I have recently been doing some research into Chia seeds. They are a natural energy source with double the amount of calcium as milk and more protein in than you can shake a stick at. In case you haven't encountered Chia seeds before, they originated in Mexico and have been used in a medical context… Continue reading Aztec Energy
The Barge House by the canal in Hackney serves brunch in a bread loaf. What more could a hungover you want. Not for the faint-hearted, or gluten intolerant. We went for an original and a spicy; the original has your usual breakfast stuff + leeks which is a nice addition. The spicy has lots of chorizo… Continue reading Barge brunch
While travelling in Vietnam last year we visited a popular tourist town Hoi An which is a UNESCO-registered port town. When we were there it was a full moon and they had decorated the streets and buildings with lanterns, which beautifully reflected off the river running through the centre of the old town. During this time they switch… Continue reading Vietnamese Mackerel
Recently as a late birthday treat I was taken to Chamberlains, it is not the sort of restaurant I usually visit, quite upmarket and in the city, but as I wasn't paying I made the most of it! The quality of the fish is excellent and the dishes were simple but well done. My highlight was the… Continue reading Proper Fish Supper
London has it's fair share of brunch spots, and i'm no stranger to them! But Sunday on Hemingford Road in Barnsbury is one of the best I have been to. The menu is original but still features classic brunch dishes. Their pancakes with honeycomb butter (which seems to be the most popular thing on the menu)… Continue reading A queue worth waiting in!
My boyfriend and I had an amazing trip to Scandinavia for my birthday last month, visiting Copenhagen and Norway. Copenhagen is an absolute mecca for food, you can find anything there, and what struck me was the high quality of ingredients. While we were there we ate at the most amazing restaurant, Gorilla, in the… Continue reading Scandi Crab Linguine
If you haven't heard of Anna Jones then I have to tell you, she is a vegetarian goddess! Recently a friend and I tried out a couple of her recipes from her book 'A Modern Way to Cook' and here they are in all their glory. Frying pan Filo, Kale and Goats Cheese pie... ...with… Continue reading Meat Free Monday
Having been a bulgur wheat fanatic for years I hadn't really given quinoa the time of day although it seems to have become a very fashionable thing to eat, especially as Gluten Free diets such as Paleo have become increasingly popular. I recently read that quinoa, although often referred to as a grain, is actually classified… Continue reading Quinoa Chicken Salad