Mother’s Day at Home with Prestige Hampers #Review

Mother’s Day at Home with Prestige Hampers: March 2021 #Gifted

After a challenging 12 months and with Mother’s Day approaching, it is important to take time to celebrate this special occasion and make sure that our marvellous mothers still have a lovely day at home.

Send some smiles to your mum with Prestige hampers who have a range of fabulous and drink hampers to suit all dietary needs, so your mum can indulge, enjoy and feel like number one.

Veritably Vegan Hamper

Perfect for all the Vegan mummies, the vibrant Veritably Vegan hamper is jam packed with lots of yummy Vegan treats all presented in beautiful brown wicker basket.

Included within the hamper are sweet treats such as Brave Dark Choc Roasted Chickpea 30g, Melting Pot Vegan Handmade Fudge Madagascar Vanilla 90g, Mrs Crimble’s 6 Vegan Macaroons 195g, Ooh! Chocolata Original Dairy Free & Vegan Milk Chocolate 50g and The Dormen Moments Blend No. 3 Cashews, Cranberries & Coconut 45g.

There are also some savouries thrown in too the Indie Bay Superseeds Crunchy Pretzels 26g and Mr Filbert’s Marinated Olives with Lemon & Oregano 65g.

Gorgeously Gluten and Wheat Free Hamper 

This stunning gluten and wheat free hamper presented in a gorgeous gold wire basket makes for a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Your mum can indulge her sweet tooth with the lovely Lovemore Gluten Free Shortbread Fingers 125g, Radfords Handmade West Country Crumbly Butter Fudge 113g, Guppy’s Chocolates Orange Shards 90g and a Lovemore Gluten Free Genoa Slab Cake!

The hamper contents are perfect for a mum’s movie night in at home as also included within the hamper are the Easy Bean Moroccan Spice Chickpea Crispbread 110g, Mr Filbert’s Honey & Peppercorn Mixed Nuts 50g, Mrs Bridges Red Pepper & Garlic Salsa 100g and some yummy Yorkshire Crisps in Worcester Sauce 100g presented in this lovely tube decorated with an illustration of York Shambles.

Due to dietaries do double check the contents for suitability and if you have any questions contact the lovely Prestige hampers team directly.

Healthy Fruit Selection Hamper

Gift some goodness this Mother’s Day with Prestige Hampers Healthy fruit selection presented in a wonderful wicker basket.

This hamper is sure to please our marvellous mummies, as it is filled with fabulous fresh fruits including Gala Apples x2, Granny Smith Apples x2, Kiwi’s x2 and Satsumas x4.

And if this was not enough, you also receive a Belvoir Fruit Juice Elderflower 25cl, one Belvoir Fruit Juice Cucumber and Mint 25cl, a Pack of 10 English Breakfast Tea and a jar of jam or marmalade.  Perfect for your mum to enjoy out in the garden while she gets some well-earned rest and ‘me’ time.

Gift some smiles this Mother’s Day with Prestige Hampers and make sure your mum is number one.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.prestigehampers.co.uk/

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Know Where Your Food Comes From with Eversfield Organic #Review

Know Where Your Food Comes From with Eversfield Organic: March 2021 #Gifted

We should care about not only what we eat, but also the providence of our food.  Having a healthy transparent food relationship and understanding the farming process shows care, respect and an appreciation for how our food goes from farm to plate.

Ellacott farm located in the Devon village of Bratton Clovelly on the edge of Dartmoor is the home of the amazing Eversfield Organic founded by Mark.

The farmland had suffered the effects from years of intensive farming, so Mark with the help of his family dedicated and devoted all their energies and efforts into nurturing the farm back to an abundance of natural healthiness just as nature intended.

Two years later after laying fencing, replanting miles and miles of hedgerow and impressively planting over 30,000 trees the farm was given organic certification and is 100% traceable.

Now Eversfield Organic has seen continued growth and produces a whole range of fabulous foodie goodies including their fresh fruit and vegetable boxes, that are delivered direct to your door, perfect for delicious and delightful meals at home.

Organic is better for our planet and people, Eversfield use sustainable organic farming measures and are continually working to reduce their environmental impacts by reducing waste, you can even return your packaging for free!

Using organic farming systems eliminate all synthetic and petroleum-based pesticides and fertilisers which reduces soil and water contamination helping to achieve a natural balance so that nature and wildlife can exist and thrive alongside commercial organic farming.

Soil is a non-renewable energy resource and healthy soils store high levels of carbon, so if all UK farming was converted to organic, more than 1.3 million tonnes of carbon could be stored in the soil each year, I think this says it all really.

Eating organic produce benefits our bodies too, as current research shows that eating organic produce provides a superior nutritional quality and reduces intake of pesticides, so clearly is the only choice for you and your family.

Eversfield Organic are an absolute lovely bunch, their produce is top notch and beautifully packaged, the service has been exemplary and consistent throughout all three of our deliveries to date, and they really are there to help make your ordering and delivery process from farm direct to your home go as smoothly as possible.

Help the environment and give your family the best nutrition, by supporting organic farmers, and make sure you know where your food comes from with Eversfield Organic.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.eversfieldorganic.co.uk/

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A Vegan Food Home Delivery Service with Clearspring #Review

A Vegan Foodie Home Delivery with Clearspring: February 2021 #Gifted

Clearspring have been in the industry for over 25 years, they are a fabulous family-owned business, with a particular expertise in sourcing authentic Japanese foods.

Offering delivery direct to your door, Clearspring customers can have fun experimenting in the kitchen and enjoy delicious dining within the comfort of their own homes thanks to the lovely bunch over at Clearspring.

Clearspring products help sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers and artisan food producers.  By caring for the eco-system and enriching the soil, Clearspring work towards protecting the world for future generations to come.

Clearspring products are all Vegan, dairy and refined sugar free and a selection of products are also gluten free too, so you are in good hands.

The extensive range of fabulous foodie items on offer is impressive stuff and introduces customers to a range of Vegan foodie loveliness.

Instant Miso Soups are perfect for a light lunch, a comforting supper and are easy to do literally pop in a cup and add water they are that simple but taste great and without any of those nasties.

The brilliant Bio Kitchen Veggies, lentils & beans jar range and plant-based alternatives such as soya chunks, mince and Japanese silken tofu, made with pure spring water from Mount Fiji, are ideal to mix things up a little for even extra yummy family mealtimes.

Clearspring also have a range of rice noodles, pastas made with ingredients such as brown rice and red lentils, lovely pasta sauces and a staple in anyone’s kitchen soya sauce.

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Sweets in the City Vegan Jars, Duals and The Sweet Society #Review

Sweets in the City Vegan Jars, Duals and The Sweet Society: February 2021 #Gifted

Founded by the lovely Sarah Lynn, 2017 winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice, Sweets in the City is jointly owned by Lord Sugar and are seeing continued growth and success.

The Sweets in the City team inspire and innovate to produce personalised sweets, which are fun, fabulous and fill us with sweetness, that are suitable for any occasion such as friends and family gifting, celebrations, and corporate events.

Make your life that little bit sweeter and enjoy some Vegan sweet loveliness with the Sweets in the City range of Vegan Jars, Dual bags and why not even be part of The Sweet Society?

The Vegan fabulous Fizzy Frenzy giant jar of joy, personalised with my Forkward Thinking Foodinista logo, was jam packed with delightful deliciousness such as fizzy marvellous melons, scrummy sugar dummy’s, cheeky cherry cola bottles, a giant vibrant rainbow twist and so much more.

Be part of the team with this tasty Team Vegan jar that is sure to play with your taste buds and would make a gorgeous gift for friends, family, colleagues or why not just treat yourself to some super sweet vibes.

Do you want to be part of the club…well the brilliant bunch over at Sweets in the City have created The Sweet Society so that you and your squad can enjoy a mouth-watering monthly box of yumminess, so give a big hands up in the air for ‘Team Sugar’.

The Sweet Society is a superb subscription service which delivers direct to your door a varied range of quality tasty treats, that are seasonally selected, handpicked and packed with love by the superb Sweets in the City team.

Exciting to know that being part of the exclusive The Sweet Society means that every month you can get your sweet sugar fix which may even include exclusive/limited edition sweet ranges that are not always available on their website.

Gift gorgeously with the vibrant Vegan Duals Sweet Bags, an amazing addition to the Sweets in the City gifting range.

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Fall in Love this Valentine’s Day with Chocolate and Love #Review

Fall in Love this Valentine’s Day with Chocolate and Love: February 2021 #Gifted

After a challenging 12 months for everyone it is still important to stand up and celebrate Love for our people and the planet Earth.  Even better let us celebrate with Chocolate.

Birgitte Hovmand and Richard O’Connor, loved up couple and founders Chocolate and Love have exactly what you need chocolate, chocolate, and lots of love with more chocolate.

People are important to Chocolate and Love which is why their cacao is sourced directly from the dedicate farmers who work within the Fairtrade certified cooperatives in Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic, and Madagascar.

The focus is about sustainability and empowering the farmers enabling them to work for a Fairtrade Minimum price.  This money can be then used to help Farmers become more resilient to climate, educate their children, plan for the future and improve their communities.

Chocolate and Love care for our planet, so use FSC certified paper for their outer wrapper, plastic-free silver inner wrappers made from renewable wood which are completely biodegradable.

Even more impressive Chocolate and Love planted trees in Ethiopia and Tanzania in collaboration with an innovative re-forestation organisation called Weforest.org and are among their top 10 donors.  By planting back this offsets the production of the paper used, so by chomping Chocolate and Love’s yummy chocs you’re helping the planet too – sounds good to me!

Their premium organic Fairtrade mini and full-size chocolate bar boxes are amazing with Vegan and non-vegan options, so there’s something for everyone. The Chocolate and Love lovely libraries of chocolate Pure Dark/Dark filled with mini and tins are the perfect indulgent treat to gift to family, friends, loved ones or a gift from you to you to enjoy some self-care and you time.

Why not create a romance tray for your other half, using some of Chocolate and Loves yumminess, with Chocolate dipped strawberries, a mouth-watering melted choc pot mini fondue and a hot chocolate drink to wash it all down with.

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Piglet’s Pantry Vegan Winter Sparkle Afternoon Tea Review

Piglet’s Pantry Vegan Winter Sparkle Afternoon Tea Review: February 2021 #Gifted

Piglet’s Pantry is an amazing Award-Winning food producer, who make hand filled pies, handmade sausage rolls, cakes, and biscuits, based in Worthing West Sussex.

Started by founder Jo , who left the corporate world and went on a mission to set up her dream bakery.  In November 2011 Piglet’s HQ was set up, and over the last seven years business has tripled and now Piglet’s employs 25 people.

Piglet’s perfection can be enjoyed, as they have produced some amazing Afternoon Teas including the Wonderful Winter Sparkle Vegan Afternoon Tea.

Brilliantly boxed in this pretty pink Piglet’s packaging, the Vegan afternoon tea will delight and definitely not disappoint.

The Afternoon Tea can be delivered direct to your door, so make sure that you are not late for this incredibly tasty tea date.

The Vegan Winter Sparkle Tea for 2 includes x2 scrummy scones with lashings of wonderful whipped vegan butter and tasty tiptee jam.

As if things could not get any sweeter, you also receive x4 cute cake slices including x2 Rich chocolate cakes with gold glitter dust and x2 spiced caramel apple cakes with pieces of caramelised apples and biscuit on top.

Also included are some smashing savouries x4 spiced chickpea and quinoa pastry rolls, x2 mushroom, garlic, and breadcrumb tarts and x2 vegan scotch eggs filled with a chickpea and vegetable medley and beautiful beetroot centre.

Your much needed thirst can be quenched, as Piglet’s Afternoon tea includes Earl Gray and Breakfast Teapigs teas, so sip, eat and enjoy.

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Fairfields Farm New Flavour Launch: Roast Rib of Beef Crisps and Homegrown Potatoes Review

Fairfields Farm New Flavour Launch: Roast Rib of Beef Crisps and Homegrown Potatoes: January 2021 #Gifted

Fairfields Farms families have been farming in East Anglia for three generations on scenic and stunning farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex.

From field to farm, the lovely Laura & Robert work hard to produce their delicious homegrown potatoes and their yummy hand cooked crisps offering nationwide delivery anywhere on the British mainland.

Exciting happenings have been taking place over at Fairfields farm, as they have just launched and introduced a new addition to their hand cooked crisp range; Roast Beef and impressively they are Vegan too!

Crisps are hand cooked on the farm to make sure that they meet the highest standards which is why they are BRC Grade AA accredited.

The Fairfields Farm potatoes are perfect for Baking, Roasting, Chipping, Boiling and Mashing, so you can get creative in the kitchen creating great value family meals.

My fav cooking method is the classic baked potato with butter, cream cheese and chives served with some fabulous Fairfield Farms Roast Rib Beef crisps and a pretty rainbow crunchy salad.

Why not use a potato for dessert, yes you read correctly! Using the Fairifields potatoes, I made these super scrummy mash potato chocolate truffles, yes, they may sound a bit wacky, but they are actually really good, and my family could not tell that these truffles contained potato instead of double cream…

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Get Healthy with Pikt Organic, Plastic Free, Fruit & Veggies Delivered Direct to your Door #Review

Get Healthy with Pikt Organic, Plastic Free, Fruit & Veggies Delivered Direct to your Door: January 2021 #Gifted

The last 10 months have been challenging times for everyone, so now more than ever it’s important to keep healthy and with Pikt’s fresh organic fruit and veggie box delivery service you can go from farm to plate in no time.

Pikt are Soil association and B corp Certified meaning that they are actively committed to social change taking care of both our planet and people, 100% Organic, as well as having a Plastic free trust mark, impressive stuff!

All your yummy fresh organic produce is delivered in environmentally friendly and presentable plastic free fully recyclable wrap with cute card tubs for smaller produce like their beautiful blueberries.

Pikt provide flexible delivery options carried out by carbon neutral DPD, an easy online user-friendly platform with an amazing chat system, if you have any queries or questions.

The Homey Box is a particular favourite of mine, as it provides the ultimate flexibility to choose exactly what you would like to enable effective meal planning and prevent any waste.

Sometimes simple is best, good honest wholesome family food using Pikt organic ingredients really tastes gorgeously good.  Using the Sweet potatoes, garlic, charlottes, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, along with a few cupboard essentials, I created this Veggie Sweet Potato Cottage Pie.

Get a good dollop in a bowl with some side veggies, perfect comfort food to enjoy, beside the fire, after a wonderful walk out with your family bubble.

Fancy a lovely light lunch, well these quinoa lettuce cups are just the thing, easy to make using gem lettuce, blocky peppers, spring onion, tomato, cucumber with quinoa and the garlic, ginger and lemon with virgin olive oil for the dressing.

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A Cosy Christmas Eve Night In #Review

A Cosy Christmas Eve Night In December 2020 #Gifted

As the sky gets darker earlier and the cold chills are setting in, I could not think of anything better than having a Cosy Christmas Eve Night in at home.

If you want to make your fun festive night in that next level and even more extra then carry of reading…

Also these brands are all perfect gifting ideas for all your fabulous family friends and loved ones too, so sit back, get cosy and enjoy.

A Cosy Christmas Eve night in begins with getting into some cosy comfort clothes so get the slippers and PJs at the ready.

Gumbies Slippers

Gumbies founder Michel Maurer has created the outstanding Outback Slippers made from 100% PET recycled plastic from post-consumer bottles for the upper, rubber for the sole and are fully Vegan too.

Each pair of Outback slippers takes approximately 8 recycled plastic bottles, so since launching the Outback slipper in 2017 Gumbies has helped to recycle more than 500, 000 bottles, impressive stuff!

Also, the Castorsoles insoles are made from 100% Caster Bean a naturally derived material which is them topped with recycled felt.

They are a good sturdy slipper perfectly practical, ideal for a cosy night in at home and they come in a range of colours such as Navy, charcoal with different colour trims so you are spoilt for choice.

Gumbies are an ethical eco-friendly brand that keep things simple, so you can keep your family, friends and your tootsies warm and toastie this winter.

Pyjamas Forever

Now nothing says Christmas cosiness like a good set of cosy Pyjamas and the Glasgow local independent team over at Pyjamas Forever have you covered with their amazing Pyjama Subscription service.

Each month you receive a lovely care package that includes a pretty PJ set, an accessory such as this super cute candle, a treat provided from another local independent and a motivational note to keep you on those positive vibes.

A perfect way to gift a care package to family, friends or treat yourself to a cosy night in without the stress of having to trawl the shops, as these are delivered direct to your door.

Now you’re all wrapped up set the snug scene by popping on the kettle, fill up your hot water bottle, pour a cup of Hoogly tea and light those stunning candles to get those Christmas vibes.

Yankee Candles

A leader in the candle making industry, Yankee Candles have decided to bring us some magic for 2020 with a whole range of new and exciting candle combinations.

Gorgeous gift sets include a small jar candle themed with Unwrap the Magic and 3 cute votive candle minis, that have up to 15 hours of fragrance, with fabulous festive fragrance such as Singing Carols, Holiday Hearth and Surprise Snowfall.

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It’s Cool to Care: Have a Cracking Christmas with Leiho Socks #Review

It’s Cool to Care: Have a Cracking Christmas with Leiho Socks Review: November 2020 #Gifted

Christmas can be both a hectic and exciting time of year, making plans to celebrate with family and friends as well as buying all those Christmas goodies.

However, we sometimes need to take a moment to stop and think about those people who are alone, vulnerable and don’t have the basic essentials, this is where you can make a difference with Leiho socks who have sent me these super samples to review

Leiho simply means ‘How are You’ in Cantonese and this sums up their ethos that it is ‘Cool to Care’ and all you need to do is ask someone how they are doing. 

Lehio believe no matter who you are or what your background that you should have access to life essentials such as water, sanitary care, food, socks and much more.

Leiho have committed their time to working with local projects and partners with similar values to improve quality of life for people in need.  Including donating cartons of water to outreach services and food banks, meals to local vulnerable communities and pairs of socks to homeless shelters and organisations.

In fact, Leiho match ever item sold with another donated, so your impact through a simple act of kindness and compassion, by buying these socks, means that you are making someone’s life that little bit better.    

Lehio’s lovely sock range will probably already have you ready and raring to order.  The beautifully boxed trio of eco-friendly Bamboo socks including the Happy Chappy, You Blue me Away and Orange You Kind are made with Bamboo fibre that is environmentally friendly, temperature adapting, hypoallergenic and odour resistant.

Christmas Crackers are a traditional family favourite for the Christmas dinner table, but why not switch things up for 2020 and try out Lehio’s plastic free Christmas crackers made out of brown recyclable kraft paper.  

Celebrate in style, as instead of finding plastic toys inside your crackers these impressively have a pair of socks inside each one, so all your guests will feel the care and love, so happy hugs to your feet!

Oh by the way, if you weren’t already feeling smug enough for every cracker sold, another pair of warm socks will be donated to a homeless person making your whole table feel like a bunch of Do-Gooders on Christmas day!

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