Monthly Archive: November 2016

Apple Crumble & Custard – Dairy-free and Vegan

At this time of year there’s nothing better than using up all the apples left from our tree in this simple crumble. I’ve been making extra puree for Dinky and her weaning, but this amount of Bramley apples should create a…
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Red Mezze, Newcastle – Review

On a recent trip to London I fell in love with falafel. There’s a world of difference between a freshly made and a store bought, and those we ate at Comptoir Libanais were knocked up in front of us in their…
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Cheap Lunches in the Toon

We have some great little places in Newcastle to pop into for a sandwich or bacon butty first thing. Check out our recommendations for places to try out if you’re on the lookout for lunch inspiration. Bait, Leazes Park Road…
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Top 10 Breakfasts in the Toon

I’m often asked where I’d recommend for a hearty weekend breakfast or brunch, so I’ve compiled this handy list of places to hit whether you’re craving a Full English or a stack of tasty Pancakes. Perfect for a lazy Saturday…
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Carluccio’s Metrocentre – Meeting the Legend*

The very first cookbook I purchased was by Antonio Carluccio, so it was an absolute privilege to meet the man himself at his Metrocentre restaurant this week. He was in Gateshead signing copies of his new book, Vegetables. He was…
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Davey Duke’s @ The Vault, Gateshead

I have been very interested of late about what is happening in my local area. Rather than always banging on about restaurants opening here, I’ve shared a few community initiatives over the last 6 months that I thought were great…
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Vegan Fake Takeaway Supper featuring Linda McCartney

We’re a big fan of ‘picky teas’ – suppers where there’s lots of different dishes for us to chose from. Discovering Linda McCartney’s new line of meat substitute products, which includes this fantastic fake ‘duck’, has helped add some options…
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Red’s True BBQ Newcastle Opening – Review*

Contrary to popular opinion, the majority of bloggers are not just after freebies. There is sometimes an expectation you’ll be full of praise if you’ve been invited for a ‘free feed’, but those who read my blog know that isn’t something I…
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Festive Recipes – Dairy-free Hot Chocolate

After seeing a load of recipes for Slow Cooker Nutella Hot Chocolate last year I wondered if a dairy-free (and potentially vegan) version was possible. I did some tinkering and came up with this recipe. If you don’t possess a slow…
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