Santa Maria Fab Fajita challenge #TASTEsantamaria

Mexican is one of my favourite meal choices and something we eat regularly at home.  With the range of Mexican inspired store cupboard ingredients available from Santa Maria, you really can make up your meals simply and easily just be adding a few fresh ingredients.

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Being vegetarian I always serve vegetarian fajita’s.  For tonights meal I am adding Quorn along side various fresh vegetables with my special ingredient being courgette which really helps fill out the meal and gives you a nice addition to the peppers, onions and tomatos.

I’m also using Santa Maria wraps, Fajita seasoning and salsa which make it really easy to get that spicy Mexican flavour.

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After lightly frying the onion, I add the Quorn to brown off, then the other vegetables and sprinkle with seasoning, continuing to cook to until my kitchen is wafting in Mexican fragrances.

I like to serve my fajitas with a side salad to make the perfect meal, ideal for all the family on a Saturday night!

Once served add a light sprinkling of cheese and some ground black pepper.  Tasty!!

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We were provided with Santa Maria products for the  #TASTEsantamaria Fab Fajita challenge.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Discovery – Review & Recipe

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican festival celebrated with singing, dancing, fireworks and most importantly fantastic food.  With celebrations happening on 5th May each year across Mexico and parts of the US, Discovery foods kindly sent us a bag of Mexican culinary delights to try out and help us celebrate the occasion.  With Mexican being one of my favourite cuisines I couldn’t wait to get cooking.

Here’s what we were sent:

  • A Perfect Fajita Kit including flour tortillas, fajita seasoning and salsa
  • The *new* garlic and herb sour cream
  • A jar of Cajun Cooking Sauce

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I decided to try the Cajun cooking sauce first and being vegetarian went for some lightly roasted vegetables covered in the seasoning then added the sauce and served on a bed of wild rice.

To make this you’ll need:
1 jar of Discovery Cajun Cooking Sauce
2 Red Onions
1 large green pepper
1 large red pepper
2 courgettes
250g cooked Long grain & Wild rice
Discovery Garlic and Sour Cream to serve

1. Chop the onions, peppers and courgettes and add to a roasting tray with a drizzle of oil and place in oven for 20 mins
2. Add vegetables and spices (in top of jar) to a pan and stir through letting the spices absorb into the vegetables and then mix in the Cajun sauce
3. Serve on a bed of cooked Long grain and Wild rice and drizzle with Discovery Garlic and Sour Cream to serve

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The Discovery Garlic and Sour Cream is a NEW addition to the range and comes in a squeezy bottle.  It’s suitable for vegetarians as well as being gluten and wheat free.  The handy bottle can be stored in a fridge for up to 7 days once opened which gives you a few more days to use it than a fresh sour cream.  We found it a handy, cooling topping ideal for hot dishes and I particularly liked the added garlic and herb as opposed to plain sour cream.

Keen to try the other Discovery goodies we were sent, the next evening we decided to try the Perfect Fajita Kit which comes with flour tortillas, fajita seasoning and salsa.  To this we added Quorn pieces, red and green peppers and some salad leaves and not forgetting a drizzle of Discover Garlic and Herb sour cream to cool down the spice.

We found the spices in this the perfect heat for us and accompanied by the Garlic and Herb sour cream perfectly delicious.  A thoroughly tasty meal that we all enjoyed.

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We have really enjoyed trying the Discovery range of foods, particularly the ones we hadn’t used before.  We have had a truly Mexican week for Cinco de Mayo with several inspired meals adding in some tortilla crisps and guacamole while we were cooking! Oh and the odd glass of wine 😉

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.