Showing posts with label Competition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Competition. Show all posts

Monday, 12 June 2017

COMPETITION! Win a Breakfast Hamper from #WakeUpToOrganic

Fancy winning something delicious? Read on...

Morning all! This post is going out bright and early at 6am to catch you morning larks with something truly wonderful. You know that first meal of the day (breakfast, brekkie, le petit déjeuner etc)? I want to know - what do you eat? Is it porridge with almond milk and lashings of beautiful honey; a cheeky bacon buttie rich with butter and ketchup;  a full-on fry up with sweet beans, hash browns, mushrooms and fried eggs; or my favourite, avocado toast served simply on sourdough? And further to that, which ingredients do you pick? Do you prioritize price over provenance? Is organic important to you? Do you plan something special for the weekend or simply pick up what you fancy on the day? I'm nosy - please share! 
Nosiness aside, this is also your chance to win a fabulous breakfast courtesy of Wake Up To Organic day on 14th June. The a national event will celebrate the beauty of organic food and support local independent shops and cafes. Stores and cafes across London will be hosting events to raise awareness about the benefits of organic food, and how easy it can be to make the switch to organic - there's even free classes and giveaways going on! Get involved by sharing your breakfast on my Twitter page (there's a pinned tweet on there) or in the comments below.

If you're in London, why not go along to a FREE event on the morning of the 14th? Here's a list of confirmed stores taking part in the fun: 
-       Le Pain Quotidien
-       Whole Foods Market 
-       As Nature Intended
-       Oliver’s
-       Food For Thought
-       Good Food
-       Coffee Plant
-       Eden Organic
-       Hawkins & Peddlers
-       Noah’s Health Store
-       Alara Health Food Store and Organic Café
-       Healthy Stuff
-       Earth Natural Foods

Here's some of my favourite breakfast combinations, made in collaboration with Wake Up To Organic.

Simple Avocado Toast
 - organic sourdough bread, toasted
- 1/2 an avocado, mashed
- olive oil, to drizzle
- lashings of Maldon sea salt, to sprinkle
- cracked black pepper
- a scattering of feta (optional)

Protein-Rich Overnight Oats
- organic rolled oats
- Greek yoghurt, to soften the oats
- a drizzle of organic honey, for sweetness
- blueberries (I use frozen)
- chopped strawberries (I use fresh)
- a sprinkling of mixed seeds, for healthy fats

Scrambled Eggs, Salmon and Steamed Spinach on Pitta Bread
- wholemeal pitta bread, toasted
- 2 organic, free-range large eggs - poached, scrambled of fried 
- whole milk, if scrambling
- plenty of seasoning
- organic smoked Scottish salmon (use flakes if you like)
- organic spinach
- organic butter, to cook the spinach

Simple All-Butter Croissants with Confitures

- organic all butter croissants (or pastry of your choice)
- organic French confitures - try damson, it's divine! 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Winter Warmer from The Tabl

Fancy winning a Christmas treat? At this time of year we are (rightly so) buying gifts for those we love, but this year Tabl want to treat YOU to a present of your own!
Tabl is a community platform where fantastic food producers, supper club holders and foodie fans can come together and share the love. Whether you're looking for the perfect present for that picky person in your life or chasing the adventure of unknown flavours, Tabl has the answer.

I love taking a healthy approach to classic recipes or adding that certain something to established foods to make them sing, and that's exactly want Tabl want to hear from you. Simply comment below this post, or Tweet me, you favourite winter warmer recipe with a twist! Why not update one of the below fabulously festive favourites? 

  1. Mince Pies 
  2. Leftovers
  3. Christmas Cocktail
  4. Winter warmer drink
  5. Stuffing
Here's my recipe for red wine and honey spiced hot chocolate, or chocolate spiced mulled wine depending on your view point!
Red Wine & Honey Spiced Hot Chocolate

1. Begin with whole milk. It's natural fats will help the chocolate to melt slowly and create a really creamy finish. Pour two mugfulls into a small saucepan and pop the heat on. Low and slow is the game here.

2. Add in your solid hot chocolate. I'm using Cocoba's 71% Ecaudor Origin Dark Chocolate. Allow this to slowly melt down. 
3. Once the chocolate has fully melted add in two table spoons of red wine and a table spoon of honey. Normally one would cook out the alcohol in the wine but I like my treats extra naughty. I've used a Chateau du Fort Pontis (2011) Fronsac Bordeaux and Pearly Queen London Honey from Enfield. 
4. Allow this to reduce down a little and pour into your favourite mug! Enjoy!


Don't forget to Tweet or Comment with your recipe for a chance to win a lovely Christmas pressie from Tabl!

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