Deiss PRO Citrus Zester and Cheese Grater Giveaway

Having been recently sent this brilliant Citrus Zester and Cheese Grater from Deiss Kitchenware. The Razor-sharp Stainless Steel Blade does a great job of Parmesan, Lemon, Ginger, Garlic, Nutmeg, Chocolate, Vegetables and Fruits; just like they says it does.


To be honest I think it's an absolute bargain since it really isn't a lot different to the well known brand Microplane.  You can buy this over at Amazon. 

Homemade Raspberry and Vanilla Flavoured Water - No Added Sugar

Making your own flavoured water is easy, healthy and also good for you as there's no added sugar.  One big brand name in the bottled flavoured water business were recently found to have 27.5g of sugar in its standard 500ml bottle of lemon and lime water - that's equivalent to almost seven teaspoons.  All the more reason for making your own!

Raspberry and Vanilla Water

There's no real recipe for this as it's so simple!

For every glass you will need:
a handful of fresh or frozen raspberries
a quarter of a teaspoon of Vanilla extract  
250ml water


How to do it:
Whiz the raspberries in a blender - takes two seconds.  The add the vanilla extract and water.  Whiz again for a few more seconds.
Now, if you don't mind the raspberry seed just serve straight away or chill in the fridge till later.
But if you're fussy about the 'bits' just strain through a sieve and again serve straight away or chill.

I use my Optimum Next Generation Power Blender for making smoothies and soups.  I'm a Froothie Ambassador so if you order ANY product excluding the VibroFit, please write in the comments section of your order '2403 Free Ambassador Delivery' the delivery cost will be credited back to your card.  I'll also earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Healthy Diet - Lose Weight - Lets's do this Together

Yes, yes, after the all the festivities pretty much everyone in January announces they're on a diet, joining a gym and are going to get fit and healthy.  Trouble is come February most of us, including myself, kind of forgets about it and go back to our usual eating habits.  But this time I really mean it; I will lose weight and I will eat more healthily - together we can do this!

I'm excited to take part in Jumpstart January and I'll be featuring healthy recipes a review and a rather special giveaway which will all based around healthy eating.

Berries in Blender Lose Weight

As I'm going to be sharing my progress with you, I hope to hear how you're doing too so please leave a comment below.  Of course I appreciate that not everyone needs to lose weight; but even if it's just to get fitter which means you will have more energy, eating healthier can only be a good thing.  For me, I really do need to loose 9lb in order to get back to how I used to be.

Losing weight isn't all about smoothies and hardly eating; if it was I'd fail miserably!

Birds Eye - Peas in Blankets

These 'Peas in Blankets' are quick and really simple to make; okay mine didn't quite turn out quite as they ought to have since the pea mixture kind of oozed out of the bacon.  I think perhaps it would've been a good idea to have used cocktail sticks to hold them together whilst they were cooking; but hey ho they tasted good!

Peas

The Peas in Blankets were made using Birds Eye peas, for more delicious recipes visit Birds Eye Recipes.  I always buy Birds Eye peas since I honestly think you can taste the difference between them and other brands.

Birds Eye have been growing peas for 70 years and grow varieties that no one else does and have 3 generations of farmers.  Just recently, Birds Eye teamed up with food psychologist Dr Christy Fergusson to prove you can actually taste when the turkey, peas and all the trimmings have been prepared with love.

Take a look at this short video that shows the old adage of ‘made with love’ has finally been proven true following a scientific study to verify that our perception of the care, time and attention taken to prepare Christmas dinner positively influences the taste and enjoyment of a meal.




Disclosure: I received a supermarket voucher to cover my time.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write anything positive.  

Prawn and Spring Onion Tartlets with Coconut and Chilli

These filo pastry Prawn Tartlets with Spring Onion, Coconut and Chilli are so easy to make and rather tasty too; which of course is the main thing.  

You can leave out the chilli altogether if you must but I say even if you only add a teeny weeny bit the slight heat you get is in my opinion a good thing.  Instead you could top with finely chopped peanuts but you'd still need the coconut layer or the prawn mixture would dry out.

Party Prawn Tartlets

Inspired by the frozen ones in M&S this is my 'make it up as I went along' version in which I added spring onion to the filling which adds a bit of texture to the finely chopped prawns.

You need a good non-stick muffin tin (I used a Hard Anodised Muffin Tin from Stellar Cookware).


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