Brunch is probably one of my favourite meals, it’s got to be said! I’m always super hungry for it because I’ve basically skipped breakfast and when it comes to 11 am, I’m so ready for a feast. We headed down to Pieminister to try their new £5 Brunch menu. I know what you’re thinking… Pies? For brunch? Not sure.
What’s the difference between a pancake and a crepe? Apparently, pancakes are thicker, fluffier and include a raising agent, so our pancakes that we usually call pancakes are actually crepes. Fun facts for Pancake Day! Anyway, we know we’re all still going to call them pancakes and we’re all going to eat them on the 28th February and they’re going to be damn tasty.
We headed out to Browns Brasserie Nottingham for a weekend celebration for my birthday and went out for it and tried their limited edition Tender Beef menu which our awesome waiter, Raj, was telling us was only available for a few months until they change it to lamb (which we’ll definitely be going back to try FYI).
With the announcement that Nottingham might be getting its own street food market (yaaaas!), I thought it’d be sweet to round up some of the best street food markets and pop-ups in the UK right now. It’s safe to say that we’re definitely very excited to be getting our very own street food market because it’s something that we feel Notts has been missing for a while. We get the occasional pop-up here and there but nothing as monumental as some of the other street food markets in the UK’s other cities like Manchester and London! Here’s the run-down of the best out there at the moment…
I love finding new coffee shops and cafes when I head away because I love to recommend great places for people to go to when they travel, that’s one of the best things about being a travel and food blogger, the two go hand in hand!
My newest favourite is 3FE. 3FE Coffee were founded by Colin Harmon, an ex-trustee officer for a professional investment fund who worked in Dublin’s financial district. He realised that finance wasn’t really for him and in 2008, quit his job and got a job as a barista and now owns two coffee shops in Dublin city centre and creates some pretty tasty drinks and awesome food. 3FE have locations at Grand Canal St and Sussex Terrace.
There’s always so much conversation about Valentine’s Day, is it romantic, is it just marketing ploys to get you to spend money, is it a big deal in your relationship, is it not? SO MUCH CHAT. Everyone seems to have such a strong opinion on it and I don’t see why people can’t just let it wash over them and take it for the novelty cuteness that it is.
One of the most annoying things about eating healthy is the tendency for our fave fresh fruit and veg to ripen and go off to quickly. This is the worst thing! I mean, the period from when an avocado is good to eat and when it’s off is literally about 15 minutes, isn’t it? Here are three tips to help keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer!
Eating healthy can quickly become boring if you’re in a rut. Being in a rut basically, means that you’re eating the same things and you’re bored of it. This will quickly lead to escalated cheat days and not sticking to your calories and therefore not losing weight or staying as healthy as you want to. Here are four ways to get out of your food rut!
After two solid weeks of tracking my food and hitting my calories, it was time for a cheat. Cheats are so important to keep yourself sane during diets and because we’re all human and need a burger every once in a while! I don’t feel like I need a ‘cheat meal’ to this sort of proportion every week, (this is serious eating!) but every two weeks I’m definitely going to have something super tasty and head out for a meal.
‘Diet’ desserts are usually pretty dire, am I right? I mean we all know fruit salad isn’t a dessert and yoghurt and berries just don’t cut it sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my yoghurt and berries and a bit of dark chocolate but sometimes you just need something that is tasty and artificially sweet (in a good way!). That cake or ice-cream sweet is hard to beat if you’re running on pure cravings so I like to find puddings that are in no way clean eating but don’t break the calorie bank. Treats like these are hard to find!