Monthly Archive: November 2016

Mama Zen @ Kommunity, Newcastle

A little while ago I wrote a post about some bohemian places we have to scran in Newcastle. I talked about up-and-coming collective Mama Zen, who had set up camp in Vamos Social, running a foodie pop-up focusing on all things…
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Wildflower Creative Kitchen Opens in Newcastle

Many moons ago I stumbled across a cafe called Meryenda in Newcastle, located next door to Rural on Westgate Road. I popped in for food after spying on their Instagram. The Filipino-inspired menu was bereft of veggie food, which disappointed…
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Easy Chickpea Stew – A Vegan Winter Warmer

I have recently become a chickpea convert and devised this quick stew using ingredients we usually have. Chickpeas are full of fibre, low-fat and, for a vegetarian or a vegan, should be a store cupboard essential. Easy Chickpea Stew 1 tin of chickpeas, drained…
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The Merchants Tavern – Review

You don’t head to the pub on a Friday night and expect to see the chefs preparing a batch of bread, but that’s what happened when one of Canny Food’s contributors visited The Merchants Tavern. Clearly the team at the pass…
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La Yuan, Newcastle – Review

La Yuan is an authentic Sichuan restaurant that has recently opened in Newcastle. Located opposite Al Volo – another Toon independent we’ve reviewed recently –  it is a short walk away from Eldon Square. I’d heard that a spicy fish…
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Broccoli Pesto Pasta – Simple Recipe

Many people have been asking me to share recipes of what we eat in the Canny Food house. This Broccoli Pesto is so simple and one I resort to when there’s a hungry teenager demanding food. It can be made with regular…
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Hadrian’s Tipi Arrives in Newcastle – Photos*

Canny Food were invited along to enjoy the hospitality of Hadrian’s Tipi, a Roman inspired pop-up outside Central Station which will act as a warming bar and eatery for visitors over the Christmas period.Hadrian’s Tipi is billed as a unique winter retreat…
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MOD Metrocentre Launch

MOD Pizza is opening in Gateshead this week (Thursday 10th Nov) with a bang. Located within the Metrocentre’s shiny Qube development, it joins the ranks of Thaikhun and Byron in offering scran to weary shoppers. The newest location joins their existing branches in…
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