Lets Get This Party Started

DSC_0505Just before Christmas I received an invitation to another great programme from Tesco Orchard  Club this time for Tesco Party food . And it couldn’t be a better timing , as before Christmas we are all busy buying presents , decorations and last but not least of course food . And I love Christmas but last thing I want to do is spending all day in the kitchen cooking , especially when I have family or friends coming over so I thought if this Tesco Party food will taste good it will save me a lot of time and I can more enjoy spending time with my loved ones . So I was very exited when my coupons has arrived and went to my local Tesco next day , and I was blown away with a choice of Party Food , there is to choose from chilled or frozen section and I think everyone will find something suitable for their table from the Posh pigs in blankets , Bourbon Beef Waffles , Mini steak pies , Butterfly Prawn with mango dipping sauce , Thai Chicken Curry Pastries , Oriental Selection , Mini Strawberry Trifles , Lemon Sherbet bites ,Swiss Chocolate truffle profiteroles , Duck spring rolls , Chinese selection , Honey BBQ  chicken steamed  buns , Indian Selection , Mini Éclairs ,Hog Roast and Apple bites  and much more which I cant even remember because its so many :}

Well after a few minutes of thinking I decided to go for Duck spring rolls , Chinese selection , Honey BBQ  chicken steamed  buns as I thought I have a £4 coupon off my purchase but I want to try few different thing so I bought all three of them which is £2 each but for three I paid £4.50 which is a great value I think .

First one up I decided to try Honey BBQ Chicken steamed buns

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10 lovely looking buns , it only took me a 6 minutes steaming from frozen and they are ready to eat , took a bite and I thought the texture of the bun is great is soft and light just melts in my mouth , than the honey bbq chicken comes through and I was little bit disappointed because as much as I love the bun I did not like the flavours of the filling I think is way to sweet all I can taste is Honey , chicken has totally disappeared , but I can see the potential in this product but with less Honey in it , if that will be improved I will definitely try it again .

Next day I have try the Chinese Selection and Duck Spring rolls

DSC_0506     The Chinese selection 18 bites – 6 chicken wontons , 6 vegetable spring rolls , 6 prawn toast . Duck Spring rolls of 14

I have to say I really enjoyed every bite from this Selection the Prawn toast were light , crunchy and full of flavours , s well chicken wontons and spring rolls  , but mine personal favourite is a Duck spring rolls the hoisin sauce flavour its just excellent there is good amount of duck  filling   and I was very impressed that all this crispy treats were none greasy , because I was little bit afraid of that but I was nicely surprised .

After my testing sessions I can honestly say that I really love Tesco Party Food and I do want to try more from this range . Would I recommend Tesco Party Food ? I definitely say YES I would .

Last but not least I have try Tesco Party Food thanks to courtesy of Tesco Orchard Club and Tesco  and I Thank you very much for that :}

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Tesco Healthy living – Beautifuly Balanced Frozen Foods

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As a member of Tesco Orchard Club very often I am invited to try new products made by Tesco or sold by Tesco .

 And  today I want to talk about Tesco range of frozen food Beautifully  Balanced .

I have to say when I received my invitation to this programme I was little bit sceptic about the whole frozen meals thing , but I had a second thought and decided to join the programme and find out for myself if is worth buying it in the future , mind the fact I normally cook from scratch for my family but I think is always good to have something in the case of emergency in the freezer , So I received coupons through the post went to my local Tesco   on the mission to find my potential best friend , and I did . First caught my attention Healthy Living Wholegrain Fusillil Spinach And Cheese Sauce. I love spinach so I was very happy there is a choice of that in frozen range . For 800g you pay £2 I think this is very cheap what  you get anyway ,  The whole meal takes about 10 minuets to prep , I cooked it in the pan but you can also use microwave oven .

 When I tasted it I thought this is fantastic , wholegrain pasta lots of spinach , Cherry Tomato, Red Pepper, Yellow Pepper, it makes colourful plate , the cheese sauce is not to strong just ads lovely creaminess to the whole mix .I really enjoyed this pasta dish I would definitely highly recommended to anyone no matter what age even my 2 year old fussy eater loved it .

Half of the pack (400g) contains

  • Energy

    1613kJ
    382kcal
    , 19%of your GDA

  • Fat

    6.7g, 10%of your GDA

  • Saturates

    4.5g, 23%of your GDA

  • Sugars

    12.2g, 14%of your GDA

  • Salt

    1.1g, 18%

My next choice from Beautifully Balanced range was  Oriental Whole Food Mix 500G this cost a £1.50

 This vegetable mix with grains and cashew nuts in a sesame and soy dressing.

oriental wholefood with cashew nuts taste just great , as soon as I opened the bag the smell came out and made my mouth watering before I even started cooking , with this veg mix I decided to ad some vegetarian chicken , but I tell you anything will go with it . The whole dish  is packed with amazing oriental flavours , for me it tasted just like takeaway  but none greasy , and I did not feel guilty after I licked my plate . But what I like about this product is there is lots of veg inside like Carrot, Broccoli, Soya Bean, Red Pepper, Babycorn and Cooked Bulgur and of course cashew nuts which I love , I am also impressed how well is spiced , I don’t like spicy food at all but this has a perfect heat to it .

One portion contains

  • Energy

    626kJ
    149kcal
    , 7%of your GDA

  • Fat

    4.8g, 7%of your GDA

  • Saturates

    0.9g, 5%of your GDA

  • Sugars

    4.5g, 5%of your GDA

  • Salt

    0.2g, 3%

Overall I am very happy that I decided to join Tesco Orchard programme , this has changed my hole perspective on frozen meals . Frozen   doesn’t  always means processed and unhealthy , it can make your meals  interesting and quick to prepare , meal which whole family will enjoy together .

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