crispy m&m brownie cheesecake.


What do you get when you mix a gooey brownie base, lashings of cream cheese frosting, a swirl of chocolate spread and a rainbow of crispy coated sweets? A birthday brownie cheesecake that's almost too good to share. Sandwiched between an extra layer of M&M crispy chocolate spread and finished with the crispy M&Ms themselves, this is the perfect balance of indulgence and a colourful teatime treat. It's super simple to make too - so scroll on for the next delicious dessert recipe you need to master!


the stable, birmingham.


Dorset born, Dorsey bred. At The Stable, they're proud of their pizza and savvy about their cider. Whether it's colourful, innovative pizza toppings or seeking out the latest cider blends, their casual dining atmosphere makes their locations a fun place for large parties, date days or birthday gatherings. I recently went along to try out their Summer offerings before a local gig in Birmingham, and it couldn't have been a more perfect setting.


mexican style cauliflower steaks.

Mexican cauliflower steak recipe

Cauliflower really is the ingredient of the moment. Gluten free rice, vegan steak and wheat free pizza base - so much more than the classic cauliflower cheese (also delicious). So I thought I'd give the meat free trend a try with this dairy free, vegan friendly take on steak. I was really pleased with the results; a versatile texture with crunchy and crispy edges. I created a Mexican twist on it, since what doesn't go well with salsa, tortillas, chilli and heaps of guacamole. 

Vegan cauliflower steak recipe

balsamic strawberries and cream with fresh basil: celebrating british berries and bbqs with m&s.


From juicy British strawberries to brilliant quality beef burgers, M&S have Summer all set up with their latest ranges. Vibrant desserts, perfect pastry combinations and inspiring side dishes mean you can host a glorious garden party in style. So come rain or shine, at least it'll be easy to rustle up an impressive menu.

To celebrate their bounty of berries, they've come up with some great recipe ideas to showcase the fine British fruit. I picked balsamic strawberries, basil and ice cream to round off some tasty barbecue treats. If you fancy making the most of the rest of the season, scroll on for the recipe...


a summer of delicious discounts at highcross, leicester.


If you're a regular at Leicester 's Highcross are planning a visit... you're in for a tasty treat. From now until 19th August, the Highcross restaurants, cafes and bars will be hosting a Summer of Delicious Discounts. So if you're ravenous for ramen or have a serious sweet tooth, you could find your favourite foodie haunts at Highcross now have a delicious discount too. You just need to download the Highcross PLUS app to find out more. And in case you were wondering what was on offer, I've been down to test drive their most mouthwatering starters, mains, desserts and drinks... You're welcome.




my best foodie destinations in soho and chinatown, london.


I love exploring what London has to offer - especially when it involves food! One of my favourite areas for restaurants, bakeries and cafes is Chinatown, nearby the bustling atmosphere of Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Soho. From beautifully made bao buns to delicate dumplings, I'm in awe of anything Chinese or Japanese inspired. 

The thing is, I live in the Midlands and London isn't always on the cards. I love to visit on the Leicester to London St Pancras line but it's not always cheap - think £70 return before you've left the platform. So when Sn-ap got in touch to let me know they've started a new Leicester to London route with single fares starting from £5-7, I hopped at the chance. Hopped on a bus, that is.