Plant-based and zero-waste diets are surging in popularity, with takeaway joints, cafes and coffee shops around the country popping out options for their vegan clientele like hotcakes. It makes sense. In the last two years, the number of vegan and vegetarian Kiwis has increased by a whopping 20 percent, to 250,000 across the country. Vegans refusing to back down on war against meat industry Recipe: Banana peel sticky upside-down cake If you're keen on living that zero-waste life, and getting a few more plants in there, you might just care to whip up this dinner recipe with the most unexpected of items - banana skin. That's right, that tough, stringy outer skin that would usually go straight in the rubbish can be the filling of your next show-stopping meal. Happy eating! Makes: 6 bao buns Ingredients 3 Dole bananas, yellow but firm 1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons vegetable oil … [Read more...] about Recipe: Banana vegan ‘pulled pork’ and slaw bao buns
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West Bridgford was once dubbed 'Bread and Lard Island' due to the belief that residents spent all their income on big houses and had to exist on paltry morsels. Today's population lead a far tastier lifestyle, dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, washed down by specialty coffee, craft beers, and cocktails around the town centre. It's the pavement cafe capital of Notts and when temperatures soar, so does the buzz on the town's main strip, which is bursting with a mix of lively independents and well-known chains. The football season has ended but 17,000 cricket fans will be descending on Trent Bridge for the World Cup from tomorrow, Friday May 31. They're not all going to get a seat in Six, the ground's swanky new restaurant and bar but luckily there's an abundance of alternative eating and drinking places nearby. We made it our mission to suss out the best places to scoff and quaff from dawn til dusk, from hearty breakfasts to set up you up for the day and satisfying lunches, to … [Read more...] about How to eat and drink your way around West Bridgford
Cocktails, music and food will be the hallmark once again of Nicosia’s Garden Day & Night as the bar and restaurant opens up for its busy summer season. One of the capital’s favourite gardens for late-nighters is getting ready to hold their official summer opening party on Wednesday and a whole bunch of other events are lined up. Following this Wednesday’s opening, Mondays will be dedicated to R&B music. Tuesdays will be Cuban nights with live performances while Fridays will offer all things Caribbean. Every Friday a different Caribbean country will be featured with its own special cocktail of the night. Saturdays have been tagged ‘Garden in the City’ featuring guest DJs. “The whole theme of this night will be to create a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for those not going away for the weekend,” said Garden. Wednesdays will be a bit different this year as the bar is collaborating with Aperol, the Italian aperitif … [Read more...] about A packed summer in the city at Nicosia’s Garden Day & Night
PUBLISHED: 18:30 20 May 2019 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis These Asian fusion tacos have been going down a treat Picture: Moco Kitchen Archant Pulled hoisin jack fruit and slow-cooked beef shin on the menu at Moco Kitchen which will be out and about around Norwich this summer. Chocolate fudge brownies Picture: Moco KitchenHolidaymakers heading for Whitlingham Broad Campsite this summer are in for a treat as a brand new street food van takes up residence for the holidays.Moco Kitchen, which fuses the flavours of Asia into Mexican-style soft shell tacos, will also be popping up throughout the warmer months at events across Norfolk.The cute converted horse box is a passion project for best friends Nina Gooda and Lucy Hurrell, along with their husbands.Although they initially set up a food cart last year, this is the first season the horse box has been out in action, with the duo launching their business officially this March.The Moco Kitchen team Picture: Moco … [Read more...] about East meets South America for new Norwich food van
PUBLISHED: 12:37 16 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:37 16 April 2019 Queens Bar & Grill in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: MARK HEATH Archant Mark Heath and his wife Liz visited Quens Bar & Grill in Bury St Edmunds, which is making waves on the local food scene for its American-style offerings and fantastic Man vs Food-esque challenges. Here’s what they made of it. We shared a starter at Queens Bar & Grill - beef bites. Quality pieces of meat in a crispy batter!FoodQueens Bar & Grill is the latest venture from noted Bury St Edmunds foodie Ben Hutton, who already runs the popular Ben's restaurant in the town.This new offering is just a few doors down from Ben's, in what used to be the Queens Head pub, formerly a staple of Bury's nightlife, which fell on hard times and closed.Walking in on a Wednesday night, it was nice to see that elements of the old pub remain, but the interior has been given a facelift to make it feel more like a place you'd want to go and eat.Ordering … [Read more...] about What did our reviewer make of Queens Bar & Grill in Bury St Edmunds?