All posts tagged: healthy eating

The Big Food Fight

Of the 481 accounts I follow on Twitter, aproximately: 200 are chefs 150are  restaurants 81 are food writers 50 are food fanatics and a fair few MasterChef contestants are thrown in there too. I am bombarded with tweets about new places to eat and new things to try. From the short-lived ‘Cronut’ hype of 2013 to the recent gravy-dipped burger trend that I keep bloody hearing about, its safe to say nobody’s stuck for choice when deciding what’s for dins. Take the beloved beefburger: Cool person 1: ‘Have you been to (restaurant title including one or more of the following words: dirty, bun, burger, cow, liquor, meat, patty). It’s the best burger in London!’ Cool person 2: ‘I beg to differ.. you’ve gotta try (another restaurant title including one or more of the following words: dirty, bun, burger, cow, liquor, meat, patty). Cool person 3: ‘What about (yet another restaurant title including one or more of the following words: dirty, bun, burger, cow, liquor, meat, patty)? It’s the bomb!’ Well, which is it then people?! Are these new places ‘WE’VE GOT TO TRY’ actually that special? Are …

Food Fight: Five Guys vs Byron

I’ve tried my fair share of burgers (GBK, Honest, Patty & Bun, meatMission to name a fraction) and to be honest, I would say most don’t live up to their hype. I’ve put two leading burger chains to the test to see which if they’re all they’re cracked up to be… The Five Guys Hamburger  (£6.75) 4 out of 10 I’ve got so many issues with this place. Il list them for brevity: Little fries are NOT little – think of a large portion of Maccy’s with a few more thrown in the bottom of the bag and you’ll get the idea. This is just a selling ploy to panic you into over-ordering. Yes, you do get lots of fillings for free. But I find them a bit weird. Fried onions? Grilled mushrooms? Green peppers? Not in my bun! (which, in this case, was mediocre.) The patties are super thin and have that weird grey alien look about them like when you open up the bun of a Big Mac. They don’t look or taste like they have …

Giving in to the Instagram Fitspiration b****es again!

I’m used to taking pictures of lovely food porn that makes my eyes bulge and my mouth drool. But today is Tuesday, the day before Monday, which (every week) is the beginning of my healthy eating regime (again) and, as well as flailing about in the free weights section,  i’m keeping a food diary to keep my meals in check. If I don’t I can happy end up eating two dinners quite without noticing. So here’s some sickeningly wholesome dishes that i’ve been knocking up in the last few days. I’ll be awaiting my medal in the post… If you’d like any of these virtuous recipes, do drop me a mail 🙂 x