Cafe Coco Tang – Nottingham

Before I get started, please note that this post will be a gushing write up of how much I love Cafe Coco Tang. Located on Byard Lane, it’s a narrow restaurant that extends back and up. Focusing on traditional Vietnamese food and speciality coffee, it is a beautiful venue serving beautiful food. You order at…

Vegan Pesto Tart

I have been experimenting with this dish for ages, first as a puff pastry option and now as a shortcrust pastry tart. Can you tell I love pastry? HA! This vegan dish is super quick to make, looks great and is very filling. It serves 4 as a main dish and even more as a…

Yumuchi – West Bridgford

A couple of weeks ago (before France, my sisters 30th Birthday, and a chest infection got the better of me) I was invited down to Yumuchi in West Bridgford to try our their newly launched vegan menu. You will know if you read my blog that although I am not vegan I do try to…

Crispy chickpea snack

These delicious crispy chickpeas are a perfect way to stop hunger and they are a great protein snack if you are on a health kick! Mix it up by playing around with your own spice combo.

Geordie Beer Stew

Looking for a heartwarming stew recipe that is cheap, delicious and perfect for winter nights? This beef stew using Newcastle Brown Ale is sure to hit the spot.

The Tailors Arms – Wilford

Situated on Wilford Lane, the Tailors Arms has been open since May of last year. British classic dishes are the order of the day, and I went down to experience this gastro pub for myself a couple of days ago. First Impressions The building is huge! From the outside it is a strange shape with…

The Calcutta Club – Nottingham

Now I don’t profess to know anything about Indian cuisine, my palate is not at all refined. I do however love a blooming good Korma or Tikka Masala. That’s about my level of curry knowledge if I’m honest. So when I was invited to the Calcutta club on Maid Marian Way I was excited to…

Pistachio & Parsnip Puff

I love pastry. All my favourite things are made with pastry; sausage rolls, pies, cinnamon rolls…. now I can add this delicious, super simple dish to that list. I have made variations of this for a while (usually with a red pepper pesto) but I was experimenting with a pistachio pesto I make and it…

Vegan Ramen with sticky tofu

I bloody love Japanese food and ramen is one of my favourite comfort foods. It’s like a huge hug, and I needed it today after celebrating the new year with a couple too many drinks! This recipe feeds 4 people (and reheats perfectly for lunch the next day!) Ingredients For the broth 1 pint of…

Lotus biscuit millionaire tray bake

I blooming love lotus biscuits. I also love millionaire shortbread. The sweet caramel taste is guaranteed to make me smile no matter how bad a day I am having. After a pretty full on night out on Friday, and subsequent hangover, I wanted to make something that required minimum effort but maximum taste. That’s where…

Vegan Filo Pesto Tarts

I love trying out new recipes and when Aldi challenged me to make a vegan centre plate dish I was so excited. I love the bright colours of the filling and it shows that vegan food is anything but boring! Find all the details below to create these perfect vegan filo pesto tarts: Ingredients: For…

Chao Chao

Chao Chao is an oriental takeaway in West Bridgford, aiming to become the freshest, cleanest and greenest Southeast Asian takeaway you find out there in the market. I headed down last week to see what was on offer at this vibrant fast food restaurant. The place is incredibly fresh with a street food feel as…