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#TastesLikeNoUdder Challenge with Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative

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We are lucky in this house that no body can any allergies or intolerance, however I know that many of you do and of course it is always good to try alternative dieters and healthy eating.

Vita, challenged Bloggers to come up with a breakfast recipe with Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative. A smooth and dairy free alternative to milk. It is quite thick unlike some coconut milks therefore can easy be used as a milk substitute in recipes.

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I decided to try and make a Breakfast French Toast.

  • Using a shallow dish, mash a ripe banana and a small handful of the blueberries with a fork. Add about a pint of Coconut Milk and give it a little whisk.
  • Add half a teaspoon of Cinnamon mix in.
  • Cut bread into triangles and leave to soak up for about ten mins.
  • Add some oil to a pan and allow to heat. Then add the  triangles pouring the rest of the mixture on top.
  • I added some chopped Mint from the garden which brings out the flavour quite nicely.
  • Fry on both sizes until just crispy.
  • Finish with a little more cinnamon / mint and serve with some more Blueberries.

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Matilda and Daddy loved it. So it was fab to have a go at a new healthy Breakfast. Search the # online and the Vita website for lots more ideas.

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https://www.vitacoco.com/uk

“This recipe is an entry into the Dairy Free Style Your Breakfast challenge with Vita Coco and Foodies100. See more great breakfast ideas at http://vitacoco.com/uk/

#ThankGoodness BritMums along with Dolmio challenge.

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BritMums along with Dolmio challenged Bloggers  to create a #ThankGoodness mid-week meal from a shop of simple ingredients found in a lot of kitchen cupboards.  A simple, and good meal with a jar of Dolmio Bolognese.

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We made the Classic Bolognese with our sauce however then tried to come up with some alternative ways to use that other than the with classic Spaghetti. Nothing wrong with Spaghetti of course too.

 

Bolognese Yorkshire Puddings

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Roasted Carrots / Courgettes / Aubergines

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Bunny Chow – Dolmio Way. A South African dish, normally an Indian fusion with a curry inside a cut out loaf.

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This made a great family meal, all really quick and easy to do mid-week too. Matilda loved it. Especially pulling at the bits of bread and dipping in. Defiantly a jar of Dolmio is something good to have handy to use.

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Dolmio Bolognese Original 500g sauce is 100% natural. In each jar, you’ll find at least 10 juicy diced tomatoes, a dollop of tomato puree, half an onion, a tablespoon of sunflower oil, a couple of cloves of garlic, a handful of herbs including basil, a teaspoon of cornflour, a teaspoon of salt, a pinch of pepper, two teaspoons of added beet sugar for taste, a squeeze of lemon juice, a splash of water and nothing more. In fact, a jar provides a family of four with one of their 5-a-day each and that’s before you add any further veg to the meal!

“This post is an entry for the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio.   www.dolmio.co.uk/thankgoodness.”

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Mid-week Meals – Old El Paso

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Fancy livening up your mid-week meals with a little Mexican Fiesta in your own home. Yesterday was no only Halloween but the start of the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead” or Dia de Muertos. For them it is a time to remember those that  are sadly no longer with us, but rather than a time for mourning, it is a celebration of their lives.

I was given the opportunity to try out some products from the Old El Paso range with the idea of creating meals that are quick and easy for week days when time is even more precious. Being a Mum of a nearly two year old with a hubby that has different hours each week I still find it difficult to come up with alternatives for dinner.

We try to stay clear of ready meals but kits like this mean you can have a quick meal and still add fresh ingredients. We made a couple of meals taking less and than half an hour each.

Smoky BBQ Chicken Fajita – fry off thin strips of chicken, add an onion and pepper to the Old El Paso sauce. Then pour it all into the wraps, it really is that simple.

Their Stand-n-Stuff kits come with little boats, like tacos however soft like wraps. They can be filled with almost anything you like.The kits come with 8 soft tacos, a seasoning and a salsa. We filled ours with minced beef, peppers, red onion, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and grated cheese.

Check out the Old El Paso website for lots of interesting ideas and recipes  – www.oldelpaso.co.uk. Many of the sauces come in varying strengths too so you can choose how daring you want to go!

  • I was given these products to test and review and give an honest opinion.