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Fika: Swedish Restaurant & Bar, Brick Lane

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Foxy Doughnut

Brick Lane, food wise, is synonymous with Indian restaurants and Bagels. There are, of course, other types of eateries though and last month I went to one with blog contributor Claire – who happens to live in the area – to dine at Swedish restaurant and bar, Fika. Fika, which loosely translates as a “coffee break”,  is located at the Shoreditch end of Brick Lane. With its modestly sized room, brick exposed walls and vintage furniture it does indeed look and feel like a place to go and have a chillaxing coffee break in. But here they offer more than just coffee. Continue reading

Recipe Review: Sainsbury’s 2 of your 5-a-day Meatball, Lentil and Cabbage Hotpot

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Meatball, Lentil and Cabbage Hotpot

We’ve all heard about how important it is to get 5-a-day into your diet as it’s said to help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers, but also help in general well-being and health. I’d presumed that as I eat a lot of potatoes and drink a lot of juice, amongst other things, that my number would figure high in the count, but potatoes don’t count towards your 5-a-day at all, whereas interestingly enough sweet potatoes do. Continue reading

Ainlsey Harriot’s Soup Search Challenge – Vote for Spain!

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Me and Ainsley Harriot

Ainsley is probably most well known for presenting the very popular show  ‘Ready Steady Cook’. He came across as an excitable, friendly and full of character guy then, and now having met him, I can truly say that he’s just the same in real life. Our meeting came about as myself and four other bloggers were asked to take part in a challenge. Ainsley is looking to launch a new Cup Soup flavour and is giving one of us bloggers a chance of doing just that.

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Restaurant Review: Francesca

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A fast food restaurant is not something I associate with Italian style eating, because usually there are a fair amount of courses to get through for it ever to be eaten fast. But Francesca is exactly that, a newly opened Italian restaurant situated on Baker Street. Continue reading