Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cape Seed Loaf Give Away


Thanks to the few who entered, the two winners are:



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I was recently sent a loaf of Baker's Delight Cape Seed bread, along with some vouchers to give away to my readers :)

Abit about the loaf:

Every Cape Seed Loaf Contains
  • Iron – for healthy energy levels.
  • Vitamin E – for healthy skin.
  • Zinc – for a strong immune system.
  • Calcium – for strong bones and teeth.
  • Omega-3 ALA – to maintain a healthy body.
  • Niacin – to help supply energy to the body.
  • Magnesium – for healthy muscles.
And it's also
  • High in fibre – for a healthy digestive system.
  • Low GI (48) – for sustained energy.
  • High in protein – for growth and repair of muscles.
  • Rich in antioxidants – for general wellbeing.

I had recently tried this breakfast combo in the blue Mountains: Banana, ricotta, & honey. A relatively healthy breakfast idea!

I really enjoyed the seeds in this loaf, compared to a standard white or wholemeal slice of bread, the seeds give you a bit of crunch in every bite, & also, seed are good for you right?? hehe

I have two Cape Seed Loaf (regular size) vouchers to give away.

To enter the competition, leave a comment below or email bettypham20@gmail.com with your answer to the following question:

What would you put on your Cape Seed Loaf sandwich?

If you comment anonymously, please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are a winner. We will select our favourite responses and post the winners' names on this page by 10th September 2010.

Terms and Conditions
The competition is open to residents of Australia only.
There is a limit of one entry per person.
Unless selected as a winner, entrants will not receive any correspondence from us as a result of entering the competition.
Chance will play no part in the selection of the winner.
The competition commences on 1st September 2010 and closes at 11.59pm AEST on 9th September 2010.
There will be two winners, who will each receive a $5.00 voucher for one regular loaf of Bakers Delight Cape Seed bread.
The winners will be published on this page within seven days of the competition close date.
If a winner cannot be contacted within two weeks, another winner will be selected.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Baked not Fried Polenta chips with Aoli

I had never worked with polenta before, it's just something i was never intrested in making. Until i found this post while browsing the internet. A healthy alternative to potato chips, i had to try it. I actually tried to deep fry them but, they all just stuck to the bottom of the pan, broke into small pieces, and weren't very appetizing :(

But into the oven they went, and they turned into lovely golden crunchy yummy morsels, and guilt free snacking! & i love aoli sauce, could not go past dipping them into some!

Polenta chips

2 cups organic milk
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups polenta (see above)
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup melted clarified butter or olive oil

Bring the milk and water just to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly stream in the polenta while stirring constantly. Stir in the salt and turn down the heat a bit if needed (you don't want the polenta to scorch). Continue stirring until the polenta thickens up (see picture), this can take anywhere from just a few minutes to much longer depending on your polenta. Stir in the cheese.

Remove from heat and spread out 1/2-inch thick onto a baking sheet using a spatula (although I feel like I get a better shape by letting it cool a minute or two and then using my hands). Chill in a refrigerator for at least an hour, or overnight. Cut into wide-cut "fry" shapes using a straight-edge for guidance and uniformity (or opt for a more rustic cut). Rub each fry with a bit of clarified butter or olive oil and sprinkle with some salt.

Bake in a 450 degree oven, middle rack, for 20 minutes or until golden and crispy. Flip the fries once after ten minutes.

Quick Aoli

2T Mayo [or more depending on how much you need]
1t of fresh squeezed lemon [up to one whole lemon, if necessary]
1 - 2 crushed garlic cloves [add as many as you like for taste]
pinch of salt

How to make it:

Mix all ingredients together. You can add more of any of the ingredients....it's up to you and how you want it to taste!