Fresh Is Best With Food Lover’s Market: A Toasty Tale

March 19, 2019

Gosh, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I guess that’s what happens when you have another baby, it takes some time to find your feet again! Well, Pass The Salt was my first baby for a good few years and I’m slowly getting into the blogging swing of things again, now that the newest addition to our family is here. What could possibly be a better welcome-back campaign to kick things off than teaming up with a fab brand like Food Lover’s Market? Seems like a pretty great match to me, please Pass The Food!

When the team behind FLM reached out to me, I was super excited to be part of the collaboration. Over the next few months I will be popping into my nearest Food Lover’s Market, which happens to be the Roeland Street branch, and highlight some of the excellent fresh produce on offer within the store. Being able to whip up healthy meals and snacks for the family is on my daily to-do-list. Stocking up on weekly essentials at FLM is nothing new to our home, I’m an avid searcher of great food promotions and always note which fresh promotion combos are on at Food Lover’s Market, via their weekly newsletters.

This past week I stopped by the FLM, Roeland Street branch, to pick up some fresh produce:

  • Tomatoes
  • Eggs
  • Cheese (the Food Lover’s White Cheddar is a staple in our home)
  • Red onions
  • Avocadoes (FLM is currently having the best promotions on avocadoes, so stock up and throw THE BEST guacamole party!)
  • Naartjies (essential healthy snacking items for school lunch boxes)
  • Herbs – I went with chives and basil this week, perfect for sprucing up salads or adding to sauces
  • And figs. At just R10 a punnet, I said R10 a punnet – total BARGAIN

I’ll be honest, I’ve only ever purchased fresh fruit and vegetables from any FLM before, but I was lured in by their in-store bakery – a Cranberry and Nut Loaf caught my eye. As did a Multi-Seed Health Loaf and a German Landbrodt Loaf. Yup, we do love a good great loaf of bread in our home, it’s such a versatile staple. Ok, so I’m thinking some tasty toast treats are on the cards this week! Healthy snacks don’t have to skimp on taste. Apart from the excellent selection of breads, there was a donut counter. A whole counter dedicated to that delicious holey treat, as well as an assortment of additional pastries. They looked yum BUT the breads had me. The next time you are strolling through your nearest FLM, remember to visit the in-store bakery for a lil’ freshly baked something, something. The prices are so reasonable too!

So how did I end up using some of those fresh ingredients on all of that excellent, delicious bread? Well, it went a little something like this…

The Multi-Seed Health Loaf became a little toasty tray of sorts for a take on a Caprese salad. Traditionally, Mozzarella would be used but I swopped that out for that yumm-o FLM White Cheddar Cheese. Tomatoes were there, as was the addition of some red onion and fresh basil, scattered on just before serving. Place those bread slices with all of those tasty toppings under the grill until melty and golden and delish. Scatter with basil and red onion, if desired. I excluded the red onion for Asha and his little friends.

The Cranberry and Nut Loaf is my new favourite thing. Crusty on the outside, packed full of flavour on the inside, with just the right fruit to nut ratio. It was the weekend and I had a bit more time on my hands, so I decided to brush the slices with some olive oil and toast them on a griddle pan. That White Cheddar was sliced (yet again, see, staple ingredient) and added along with thinly sliced figs. Popped under a hot grill for a few minutes and hello new, delicious treat! Even the four year old approved of this one.

German Landbrot Loaf, would receive some special attention. As mentioned above, Food Lover’s Market is running the BEST promotion on avocadoes at the moment and it had to be the star ingredient. Again, bread slices were toasted on a griddle pan with some olive oil and topped with thin slices of avocado, chopped White Cheddar, chopped red onion, chopped chives, a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkling of salt and a grinding of black pepper. *Insert Happy Avo Dance Here*

We obviously had bread left over and I sliced the remaining bits of loaf and popped the slices into my freezer. It freezes beautifully and can easily be popped into the toaster for when the snacking vibe hits. I hope you now have some Toasty Inspiration to go ahead spruce up some of those jazzy breads with some fresh toppings of your choice! For more tasty, fresh produce recipes and beautiful imagery, follow the FLM Instagram page here and you’ll find loads of foodie ideas over on my IG feed here 

Happy Toast Time! x 

*Post sponsored by Food Lovers’ Market. I received a Food Lovers’ Market voucher to purchase the goods used in this post. All opinions are my own*

 

 

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