Dr. Oetker Panebello Pizza for Free – Enter Now to Win

I came across this deal scrolling through a few money saving websites.

Dr. Oetker  is offering the chance for a lucky 100,000 customers to win a free Panebello Pizza. You can enter through the website, I have included the link below. All you need to do is enter your email address and keep an eye if your a winner.

If your lucky you could also receive it in the post without entering the competition as I received it. The voucher entitles you to receive a discount on the pizza for £1.50. As Sainsbury’s are running a reduced price of £1.50 for the Dr. Oetker Panebello pizza you will receive it free.

Asda – £2.00, After discount £0.50

Tesco – £2.50 or 2 for £4.00 After Discount £2.50

Waitrose – £2.50 After Discount £1.00

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After trying both the versions, I did not feel it was anything different from the frozen pizza range that is currently available. Initially I was excited about the new pizza range but after trying them I did not find it was anything special. One thing I hate about frozen pizza range is that the pizza topping and the cheese layer skims off when you bite into it. Literally just giving you a base of bread to eat; so you are eating the pizza into two different layers which I hate. But to be fair I loved the fluffiness of the bread and it had a nominal amount of seasoning and it did fill me up so if I had to give it a score it would be 6/10.  But at a full price of £3.00, it was disappointing.

If you love deep crust pizza like I do it will surely be a hit.

http://www.pizzapanebello.co.uk/trymefree

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Chicken Stare Off – Win Free KFC Daily

While my blog is primarily of food recipes, I just could not resist to post something else food related.

Its not a food recipe or food story or food shopping but its a freebie of how you can get your hands on some free KFC. The only catch is you should be good at the starring game which I am sure everyone has played in their life time either as kids or adults with their children.

The only requirments are you need to have a webcam on your PC or laptop.

I tried the game yesterday and manged to get a coupon for a free fillet burger worth £1.34. You cannot receive high price items but does include some good treats.

The promotion runs from 10 February 2014 to midnight of 27 April 2014.

You can win the following products – Hot Wings, Mini-Fillet Burger, Streetwise Wrap, Streetwise Snack Box and Streetwise All Stars.

You can play everyday until the promotion ends or ceases to run and once you qualified for a voucher whether its the hot wings, mini fillet burger you will have 5 tries to try and perform better to get a bigger price.

Once you download the voucher you could print it off or show it on your phone in particpating stores.

Hope you guys enjoy the promotion and wins some free KFC. I know I am going to try for a bigger price 🙂

I would love to hear from anyone who wins the Streewise All Stars.

http://www.kfcchickenstareoff.co.uk/

UPDATE:

I tried the game on 11 February and 12 February 2014 and won a couple of vouchers for a mini fillet burger and Streetwise All Stars which me and my OH was able to redeem today 13 February 2014 at our local KFC store without issue.

I tried to play the game again today 13 February 2014 and was greeted with this message from KFC

YOU STARED AT CHICKEN.

YOU WON.

Congratulations to all the blinking marvellous champion starers.

Recently we challenged you to put your peepers to the test and take on our Streetwise
snacks, in the ultimate online staring competition. Within hours, hundreds of thousands
of you eyed up the masters of staring and beat them fair and square.

Due to sheer demand, Chicken Stare-Off has taken a break to rest its eyes.
So for now, enjoy your victory chicken (while stocks last).
And keep your eyes open for more fun and games soon.

So it seems that the game has temporarily been taken off. I will update this post if the game is back up for some free KFC.

Spicy Chicken Tikka on Naan with Cucumber Raita

I love getting a mix kebab (donner+chicken tikka+sheekh) over the weekend. But at a £5 price tag it is expensive. While I love donner kebab its also very fatty and unhealthy. Today I wanted to make my own takeaway meal with the chicken tikka on naan making it a good takeway meal to indulge on. 

I should mention the recipe was spicy with some sweat streaming on my forehand so I if you can’t handle spice very well half the spices to make it mild. 

 

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Method:

  1. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and mix the chilli powder, paprika powder and cayenne pepper to the yoghurt to make it into a paste. Add the birds eye chilli to the paste and add the chicken pieces and marinate for 4-6 hours.
  2. On a hot pan add a slight dash of olive oil or sunflower oil and fry the chicken pieces on both sides.
  3. Grill the chicken on a medium grill for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  4. For the cucumber raita cut the cucumber into bite size pieces and mix it with the yoghurt and add the cumin and refrigerate it for an hour. I made the raita the same time as the marinade.  
  5. Serve with salad or eat on its own. 

Although the chicken was spicy I just used water to calm my mouth. How do you combat spicy food in your mouth, do you use water, milk, milkshake or just water? 

Chicken Chow Mein

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post as I have been a quite busy not blog related but I have managed some recipes to sure be easy and yummy.

Like anyone else I am a big fan of fast food and takeaway McDonalds, Pizza hut, KFC you name it. I am a big fan of Chinese food but not a big fan of the hefty price tag associated with it and not mentioning the salt content. To satisfy my Chinese food craving I tried to find a recipe for a chow mein which was simple, easy and would not break the bank. And I was not disappointed with the recipe I found from the Chinese chef Ken Hom  . I adapted by adding the recipe with some shreds of chorizo and the chilli giving some added heat to the dish.

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Method:

  1. Add the shreds of the chicken to the marinade of 20mins.
  2. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions and soak in cold water so it stopped cooking further
  3. In a wok or bigger pan add some vegetable oil and cook the chicken for 2-5 minutes till it’s cooked. Then set aside.
  4. Pan fry the spring onions, pepper, onion, chorizo, green beans and bean sprouts for a couple of minutes. Then set aside.
  5. Drain the noodles from the water and fry the noodles for a few minutes. Add the remaining cooked chicken and vegetables and add the marinade to the pan.

Serve.

How do you cook your chow mein, I would like to hear your tips?

Note: I cooked the noodles and vegetables in batches especially if cooking for more than one person, unless you have a good wok.

 

Grilled Sardines with Spicy Potatoes

Grilled Sardines with Spicy Potatoes

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a while since my last post and have been ignoring my blog!!! 😦

A few days before the New Year and like every other person on the face of the earth I decided on some New Year resolutions. Losing weight, getting more exercise blah blah but one resolution was to post more on to my blog.

My first recipe for 2014 is the Grilled Sardines with Spicy Potatoes. The recipe is very simple and does not require much ingredients and effort and perfect for the mid-week.

I have been looking to incorporate some fish into my daily meals mainly oily meals due to the benefit of the fish on type 2 diabetes and reducing heart disease. Sardines are very cheap and you can get them at almost at any supermarket, although just before the New Year and after Christmas I found it hard to find in my normal supermarket but is abundant right now.

Method:

Fish Marinade

  • In a bowl mix the turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala and salt with a dash of water to a smooth paste.
  • Pour the marinade over the sardines and let it marinade between 30mins to 3 hours depending how much time you have. I marinated for about 45 minutes.
  • Pre heat the grill to high and place them on a baking tray and grill them for 20 minutes. 10minutes on each side.

Spicy Potatoes

  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds when the oil is hot. The cumin seeds will sizzle once added, add the potatoes to the pan and keep stirring.
  • Once the potatoes are part cooked, check by sticking a fork then add the onion. After a few minutes add the spices and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • Add about 200ml of water and let it cook for 5-8 minutes on a low heat.
  • Then add a dash of soy sauce and sugar, mix all together and turn the heat off in 2 minutes.

Serve.

I would love to hear of ways you cook the fish and if anyone has ideas how to strip the bones especially the minute ones within the flesh?

N.B. The fish has a lot of bones so be careful when eating. That’s the only thing I did not like about the fish but it was very tasty 🙂Image

Hot and Spicy Chicken

The most easiest way to cook some chicken thighs. I am a massive fan of spicy food and chillies. Its was almost like not cooking this meal as it has a very few steps.

Ingredients:
4 dried chillies
3 Tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
5 whole cloves
300g of yogurt
Salt
2-4 TSP of vegetable oil.

Method:
1. In a non stick pan roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds and cloves. This will help to temper the spices and release their flavours. Be careful not to burn the spices. Let the sees cool before you its added to the blender. If you have access to a pestle and mortar you can crush the seeds and chillies before mixing them with the yogurt.

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2. In a blender mix all the spices with the yogurt.

3. Slit the chicken 1inch

4. Pour the mixture over the chicken and marinate for 4 to 6 hours.

5. Heat the oven to 180 to 200 C, cook the chicken for 45mins to an hour.

Serve with naan bread or would make great BBQ food.

Would you try this for the Indian Summer Weekend?

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Chickpeas Curry with Spinach

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I have been diagnosed with eczema and every now and again it flares up with dry skin and itchyness which is very annoying. The other day, I was browsing the shelves of the library to get hold of a cookbook which would give me some inspiration to cook more dishes and update my blog more often.

That’s when I came across a book called “The Clear Skin Cookbook by Dale Pinnock. The book is well written and quite detailed in terms of food that will help skin conditions and simple recipes to follow.

After reading the book and since I have neglected certain foods which I enjoy a lot I decided to revisit them especially chickpeas. Apparently they are rich in Zinc which helps with skin lubrication and reduces sebaceous secretions. I have quite oily skin especially in summer and zinc reduces oily skin and helps to lock the moisture.

Ingredients:
1 TSP cumin seeds
1 TSP coriander seeds
2 dry chillies and 1 fresh chillie
1/2 inch of cinnamon bark.
1/2 TSP turmeric powder
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic

2 fresh tomatoes or half a can of chopped tomatoes
Juice of half a lemon
400g of chickpeas or you soak some overnight
1tsp of tomato puree
Handful of spinach leaves or if using frozen make sure its defrosted.

Method:

1. Roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds and the dry chillies.

2. Slice the onion and fry them till brown.

3. Blend the onion, cumin seeds, dried chillies, fresh chillies and coriander seeds along with the tomato puree and tomatoes.

4. Add a little oil to a pan break the cinnamon bark into small pieces fry them fgor about 15 seconds before adding thge contents of the blender along with 400g of chickpeas. Simmer for 30 mins till the chick peas are soft.

5. Add a handful of fresh spinach leaves.

6. Serve with rice or naan bread and some yougurt.

Note: If you do not have cumin seeds, coriander seeds substitute them with the powder and instead of chillies use chilli powder.

I would like to know if anyone makes chickpeas in a different way?
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