Friday 1 March 2013

Foodie Friday - Food Review Of The Month

It's hard to believe that the second month of 2013 is finished already - where is this year going? Well February food wise was a bit up and down, I've had good days eating wise and I've had beyond dreadful days eating wise, hence my weight has gone up and down a bit this month But I'm going into March with renewed optimism that I can lose weight if I really try. When you see some of the things that I ate in February it's probably no surprise that my weight went up and down like a yo yo.

First up one of my favourite foods risotto - I'm a real carbs junkie and this sticky rice dish has a special place in my heart. As much as I love cooking it from scratch, sometime you just don't have the time or the inclination, so I always try to have one of these packets on standby. They come in 3 flavours mushroom, tomato and red pepper, and chicken and are available in the bargainistas paradise Home Bargains. Obviously I haven't had the chicken but the other two are really nice, add some boiling water, and a bit of butter and pop them in the microwave for about 12 minutes, then leave to stand for 5 minutes and stir in a bit of cheese or whatever you like. Yummy and quick.I will definitely do a proper risotto recipe on the blog sometime but this is a great standby.

Obviously I had to include a couple of the recipes that I've made for you this month, first up, the amazingly and tasty Pimped Up Sweet Cherry Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup.

and then my yummy mushroom soup x

These soups are amazing and so easy to make, a bit like my vegetable soya mince chilli :)

Mmm yummy and a regular staple in LouLouLand, unlike these little bites of heaven which were a one off treat

Yes the new Valentines edition Krispy Kremes - Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Truffle Heart. I only had a half of each naughty me and boy did I pay for it but they were soooo worth it.

Last month I also revisited a recipe that I hadn't made for some time - my hot potato and Quorn saute.

This is a dish that both me and Mummy Lou love and it's so easy to make you can see my recipe here xx

February also includes a day that we nearly all look forward to - Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day :) Here are my lovely gluten free pancakes which we served with lemon, lime, orange, sugar and evaporated milk - nom

Next up something that I am in love with and have been for some time - potato salad - not just any potato salad you understand but Lidl Meadow Fresh Potato Salad With Creme Fraiche.

Instead of being diced this potato salad is made with sliced potatoes, the dressing is creamy, with just a hint of tartness from the onion, gorgeous and truly addictive in my opinion. Something else that is utterly addictive is these babies

For years I'd heard people talking about the wonder of the Percy Pig, but only in the last year or so have they came out with a Veggie Percy. Unfortunately they aren't vegan and they are the only ones in the Percy Pig and friends series that are suitable for vegetarians, but they are amazing and they have this annoying knack of making your mouth water really badly and need more instantaneously!

My final foodie delight of the month was Nigella's No Churn Coffee Ice Cream served with a very naughty chocolate fudge sauce - yummy :)

So they were the highlights of my foodie month, did you eat anything nice last month? let me know in the comments xx

1 comment:

  1. That potato salad is gorgeous!!!

    The ice cream and fudge sauce looks gorgous too!!!



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