Christmas food is my absolute favourite!
There are so many wonderful food items that are only available during the Christmas season that I long for each year. Following Keto has been great and the results speak for themselves, however I have allowed myself a little time off to enjoy some delectable treats over the festive period. Let’s have a look at what I will be eating and hopefully offer you some inspiration for Christmas food to either eat yourself or gift…
Lily O’Brien’s Winter Desserts – Limited Edition
Limited edition products always make me flap and stock up and this gorgeous box of chocolates is no exception. That and if I fully open them right now I will eat the whole box, so I am waiting until Christmas Day for my annual chocolate eating ritual… me sat in front of the tv, with a box of chocolates that I do not share! However, with the Lily O’Brien’s Winter Desserts chocolates, you will want to share them! Featuring dessert favourites: Berry Eton Mess, Festive Creme Brulee, Dark Orange, Apple Pie Crunch, Triple Chocolate Shot and Spiced Latte… the selection available is sure to delight the whole family, young and old! With 6 different chocolates to choose from, with 3 of each, the 18 exquisite seasonal twist chocolates in total are perfect to offer when friends and family visit with their good tidings. You can purchase a box (or several), plus a selection of other Lily O’Brien’s glorious chocolates directly from the site here. Plus, shop before the 4th November and receive 20% off your order upon signing up.
The Spice Pioneer
Before I start by telling you about the spice subscription kits, let me just say that the smell emanating from the kits is IMMENSE – it truly is absolutely amazing and makes you want to start cooking straight away! The Spice Pioneer monthly subscription spice kits have been developed by the Seasoned Pioneers and offer subscribers the taste of a different country or region each month. The Spice Pioneer is powered by spice experts, Seasoned Pioneers, who are famous for dry roasting world-class spices, sourced from only trusted suppliers around the world, so you can guarantee that the spices are of the highest standard and specially selected. Alongside the selected spices, the kit also features easy to follow instructions, a shopping list for the extra ingredients needed to make the succulent spiced meals and rather charmingly, a music playlist to inspire you whilst cooking your dishes. A 3 month subscription of The Spice Pioneer sets starts from £27 – a perfect gift to give or a personal treat subscription.
Bennett Opie offer a wonderful range of their own speciality pickles, ginger and cocktail products under the Opies collection that will help to spruce up your festive menu. The world famous pickled Walnuts are still packed by hand and can be used in recipes such as stuffing… a Christmas necessity! Making their range of products the perfect condiments for your Christmas food! The Blackberries with London Dry Gin makes for a wonderful gift idea, beautifully presented, this will delight bakers… and gin fans! You can pick up the Opies range from Ocado.
Encona Hot Sauce
The Carolina Reaper Chilli Limited Edition hot sauce is a fantastic addition to the Encona range. It truly isn’t for the faint hearted… featuring a scorching blend of the world’s hottest chilli pepper, tomato and sauces you are warned on the label to ‘try at your own risk’! This is certainly one way to spice up scrambled eggs – Keto lovers rejoice, there are 16g of carbs per 100ml in the 142ml bottle, so a little dollop of this sauce will add fire to most meals without the guilt! Add to your Christmas dinner, chicken wings, soups, stews and my favourite… scrambled eggs! You can check out recipe inspiration over on the Encona site, alongside their full range and pick up the Carolina Reaper Chilli if your tastebuds are brave from Amazon and retailers such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys.
There is so much Christmas food inspiration out there and you can bet I’ve already started stocking up on Lebkuchen from Lidl. I hope this post has given you some inspiration for your own table and gift ideas for others!