Twitter is a brilliant tool for journalists. It's full of food folk for one thing, and we're a nice bunch that tends to stay away from politics for the most part so things rarely get heated. And food people are generous souls, who love to pass on their discoveries and recommendations. We share a common ambition that no opportunity for a good meal should ever be wasted. Every time that I'm heading to a town or city that I'm not very familiar with, I ask Twitter to suggest places to eat - restaurants that may have opened since the last time that I was there, or may simply have slipped under my radar. And Twitter almost always delivers. Galway has plenty of good restaurants - Aniar, Loam, Ard Bia and Kai being amongst the best known - and Wa Café is another great spot that you should investigate if you have an appetite for Japanese food, particularly sushi made with excellent fresh fish supplied by Stephane Griesbach of Gannet Fishmongers. (Don't miss the Japanese Snickers Bar … [Read more...] about Review: Everything on this menu costs less than €11
Carrot red lentil soup
A good roast dinner is like no other - and let's face it there is no better excuse to have one than Easter Sunday. Tender meat, crisp Yorkshire puddings, fluffy roasties, and rich, thick gravy is what dreams are made of. And whilst no one will make a roast as good as your mum, here's our best picks of the places you should go for a Sunday lunch in Liverpool. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill Liverpool The celebrity chef owned restaurant serves up three types of Sunday lunches for guests to devour. Diners can choose from: Roast rump of lamb with Dijon mustard and herb crust and rosemary roasting juices - £22.95. Honey roast belly pork, Marco Polo with honey roasting juices and apple sauce- £16.50. Roast chicken á la forestière with fricassée of wild mushrooms and Madeira roasting juices- £16.50. 10 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG, 0151 559 0555 Miyagi You can't have a roast without roast potatoes and Miyagi's have come up with an ingenious idea. … [Read more...] about These are the best Easter Sunday lunches in Liverpool
Diet to your door - Purifyne, Body Chef, Go Lower, Nosh and Detox - In a Box are put to the test By Anonymous Thursday, July 28, 2011 Don't forget to check out OK.co.uk's 'diet to your door' 2010 reviews if you haven't already!Purifyne Bespoke PlusRating: 10/10Weight loss: 9 lbs Time: 7 daysCost: from £365Tested by: Leah Diet to your door - We tried out Purifyne Bespoke Plus for 7 days What were the meals like? Detoxers are given four 500ml bottles of juice to consume each day (which are usually delivered in two-day batches). These could include anything from gorgeous blends like beetroot, apple, carrot and celery to ones that didn’t take so kindly to my palate like watermelon, lettuce and coriander. As much I normally love each of those ingredients, together they were difficult to enjoy. How did you … [Read more...] about Diet to your door: OK.co.uk review the best home delivery plans for 2011
Lots of supermarket chains across the country have added vegan-friendly food ranges to their shop shelves during the last year. From plant-based cheeses, to on-the-go lunches and ready meals, there are now plenty of options available. We've rounded up the supermarkets selling vegan ranges and brands to make your shopping trip easier. Asda Asda has just released a line of vegan-friendly lunches which includes onion bhaji wraps, Mexican bean salads and hummus and falafel sandwiches. It also sells Quorn products - which can be used to make bolognese and stir fries as a substitute for meat - as well as Violife, a vegan cheese brand. Aldi Aldi has a range of vegan protein powders and a snack range, ideal for those who like to work out and stay active. According to the Vegan Society, the budget supermarket also sells a collection of plant-based mint chocolate waves, gooey mint bars and marzipan logs. It also sells soya and almond milk too. Co op Shoppers can pick up lentil soup, … [Read more...] about Which supermarkets sell vegan-friendly food ranges?
CHRISTMAS is over and our waistlines have stretched – while the bank balances have shrunk.After an indulgent December, January is the perfect time to start eating more healthily.Soup is a great way to pack in lots of vegetables and help you on your way to those five a day.Here are warming low-fat soup recipes that won’t hurt the pocket. Serves 8Preparation time: 15 mins.Cooking time: 30-35 mins.Each serving contains 101 cals (5% of an adult’s recommended daily allowance); 3g fat (4%); 0.5g sat fat (2%); 6g sugar (7%); 0.6g salt (10%). YOU NEED:300g chopped onion150g chopped carrot150g chopped celery150g chopped green pepper4 large, crushed garlic cloves2 tbsp Morrisons Light and Mild Olive Oil300g sliced cabbage1 tbsp tomato puree1 tbsp finely chopped chipotle chillies1 tsp ground cumin½ tsp ground coriander440g tin of black beans¾ tsp salt1 litre reduced salt chicken stock800ml waterMETHOD: Heat the olive oil in a large, sturdy saucepan over a … [Read more...] about Kick start the health kick with Mrs Crunch’s healthy and hearty soups