Category Archives: Food
I’ll always love flicking through a recipe book’s flawless photography or scrolling through the perfectly poised food that fills my Instagram feed but even more so, I love getting an insight into what people eat on the day-to-day. So, speaking of my favourite foodie topic, here’s what I ate on a day of uni work and gym-going, with something a bit experimental for dinner…
As someone who’s always in need of a snack, especially to give me energy when I want to go to the gym straight out of lectures, it pays to be prepared. Without these delicious energy bites tucked away in my bag I rely on shop bought snacks, which can get very expensive and aren’t always filled with our first choice ingredients.
Vapiano in Manchester’s corn exchange is a self-serve restaurant that hosts the perfect combination of classic Italian food and a chilled-out vibe. We were given the opportunity to take our first visit to the restaurant and try out their brand new vegan specials menu. Verdict? Pleasantly surprised.
Remember that hype around sweet potato brownies a few years back when ‘Paleo’ became trendy? I may have only just got round to giving my first batch a go but to be completely honest, I was scared that they would just taste like, well, potato. Whilst these aren’t ever going to trump a super gooey chocolate-y brownie, they are most definitely worthy of their hype considering the ‘healthy’ ingredients involved. My brownies turned out to be super rich and indulgent but despite feeling like a sweet treat, they had a slightly earthy taste (not a bad thing, promise). So, if you fancy trying something a bit different and surprising your friends when they attempt to guess the main ingredients, then this is definitely a recipe to have a go at.
The recipe that I used to create these delicious muffins was a combination of numerous different ones that I had found online. I wanted to try and make them gluten and refined sugar free but keep the ingredients list as simple as possible. Apart from the dates, I already had everything in my cupboards so hopefully you will too.
A healthy and light, naturally gluten-free recipe, which is above all DELICIOUS. This was a Pinterest inspired recipe that I made for lunch recently, after realising how easy and clever the idea was. It works out as a super cheap snack or light lunch and you can mix up the toppings to suit whatever you already have in the fridge.
These pancakes only use 3 main ingredients and are the easiest recipe that I have ever tried out. They are naturally gluten and refined sugar free, making them a perfect, healthy and light breakfast option.
See this post as a quick snack idea rather than a life changing recipe…I do realise how easy it is to cover rice cakes with chocolate! I have been a little bit obsessed with chocolate covered rice cakes since I first spotted them in a supermarket around Christmas time but after a few months of buying them at a rather pricey £1.50 ish per pack of 6, I finally stopped being lazy and took the time to make some for myself.
Happy Easter!! May your breakfast table be filled with eggs of both the chocolate and not-so chocolatey variety. I decided that Easter baking was a good idea and I tried out two decorations, as inspired by Pinterest. The bunnies were definitely my favourite but my family seemed to prefer the sheep, even if they didn’t turn out quite like the picture I had in mind. (more…)
I remember spotting one of Anna Jones’ cookbooks in an Anthropologie store once and instantly loving the minimal aesthetic and style of the book before even looking at the recipes inside. When I decided to try out vegetarianism a while back, this was the first book that I picked up. It’s one of those books that even meat-eaters would enjoy because none of the recipes feel like they’re missing something and the flavours are so well thought out that you wouldn’t think about adding any extras. (more…)