New Yummy Products
food - reviews
I received 4 products from Mash Direct to out. Mashed Potatoes, Chilli Baby Bakes, Broccoli with cheese sauce and Cheese & Onion Croquettes. the mash is is priced at £1.50 and the other 3 products are £1.75 each. Mash Direct are an independent family run company started by husband and wife Martin and Tracey Hamilton back in 2004. All their products …
October’s Degustabox
Food
I received October’s Degustabox last week and again I wasn’t disappointed with it’s contents First up was Brioche Pasquier sliced brioche loaf and pain au lait with choc chips. This is the first time I have tried anything from this brand. The pain au lait’s were gorgeous. Lot’s of choc chips and lovely soft bread. These are great for both breakfast …
Nibnibs Giveaway
Food
I received these 4 tubs of NibNibs. 3 were mini breadstick straws in flavours, Cheddar, Cheddar & Onion and Cheddar & Chilli. They are really nice and great for dipping in dips. The other tub was Black Pepper and Salted Peanuts, which were my favourite. Kids didn’t like them though, but that’s because they don’t like peanuts. The kids favourite …
Erlenbacher’s Premium Apple Pie
Food
  Erlenbacher have a lovely frozen dessert for Autumn, their Premium Apple Pie.  “The Premium Apple Pie is created with a short crust pastry base and a juicy apple filling. It is filled with 70% fruit content, made with fresh Cripps Pink Apples for the ultimate sweet and tangy taste. Roasted almond flakes are lightly sprinkled on the top, highlighting …
Veronica’s Snacks
Food
Last weekend we got to try out these yummy snacks from Veronica’s Snacks. They sent us a sharing pack of Baked Potato crisp in Barbeque flavour and a multi-bag of Crunchy Creatures in cheese flavour. The Crunchy Creature crisps are for kids and come in a pack of 5. They are shaped like little dinosaurs which my kids absolutely loved!! …
Primula Cheese & Ham Shooting Stars
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How cute are these little edible Cheese & Ham Shooting Stars? These are so easy to make and great for kids lunch boxes or after school snack. All you need to make these are some yummy Primula Kids squeezy cheese, some sliced ham, bread, grapes, star shaped cookie cutter and some cocktail sticks Spread some of the cheese on two …
New Kettle Chips – Salsa & Mesquite
Food
Kettle Chips first launched back in 1988 and since then they have made lots of lovely flavours of crisps. One of the original flavours was Salsa & Mesquite but they stopped making them about 7 years ago. But since it’s disappearance Kettle fans have been asking for it to come back and there are even Facebook groups devoted to this …
British Food is Still the Nations Favourite
Food
British Food Fortnight runs from 20th September to 5th October, and to support this initiative Travelzoo has worked with over 65 UK restaurants to pull together the very best British dining deals including a gourmet deal at London’s Savoy Hotel for less than £50 per person.  The full list of UK deals can be found here:http://www.travelzoo.com/uk/local-deals/gourmet-cuisine/London Linking to some of these great …