Saturday, 20 June 2015

Judge Kitchen and Diet Scale Review and Giveaway

Are you part of the Eat Clean trend that is sweeping over the nation? I cant say I'm completely sold, I love carbohydrates and full fat food really does taste good. But as I have my annual holiday to the Caribbean in a couple of months time, I'm desperately trying to lose a pound or 10. As I tend to eat primarily fresh food, I have no idea of how many calories are in my dishes. I can guess, but that's what it is, a guess. And when it comes to cake, well let's not go there. Although I weigh some ingredients using my standard scales, there's no calorie displayed, so I still have no clue how many calories are in per ingredient. That's where this wonderful product from Judge Cookware comes in, their Kitchen and Diet Scale is incredibly useful and an ingenious way of displaying calories of the most common ingredients used in households. Judge's Kitchen and Diet Scales weigh common staples such as chicken, beef, flour, butter, sugar, eggs and chocolate, using a number of measurements such as grams, ounces and millimetres. 
I decided to weigh a whole chicken (yes really) to test these scales out because I often eat a portion of  whole roasted jerk chicken for my Sunday dinner and I wanted to know how much a 1/6th of my medium sized whole chicken is...... drum roll 487 calories per person. I actually thought this would be less calories, say 300, but that's the good thing about these scales, they are accurate and now I know I've been consuming far too much chicken ...... 
Judge Cookware

Whole chicken being weighed.

Whole Chicken weighed.

Whole roasted Jerk Chicken.
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Round up of Foodie Goodies #3 November-December 2014

It has been a bumper two months of receiving and reviewing food products over the last two months which has been wonderful for my tastebuds (but not so good for my waist line).
Earlier in November, I reviewed a selection of Hotel Chocolat products including: Christmas Sleeker, Advent Calendar and Christmas Tweet. I loved luxurious and gourmet chocolates so this delightful selection was a winner for me.

I absolutely adore increasing my collection of cook books so thoroughly enjoyed reviewing three wonderful books over the last two months: Artisian Drinks Bacon, Bombay Lunchbox. Read my review in full here.

As one of the official BBC Good Food Show Bloggers, I was very fortunate to receive a selection of products from some of the exhibitors. These included: Delicious Alchemy, Genius, Farringtons Oil, The Garlic Farm, Sponge Cake ltd,  Baked In and Ardens. Read about my review in full here .

The lovely people at Spiced Kitchen sent me some mulled wine spices, which I've been using throughout this festive season. I love the aroma of these wonderful spices and look forward to using their mulled wine spices next year. 

Judge cookware  have a wonderful selection of sturdy and efficient cook and bake ware. I was incredibly pleased to receive their small roaster and V Shaped tin which was perfect for roasting meats and vegetables. I will be reviewing this product in greater detail in January 2015.

Dhaniya  is a new range of luxurious and gourmet Indian pastes and spices. I was impressed by the flavour combination such a pomegranate paste alongside the more traditional balti and fish paste. I will be sharing a full review of this product in greater detail in January 2015.

I recently discovered OXO (not the gravy) kitchen products and after an exchange of tweets they asked me to review a selection of their products from their Good Grips range. I received a Mini Chopper, Flip and Fold Omlette Turner and a Salad Dressing Shaker. I look forward to sharing my review in full of these products in January. 

Finally,  The Co-Operative Stores have asked me to share ways of using up leftovers fruit and vegetables as part of their love food hate waste challenge. I will be sharing my ideas and a recipe in January.

Well, that it, my last blog post for 2014. I just want to wish every reader of my humble blog a happy and prosperous 2015. I am happy that my blog continues to be read and is also growing in readership. I look forward to some exciting collaborations in 2015 and sharing bigger and better giveaways.
Once again thank you for reading my blog.


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