Yearly Archive: 2017

Loca Whitley Bay*

I was invited along to have a behind-the-scenes look at new restaurant and cocktail bar Loca, which officially launches tomorrow (29th June) on South Parade in Whitley Bay. As I have previously blogged, it seems this area is undergoing a…
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Zucchini Pasta Bar, Newcastle

Finding somewhere to visit for a speedy and budget friendly lunch in Newcastle isn’t always an easy ask. Unless you’re in the market for a sarnie or salad takeaway food can be limp or cold by the time you return to…
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Lost and Found Newcastle

Lost and Found, a new cocktail bar-slash-eatery on Heaton Road in Newcastle, seems to have been a big hit with the local clientele. Seeing positive reviews on Facebook of their food menu and mention of vegan dishes ensured I was keen to…
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Karma Koffee, Newcastle

It’s great to see another independent cafe open in Newcastle recently. Karma Koffee (not a typo) has taken over the space underneath Elula on Ridley Terrace, once home to Flat Caps Coffee before his move to Carliol Square and a…
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Cauliflower Curry – Simple Vegan Recipes

As chickpeas are my staple store cupboard ingredient I was wondering what other recipes I could concoct using them. I had a head of cauliflower that was languishing and decided to make a curry with them both instead of Cauliflower…
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The Nest, Low Fell – Visiting with Dinky

Finding things to amuse a rambunctious toddler is a difficult task and there are only so many times I can visit Giants Den before I go out of my mind! Hearing that community hub/cafe The Nest was running a group…
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Banana Fritters – Vegan Dessert Recipe

A bit of a quick post, which is kinda like this super speeding dessert idea. I’d been cooking savoury things in the kitchen all day for future post and I was aching for something sweet to eat. Devouring a tub…
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Turtle Bay, Newcastle – A return visit

It’s always nice to return to a restaurant you’d visited when it launched to see it is still holding its own in the competitive foodie scene of the Toon. I first ate at Turtle Bay at a special blogger event…
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The Food Assembly comes to Newcastle

A new way of buying food is coming to Newcastle. As seen on the BBC and in The Guardian, The Food Assembly is a local initiative that brings people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and food…
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Vegan Chocolate – We put it to the test!

I have a big sweet tooth so originally thought veganism would be difficult because of my obsession with treats like Malteasers. I can’t say I don’t miss milk chocolate confectionery because I still do, especially when my Teen flaunts eating Minstrels…
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