Asian-Style Fried Eggs

Eggs are the perfect choice for a nutritious and filling breakfast. Scrambled, fried, poached, boiled or made into an omelette…there are myriad possibilities. In the UK, the quintessential English breakfast usually includes one or two fried eggs. My opinion though, is that fried eggs as part of an English breakfast are fine; the bacon, sausages,…

Wagamama – Grilled Duck Donburi

The Restaurant Chain Wagamama is one of the biggest names synonymous with Japanese cuisine in the UK. In fact, it has it’s roots firmly in Britain; the first ever restaurant was opened in Bloomsbury, London, in 1992. Since then, the brand has exploded and boasts more than 140 restaurants. The vast majority of these are…

Pinkberry Chocolate Hazelnut Frozen Yoghurt

I first tried Pinkberry in New York, and it was the chocolate hazelnut flavour that I had sampled. It was sublime. Pure frozen bliss. And the fact that this is frozen yoghurt as opposed to ice-cream made it even more appealing from a weight-loss perspective. They have recently opened a new kiosk at Westfield Stratford (they…

Hummus Bros – Hummus Bowl with Tabouleh and Falafel

Hummus Bros is somewhere I frequent when I am around central London. It is a fast food restaurant providing a healthy, quick and affordable food option in a simple setting. On this occasion, I went to their Soho branch – nestled in the bustle of Wardour Street. I have had their hummus bowls a few…

Pho Restaurant – Shredded Chicken Salad

I visited Pho for lunch today…it is a Vietnamese fast food chain. I think I had the hot & spicy chicken noodle broth last time. I don’t even know why I got it…I know I don’t like noodle-y soups. For me, noodles taste good coated in a lovely sauce – not dropped into a watery broth….

Tortilla – Naked Burrito (with Pork)

I have previously reviewed the Mission Burrito Pork Salad (I don’t know why it’s pork I keep opting for!) So Tortilla is a restaurant chain with a similar concept to Mission Burrito, I guess the clue is in the title! Tortilla prides itself as creating and serving ‘California-style burritos and tacos’ – whatever that means… To…

Aldi Cashew Crush Bars VS Nakd Cashew Cookie Bar

So I really wanted to review these two bars…they are raw fruit and nut bars which provide a nutritious, on-the-go snack. They both only contain 2 ingredients each, just dates and cashew nuts…and actually the exact same proportion of each of these ingredients: 51% cashew nuts and 49% dates. I love that there aren’t loads…

Easy Fruit Smoothie & Baby Food Idea

With my first baby I used to boil/steam fruits and vegetables and freeze little portions. This time round, I have discovered the beauty of the Nutribullet. It provides an extremely quick way of producing fresh, vitamin-rich food for a baby. Quick enough to do on a daily basis without loads of washing up afterwards to contend with.

Leon – Sicilian Chicken Meatballs Little Hot Box

Leon is chain of restaurants that was set up in 2004 and currently has 35 stores. It’s motto is that it serves ‘naturally fast food.’ I visited the Leon branch situated in Birmingham Grand Central station today…I was so happy when I found out that Leon was coming to the city via this newly-built station….

Hawaiian Pizza-Inspired Toastie

I know I keep on posting different variations of a cheese toast as of late…I do apologise about this, but I guess it just reflects what I like eating at the moment. Currently, quick and tasty food is what excites me. With a little toddler that needs constant attention (he is at the climbing and…

Rocks Squash – Fizzy Drinks with Less Guilt…

I have always avoided fizzy drinks…deeming them extremely detrimental for a whole range of health issues. I managed to abstain so well for years, only indulging in them now and again for a special occasion. However, for the last few months, my ability to resist the temptation whilst others around me are drinking them has…

Briannas Home Style Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing

For me it is the dressing which transforms a boring, uninviting salad into something delicious and moreish…and without it, I certainly would not eat a salad as a main meal. Whether we are talking a fancy shop-bought version or even just a little dash of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, it seems to do the…