Recently, I was lucky enough to be sent this delicious food package to try from Polish Village Bread. Living in London, we are fortunate to have lots of Polish cafes and restaurants and the food is so tasty! I was really excited to try the food I was sent.

Polish Village Bread is an authentic Polish bakery based in London. They provide all types of Polish food, ranging from bread and cakes to savoury snacks and frozen products. I was delighted to be sent a mixture of baked goods, microwavable meals and prepared meat.

 

First up this berry sponge cake – well let’s just say it didn’t last long! The sponge was light and the fruit was so tasty. It was absolutely delicious!

 Next we tried some of the pancakes. The spinach and cheese ones were really yummy and considering that I don’t usually like spinach I really loved the taste of the filling. So well seasoned and tasty.


My favourite thing was the delicious chicken and veg pancakes. These are packed full of spicy, delicious filling. They are microwaveable but we decided to shallow fry them in oil to get them crispy on the outside. Mmmmm!

We cooked up these three dishes as a meal as we thought they’d compliment each other well. This is dumplings filled with potato and soft cheese, cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and pork and traditional Polish sauerkraut stew. I have never tried sauerkraut but I was pleasantly surprised! The flavour is strong and rustic. I loved the dumplings too, potato and cheese are two or my favourite things and they came together deliciously in a little parcel!

 

We really enjoyed all the polish food that we tried and we love sampling different cuisines from all over the world! We love going on culinary adventures both outside and inside the country. To see what else they have to offer, check out Polish Village Bread’s website here.

 

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So, I wanted to do a quick, haul-style post today with a roundup of what lovely gifts I received for my 25th birthday. I’m a very lucky girl! I’m not posting these to show off; more to remind myself in the future of what I got as I can never seem to recall!

Phillips Wireless Headphones

Pink Nike gym gloves & USA hair ties 

Paul’s main gift to me was an amazing day out in London full of treats, which I will write up in a separate post, but he also got me a pair of Bluetooth headphones for the gym. I’ve been after some for ages so I was so pleased with this gift! Also fitness related I got some lightweight Nike gym gloves which are pink (I like to keep it girly even when I’m working out!) and some workout hair ties.

Rose Gold Pandora Bracelet with pink glass charm.

Something I’ve admired from afar for a long time is the pandora bracelets. I just think they are so classy and stunning, especially the rose gold one! I’ve only got one charm so far, but even the bracelet on its own is beautiful.

Osprey travel day pack

For our adventure honeymoon!

Personalised teachers diary

Such a cute idea – it’s got lesson planning space for each day and a message on the back from Paul.

Body Shop Seaweed products and body brush

Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser & exfoliator

Molton Brown mini shower gel set

Disney DVDs Up & The Hunchback or Notre Dame

2 more to add to my expanding collection! You can see what else I’ve got here.

Incense sticks

Fudge! 

My favourite sweets – what can I say!

I’m so grateful for every gift I received and am so lucky to have family and a husband who know me so well! Thank you everybody.

xox

Although I enjoy eating clean I really feel like a treat once in a while. Instead of blowing it on something full of refined sugar and nastiness I usually take to the kitchen and try to bake something which tastes yummy but is made out of ‘clean’ ingredients.  These flapjacks taste delicious and are dairy, gluten and refined sugar free!

Ingredients: only 6!

  • 3 mashed bananas (ripe)
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • a handful of raisins (optional)

The method is so easy, it’s literally a case of mixing all the ingredients well and spreading them into a deep baking tray! Make sure you grease the tray with coconut oil.  Cook at 180 degrees for 25-30 mins but check them because my oven is rubbish! Take them out, leave to cool and cut into flapjacks.

Enjoy!

xox