We were out at a fashion event recently when the deadly Hunger Monster struck – no, honestly, it can be deadly when the two of us get our hangry moods on. Needless to say, there was only one thing for it: scramble for somewhere to eat, and fast. Enter Rehab, Hackney, which just sorted of happened to be right there when we needed it. It’s not often you stumble by accident into a vegan eatery right when you’re feeling peckish.
This week is a double header, as we’re reviewing two things at once. Gasp! Well, we ate them on the same plate, so it seemed fair. Our victims were the Quorn Jambalaya and Sweet Chilli Sausages, both from a range which is new, at least, to us.
We needed to stop off for food at Westfield recently, and though I almost always vote in favour of Wahaca, I’m also not averse to trying a new burger if there is one available. Enter Cabana, which boasts of serving Rio-style street food – including this halloumi burger.
We know, we know – we haven’t done one of our own recipes in a while. Truth be told, we have been filming and making things behind the scenes – it’s just been a case of life getting away from us. R has been working on several projects, including heading up London Runway as Chief Editor, while J recently changed jobs after coming back from a trip to Australia. Then this was all followed up by lots of events and some sponsored/gifted posts, which you’ve been seeing lately.
It’s a double whammy – we’ve got not one, but TWO reviews from the Gosh range for you today. We’ve already tried some of their products in the past, but this is our first time trying something actually burger-shaped.
Two things, actually: first up, the Moroccan Spiced Bakes with Red Pepper and Apricot. While these technically make no claim towards being burgers, just look at them: they’re burgers.
This week I’m sharing something I eat far too often. That’s right, my life is now so ridiculous that either my dinner or my lunch often consists of “whatever Caffe Nero have on the shelves at Waterloo Station”.
Thankfully, what they have on the shelves includes this relatively new option: a sweet potato falafel and beetroot houmous wrap, which comes with harissa slaw and spinach.
This one is a bit of a mouthful, but we’ll give it a go: we’ve tried the Cauldron Aduki Bean Melts, Made with Aduki Beans, Spinach, Mushroom and Aromatic Spices, Filled With Mango Chutney. I’d like to point out that I added my own punctuation there. Some brands just aren’t mindful of their grammar.
Where do we start with this little gem? The Violife Mediterranean Style Block is our new go-to ‘cheese’ when we want something, well, a little bit like halloumi.
Except this isn’t like halloumi at all – it might just be better. At least, it’s not very easy to compare the two, because they do have different properties. This is likely why they don’t use the word halloumi on the packaging. I’ll explain.
We’ve got another exciting video for you today, as we tried out the Gluten Freegan coffee cake mix! We received this packet free of charge to provide you with an honest and unbiased review. It was perfect timing as I am still struggling to cut out lactose from my diet, and being both gluten-free and vegan, the range has a lot of options for me.
I have already sung the praises of the magnificent shroomdog before, but – gasp – there’s another flavour out! The Sainsburys Cumberland shroomdogs are in the style of the infamous Cumberland sausage, although with significantly less dead animal carcass and considerably more mushroom.