Grazia – #WhatToDoThisWeek featuring Suede Bar Nottingham

Just a little bit of exciting news on the blog today. I now have a weekly blogger feature on Grazia sharing my knowledge of my city and what to do for the week & the weekend coming up! This week I featured Suede Bar, an awesome Pizza place just off the Lace Market in Nottingham. You can check them out here and you can check out the post and see what the other bloggers are suggesting from their cities here!

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The Three Crowns – Nottingham Review

A pub lunch is definitely a firm favourite of mine when I’m not on the healthy eating bandwagon. This weekend Luke and I had the opportunity to test drive a newly re-opened pub in Nottingham, where we live, so we jumped at the chance to grab a free lunch. The catch was that it was part of the ‘Sizzling Pubs’ chain, we would never normally eat in a chain pub out of choice because we don’t like to pay for something when we feel that we can get something better for the same price. For example this whole meal that we went for would have cost us nearly £30, which we would have normally spent somewhere like Nando’s or Pitcher & Piano and get something that we know will be good quality. But, we gave them the benefit of the doubt and decided to go along and see what they had to offer.

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Healthy Heart Shaped Victoria Sponge Cake

This crazy heart shaped cake mould is one of my favourite pieces of kitchenalia at the moment. It’s silicone and bendy and easy to clean, bright red and when you cut your cake, it’s heart shaped! What else could you want?

I made a ‘healthy’ Victora sponge the other day, topped with strawberries and fromage frais! It wasn’t the best cake so I’m not going to give our the recipe, I’m sure Google can help you out there! I just wanted to share how cute this little cake mould is, it’s fab.

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Homemade Guacamole Recipe

 The thing about me is, I love food and I quite like cooking but I’m a lazy cook and if it’s just for me, like it has been for pretty much 3 years of my university life, I’ll cook something big like chilli or lasagne and make it last 3 days or do something simple such as spicy chicken with some pasta and veg. So, there you have it, my cooking repertoire.

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Barburrito Nottingham Review

Here’s me making an effort to blog about one of my other massive loves. Food. Especially Mexican food. Now, I’m from the land of Mission Burrito, the kids up here don’t seem to know what that is but I have them near me at home in Bristol, Bath and Oxford, I’m not sure if they’re the only branches but that was my first exposure to burrito fast food. So, when I came back to uni in October and saw that this little baby, Barburritor, had popped up in Nottingham we all went wild.

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Food Review: A Cheat Day with Takeaway.com

Today’s post comes to you with a happy full tummy and without an empty purse.
Takeaway.com were kind enough to let me review their service with a very generous voucher. Now, most of the time I eat well and I really enjoy healthy food and I think I have a pretty balanced diet but we all need to have a cheat meal every now and again because otherwise we might explode! It doesn’t have to be a takeaway, it can just be something a bit naughty cooked at home but on this occasion, a very tired Sunday evening, it was definitely a Takeaway.com moment. The only conditions were that the place that I ordered from had to accept online payment and I had to make the order on a computer not a mobile device. Not huge deal-breakers really! Here’s what I thought…

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Baking a Battenburg!

The summer holidays will always mean moments of boredom for small people. It was our lovely Abby’s (our Nanny, we call her Abby as it’s short for the Spanish for grandma… long story short) birthday yesterday and she’s coming to stay tonight. We thought we’d make her a cake and it killed two birds as it kept little G occupied for an afternoon.

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Lemon & Ginger Tea Loaf with Teapigs

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So the amazing people from Teapigs got in contact via Twitter asking for bloggers that loved tea and I went for it, bombarded them with tweets until they sent me a really really really big bag of tea in so many different flavours and types. 

This is the first of my Teapigs themed posts, I’ve got an iced tea recipe coming up next month which will be really exciting! 

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