Month: August 2016

Recipe // Dippy Eggs and Feta

Brunch is one of my favourite meals yet I very rarely take the time to prepare it. But as we enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend I decided to take full advantage and make an old fave – dippy eggs. Dippy eggs is the ultimate sharing dish – throw in a handful of ingredients, expertly poach your eggs in the tomato sauce and get dipping! So what do you need?  Eggs – one of two per person should suffice Chorizo Feta cheese Chopped tomatoes Basil, salt & pepper to season Paprika / chilli flakes to add a kick! It’s a super simple recipe that requires zero prep – Add your tomatoes to a pan along with the chorizo. Once the tomatoes begin to bubble, create two ‘holes’ and this is where you will crack your eggs! Throw in the feta cheese and season. Serve straight from the pan once your eggs are cooked and enjoy with a few slices of your favourite bread or better still, a tear and share ciabatta to really mop up the …

Review // The Cricketers, Ormskirk

Living in Ormskirk more often that not, food-wise, I’m spoilt for choice. With a variety of cute cafes in the town centre specialising in brunch, pubs dotted around the surrounding postal code areas that offer light bites and dinner options and those places in the middle. Which essentially is how I’d categorise The Cricketers. My Mum and I decided to visit for a spot of lunch at the weekend and despite us not having a reservation, we were squeezed in and seated in the conservatory. Light, airy and the perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon, we set about perusing the 3-course menu. Packed with a variety of starters and mains – dependent on how hungry you are of course, we settled on the goats cheese salad for me and a sharing breads, olives and feta slate for Mum to start. Both dishes were the perfect side – tasty and full of flavour, yet too filling, leaving us ready for our main course. The goats cheese salad included pesto and pine nuts making such a beautiful …

Food // Starting the day with Special K Nourish

Breakfast is a major must for me. I’m an early bird through and through, opting to be at my desk at 8am each morning ready to go. Whilst weekends are a far more relaxed affair with a fry up or eggs on toast on offer, during the week I want something a little healthier. I switch it up between oats and cereal, opting to have oats, fruit and yogurt if I’m being seriously good or cereal and soy milk the rest of the time. When the lovely team over at Special K got in touch and asked if I’d like to review the new Nourish range – how could I refuse?! I’ve gotta put it out there here and now that these cereals are delicious – I mean, as soon as I saw the dark chocolate and coconut flavour I was sold! It’s so moreish but you don’t feel bad as you know you’re getting all of your everyday nutrients plus a side of something sweet to start the day! Like I said earlier, I’m …

Review // Mowgli, Bold Street, Liverpool

​Mogwli is one of those highly sought-after Bold Street restaurants that you hear so much about but really struggle to get a table at! With a strict ‘no reservations’ policy and an eclectic number of tables inside, I knew it was somewhere I just had to try. On a rainy mid-week evening a friend and I managed to bag a table. The eatery was rather full with a choice of just two tables, so we were lucky to bag a spot. Nestled at the bag of the restaurant, in full sight of the beautifully decorated bar area, we took our places and knew we were in for a treat. One of the first things that struck me upon entry was the delicious aromas that filled the restaurant. Renowned for its delectable menu of Indian street food, I was drawn to the variety of small plates of food taking pride of place at neighbouring tables. Mowgli is the kind of place that doesn’t need fanfare – its loyal customers and word of mouth serve it well. …

Recipe // Chicken Peanut Butter Curry

The title of this blog post contains two of my favourite things – peanut butter and curry. To be quite honest with you, I’m surprised I hadn’t made this recipe before! I knew I was in the mood for something filling, hearty and full of flavour, but slightly healthier than a creamy curry. So after a quite consult of my fave food website – Good Food, I had found the answer! I can honestly say I was so happy with the result and totally didn’t plan on blogging this one but it’s too good NOT to shout about!! Ingredients time x2 chicken breasts 1 red onion 1 courgette Half a bag of baby spinach 2 generous sized tablespoons of peanut butter Garlic Paprika Dried noodles Coconut cream Slice your veg and place in a large frying pan with a small dollop of coconut oil / rapeseed oil / olive oil Dice your chicken and add to the pan too Once the veg has started to brown, the spinach has wilted  and the chicken is cooking, add …

Life // The Sunday Post

Dominoes on friday night. Theres nothing better than a carpet picnic complete with cider Gin fizz cocktails at Palm Sugar, Liverpool National Beer Day at work on Friday Amazing Indian style nachos at a work event at Liverpool airport no less The very same work event – PR is quite fun I suppose… Magzine reading and blog catch-ups mid week

Recipe // Lemon and Garlic Roast Potatoes

I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s something rather comforting about a mound of roasties. Whether it’s accompanying a satisfying pub roast lunch or a homemade meal for the family, you can’t go wrong with roast potatoes. However, I must confess something here before we continue…I like to mix my roasts up. Traditional roast dinners aren’t necessarily my thing, but throw in an infusion of flavours and I’m sold. So when I was faced with a stack of new potatoes, a leftover lemon from gin and tonics last week and a clove of garlic, it would be rude not to chuck them all in together! I love my food packed with flavour so this recipe was definitely a winner! What do you need? Potatoes – new, charlotte, maris piper or waxy potatoes work 1 red onion 1 leek 1 courgette 1 lemon sliced 3 cloves of garlic Olive oil – be generous! And quite simply, chop the veg, slice the lemon, peel the garlic – throw into a roasting dish and you’re away! I have an electric oven …