Yearly Archives: 2016

Become a food blogger and assist the catering community

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

If you have a love for food and want show others your flare for good food, blogging is a great way to express yourself.

With food blogging, you want to engage with your audience, and do not want to make your blog to generic. Choosing a specific angle to food is recommended, such as vegetarian, vegan, Dairy free or gluten free foods.

Making your target audience more specific automatically boosts your audience’s interest, begin using social media sites, such as Instagram where you can show visuals easily and provide information about your find, should it be location, taste or review. Once you start building an organic audience you can link posts to your blog, people will begin following your blog as you begin building a positive reputation for your food blogging.

So once you have decided what area you want to focus on, get out there and start taking good quality photos and start you blogging journey now.

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Hog roast, serve me up.

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 5:58 am

A brilliant way to feed a large crowd. Whether it is for a local event or even a self-organised wedding. A hog roast goes down a treat and is definitely a new favourite.
Hog roasts a definitely getting more popular over the years, with the competition to make weddings more extravagant and memorable, or to making a big impression on an event.
Many new catering businesses are offering this delicious food treat as a buffet style affair. With freshly baked rolls and a crisp salad and sauces of plenty, all guests can make their hog roast unique and tasty, and if guests are still peckish later, they can go up for more.
Hog roast hire is a great and affordable way to feed your guests, and is a definite crowd-pleaser. Put some time in to do a little research into catering companies to find the best quality service for your budget.

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Gnocchi – Why it’s so good for you

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 4:42 am

For those of you who don’t know what gnocchi is, it’s a small dense type of pasta usually made from potatoes, eggs and flour. It goes very well with pasta sauces, vegetables, meats and salads, and around 1 cup of potato gnocchi contains around 13 grams of fat. There isn’t a great deal of protein in this pasta, and at the end of the day it is a carbohydrate, meaning you do need to eat it in moderation and serve it with the right foods. We recommend having a small portion of gnocchi with lean meat like chicken breast or turkey steak, and grilled vegetables, that way you’re getting healthy fats, vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates. It’s all about balance when it comes to living healthy and like many types of food, gnocchi can be a vital part of that healthy balance.

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Why are avacados so healthy?

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 1:09 am

You’ve probably read about avacados in every healthy eating book or magazine, but if you’re not familiar with this fruit, then you may wonder what all the hype is about. Well, Avacods are healthy, they’re known as an alligator pear or butter fruit and they provide a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Because they’re naturally nutrient-dense, they contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Some say they’re not just great for our bodies, they’re great for our vision too. This is because avacados contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals that are concentrated in the tissues in the eyes, where they provide antioxidant protection, minimize damage from ultraviolet light. It’s no wonder why then that they’re extremely popular in Australia where you’ll find more avacados than apples in supermarkets. If you don’t eat this popular fruit in any of your meals, try it because it really will do you the world of good.

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Jerk Beef Wraps

Posted on August 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Making jerk beef wraps are incredibly simple but the flavours you get are phenomenal. Simply fry some strips of sirloin steak in a frying pan and add in three spring onions, two teaspoons of jerk seasoning and water so that it begins to simmer away. You should then get a nice whiff of the Caribbean, but there’s more to come. Add in two red chillies (thinly cut) and some pineapple. Then add in some precooked rice, and when the water begins to be absorbed by the rice, you’re nearly there. Get out the wraps and zing them in the microwave for 20 seconds, add in in some shredded lettuce and mayonnaise and then dish out the beef and onion filling. Then simply wrap and serve alongside sticky jerk sauce. It’s a pretty simple dish and one you can have a play with, but your guests will absolutely love it. Just be sure to remove the chili seeds if you don’t like it too spicy.

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Organising a bake off at work

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm

A bake off can bring fun and competition to your workplace, and that’s why many individuals organise these at their workplaces every year, especially when the Great British Bakeoff is on TV. To organise this event in your workplace, you’ll need to do the following:

Pick a theme

Every good bakeoff has a theme, whether that’s sport, music, Hollywood or cars. You choose the theme and let people get creative, it’s that easy.

Pick a prize

People will only spend money on ingredients and put thought into it if there’s something to win. Make sue you get a gift that’s worth fighting for.

Raise money for charity

Make non-entrants the voters, and make them pay £2 per slice, then the money can go to charity.

Organising a bake off isn’t tricky. Once you’ve sent the email out and put a few posters up you’re good to go, just make sure you build up to the big day and get a few people to sign up in advance.

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