Friday, February 24, 2012

Review Be Natural - Manuka Honey and Spice Clusters with flakes

Yay! I got to review (taste test!) another delicious cereal from Be Natural. Manuka Honey and Spice Clusters with flakes! I Like Manuka Honey. I like Spices. What a lovely combo. What I like about this company as I said in my last review is that it's nice to see properly what you are eating and not be chomping away on a heavy muesli.

The spices remind me of childhood and baking! Anyway give this cereal a go if you feel like something different.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Review 4 - Olay Total Effects 7

Hmmm I love Oil of Olay so I thought this would be a cinch. 

Here are the 7 advantages:
1. Line Minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles
2. Nourishing Moisturization: For a radiant, healthy glow
3. Tone Enhancement: Balances color & reduces appearance of age spots
4. Gentle Exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture
5. Pore Refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores
6. Free Radical Defense: Helps prevent damage to skin’s surface
7. Subtle Lifting: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance

Personally I prefer Oil of Olay to this but only because I find this formula thick. You can tell it has  SPF in it. I don't think I'd buy this because I don't like the thickness on my face. If your out in the sun alot it would make sense to use this.


Birthday Party and Dairy Free Baking!

This weekend we celebrated my WAY WAY cute nieces birthday! She turned one!

Miss One was born 4 weeks early and has different dietary needs so we had to come up with a dairy free cake option for her.

It was good fun for me to go searching and tweaking recipes.
This is what I came up with

Strawberry Cake (Dairy free cake)
2 Cups Sugar
1 packet Strawberry Jelly
1 Cup Veg Oil (I use canola)
4 Eggs
2 1/2 Cups Flour
21/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1tsp Vanilla
1 Tin of Strawberries

Drain can of strawberries and push through a sieve to pulp it up and add back in to pulp some of the juice. Stand aside. Separate egg whites in to a medium bowl and yolks in to another bowl. 

In the yolk bowl slowly whisk in sugar to blend. Add in packet of jelly, blend in the oil and vanilla and coconut milk. 

In a big bowl triple sift flour and baking powder to airate it. 

In the egg white bowl beat until stiff and peaky.

Add wet ingredients in to the flour, fold together. Finally fold in a quarter of the egg white mix slowly and then quarted mix there after.

Pour in to 2 medium lined and greased tins and bake for 40mins at 180degrees.

Chocolate Cake (Dairy free)
11/4 Cup of Flour
1 Cup of Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup of Strong Coffee
1/2 Coconut Milk
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla

Chuck all ingredients in to a bowl and whisk! Easy as! Makes one medium cake. Bake at 180degrees for 35mins.

1 Cup Icing Sugar
1/4 tsp cream of Tartar
1 Egg White
1/3 Boiling Water
Food Colouring

Mix all ingredients together except boiling water. Then add boiling water and and beat till soft and peaky! For around 6-10mins. Its so fluffy and marshmellowee...

It was a wonderful day with whanau! Love my little Miss One she is so awesome!