Sans Patrie – Nottingham

I headed to Sans Patrie, the new small plates restaurant in Canning Circus. Here is my full review of their menu and venue

Vegan Rose, Lemon and Pistachio cake

(AD) There are a couple of things I have struggled with since trying to attempt a mostly vegan/plant based diet. One of those things is cake. I love cake and trying to find delicately light, fluffy cakes that taste amazing can be a challenge. A friend of mine gave me a very basic vegan cake recipe…

Yolk Nottingham

(Invited) Yolk, the best part of an egg in my opinion, is also the name of a breakfast cafe located in Nottingham. Yolk is situated on the corner of Goose Gate and Brightmore street in Hockley and is run by the same people as Bar 31K next door. If you like 31K, you’ll love Yolk….

Delicious Dairy Free French Toast

(AD) French toast is something I hadn’t had for years and years. Ever since realising that dairy made me a bit unwell, I have steered clear of anything containing milk. That means no hot chocolate, no creamy soups, no milkshakes…. until finally oat and almond milk became a thing. Experimenting with plant based milks makes…

Pates and Terrines at the School of Artisan Food

{GIFTED} A few months ago I was invited to take a course at the School of Artisan Food. I ummed and ahhed over the list of fantastic courses for a few days until I decided on the pates and terrines course which happened last weekend. I have never made a terrine and have only made…

Schwartz Fajita Seasoning Review

I love fajitas and usually opt to make my own spice blend which can be time consuming. For a weekday dinner this Schwartz fajita seasoning is perfect to grab off the shelf, chuck into a pan with your ingredients and let it sizzle away. It is available from Tesco and retails at just £1.60. You’ll…

A Gift Guide For Foodies

As you may know, I absolutely adore food! There are so many producers, restaurants and experiences you can have in Nottingham and the East Midlands that I wanted to celebrate this. I have created a little gift guide with some amazing ideas for stocking fillers, vouchers and experiences that you can treat your loved ones…

Win a Christmas Hamper

Do you fancy winning lots of foodie goodies in time for Christmas? Enter my competition below to win prizes worth over £150! Prizes include 3 x bags of coffee and a £10 voucher from 200 Degrees Tea from Bird and Blend Gorgeous gift boxes and marshmallows from Anandas Two delicious spice blends from Freshly Spiced…

Easy Za’atar chicken thighs

Yet another chicken thigh recipe using the Freshly Spiced Za’atar spice blend. I love the Freshly Spiced mixes, the flavours are always very strong, they smell delicious and they make cooking so much easier. They are the perfect help on a busy weekday evening and are so much tastier than the usual shop bought blends….

Easy Chinese Chicken Thighs

For this Chinese chicken thigh recipe I teamed up with a local company called Freshly Spiced. Freshly Spiced are a company in Nottingham that create amazing natural spice blends without any additives, from scratch. They have a huge range of different blends and are so much tastier than regular shop bought ones. All the packets…

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…