Wednesday, 22 June 2016

What I Ate Wednesday No.78

Hi there

Thanks for stopping buy for another What I Ate Wednesday post.  It is a short one due to the mahoosive size of my brunch.

Brunch

A full English (vegetarian style!) - 2 hash browns, 2 grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, scrambled egg and a slice of toast (out of shot)  Drink = 3 cups of tea, which always tastes nicer from a teapot.



Dinner

A chocolate croissant with sliced strawberries and banana.  Drink = water.




You can find my previous What I Ate Wednesday posts here.

What have you enjoyed eating today?

Thanks for stopping by!

Kads x

Sunday, 19 June 2016

A British Afternoon Tea Party

Hi everyone,

As part of the celebrations for my Nan's 80th Birthday this month I decided to throw her a surprise Afternoon Tea Party.  I share a love of cakes, scones and generally anything sweet with my beloved Nan so I knew she would totally enjoy it.

I set to work devising a menu that everyone would like of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes.  I then printed one off for each attendee.



I decided to wrap some of the bits that would be required for the tea party and pop them in a box.  That way my Nan could open them and gradually guess what I was up to.  I decided to include a note at the bottom of the box which explained what I had arranged.  I thought the mug on the right of the picture below would be a nice keepsake for her to use afterwards.




So in preparation he day before I dusted off my cake stand and teapot and dug out my frilliest table mats.

On the actual day I made the finger sandwiches as per the menu.  Then once my Nan had open the cakes and scones all I had to do was arrange them on the cake stands and brew the tea.  If the weather had been nicer I would have held it in the garden but sadly it was overcast until the late afternoon when it brightened up, typical!






I am not normally the hostess type bit it went really well and we all had an enjoyable afternoon.  

We then headed to my parents house and did the whole cake and candles thing with the rest of the family, here is the pic my talented sister-in-law made.  The swirls are buttercream and it was 3 layers and pink ombre coloured inside.



Are you an Afternoon Tea fan?

Kads x

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

What I ate Wednesday No.77

Another quick round up of my main meals for 'What I Ate Wednesday'....

Breakfast

Kellogg's Nourish chocolate & coconut flavour cereal with semi skimmed milk and 4 juicy strawberries on top.  Drink = tea.



Lunch

Wholemeal seeded bread topped with Meridian smooth peanut butter and sliced banana.  Drink = water.



Dinner

Homemade wholewheat thin crust pizza topped with Mediterranean vegetables & cheese.  Drink = water.


You can find my previous What I Ate Wednesday posts here.

What tasty things have you eaten today?

Thanks for stopping by!

Kads x

Friday, 3 June 2016

EarlyBird Snackbox Review

Hi Guys

I am have something new to tell you about today.  Now I am a fan of the Graze snack boxes which you my have heard of/tried.  I tend to only have them now and then, usually when a offer pops into my inbox, rather than a regular subscription.  So when I came across the EarlyBird snack box I wanted to give it a try.  


The number of snacks available is no where near as large as Graze's but EarlyBird offer some pretty interesting/different snacks. You can expect cacao covered kale crisp, spirulina bites, beetroot and carrot crisps and chia puddings (which has to be my fave!).

There snacks have no refined sugars, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours.  The health benefit(s) of each snack is highlighted on the leaflet you receive inside the box.

So let me share with you the 4 snacks and tea infusion I received in my most recent box.




24 Carrot Trees - Dried crunchy carrots and broccoli - I was surprised at how much flavour these had, perfect when you fancy a crunch but not crisp!  Only 34 calories per pod.

Berry Chia Pud - A chia and oat pudding which you just add water or milk to, it even comes with a mini spoon.  - I added milk and 10 minutes later I had a filling snack full of fibre that was totally yum!  

Apple & raspberry jerky - Sweet and tangy fruit jerky, made from surplus produce that would otherwise be thrown away.  Only 62 calories per pod.  - I enjoyed these, it felt like I was eating a pack of jelly sweets.

Shmokin' peas - Crunchy mix of peas and smoked coconut chips. - These were flavourful and tasty and had 4.5g of protein.

Mojitea Mockingbird -  You can find the teabag in the small box in the middle (see above picture)  This was a refreshing minty tea to awaken your senses.  I am not usually one for fancy teas, give me standard tea any day. However it was nice to try something new and it is certainly refreshing.

I love the funky little names they come up with for each snack, kudos for that.

If you would like to give an EarlyBird snack box a try then you can use code: Kad-1612 for a half price box and I will receive a half price one too.  No subscription is required.

This is my own personal opinion and not sponsored in any way.