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New Lay’s Popped

19 Mar

Lay’s has introduced a tasty new snack sensation with the launch of Lay’s Popped. Available in three mouth-watering flavour combinations, delightfully light and crunchy Lay’s Popped contains all the taste but with 50% less fat*.

These delicious air popped potato snacks provide the ideal nibble to satisfy your taste cravings during a busy work day.

You’ll be spoilt for choice between: Hot &Tangy Piquanté Pepper, a flavourful blend of spicy piquanté pepper with a mild rush of heat; White Cheddar & Spring Onion, a tasty combination of tangy and savoury and Peri Peri Prawn, a flame grilled prawn taste with a hint of lemon and a kick of peri peri.

So Look out for new Lay’s Popped at select stores in Gauteng from March 2014





McDonald’s new Chicken McBites

26 Aug

If any of you are like me, like convenience and now starting to make healthier options, you too also from time to time pass by McD’s for a quick bite. SunnyMcDonald's Chicken McBites Bunny loves chicken, he can eat it for breakfast, lunch and supper so getting him Pops from KFC has been easy. Now that McD’s are also starting to provide healthy options I don’t see why I wouldn’t pass by to check out the new chicken McBites made from REAL chicken breasts.

At first McDonald’s revealed the delicious Grand Chicken burger. An exciting ‘taste trip’ around the world followed with the introduction of three delectable big burgers with exotic flavours in the ‘Tastes of the World’ journey. To add a sweet treat to the mix they brought you scrumptious Cinnamon Melts. Now for a limited time only get snacking with McDonald’s latest tasty offering, Chicken McBites. 

Containing golden, succulent bite-size pieces of 100% premium chicken breast, covered in a crispy seasoned coating, McDonalds Chicken McBites offer the ideal tasty fun filler for those in-between meals, snack attack moments, or to share with friends. Enjoy as part of a McDonald’s Share Box offering or on its own as a 10-piece McDonald’s Chicken McBites delight for only R16.

Available between 26 August and 6 October 2013 or until stocks last, McDonalds Chicken McBites can be found at all participating McDonald’s stores countrywide for a limited time only. McDonald’s South Africa restaurants are all Halaal certified and offers a full product range to suit all needs.

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Thanks Again McCain

25 Jul

Got a nice little package delivered from the lovely people over at McCain… More pics soon to follow.

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Asking for more

24 Jun

I enjoy eating fish but I never buy it fresh because I don’t know how to fry/grill/spice it well enough for it to taste like I bought it. There is nothing like a mean piece of grilled salmon with baby potatoes and a green salad right? I can almost taste it… and before I forget, this is not a sponsored post, if it was, trust me I’d blab about the freebies I got to try.

Let me say that I am by no means a domestic goddess of any kind. I love Nigella Lawson basically because she’s a big girl who loves to eat rich food, oh  and she can cook. In my early months of marriage, I would try to impress my new husband as any wife would. I googled Jamie Oliver recipes and found a particularly interesting recipe called Chicken In Milk. It looked pretty simple, cook the chicken in milk with the veggies and lemon rind, the lemon would curdle the milk and create a sauce. You cannot believe how tender chicken was, talk about falling off the bone. Sad to say that’s not what my rural, coloured, can’t-do-anything-except-fry-beans-then husband was worried about. All he could see what that the chicken was in milk and not a curry!!! That began the journey into my culinary-shell, so to speak. It’s still a running joke in my household and the only time I ventured to try anything new with abandon was when Sam started eating solids. Back to the story.

I’ve had my fair share of “boxed fish” and the crumbed kind haven’t really tickled my (our my husband’s) culinary fancy but going against my better

judgement I decided to buy the I&J Flame Grills and I have not been sorry. On Wednesday evening, I knew I wanted to make a fish dish but had no idea what I was going to throw together. As I was reading the instructions, I noticed the recipe also looked quite simple. Well let me tell you that Sam enjoyed his “noodles” (and fish), Lester took some to work as lunch the next day and then ordered me to make that meal again for lunch on Sunday. Even I was blown away by how much my family enjoyed a simple meal that took about half an hour to put together. Yes, I said put together because there was very little to cook, or very little cooking to do, you know, my kind of cooking.
For other simple meal ideas for everyday cooking check out this I&J site, you’ll be amazed.

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Nestle’ Food Challenge

31 May

During the week a parcel was delivered to my house from Nestle. In it was a few goodies as well as a food challenge and simple recipe to follow. Now those of you who know (and have seen me), know that I LOVE FOOD, that’s partly (mostly) why I am the size that I am but look, round is still a shape Ok! Anyway, the aim of the challenge was to consider low sodium cooking and how tasty meals can still be.

Now I don’t know about you but the only reason I took note of what went on with Nestle’ was when they were promoting their new chocolates. How many Nestle’ products don’t you know of? You did not have a childhood unless you had strawberry or chocolate flavoured Nesquik right! What about dipping your finger (or teaspoon) into a tin of condensed milk while your mother baked or sipped some ideal milk? Who does not love a warm mug of Milo in winter? Or enjoy (you or your kids) the milo cereal, let alone having them start life off on Nan then moving onto NidoSlide1

Growing up, my mother had a “light” hand when it came to adding salt during the cooking process and my dad was the one who would add salt BEFORE he even tasted the food – I never understood it. When it was my turn to learn how to cook, I started off heavy, many a good meal was spoiled but I’ve since come a long way. Sad to say tough, now that my dad is older, he’s has blood pressure problems and is now on medication, a large part of it due to his diet and he’s being pretty good about his salt intake. Hypertension, is a serious condition with not many people knowing that they have it especially in the early stages. Permanently increased blood pressure puts a strain on the heart and places further pressure on the arteries. This increases the risk of a heart attack, heart disease, kidney disease and damage to the eyes. Scary right? But remember it’s not just about the salt we add to our food, it’s also about the salt that’s in the processed foods we buy and that’s something I’ve never bothered to check but will be doing from now on. Slide2

Salt in and of itself is not all bad, it’s quite useful preservative and if you’re worried about not having as much flavour by cutting down on salt then use more herbs and spices. Spices have great nutritional value. For more information and helpful tips visit the Nutrition, Health & Wellness tab on Nestlé’s website: www.nestle.co.za/nhw. And of you want to test your nutrition, health and wellness knowledge? Take the Welnes IQ test at: www.welnesiq.org

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Ok, so we all know about Nestle’ but have you tried the Ideal Cook-in milk? I certainly not have but it comes in some really great flavours that I can’t wait to try them out. The recipe I’ll be giving a bash is Beef Stroganoff so watch this space to see how things turn out for me and the boys.


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