Monthly Archive: February 2017

Vegan Spinach Cannelloni Recipe

I stumbled upon a recipe on BBC Good Food for Vegan Cannelloni (which you can check out here) which replaced the standard ricotta mixed with spinach for silken tofu. As the Canny Teen loves tofu I decided to give it a try. I found…
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Bill’s Durham – Review

As stated here many times, sometimes it is easier to choose a chain restaurant over an independent when it comes to dining out. With our reviews of nationwide eateries Zizzi, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas, we’ve shown that their clear menus…
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Fire and Ice Durham 2017

Having heard about Fire & Ice Durham – a free two day happening in the city centre on the 24th and 25th of February – on Facebook, I was interested to take along the family to have a look round the interactive sculptures. My mother-in-law…
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Top Pancakes in the Toon

Okay, the title of the blog is slightly misleading, but we’ve done a nifty round-up of the fab places in the North East you can get pancakes from on Shrove Tuesday.. or any other time you have a craving for…
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Tapas Revolution Newcastle – Review*

I recently shared with you the news that Tapas Revolution was opening in Intu Eldon Square. I was invited to cook alongside the founder of this fledgling chain – Omar Allibhoy – at a special preview evening (which you can read about here)….
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Vegan Pancake Day Recipes – Shrove Tuesday

I’ve been trying lots of different recipes to see if I could find one that consistently worked to share with you for Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it is otherwise known. These fluffy pancakes are similar to ‘drop scones’…
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Giraffe World Kitchen, Newcastle – Review*

I was sceptical about Giraffe, it has to be said. Restaurant openings in Grey’s Quarter seem to be a weekly occurrence but I put those feelings aside to grab lunch with the Teen during one of our shopping jaunts. Vegan options…
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Coast Kitchen & Bar – Tynemouth*

In the former Lui’s Wine Bar, Coast Kitchen and Bar has recently opened its doors at this prominent Front Street location of Tynemouth. With a departure from its former pink interior, Coast has been stylishly kitted out and is already…
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