Monday, 11 March 2013

Broccoli Couscous + Brighton Foodies Festival Ticket GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Hmmmmmmmm Snow?!
I'm guessing your all as fed up as me of this weather, waking up to a completely white garden was not the best start to the week. The only good thing is I have Mondays off at the moment which means I can stay inside away from the cold! But I'm not going to spend my post moaning about the weather not when I have some really great food to share with you and a fabulous GIVEAWAY!

Sunday's food was just glorious! You can see breakfast and lunch here but for my very tasty Sunday dinner see below......

I don't know about you but lately I have been seeing a lot of cauliflower 'rice' about on the blogs. A while ago I made a version I called Cauliflower Couscous which by the way was super tasty, I called it couscous because I blended it up into a fine meal. Yesterday I decided to try a different style 'couscous'......Broccoli! Yep I made broccoli and pea 'couscous' and it turned out really good:

You need: 1 small head of broccoli, frozen peas, herbs, seasoning, coconut butter
To Make: Put chunks of broccoli in the food processor with some herbs (I used basil) and whizz it up until it becomes a fine meal like couscous. Put it in a heated pan with some coconut butter and the peas. Heat until the peas are defrosted and its warmed through, add seasoning and a little more butter. 

As you can see its very quick and easy to make! We topped ours with chicken stuffed with feta, wow it was a taste sensation! 

After dinner my Raspberry and Mango Crumble went in the oven : )

I cooked it for about 30 minutes and took it out when golden brown.

Served with 0% greek yogurt, I've been experimenting with dairy lately, milk is a no go area for me but goats cheese seems to be ok but I am still unsure about yogurt, more experimenting to be done! 

So today this happened, I have already mentioned my feelings on this so I wont dwell! 
After my white surprise I got up and did my first Insanity session of the week, as always a total killer but I love how hard it is. Never fails to turn me into a sweaty beast! 

Breakfast was 2 plain rice cakes topped with soft boiled eggs and some dry fried paprika mushrooms on the side. 

This was perfect refuel after my workout. 

Now I have something rather exciting for one of you lucky readers and one of your friends! 

Last year I attended the Brighton Foodie Festival held on Brighton seafront on Hove lawns. It was a gloriously sunny day, and even though there wasn't that much food we fancied for lunch I ate an awesome cookie and drank some refreshing homemade lemonade. Well this year the Festival is back and sounds even better! I have been lucky enough to be invited along with a friend, I'm taking my sister and already looking forward to seeing whats on offer. Its not just food either there is music and other goings on which make for a fab day. Now the really good bit I have 2 more tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader!!!!!!!

One of you will get 2 tickets so you can take a friend for a great day out to the seaside and eat some yummy food! Here's what you need to do:

Answer this question: 

How many years has the Brighton Festival been held on Hove lawns?

Bonus Points:

Follow @foodiesfestival on twitter
Follow me on twitter
Tweet about this giveaway with @tamzinsparkles in the tweet
Follow Salad and Sequins Blog
Follow Salad and Sequins on Facebook
Follow @tamzinsparkles on Instagram

For each of these you do please let me know in the comments below so I can be sure to count each of your entries!!

This is open to UK only. 
You must be free on either the 4th, 5th or 6th of May and be able to travel to Brighton.
This giveaway will end on the 17th of March so get ya skates on! 
Good Luck!!!!!


  1. That crumble looks delicious :) Such an great giveaway, would love to win!!

    My answer: This will be the 3rd year

  2. I follow @foodiesfestival on twitter

  3. Aaaand I follow you on instagram!