Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

Hello there and here I am with even more great christmas ideas and also another fab giveaway. This post is looking at stocking fillers and quirky ideas that you may not of seen before. It’s great to see a real look of surprise on peoples faces when you give them something, I think you’ll find these fit the bill!

You can also see my Bumper Gift Guide Part 1 and Bumper Gift Guide Part 2 where there are a more ideas and giveaways.

Splat

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

SPLAT ethically and scientifically, develops and manufactures professional oral care solutions for the whole family.

I bet you haven’t see anything like this before, it’s a Gold Toothpaste which is fluoride free. Splat Special Gold Toothpaste consists of Diamond Powder and Gold particles, developed specially to create a beautiful smile and maintain a healthy mouth. £16.95 This is the sort of present for a princess with a liking for the luxurious things in life! How cool!

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

This Blackwood Charcoal Toothpaste contains a cutting-edge combination of active ingredients that remove plaque formations and prevent them from re-occurring. Charcoal, the ingredient that gives Blackwood its black colour, whitens, absorbs smells and removes stains to leave teeth feeling fresh and clean. Juniper extract promotes gum health. The toothpaste significantly and safely whitens teeth, fights plaque buildup and maintains long-lasting fresh breath. £7.95

 

Magic Oral Care Magic Oral Care Foam for oral care on the go. Perfect for your child’s school bag or lunch box after those snacks, lunches and drinks, as it protects from tooth decay for when your little one is out and about. Doesn’t have a mint flavour as some kids don’t like it. £5.95Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

Oral Care Foam – the adult version of the foam for busy people on the move. This one has a mint flavour and is to be used after food and drinks, convenient for travelling (50ml bottle) and especially loved by people who wear braces. Helps to protect against tooth decay and keeps your breath fresh. £5.95

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Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3 splat.uk

You can win a bundle of 1 of each of the toothpastes featured here today. This is a great prize and I wish you the best of luck.

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Galleoneers

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

Discover a cuisine each month with Galleoneers‘ exciting recipes from around the world. Learn about geography and explore new cultures with arts & crafts, fun and educational activities related to the month’s cuisine.

The recipe box comes with a free membership to the Galleoneers Cooking Club. That means subscribers receive by email a free eBook.

I have got a 3-month recipe box subscription box in the giveaway today from Galleoneers, how good is that?! Such a super prize and a great introduction to the range. See lower down for the giveaway.

The Recipe Box contains the following:

1. One 24-page Fully-illustrated Recipe and Activity Book that includes

• 3 child-friendly recipes for a full-course meal (Note: alternative substitutes for those with dietary restrictions are provided through the Galleoneers Cooking Club)

• Every recipe step is classified by age and cooking skills level

• Culinary lessons and kitchen learning aids for kids

• Cultural information, infographics and country trivia related to the month’s culinary theme

• Arts and crafts activities related to the month’s culinary theme

• Educational activities related to the month’s culinary theme

2. Kitchen tools and gadgets for your child to keep

3. Some of the food ingredients to be used in the recipe

4. Grocery shopping list (also emailed in advance)

5. Welcome letter to grown-ups

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

I love the idea of this gift as it’s such a creative present to give. So many different skills are used which will keep our younger ones entertained. You do have to carry out a fair bit of it with them but that too is great as its a bonding experience without any of the pressure of getting anything ready. Most of this is taken care of by Galleoneers!

Here we go for the giveaway of a 3-month recipe box subscription despatched by Galleoneers

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TowelUP

 

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

TowelUp© is the brainchild of  Hannah who was fed up of her towel falling down every time she walked from the shower to the wardrobe, simple as that!  It has taken much research, time and effort to create what she hopes is a solution to that problem for men, women and children alike.

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3Have you ever been caught short with your towel falling down? I never used to worry about this when I was young free and single but as I’ve grown up and either shared houses or been travelling it became a bit of a thing that I didn’t want to be worrying about. Yes, you can wrap it round you and tuck it in but there is always that risk of it falling!  TowelUp© will keep your towel securely in place for as long as you need it to and costs just £3.99 for one or £6.99 + P&P.  It simply slides over where you wrap your towel around you body and hey presto you are ready to move around! These are great for stocking fillers and they are a really different present to give.

Sweet Hearts

Bumper Giveaways Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3

 

Lice are a hazard of the children going back to school in my experience so it’s good to see products that can help out with that. Also when my son was alot smaller he had longer hair which goes beautifully and curly the longer it gets. With the 2 in 1 – Detangler & Head Lice Defence Spray you can use it for detangling and styling. If your child does then come into contact with an infested head, the strong head lice repellent will deter them from even thinking about spreading. The detangler and head lice spray has Fragonia, Neem and Tea Tree oil which puts of the bugs but doesn’t smell horrid like some can.

The SweetHearts Hair Detangler Spray has been created by Beth Belshaw alongside Denise McGowan of Evanji to make a detangler that is soft enough to be used daily, yet leave hair feeling light and shiny. It is made from ethically sourced ingredients and is free from synthetic chemicals & parabens. Sweet hearts hair design have a strict no animal testing policy so you can rest assured when you are buying them that this has been upheld.

 

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I would love to know which ones have really grabbed your attention. Have you seen any of these products before?


I have been given the products to review for you here today. Thanks to each of the brands and I am pleased with each of them. Delivery was good and all arrived in tip top condition!

The Best Butternut Squash Recipe

I like to try all the different vegetables on offer and this week I had an organic box delivery which had a great Butternut Squash nestled inside.

I wanted to make the most of what I could do with it so I have devised the best butternut squash supper recipe I can imagine which is great for all the family.

Luckily my boys and OH love their food and will try all the different dishes that I come up with. My eldest son loves sweet potatoes and I think that the butternut squash looks very similar. They have had it before but not like this, being made the star of the show!

The Best Butternut Squash Recipe
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The Best Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
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The Best Butternut Squash Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

The Best Butternut Squash Recipe. Great for all the family to enjoy.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 people
Author: mainy - myrealfairy
Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper To personal taste
  • 200 g Quinoa
  • 50 g Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Slice the Butternut Squash into 4 or 6 slices depending on how large it is.

    Place on a baking tray with lining paper

    Sprinkle on the olive oil

    Add salt and pepper to taste


    The Best Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
  2. Roast in the over for 40 minutes

  3. Cook the Quinoa for the required time depending on pre cooked or part cooked.

  4. Take the Butternut Squash out of the oven and immediately grate over the parmesan cheese. 

  5. Serve straight away with the cooked Quinoa.

    The Best Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
Recipe Notes

Tastes great with shredded cabbage!

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I’d love to know that you think of this supper dish and if you are a fan of butternut squash.

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If you like easy, delicious recipes then I think you will love my Easy Focaccia Bread. Try these two together and wow your friends and family.

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Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad

Today I’ve got a packed post filled with a vegetarian recipe, pictures from the garden and stories of what we grew. It’s an eclectic mix that I’d love you all to enjoy.

Like most of us I am usually busy and on the go, either to work, dropping the kids off of having to run some errand or other. I love it like that, it keeps me busy and happy. What I do have to remember is to eat well and I like to make sure that all of us at home have good food to keep us fueled up and healthy.

We grew cucumbers on our patio garden this year and have been amazed at how well they grew and how huge a cucumber plant actually gets, it’s massive. They took ages to germinate but once they got going they grew so fast. I have been using them fresh off the plant and really enjoyed creating new dishes for them to go in.

The additional ingredients today have been supplied by Indigo Herbs who sell organic and quality assured products. They have a huge range of foods with which they wish to inspire and motivate you on a journey to a healthier lifestyle. I spent ages on the site looking at all they have on offer including; natural health guides, superfoods, wholefoods, herbal teas, aromatherapy and lots lots more.

Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad
The cucumber plant that I’ve grown this year. It’s taking over the patio!

This Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad that I am going to be showing you today is just the ticket to give a boost to your body that will help set you up for the rest of the day.

The Protein packed Tricolour Quinoa Grains are a great wheat free alternative to rice or pasta and I’m sure you’ll agree they give it a wonderful burst of colour.

Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad
Uncooked tricolour quinoa

I love the sprinkle of pine nuts at the end. These nuts have a beautiful sweet flavour and are soft to bite into. If you have any left over from the packet then you can use them in my carrot tops pesto sauce which can be set aside for later in the week. Pine nuts are actually the seeds from the pine tree and they contain a wealth of antioxidants, including vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.


The recipe is vegetarian, vegan and super healthy!

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cucumber, gogi berries and quinoa super salad
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Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
A Vegetarian and Vegan Recipe
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: mainy - myrealfairy
Ingredients
  • 1 Medium cucumber
  • 50 g Gogi Berries
  • 150 g Tricolour Quinoa Grains
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic Pine Nuts
  • Half Teaspoon Coarse Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 juice Lemon
  • 50 ml Rapeseed Oil
  • 1 Clove of Garlic - minced
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa grains, place in a saucepan with double the amount of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

    Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, chop your cucumber into big chunks
    Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad
  3. Mix in the gogi berries
    Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad
  4. Add the salt
  5. Mix together the lemon juice, Rapeseed oil and minced garlic.

  6. When the quinoa is ready, place in a large bowl and pour over the lemon, oil and garlic dressing while it is still warm.
  7. Mix in the cucumber and gogi berries.
  8. Sprinkle with pine nuts
    Cucumber, Gogi Berry and Quinoa Super Salad


Goji Berries 150g. Organic Royal Quinoa Grains 1kg. Organic Shelled Hemp seeds 250g 

Cucumber gogi berry and quinoa super salad

Disclaimer: I was supplied the ingredients by Indigo free of charge to use in my recipe. Everything you see is an honest view and use of the products and I was delighted by the products as you can see!

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Plantain and Mango Curry – Easy and Delicious

When I was travelling I enjoyed the taste and versatility of Plantain. If you have not come across or cooked with it before it looks like a large banana which it is but this type needs to be cooked before being eaten.

In this recipe I have paired it with mango and onion for a fruity light curry. I prefer a mild curry and my other half likes something with a bit more kick to it. This dish is perfect if you want to turn up the heat, just add more crushed chillies sprinkled on top as a garnish and then everyone is happy!

Plantain and Mango Curry
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Plantain and Mango Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
32 mins
Total Time
42 mins
 

A Fruity Curry which can be made to suit all levels of heat. A great source of energy and vitamins.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mainy - myrealfairy.com
Ingredients
  • 2 Plantains
  • 1 Tin of Mango in syrup
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 0.5 teaspoon Dried crushed Chillies
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons Rapeseed Oil
Instructions
  1. Place the oil in a large frying pan with the spices and garlic
    Plantain and Mango Curry
  2. Cook for 2 minutes
  3. Add the onions and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes
  4. Add the Plantain and fry for 5 minutes
  5. Add the water and cook for a further 15 minutes on a low heat
  6. Add the mango and cook for 5 minutes
    Plantain and Mango Curry

Plantain and Mango Curry

The plantain takes longer than you would think to cook, it’s generally treated like a vegetable more than a fruit. You can cut it lengthways thinly and gently fry for a tasty snack.

Plantain and Mango Curry

The dish looks really vibrant when it is cooking. When the onions and plantain are just softening then it’s the time to add the mango with its syrup.

Plantain and Mango Curry

When serving, try it with a garlic yogurt dip. Place a small tub of unsweetened yoghurt in a bowl. Add 10 mint leaves – finely chopped. Then add 2 cloves of garlic that have been minced through a garlic press.

Sit back and enjoy! Let me know how you either like the idea – or – if you have tried it please send me a picture.

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You never guess what… It’s Holiday Time!

Yippie, it’s now just around the corner, in just a jiffy we’ll be jetting off for a week in the sun! Fingers crossed on the sun bit but I’m hopeful, optimistic and downright determined that it will be sunny so that these legs can turn from flour white to bronzed turkey goddess!

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It can’t come too soon, it’s been a busy year so far and I know when work and the whole juggling aspect of my chosen lifestyle gets a bit much. The kids, my mum and I will be going for the sun and my OH will be heading to the mountains for his visit home. We always have a break this time of year then we do the family holiday around the end of the summer holidays.

I’ve enjoyed having some more guest posts on the blog recently there’s a wonderful banana pancake recipe that has a twist. I have also been experimenting and have developed a vegan chocolate cake that has gone down a treat at home.  I am so pleased that I found this outlet of blogging and I thank you for reading what I come up with to share. Every visit is appreciated so much.

vegan chocolate cake

I will also be sharing my gardening adventures shortly. The patio vegetable garden is coming on a treat and we recently had our first lettuce on our dinner table, it was a big whoop whoop moment for me! Watch out snails, these are not for sharing!

it's holiday time
A small lettuce but with a big heart:)

I am hoping to write some poetry while I am away. I have had ideas swirling around about some topics that are dear to me. To be honest I just haven’t had the head space to be able to concentrate on them. Too much going on and no quiet time. Another reason why the break is going to be so good.

All of these will be available on the blog in the next week. I look forward to seeing what you think to the latest adventures in the myrealfairy household.

I’ve also seen this great blog takelessons.com which provides classes and you can search thousands of teachers for local and online lessons.

 

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