Wednesday, 2 September 2015

deliveroo leaps to leicester.

Bringing tasty takeaway dishes direct to your door, Deliveroo is taking over our UK cities one delivery at a time. Their mission is to simplify the takeaway, with a well researched host of fantastic quality restaurants ready for any occasion. It's not just for Friday night takeaways over Netflix either. If you're looking for picnic in the park, grub for a gathering or munch over a meeting, they've got you covered.

Luckily for Leicester folk, they've recently set up shop in Leicester too. With Nottingham already established and Derby on the way, Deliveroo is really getting the East Midlands talking about their premium takeaways. So, if you're perusing the Leicester offerings and wondering what to try next, here are a few of my personal favourites to get you started...

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

19 things food bloggers will understand.

The stash of Kilner jars, the pursuit for the perfectly gooey egg and the endless Post-Its decorating your cookery book stack. Sound familiar? Me too. Here are nineteen things that the seasoned food blogger is all too well acquainted with. 

Now, have you Instagram-ed your dinner yet? Are you sitting comfortably with a stripy straw in your drink? Okay, then let's begin.

Monday, 31 August 2015

peanut butter vegan macarons.

Vegan Macarons
Vegan Macaron Recipe

It's no secret, macarons have become a baking favourite of mine. So why shouldn't vegans get to enjoy them too? After finding out you can make eggless meringue using chickpea liquid, also known as aquafaba, I just had to give it a go. I've seen a lot of recipes using cups as measurement, however I've created a UK friendly version using metric grams and ml. Here of course I've filled my vegan macarons with peanut butter - a firm egg and dairy free favourite - but the possibilities are endless!

Friday, 28 August 2015

oaks, nottingham.

Serving up lip-smacking homemade sausages and an array of inspired meat and fish combinations, OAKS in Nottingham showcases a modern menu that has been smoked by natural wood embers. Their impressive custom built grill has been stocked with wood from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, which has been sustainably sourced as a natural byproduct of coppicing.

The smoky scent of embers swirls around you as you enter the restaurant, which is further decorated with natural timber with hints of industrial metallics. Seating is cosy and communal but really well spaced out, with an inviting central table lit up with quirky bulbs and hanging candles.