Fun with Fondue

Emmi Cheese FondueThe first and last time I had cheese fondue was when me and my friends were snowboarding in the French Alps. It was food of the Alpine gods! I’ve never had it since, but recently ‘the work perk’ offered to send a couple of packs of Emmi Swiss Cheese Fondue to try, I couldn’t resist! After tasting it again, I don’t think many people would be able to resist!  Continue reading

Colman’s Season & Shake Rustic Chicken

I’m not a fan of the traditional English meal of meat, potato and veg (unless it’s a roast dinner with all the trimmings), which I may have mentioned on Munch and Makeup before, but my other half is, so I’ll try anything to make the meal taste interesting. We saw Colman’s Season & Shake advertised on TV and came across it in the supermarket, so thought we would give it a go.

Colman's Season & Shake

The flavour we tried was ‘rustic chicken’ which had a light barbeque taste. The meal itself was easy peasy. We couldn’t get any green beans so replaced them with mushrooms, stuck them in the bag with the chopped up chicken, carrots and potatoes. Next we poured in some water, added the seasoning, tied it up and then came the shaking. So, the shaking wasn’t as vigorous as how the people did it on the adverts – it felt like we needed to shake it gently as it felt quite strange and delicate moving the food around in a bag. Then we just had to put it in the oven and wait….

Colman's Season & Shake

The bag was hot hot HOT coming out the oven, so needed to be careful opening it up and serving it.

Overall, I was quite impressed. Mainly because it’s such an easy meal, yet quite healthy as well! I would definitely try the other flavours.

Here’s how it turned out:

Colman's Season & Shake

Bounty Milkshake Recipe

In my previous posts on munch and makeup, I’ve written about a strawberry milkshake recipe and also a Oreo milkshake recipe. Over the weekend my boyfriend and I decided to try making a bounty milkshake.

We blended up two chocolate bars, half a tub of ice cream and some milk.

It tasted like a coconut dream!

Do you like coconut? Let me know what your favourite milkshake is…

Puff Pastry Pizzas

My housemate from uni showed me how to make puff pastry pizzas back in Bournemouth. They are so easy to make and I still eat them now, so I thought that I would share the recipe on Munch and Makeup.

I cheated with the pastry by buying Just Roll’s ready to cook pastry from the supermarket, rolled it out on a buttered baking tray and then used tomato puree for the base (although at uni we just used Bolognese sauce from the jar), topped it with grated cheese and added mushrooms, mozzarella and cooked meats including Italian Prosciutto, Salami Milano and Chorizo.

Popped it in the oven for 10 minutes at 170C and it was done!

Yes, my baking tray is very old and looks worse for wear, but I am actually buying a new one today!

Flaky puff pastry is one of my favourite things! What toppings would you choose for a puff pastry pizza?

How to Make an Oreo Milkshake

Last week I made a naughty milkshake, it was naughty because it was an Oreo milkshake which makes it very calorific (yet delicious at the same time)!

Like my strawberry milkshake recipe that I shared on Munch and Makeup, I didn’t really use measurements. Here’s what you need if you fancy making one –

Ingredients-
Tub of vanilla ice cream
Half a packet of Oreos
Semi Skimmed Milk
A dollop of Nutella (optional)

Method (1 or 2 glasses)-
1. Scoop about half a tub of ice cream into the blender (I used half a tub of carte d’or)
2. Pour in about half a glass of milk and whizz.
3. Add in the Oreos (I used 6) and blend together.
4. Have a taste and if you want it chocolatier add a dollop of Nutella.
5. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

I’ll need to be doing A LOT of Zumba to burn this off! What’s your favourite milkshake?

What to do with Fruit that Needs to be Eaten?

We’ve all bought fruit with good intentions to eat them, but sometimes other things just look more tempting in the fridge.

Then there’s the problem of when you have so much fruit to eat before they start getting mouldy. What to do? Blend it to a smoothie! That’s what I did with my raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.

I have to admit, the smoothie tasted really sour which I think was due to the raspberries.

I will definitely look into different smoothie recipes to make. It’s a great and easy way to get my 5 a day!

Strawberry Milkshake Recipe

While making a strawberry milkshake over the weekend with an intention of sharing it on my munch and makeup blog, I realised that I didn’t actually measure anything accurately! It still tasted delicious though. Here’s how I made it-

Ingredients-
Tub of vanilla ice cream
Punnet of strawberries (with their tops removed)
Milk
Strawberry sauce (optional)

Method (1 or 2 glasses)-
1. Scoop about half a tub of ice cream into the blender (I used half a tub of carte d’or)
2. Pour in about half a glass of milk and whizz.
3. Add in some strawberries (I used 200g) and blend together.
4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

You could also add in strawberry sauce to make the milkshake taste sweeter, however, I think it already tastes great without it.

Easy peasy and a perfect weekend treat!