It’s coming to the end of the first weekend of my Dry-A-PhLong month for Cancer Research UK. So far I’ve had £40 of donations to my JustGiving page – so a good start; thanks to everybody who has donated so far. I’ve also sampled a couple of alcohol-free beers and tried my hand at the Hairy Dieter’s Donner Kebabs.
On Friday I had a couple of firsts. Coke Life (the green-canned lower-sugar Coca Cola) made from liquidised elf, to make it more Elfy. It’s alright actually – nicer than diet-Coke and Coke Zero, though more calories. I’d have it again.
The second first (hmm) on Friday, was Erdinger’s “Alkoholfrei” beer. It was really pleasant – fairly wheaty like Erdinger’s Weisbeers and it had a good beery-taste to it. I only had the one (rest of the night was cordial and water) but I’ve got three more in the fridge as Tesco had a four-for-£6 “deal” and I figured I was likely to like it as I’d heard good things about it before.
This evening I tried Bavaria’s Alcohol-free “Premium Wit” which turns out to be more to my tastes than Luxury Comedy.
It’s another wheat beer, but much later than the Erdinger; I think it’s much closer to Hoegaarden than the Erdinger. It’d be a great alcohol-free choice for summer I think; I found it really refreshing.
I got The Hairy Dieter’s second cookbook from Santa for Christmas and I’ve got about half-way through putting page markers in on recipes I want to try. I’ve already tried the five-minute pizzas (tortillas, passatta, cheese, pepperoni, season and grill) which was brilliant, and for New Years I made the jerk chicken which was also great. This evening I tried the Diet Donner Kebabs. They were delicious, however I’m not sure I’ll make them again – my food processor found it very difficult and much as I love the nostalgia of the smell of Scalextric, I’m less enamoured at it coming from my food mixer; clearly it was struggling with the meat. I’ve put a couple of them in the freezer for the future though – so at least I will get to have them again; they went really well with some chilli sauce and the Bavaria Premium Wit, actually.
If you haven’t already, please support my fundraising efforts and donate a quid-or-two on my JustGiving page. Thanks!