This week’s dish is a little more salad-like, but we aren’t waving the s-word anywhere near it because we would be put off immediately. No, this garlic kale and beans with pine nuts recipe is nothing of the sort. It’s more of a robust main course, got it?
This week we tried something a little different: a Christmas tree made from mince pie filling and covered in melted green chocolate, because why not? It’s a little messy and we’re definitely not dessert experts, but this is something you can elevate and bring your own flair to, especially if you’re already a master at cake decorating!
After our recent visit to Food Matters Live, we promised some product features. Today we’re looking at Go Bites, Froosh, Eat Lean, and Retro Corn – four of our favourites from the day. These brands took the time to talk with us and offer free samples so we could understand their products and their missions better.
We recently attended Food Matters Live, which is a great food industry event with a lot going on. It’s a huge exhibition with brands from all areas of the food industry – from foods on sale in the supermarket, to foodservice products, through to science and innovation in manufacturing.
This week we came up with some wonderful pieless pies, pretty much by accident. While wondering what on earth to cook for dinner, with depleted cupboards and a lack of inspiration, I suddenly hit on the idea of making a pie – without the pie.
Once we tried it, we knew we just had to make it again to film for you! It’s a great weekday warmer for these winter months, and can function as a Sunday lunch replacement too.
This week’s review comes from one of our many trips to Canterbury – when we discovered a little burger place tucked away inside another venue. The Burger Bros brand appears to be steadily expanding, even if they don’t always have the largest facilities, which usually indicates quality, so we were happy to give them a try.
I recently went to take advantage of the opening offer at Mildred’s Dalston venue, their latest branch. With V in tow we happily searched for the restaurant, more than eager to see what we might try this time.
It turned out to be reasonably hard to find from a walking perspective, because it’s tucked round the back of the station in the middle of nowhere. Literally – the view out of the large floor-to-ceiling windows is simply a lot of concrete and a few miserable trees, which is a bit of a shame. It’s not yet clear why they would choose to have such feature windows facing such a dismal view, but perhaps there is redevelopment planned for the area soon.
We have continued our exploration of Korean food with a bulgogi tofu recipe this week, which you will find at the end of this post along with a video. I went a little bit crazy and prepared a little bit of a Korean feast for the two of us, which was a lot of fun to make!
This week we’re taking a look at a couple of vegan burgers from Pomodoro e Basilico. We found them at the Brighton Viva Vegan Festival and decided to nominate them as our lunch for the day, so they had big shoes to fill (previous vegan festival lunches have included Jake’s Vegan Steaks and Cafe SoVegan). Sadly, they found the shoes a little too big, as we will explain.
I’m currently learning Korean, so we’ve been getting stuck in to some tasty Korean food too – and doenjang jjigae (된장찌개) had to be on the list. Doenjang is soy bean paste, which has a range of delicious uses. Jjigae is a stew, so when you put them together, doenjang jjigae is a soy bean paste stew.