Miracle Matcha Review

Miracle Matcha Review: April

Miracle Matcha is sourced from the rift Valley in Kenya, as the white tea leaves are grown high within the fertile valley.  Miracle Matcha is healthy, convenient, has 100% pure natural ingredients that are suitable for vegans and has been approved by the vegetarian society.  It is also Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified, which means that both the environment and the farmers are protected.

No need to jump on a plane to Kenya, even though it would be nice to just pop over there, as the hard work has already been done for you, so there is no excuse – why not make every day a Miracle Matcha Morning!?  Included within my bundle was two of the instant gluten free yummy porridge pots, one honey and the other was summer berries, which paired perfectly with the two tasty tea tonics, Cranberry and Lime & Ginger.  Both the porridges and the tea tonics were smashingly tasty.  Ideal for a healthy breakfast, just grab and go!

The 40g tin of our exclusive white tea Matcha with 3 times the antioxidants of the best green tea Matcha available, was a superb cleansing drink and teamed up with natural yogurt, sprinkled with one of the 25g single serving sachets of Health Mix-in, topped off with grapes, made a perfect start to the day.  Does your body need a boost, well this stuff is packed with anti-oxidants and is deffo the way forward – Make it a Miracle Matcha Morning and you will not be disappointed.

Thank you to the Miracle Matcha Team, my amazing followers and all the brill bloggers too 😊

Melanie xx


Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review: April 2017

With over 15 year’s experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit.  Excited to enter this Japanese paradise, the doors opened, where a warm welcome awaited.  The relaxed waiting area, lit with subdued lighting, decorated with traditional Japanese designed Asian panel Shoji screens and a wooden spinning wheel from the Kyoto region circa 1890, gave me the feeling that I had been transported into the very heart of Japan.  With a clear view of the circular bar, we watched our cocktails being mixed up, while watching the bustling bar action that would be synonymous with any Japanese city bar venue.

Delivered to the table was the striking green Japanese Slipper mixed with Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice was lush and refreshing.  The Kohii Martini shaken with Sake, Kahlua and strong expresso gives you a Japanese themed caffeine boost.  Now our time to enter the main dining area, our cocktails were kindly taken to our place at the Teppanyaki table, by our super server Saied.

This is an exciting high energy interactive experience, where your food is cooked right there in front of you, with enthusiasm, expertise and great skill.  Our master chef Tanin was a legend, had great knife skills and the ultimate confidence to perform in a pressured environment, yet delivered on both skill and entertainment levels.  Tanin mixed things up and showed off his egg juggling skills and as you can see things got flaming hot, as he turned the heat up a notch or two.  Ooo and you get to join in too, keep your eyes open, get ready to catch a potato slice or two, as they will be coming your way!  Third time lucky, I caught one of the legendary Sapporo potatoes and felt that great sense of pride and victory moment!

The food options are plentiful and there is something on the menu for everyone’s taste.  The set menus are great, where all the hard work of choosing food options had been done for you, if like me you were simply wanting to soak up the exciting energetic atmosphere.  The set ‘Shogun’ menu featured BBQ ribs to start, and a main of Chicken fillet with grilled peppers, onion, chilli and soya sauce.  The ‘Shojin Ryori’ which was a vegetarian offering provided a starter of vegetable spring roll, Vegetable tempura and vegetable maki sushi.  For main, stuffed roasted peppers.  Both mains are served alongside egg fried rice, grilled vegetables and the legendary Sapporo potatoes. Desserts included the delicious Oreo Cheesecake and the refreshing fruit salad.  All the food was fresh, tasty and completely yummy.

Great service from our server Saied, skilful entertainment delivered from our Master chef Tanin and a fab evening thanks to the whole Manchester team.  A unique, exciting, an interactive fun dining experience for family, friends and colleagues alike that offers Japanese food with a western twist.  Pop along and get involved and immerse yourself into a Japanese cultural experience.

Thank you to all my followers and bloggers for reading 😊

Melanie xx


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Nutribox Snacks Review

Nutribox Snacks Review: April 2017

Excited, that a fab Nutribox crammed to the rafters with twenty delicious snacks arrived at my door, I could not wait to dig in and get tasting.  Suitable for vegetarians, gluten- free, no MSG, no GM ingredients, trans-fats, these snacks are convenience, but without any of the nasties.  Offering a no hassle approach, where you can sign up on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or bi-monthly ‘pay as you go’ plan, that can be cancelled anytime – easy, flexible and offers a variety to your daily snacking routine.

With such an abundance of yummy healthy goodies, I decided to split them up into four categories.  My gym nibbles included the yummy Creative Nature Superfoods flapjacks, delicious Get Fruity bars, fab Fit bites and the lovely protein Balls.  Comfort Nibbles, that paired well with herbal teas included the Sweet Nothings flapjacks, tasty Raw Nibbles Chocolate Brownies, The beginnings cookies and Pip&nut Peanut butter. With the beginnings kale crisps, CHIKA’s Plantain crisps and Oloves, I created a super scrummy savoury nibbles plate.  Finally, the Ape coconut curls, Clearly Scrumptious dried fruits and the Ludlow nut co. fruit &nut mixes made the most perfect healthy toppers for my delicious chocolate bites.

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Roots Collective Blends Review

Roots Collective Blends Review: April 2017

Going back to my Roots with the help of Roots Collective, not a juice, not a smoothie but a high-quality blend of fresh vegetable gorgeous goodness grown with provenance and with as much of their ingredients as possible sourced from right here in the UK.  With over 40 years’ experience growing vegetables Roots collective know their stuff!

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Creative Nature Organic Chia & Mulberry Muffin Mix Review

Creative Nature Organic Chia & Mulberry Muffin Mix Review: March 2017

CEO Julianne Ponan, has managed to create a superfood magic muffin mix that is completely nut free, gluten free, dairy free, soya free and Organic too! There is also an alternative recipe for vegans, so this bake has all bases covered. Proudly displaying their 2016 Great Taste Award badge on their muffin mix bake bag, I knew these were going to be a great bake.

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Hippeas Review

Hippeas Review: March 2017

Calling all you modern hippies, now is your chance to unite – power to the peas people – Peace. Mind, body and soul these little peas are seriously good for you, organic, high in fibre, a source of protein, gluten free, vegan and no additives or preservatives. Environmentally friendly, these peas do their share, as they naturally release nitrogen back into the earth as they grow, Man that is cool stuff! The Hippeas brand also show community spirit and spread the love with the ‘Peas, love and giving back’ scheme that supports the charity – Farm Africa, who work with farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to help them become self-sufficient, allowing them to grow their way out of poverty.

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