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…

Vegan Pesto Spaghetti & Balsamic Veggies

As I don’t eat dairy, I find it hard to find a pesto that I can enjoy without stomach aches. I concocted this through sheer frustration and think it is the best pesto to ever have been created! It is vegan, inexpensive to make and absolutely delicious… I promise. If you are looking for a…

Revolution – Nottingham

Revolution at the Cornerhouse, the place you probably only go on a night out for cheap cocktails. With a massive bar and huge amount of seating it’s easy to see why this bar attracts a crowd of an evening. However until recently it wasn’t a place I would suggest to my friends for dinner. A…

Pizza Academy @ Oscar & Rosies – Nottingham

Yesterday I, and 17 other lovely people, headed down to Oscar & Rosie’s to take part in their pizza academy. Organised by Jess Berry from Jess Who and the lovely people at Bumble Bizz, we took part in a workshop aimed to show us how to make pizza properly. Famous for their METRE long pizza, I…

Filmore & Union – Nottingham

Filmore & Union have recently opened in the Victoria Centre, inside John Lewis. Set up initially by a lady called Adele, a former wellness clinic owner, the ethos is around healthy food and everything in moderation. I mean, you can’t be 100% healthy all the time can you? Adele states on the website that she…

Phat Yaks – Bath

Again, walking through Bath over the bank holiday weekend (check out our itinerary HERE), Eleanor and I came across another spectacular lunch spot, Phat Yaks, a Nepalese street food restaurant on Kingsmead Square. The first time we walked past Phat Yaks it was actually closed (they don’t open on a Sunday) and so we made sure…

Syriana – Birmingham

On a recent trip to Birmingham with some friends, we headed to Syriana Restaurant for dinner. Syriana is located at 1 Constitution Hill, in the heart of the city. We stumbled upon this restaurant on the way to a gig at the o2 Academy. From the outside it didn’t really appeal but having found it via…

The Head of Steam – Nottingham

The Head of Steam has opened today in Hockley, on the site of the old Missoula Bar. Centering around craft beer, the three storey building has been completely transformed into a funky, contemporary, chilled bar. My favourite part was the artwork dedicated to Nottingham. The booths at the back of the downstairs area are apparently…

Bodega Cantina – Leicester

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to try out the new menu at Bodega Leicester. Although I have a few friends in Leicester it isn’t somewhere I usually venture out, although walking through the city last week I realised that I really should. Even on a cold Wednesday night the city was alive,…

Happy Dough Lucky – Nottingham

Happy Dough Lucky have been teasing me for months. Facebook posts, press releases on email, you name it. It has been on the cards for months and months but is only now fully up and running. Based at The Lacehouse, a beautiful bar on Broadway in the city centre, this pizza pop up has been…

Bar Iberico – Take Two

A few months ago I wrote about my experience at Bar Iberico. I said that although the food was ok and the atmosphere was lively, I wouldn’t choose to return given the amount of tapas restaurants to choose from in Nottingham. A couple of months ago this changed. The Gaztronome absolutely raved about the place…

The Walton – Nottingham

I was very lucky to be invited to the new menu launch at The Walton Hotel last night on Derby Road. I have walked past the outside of the building maybe a hundred times but had never been in before. I don’t know why, maybe I thought it was too posh for me! I always…