Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oliving by Hans giveaway

Herrrooo peeps! Apologies for my absence over the past couple of weeks, it has a bit crazy on my end recently. Nevertheless, I am back and have been trying to get my nonna on in the kitchen. So with little time on my hands, I quickly decided to whip up a bacon and prawn pasta dish. 

Bacon and prawn pasta dish

All you need is some pasta (two handfuls pp), bacon (two rashers pp), some prawns and about three to four cloves of garlic. One can never have too many garlic.

With thanks to Chef Luca Ciano in showing me the ropes of cooking whole grain pasta, I have learned to love cooking and eating whole grain pasta. I always thought whole grain pasta would taste like cardboard but surprisingly, its really really really good. It was much lighter than expected and not at all dense. I am a convert. 

So to whip up this super easy dish for two people, you basically need:
  1. Boil 1 litre of water and pour it into a large pot 
  2. Add four handfuls of pasta and a couple of pinches of salt to the pot. You want to boil it for about 9 minutes. 
  3. While that is bubbling away in the background, crush your garlic, peel your prawns and dice up your bacon.
  4. Chuck the bacon into a large pan with some olive oil and cook until it is slightly brown. 
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, add it pan and stir away. 
  6. In a separate pan, add in your garlic and once it is turning brown, throw in your prawns. 
  7. Once all your prawns are cooked, add them to your large pan of pasta to combine it alllllllll together. 
Bon app├ętit

I know this is probably a no brainer of a dish but I just love simple cooking, especially when time is so scarce these days. With little time, I also try to cook healthier meals. Anddddd speaking of healthy cooking, I was introduced to Oliving by Hans who replace some of the saturated fat in their products with olive oil as inspired by the Mediterranean diet. We all love bacon, because bacon but I am also a huge fan of olive oil so it is a win win situation. 

Oliving by hans range of products

With thanks to Marmot Inc and Oliving by Hans for sponsoring today's giveaway, I will be giving away two $60 Coles gift vouchers to two readers to check out the healthier choice products by Oliving by Hans. For a chance to win, simply just show some love by dropping a comment below to tell what you would cook with any of the Oliving by Hans product.

Competition closes 9 pm AEST on the 2nd of November 2014 and is available to anyone within Australia.

Good luck everyone!

Ps - here is a short video of Jason from the Simple cooking channel of the night. Don't mind me errr nibbling away..  I couldn't help myself, it was like right in front of me.... 

Gotta go eat!!


  1. I'd make a mezze platter for a Friday night after a hot and tiring week at work.

  2. Oooh, chorizo for sure! Think of the endless possibilities :D

  3. With the Oliving products, I’d hope to create
    A spin on a dish to get cleaned off the plate
    A cauliflower soup with Oliving bacon bits that are fried
    And some Oliving Chorizo & cheese rolls served on the side!
    A lovely, hearty dish that my whole family will adore
    And so tasty that they’ll keep coming back for more!

  4. For the kids different types of pizza - meat lovers, ham and pineapple, pepperoni.
    For the adults Spanish seafood paella using chorizo!

  5. Bacon & asparagus quiche ( with a dash of milk in the eggs for extra fluffiness)

  6. Oliving by Hans Chorizo Pasta for me,
    tomatoes, onion , I see.
    Chicken stock and passata, yummy,
    watching the kids lick their plates
    look mummy!!

  7. I would have to defiantly say Pizza As its alot of fun to make, and you can create any pizza topping you want

  8. Oliving by Hans would be the perfect ingredients s for my home made pizzas....I adore them...could eat them every day no problem!! Just adding onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes and pineapple to some chopped Hans Pan-sized bacon, Gypsy ham and chorizo would be blissful!!

  9. Oooh, I'd make Ham and Mustard Cheese Toasties - they are delicious and are a great party food. It's important to use really good ham (which is where Oliving by Hans comes in!) and a good bitey cheese. Yum!

  10. I'd use Oliving by Hans Pan-sized Bacon to make by famous Cream of Bacon and Parsnip Soup. You only need bacon, parsnips, onions, chicken stock and light cream to make this soup and it is the best ever!

  11. The pics of food above make me about to come in my pants lmfao

  12. Bacon and prawn pasta... without the prawns (and with extra bacon) :D

  13. I just LOVE Veal Cordon-Bleu, and I can taste the Gypsy Ham already in my tasty creation!

  14. A SPANISH WEEKEND BREAKFAST! - A loose concoction of eggs and left-over roast potatoes and OLIVING BY HANS chorizo or ham.

    Cut potatoes and chorizo/ham into large cubes and slowly pan fry in oil with a sprinkling of smoky paprika until golden.
    In a separate pan, fry an egg for each person. Serve egg on top of potato and chorizo/ham with thick toast and pretend it’s summer holidays in Valencia!

  15. Chorizo and bacon pasta, some frankfurts for the kids, maybe hoki with a chorizo crust or a Jambalaya .. sooo hungry now

  16. Rolled up crepes with Gypsy Ham and salad with a mustardy mayo.

  17. Using the chorizo, I would make baked eggs, with tomato and feta.

  18. My kids love your cocktail franks, mini hotdogs and pigs in blamkets for us!!

  19. Chorizo pasta for my husband, a healthy ham and salas roll for my son, crispy Bacon and eggs for me, and a Cocktail frank for my dog to steal . . .

  20. Chorizo pasta for my husband, a healthy ham and salas roll for my son, crispy Bacon and eggs for me, and a Cocktail frank for my dog to steal . . .

  21. Gypsy ham a favourite here. School lunches, toasties on crackers and just by itself, its delicious and addictive.

  22. I'd love to add some chorizo to my famous pasta dish. It's chicken breast, fresh spinach leaves, spiral pasta, sundried tomatoes, cream and mozzarella. Chorizo would add some spice to the meal and turn it up to 11!

  23. I would make an antipasto, with a variety of meats available from Oliving by Hans, its great!!

  24. It is a constant struggle to get my kids to eat anything green, healthy, or vegetable-like in nature. So I use their love of Oliving Mild Twiggy Sticks against them. I saute a bit of minced onion, garlic, and sliced mushrooms in a little butter. Then I add about 1/2 package Mild Twiggy Sticks cut into small chunks, some chopped pre-cooked broccoli, some chopped pre-cooked capsicum, and about 4-6 beaten eggs. I scramble the mixture and serve as is, or wrap some in a warm tortilla with a bit of fresh, homemade salsa (more veggies ! ) on top...Either way, it is always a big hit with my three kids.