Spread ✌️🌿 Picked up these new @heckfooduk veggie options from Asda to throw into salads and they are 👌 Started with the super green sausages made with quinoa, sweet potato and spinach. Highly recommend for meat eaters and veggies alike. 🤘
Wanting to re-eat this all over again this morning. A trip to @wearethebach is never a disappointment, more just impossible to decide what to order. Every kind of brunch you might fancy - poached eggs, to full English, pancakes, toasties, to these amazing sweetcorn fritters with avocado, chilli jam and bacon. Available gf and not gf due to brilliant recipes and the option of gluten free bread (which tastes like actual bread FYI 👍). Fab day with the wonderful, @refrainfromthegrain, followed by plans and drinks at @electriccinemashoreditch. Feel so lucky to have you as a friend. 💖
Let’s talk donuts 🤤 Possibly my favourite thing to eat, after @milkcoffeeldn’s savage eggs, cornbread and burnt butter hollandaise. This batch for last week’s baby shower were delish, but by the next day the colour of the super shiny icing had faded ☹️ Also, our cinnamon batch, which we rolled in hot butter before dipping in he sugar/cinnamon mix had gone soggy (absorbing all that butter). Luckily we’d eaten five each straight from the piping hot oven, followed by some serious (good) moaning by @rach.mcewen, @siobhanmulcahy and myself. There’s nothing better than hot donuts, right!? Anyway, I’ll be trying a slightly different gluten free recipe from the @vickysdonuts book tomorrow for a fresh batch. Any tips for keeping shiny icing and dropping soggy donuts? Hit me up please!
You know winter’s approaching when you have to rush outside with all your food props to get the last of the light. Looks like we’re coming to the end of evening food pics. 👎 I wasn’t sure if this was going to work. Experimenting with broths again, this time making a paste from scratch, adding coconut milk, then poaching salmon for 8 minutes. Pleased to say it did the trick 🙏🙏🙏
Can always count on @leadbellysbar for an epic roast. 90% of their menu is gluten free, and bloody delicious. I know this cos after reviewing about a year ago when they opened, I’ve been back at least six or seven times. Once was twice in one weekend. Their roasts are huge, choosing between beef, lamb, chicken and a mushroom bake, complete with gf yorkshires so you don’t miss out 🤤 Even all their desserts are gf, so it actually makes the decision hard. Today had to be the coconut and lime cheesecake, which I could barely fit in - but when there are gf desserts on the menu, you just have to right? Happiest of birthday to @lblenx 💖 the perfect end to a fab weekend. Now for the Bodyguard tonight and popcorn. 😏
I LOVE how close I live to @thebrocacafe and I love how good they are for food options. This is the place I go at least once a week to pick up a @borough22 donut, but yesterday it was veggie brunch bowls (all their food is veggie with loads of vegan and GF options, which makes it perfff👌🏻). Each week they slightly change up their brunch options, but for yesterday and this weekend, one of the menu highlights is their Mexican brunch bowls. These are crammed with black beans, avo, roasted taters dairy free sour cream, topped with scrambled egg or scrambled tofu (bottom right for the tofu🤘).
I’ve been drinking, watermelon 🍉🐝 Had to be done for @lblenx’s bday. 💖 These are just a snapshot of the 50 donuts we baked today for lots of special occasions. Adapting @beckyexcell’s cinnamon donut recipe, we switched up for icing using pink and green food dye, and chopped buttons. So impressed with how easy these are to make - and so soft and fluffy, unlike a lot of gluten free attempts. Ace work from team donut: @rach.mcewen & @siobhanmulcahy. What do you think, @borough22? Oh and if you work for Leo’s or Fallon, expect cinnamon donuts on Monday 🍩🍩🍩 #beyoncedonuts
Proof that vegan food can be packed full of flavour AND filling. Our first meal whilst in Vienna at @veggiezz_1090, a 100% veggie restaurant with loads of gluten free and vegan options. My mum is eating more and more veggie now, so loved the suggestion of going here. This and ALL the food we had in Vienna, via the link in bio 🤘
Love me a palm house. 🌿🌴 A little (quite long) guide to everything you need to see, do and eat in Vienna, via the link in bio.
To the naked eye this looks a bit like guac, but after some seriously effort on the food processor, it’s actually green hummus. Simply chickpeas, tahini and garlic (I say simply like I make this all the time. I don’t, but I should), I adapted @ameliafreer’s recipe with what I had in my cupboard, and turned the stuff green using spinach and basil🌱🌿 400g drained chickpeas, 3 tbsp tahini, 12 basil leaves, handful of spinach, 3 tbsp oil, 1 garlic clove, juice of 1/4 of a lemon and a splash of water (to help the processor). Blended together to make a vat of green hummus, probably about three times the size of a supermarket pot. Hope everyone in this house likes hummus...
Yesterday was a first for a few things. I’ve never had a Mamma Dough pizza, and I’ve never had a vegan pizza. So combining the two gave me @mammadough’s vegan pizza, “Beatrice”, with a gluten free base, freshly delivered from Ladywell. I’ve never felt the need to have pizza without cheese - I mean, it just makes it right? I’m trying to lower my dairy intake as I try to get to the bottom of why I’ve been feeling so rough lately, but I actually really enjoyed it without. This one was jam-packed with flavour and topped with butternut squash, caramelised onion, olives, pine nuts and rosemary. (Worth noting that I phoned to check and pizzas are coeliac safe in terms of cooking prep and a separate tray for the oven.) Plus another first, actually getting into Marvel, thanks to @lblenx’s persistent moaning. Infinity War tonight...
This has been on my list for some time. On first glance there’s not a lot of gf options at @grind, but after a chat with the waiter, dishes can be easily made gluten free without toast. Delish one pot eggs with chorizo, tomato and yoghurt, and my favourite @press_london juice. Swipe for food envy, with the incredible sweet potato cakes (not gf), but recommended for any non coeliac / gf guests 👌🏻
Signature dish 🍜 fragrant chicken noodle soup. From experimenting with broths about six years ago, I’ve made so many different variations of this dish. When you need some veggies and something quick, one pot is the way forward.
BROTH: chicken stock, soy (or gf tamarind) sauce, lime juice, garlic, ginger.
POACH: Bubble away, and add your veggies (mushrooms, peppers) & chicken to poach for 15mins.
NOODLES: finally add rice noodles to your pot, plus pak choi (goes too slopping if you add early on) for a few mins.
FINISH: with chopped coriander, spring onions and a wedge of fresh lime. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Layers of green 🌿🌴🌱
When in Austria... you have to order Wiener Schnitzel. And when you’re having something breaded, what better place to trust than a 100% GF restaurant. This was a meal from the beginning of our stay in Vienna at the much talked about Zum Wohl. Homemade bread, locally sourced beer, with everything made from scratch in their kitchen 👌🏻
The first food I’ve properly managed to stomach in three days 🙌🏼 Beef with mash & spring onions (which probably had a much fancier name on the menu), as part of a three course meal before a traditional Viennese concert of Mozart, ballet and opera. Almost all menus in Vienna are labelled with the main allergens and ingredients, using a really simple alphabet key. The UK needs to get on this - it makes life so much easier.