The Food Doctor

So as my regular readers will know last week I went to the Lunch! show at the business design centre with work. Whilst I walked around each stand talking to prospective clients I was given sample products. This is a definite perk to working in publishing! One of the stands I went and had a look at was the Food Doctor.

The Food Doctor nutritional practice was founded in 1999. Their aim is to raise the awareness of the relevance of appropriate nutrition for good health and wellbeing via information and easy to enjoy foods that have to taste great too!

Now I will admit I tend to be sceptical when it comes to the idea of a “meal in a pot”, but I have been proved wrong by the Food Doctor. I tried their couscous and lentil pot with tomatoes, red peppers and cumin. Designed from all natural dehydrated pulses, grains, herbs, spices and vegetable, you just have to add boiling water, stir and wait for a few minutes for a truly delicious, healthy and nutritious snack. Full of fibre and protein this food delivers a slower release of energy and better still it smells and tastes absolutely delicious!

You can purchase the Food Doctor products at most retailers now, however you can also purchase products in their online shop at http://www.thefooddoctor.com/Our-Range-CHSTORE/ You can also like them on facebook for their latest news at http://www.facebook.com/FoodDoctorUK and can also follow them on twitter @FoodDoctorUK as I have done tonight. The Food Doctor products are well worth checking out!

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passionsideasanddreams

For those of you with a sweet tooth you need to get on facebook and like the page ‘Sunnie Loves’. A friend of mine has come up with the outrageously naughty idea of creating trees from confectionery products and the results are looking yummy! After sourcing sweetie cakes for any occasion possible she thought it would be fun to take them a step further and get more creative.
Sweetie trees and wreaths can be made in any size using your favourite sweets or chocolate and they look fantastic. You could order one as a treat or get her to make centre pieces for your wedding. Christmas wreaths are currently being planned and all I can say is you need to get your orders in fast-you don’t want to miss out on these!
The website is coming soon but in the mean time you can contact her via the facebook page Sunnie Loves…

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Spicy Salsa

You will need:

  • 4-6 diced tomatoes
  • 1 diced red onion
  • 1 diced fresh chilli
  • 1-2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp. of chopped coriander
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

Preparation Method:

Once all your ingredients are prepared quite simply toss them together and set aside until ready.

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Spanish Omlette with a twist

You will need:

  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • 8 potatoes, cut into small dice
  • 1-2 onions, chopped
  • A handful of mushrooms
  • 1 chopped pepper
  • 100grams ham
  • 6 Quality Assured eggs, whisked in a large bowl
  • 2 -4 tablespoons of grated cheddar cheese
  • A little salt and black pepper

Preparation Method:

  1. Lightly oil a large non-stick pan.
  2. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the onions, chopped peppers, mushrooms and hamand continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add the mixture to the eggs, season and mix well together.
  5. Reheat the pan again with a little oil.
  6. Add the egg mixture.
  7. Cook until the under side is set.
  8. Put a large plate on top of the pan and turn the omelette onto it.
  9. Then slide it back into the pan and cook the other side.
  10. Top with cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.
  11. I like to finish my omlette under the grill.

I had chips and a salsa dip with my omlette

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All in a days work

Today was day one of my first exhibition in food service. I have been to numerous exhibitions in the past for construction so this was a whole new experience and market for me to discover. I am sure you can appreciate how hard the prospect of having to sample yummy cakes and fruit crisps and all kinds of mineral drinks. As if!! I have loved every single second of today.

So it was the first day of Lunch! exhibition at the Business Design Centre. Although I have been blogging about food for some time and cooking away in the kitchen, it is only recently that I have started working with in the industry. I have just started with a new company selling advertising within food service titles. My main aim for today was to pound the halls and see clients and get to know who is out there. I have had some fabulous business meetings, but the highlight for me was being given samples by the exhibitors. As now I have a lot of food to eat and then of course write all about it to you guys.

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Onion Gravy

You will need:

  • 2 Red Onions
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 knobs of Butter
  • Rosemary or Thympe
  • 6 tbs of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Stock Cube

Preparation Method:

  1. Fry off your onions and garlic in the butter on a medium heat for about 5 minutes until they go sweet and translucent.
  2. You could add a little thyme or rosemary if you like.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar and allow it to reduce by half.
  4. Sprinkle in your stock cude and add a little water.
  5. Allow to simmer until ready

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole to me is a total classic. I think it is the ultimate winter treat!

You will need:

  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 125g plain flour
  • 150ml milk mixed with 150ml cold water
  • 1 level tbsp grain mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 pork sausages
  • lard
  • 100g of bacon for that cheeky added extra

Preparation Method:

  1. Whisk together the eggs, flour, milk, mustard and seasoning, beating out any little lumps of flour.
  2. Rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.
  4. Put the lard in a roasting tin and leave it in the oven until it is smoking.
  5. When the lard is very hot, add your sausages and bacon if you wish. Keep your eye on them and allow them to colour until lightly golden.
  6. When sausages are lightly golden pour the batter mix over the top.
  7. Place the tin back into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and crisp.

I would always serve this with an array of winter veggies; mash potatoes, carrots, peas and broccoli. Of course its not complete without a little onion gravy.

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