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Friendly for Foodies – Online Store

NOMU in South Africa has become synonymous with good quality accessories to add some pizazz and flair to your cooking.

This is amplified because now you don’t have to scowl the supermarket looking for your favourite NOMU goodies, just take a squizz at www.nomu.co.za

At the recent #BWB/ #BloggersWhoBless Event, one of the goodies in our goodie bags was a coupon from NOMU to use on their online store to redeem any of their new range of baking kits…. after much deliberation I chose the Chocolate Fondant baking kit, which includes cups and all I had to do was use my voucher as though I was purchasing this online and voila I’d have my very own NOMU baking kit.NOMU

I had a few problems, being blonde at heart and all with getting the check out to work and I had to email their wonderful customer support for a bit of guidance, the ever-so-wonderful Stamatia helped me and made it so simple and within 24 hours of making my order the baking kit had arrived at my door, along with a hand written note and some extra sweet rub which is a mixture of sugar and cinnamon to add to baking and/or on top of your pancakes!

Talk about good service! Thank you so much Nomu, once the occasion arises I will be making decadent Chocolate Fondant’s for my guests!

Get your munch on over at Nomu Shop.

Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter @NOMUChirps and on Facebook – let them know we sent you 🙂

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Disclaimer: This was a coupon that was given to me for review purposes. This has not altered my view of the product/service in anyway.

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The Only Recipes You’ll Ever Need : Review

From the recent launch of the #BloggersWhoBless network, founded by the wonderful Heather from FemmeLifestyle, we were given some of the most mind blowing goodie bags which included some a selection of books from the wonderful Penguin Books, now, I don’t need to go into detail about Penguin as they must be one of the most renown publishing houses and book distributors around.

I was overjoyed with the choice available to choose from but since when I do read now its normally study material which makes my soul die slowly or recipe books which are my new found addiction, even though I’m still mastering this thing called cooking I do believe I have an inner Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay dying to get out and present some serious cooking skills. I chose the book called “The Only Recipes You’ll Ever Need” by Tony Turnbill which retails for R310 over here. 9781849492867_3

The most amazing thing about this recipe book is that its concise and to the point, each page showcases four individual variations of dishes we already know and love in order to break the mould, so to speak, of cooking boring food. The book is not thick or incredibly heavy and it contains 250 recipes. It’s even endorsed by Gordon Ramsay on the back cover…

“Simple and delicious dishes for every night of the week. This book’s a great staple for any kitchen.” – Gordon Ramsay

If why I love it is not enough to convince you, then you’ll have to take Gordon’s word for it!

P.S. Don’t forget to give @PenguinBooksSA on Twitter and let them know we sent you!

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Guest Contribution : Gourmet Recipes for the Grill

Go beyond grilling the ubiquitous hotdogs and hamburgers before the year ends and continue the “tradition” in 2014. Expand your culinary repertoire and venture into the world of gourmet recipes to include grilled chicken, calamari, vegetables, lobster, lamb, shrimp and even pizza! The smoky flavour, the delectable aroma and the succulent taste are qualities of grilled food that have relegated anything flame-cooked as either good or bad.

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Over the past years, grilled food has taken some bad rap, but this is mainly because the meats being grilled don’t have their fat portions trimmed and are therefore short of being considered as healthy food recipes that are high in calories, cholesterol, and saturated fats. And then there are the PAHs or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the HCAs or heterocyclic amines, compounds that have the potential to cause cancer.

The Downside of Grilling: It can be Avoided

HCAs are formed when poultry, fish, and red meat meet high heat temperatures directly such as those in grilling. When meat fat drips onto hot flaming coals or the grill element during cooking, PAHs are formed and subsequently deposited on the food itself because of the rising smoke that penetrates the food being grilled.

That said, there are some ways to counter the adverse effects of HCAs and PAHs when grilling food. After all, grilled food is a healthier choice because there is no dripping grease or batter coating. Below are some recommendations which may be considered before embarking on a grilling spree.

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ABC Recipes

Hey Pouters!

If you’re like me and not really a fan of anything complicated, then I’ve compiled a whole bunch of easy (and delicious) picture recipes for you!


Happy Cooking and Happy Tuesday!

♥Marinda Liza♥

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