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…

Revolución de Cuba – Vegan

Last night I was invited to try the newly launched vegan menu at Revolución De Cuba in Nottingham. Anyone who reads my blog will know I’m already a fan of this gorgeous Cuban inspired bar in the city centre. Their tapas style menu has been written about a few times on Will Flirt For Food…

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…

What to do in Da Nang

For the final leg of our two week trip in Vietnam, we decided to spend a few days relaxing in Da Nang. We spent four nights in Da Nang, staying at Funtastic Beach Hostel on the East side of the town. The reason we chose it was because it was a two minute walk to the…

Two days in Hue

Hue was one of my favourite cities in Vietnam. The city is split in two by the Perfume River and is the capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty. The house of Nguyễn were the last ruling family of Vietnam and ruled for 143 years, finishing in 1945, the same year that the second world war ended. Even though…

Halong Bay 3 Day Trip

During our trip to Vietnam, Eleanor and I spend 2 nights, 3 days on a trip around Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long bay and Lan Ha Bay. You can read more about it here I wanted to show you some of the amazing sites we saw during our trip.   The Hospital Cave is a…

Two week itinerary for Vietnam

Two Week Vietnam Itinerary If like me, you work full time and can’t just jet off for an unspecified amount of time, you probably only have two weeks to explore a new place. With this in mind, I thought I would let you know how I packed 7 major areas into just two weeks of…

Vegan pesto hors d’oeuvres

With world vegan month fast approaching (November) and Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the festive period. In an effort to eat less meat, I took part in Veganuary 2018 and it absolutely debunked all the myths I had previously believed. It isn’t expensive, bland and boring. In fact,…

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…

Harts Restaurant – Nottingham

Hart’s Restaurant is somewhere I have always wanted to visit… in about 10 years time. The impression I have always had is that it is sophisticated fine dining that I will love, but not until I am older. I have no idea why I have this impression, maybe because whenever anyone tells me how much…

3 easy courgette recipes

3 Easy Courgette Recipes Courgettes are great for weight management because they are low in calories. Every 100 grams contains just 17 calories. Plus, this particular vegetable packs a lot of health benefits. The Guardian reports that courgettes are rich in Vitamin C as well as potassium, which is vital for managing blood pressure. Courgettes…