2020-04-28



We love to have muffins as an occasional breakfast option. Usually I try to make them healthy ones, filled with things that are good for you.  They are not meant to be "cake" in my opinion, but that is just me.  These muffins I am sharing with you today are chocker-block full of good things,  but above all they are delicious. You can thank my latest Degustabox delivery for them, because it was the box which inspired me!
 
As those of you who have been reading me for a while know, I am the lucky recipient of the gift of a Degustabox each month. Once a month, around the middle of the month, I am gifted with one of these lovely boxes which contain a delicious assortment of all things foodie.  I just love these boxes.  Each one is always a lovely surprise.    Opening each one is tiny a bit like opening a Christmas gift to me. Always a surprise, and always filled with things that pique my interest and desire to try. Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of 10 to 15 specially selected foodie products. I even have a code that  can give you which will  give you a £5 discount off of your first box. I will tell you about that at the end. I have been getting these boxes for a couple of years now and I have to say I have never been disappointed. 
 
The March 2020 Box was entitled the "Hello Spring" Box.  It was filled with lots of goodies for us to try and to enjoy. 


  
NUDIE SNACKS Broad Bean Sour Cream & Chive 1 X £1.59
At Nudie Snacks they are all about making snacks more exciting.  Their roasted broadbeans are packed full of flavour, high in fibre, high in veggie protein to keep those hunger pangs at bay, whether y ou are working late or working up a sweat.  Why not visit them at www.nudiesnacks.co.uk #poweredbyplants 
*Available at Asda, Holland & Barrett, Wholefood Markets, Amazon & www.nudiesnacks.co.uk 
CADBURY Hot Chocolate 30% less sugar £2.49
Cadbury Hot chocolat reduced sugar is jus s irresisible! With 30% less sugar and only naurally sweetened, thei rnew product offers the same delicious creamy taste with fewer calories.
*Available at Asda, Tesco & Sainsbury's
NAKED NOODLE singapore Curry 1 X £1.20
Take your taste buds on a tase of adventure with our egg noodles in a Singapore Curry sauce.  Aromatic curry pices are lifted by the distinctive Chinese five spice, whilst garlic and ginger add real depth. No artificial colours of preservatives. 
KNORR Kaffir Lime & Ginger Stock Pot/Paprika & Sundried Tomato Stock Pot 2 X £0.95
Knorr's new range of veggie flavoured stock pots are an easy way of adding depth of flavour to meat-free dishes. Available in three different flavours, simply add directly to your dish or dissolve into 500ml of boiling water. They ar also gluten free and suitable for Vegans.
*Available at Morrisons & Tesco 



 
JUBEL BEER cut with Elderflower 1 X £ 
We discovered an dangerously refreshing beer tradition called demi-peche whilst on a snowy adventure in the French Alps and after searching back at home, we realised that nobody was brewing anything like it. Determined to bring demi-peche refreshment to the masses, we set out on a journey to brew the beer we wanted to drink. The result? A beer with the refreshment of a fruit cider and the sessionability of a crisp lager, at a sociable 4% ABV.

MERCHANT'S HEART Pink Peppercorn/Floral Aromaics Tonic Water 1 X £1.30

A range of premium Spirit Enhancers, available in six distinctive flavours, ranging from  dry Hibiscus - suitable for premium gins, to GingerAle - an ideal pairing for aged whiskey. co-created with world-leadin bartenders; designed to allow the flavours of the spirit to shine through on the palate.

*Available at Sainsbury's & Ocado

highball classic  Pink g & t

Pink Gin & Tonics burst with fruit flavour and are a modern Highball favourite. With naturally blended raspberry and lavender complimenting the traditional juniper, our Pink G&T has the freshness and bite of the Classic with the colour and delicious gentle sweetness of the perfect all year round drink; masterfully mixed and positively alcohol free.

 
WOTSITS Flamin' Hot/Sizzling Steak 2 X £1 
After a number of years away, Walkers have brought back two iconic Wotsists flavours to our shelves. Whethere you're a cruncher or a melter, these new deicious flavours are sure to be a family favourite.
*Available in major supermarket chains 
SMARTIES BUTTONS 1 X £1.59
Introducing new Smarties Buttons! Smooth chocolate buttons filled with crunchy mini Smarties.  These delicious fun and colourful treats come in in milk and white chocolate versions. Coloured using food and plant extracts, no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
*Available in major supermarket chains. 

 
GALAXY Oat  Drink 1 X £1.50
Galaxy Oat is smooth, luscious and bursting with a rich chocolately aste. Galaxy Oat has no added sugar and is registered with the Vegan Society.
*Available now as ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and a wide range of convenience stores.
MARMITE Crunchy Peanut Butter 1 X £2.50
A new take on Peanut Butter, blended with asty yeast extract, the perfect solution to mix up your breakfast.  Whether you love or hate marmite, you definitely need to give this a try. Rich in B vitamins, no added sugar and no palm oil. contins naturally occurring sugars.
*Available in the major supermarket chains. 
SEEDLIP GARDEN 108 £3 for 6cl
The world's first distilled non-Alcoholic Spirits, solving he dilemma of "What to drink when you're not drinking." The fresh and floral Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essense of the English Countryside with sophisticated top notes of peas and hay and a complex herbal character of spearmint, rosemary and thyme. Pair with your favourie tonic.
The full size (70cl) is availabl at Tescom Waitrose, Ocado & Holland & Barrett,  Visit Seedlipdrinks.com and use code DRINKTOTHEFUTURE for 15% off all 70cl products, plus free shipping and a free copper cocktail jigger.
HOMEPRIDE Superior Sponge Flour 1 X £2
Introducing the newest member of th HOmepride Flour familu. Made from 100% British Wheat Flour, their Superior Sponge Flour is perfect for creating those extra special  bakes such as a classic Viennese sponge.
*Available at Tesco  
 
Flour is one of the things which is in short supply in this country at the  moment due to hoarding and the Covid 19.  I was thrilled to receive a box of Homepride Superior Sponge Flour in my box!  I am a user of the Homepride range of flours anyways, so I do hope that they will forgive me for using their sponge flour to make muffins.
  
It is meant to be used for cake baking I know, but we just really wanted muffins.
 
These Wholesome Seeded Cranberry Muffins are filled with goodness. Plenty of toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds  . . .  and poppyseeds  . . .
 
They are both in the batter and sprinkled all over the tops  . . .  along with the crunch of demerara sugar.  I believe that is called Turbinado sugar in North America.  It is a less refined sugar with larger crystals, which make for a perfect crunch.
 
Its also used in the batter . . .  a more natural kind of sweet . . .
 
Combined with the goodness of a bio natural yogurt  . . .  and plenty of sweet dried cranberries, which are full of vitamin C.
 
Jus look at how wholesome they look  . . . bejewelled even  . . .
 
A beautiful texture, filled with plenty of goodness . . .

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, breaktime, lunch.  You name it. These tasty muffins are perfect for anytime!

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With ImageWithout Image Wholesome Seeded Cranberry Muffins Yield: 10
Author: Marie Rayner Quick to make and perfectly wholesome muffins to help get you set up for the day ahead. Ingredients: 25g pumpkin seeds (1 ounce) plus extra for sprinkling (1/2 cup) 25g sunflower seeds (1 ounce) plus extra for sprinkling (1/2 cup) 225g plain flour (1 1/2 cups) 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp poppy seeds 115g demerara sugar (1/2 cup turbinado) plus extra for sprinkling 80g dried cranberries (generous 1/2 cup) 250ml plain bio yogurt (1 cup) 75ml sunflower oil (1/3 cup) 1 large free range egg, beaten Instructions: How to cook Wholesome Seeded Cranberry Muffins Line a muffin tray with paper liners.  Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Pop the sunflower and pumpkin seeds onto a baking tray and toast in the oven for 5 minutes.  Let cool. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, poppyseeds, cooled seeds and the cranberries in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil, yogurt, and egg.  Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.  Pour in the wet ingredients and stir together just to combine.  Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups.  Sprinkle the tops of each with a few seeds and some demerara sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.  Tip out to cool on a wire rack.  Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
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I really DO make great use of and enjoy many of these fabulous products I am sent each month to try out.   Many thanks to Degustabox UK for gifting me this box. I have to say I really look forward to getting my box each month. There are always lots of things in it to enjoy and new products to try out. I highly recommend. You can also tailor the boxes to your own likes and dislikes by filling in your own Taste Profile.  If you like the sound of this box, why not sign up now! I find them to be really good value for money spent and I really enjoy trying out new products that I have not tried before.   Included is also a detailed information card  which tells you all about each product included, and other extras such as recipes, etc.   
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 So, that was the March Degustabox - a nice selection of products as always. We loved it. The price of each Degustabox is £12.99 (including delivery). To order your box, visit www.degustabox.com 
Use the code 2ROE0 to get £5 off your first Degustabox, free delivery – enjoy!       I was gifted with the box free of charge, however any and all opinions are my own.   


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