All posts tagged: breakfast

Beany Green – Bringing the Lunch Box to Life

Where Beany Green, London What Beany Green has opened a flagship cafe in the new Broadgate Circus development tucked behind Liverpool Street Station. Experience Australian born Prue Freeman and her English partner Tom Onions gave it all up to bring hand crafted coffees to the City in 2012. Now launching their filth venue, Beany Green offers a larger city venue with tables located around the open-aired terrace of Broadway Circus, prefect for people watching. Forget those soggy sandwiches and boring packaged salads. Beany Green is on a mission to revolutionise the diet of the average city worker with their bold, healthy food offerings and perfectly roasted coffee. Order a Beany Green Salad Box packed full of your choice of three freshly prepared, daily-changing salads devised by Ottolenghi-trained Executive Chef Tricia Jadoonanan – yummy! Beany Green screams ‘upbeat Melbourne cool’ without being pretentious. OH – and it has a trick up its sleeve. It’s open in the evening to stir and shake the most incredible cocktails. The Espresso Martini is made with freshly poured coffee house …

Recipe: Beetroot, Carrot, Apple, Spinach, Kale and Ginger Juice

Yesterday morning I decided to put two things to good use – my juicer and that bag of veg I bought when I was spaced out in the greengrocers at the weekend. I walked around the shop five times, basket in hand, hastily placing random fruit and veg in a neat pile. I am quite happy with my selection, though, as I was able to make a really delicious juice before work. Beetroot, carrot, apple, spinach, kale and ginger juice  Ingredients (enough for one) 2 small bulbs of raw beetroot, root chopped off Handful of curly kale Handful of spinach 3 medium sized carrots One apple 1 inch ginger, peeled Method Simply juice everything and enjoy straight away. There’s something so satisfying about creating a delicious and healthy homemade juice. I didn’t eat anything after this until lunch time, which I regretted as I was starving by 11am, but at least I was safe in the knowledge that I had fed my body with nutrients! In the future, I’ll supplement it with something equally as …

Phillips Viva Juicer from Argos

Every once in a while I go through a healthy phase. One too many burgers or pizzas usually pushes me over the edge and I spend the next few weeks being a good girl by going to the gym and eating healthily. I was pretty good over the summer, then I took my first bite of a burger at The Advisory, my friend’s burger restaurant, which happens to be a 2 minute walk away from my house, and I was hooked. So I would say it was good timing when Argos got in touch to ask if I would like to try one of the juicers from their range. I went through a juice phase a couple of years ago but stopped when I spilled my creation all over the kitchen floor one morning before work. The machine I had at the time wasn’t the easiest to use so I gave up as it was too much hassle before a hard day at work. This time, however, was different. Argos has a wide range of …

Gluten Free ‘Nice and Nobbly’ Granola from Nature’s Path

I just wanted to alert you to an amazing gluten free granola that I disvocered a couple of weeks ago. Nature’s Path was kind enough to send me a couple of packs of their new ‘Nice and Nobbly’ granolas and I have to say they were devoured pretty quickly. The luxuriously crunchy granolas come in two indulgent flavours – Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds and Raisins with a light dash of cinnamon and Raspberries, Strawberries and Blueberries with yogurt chunks. Each features a tasty blend of rolled oats mixed with berries, seeds and nuts or yogurt pieces and is packed full of interesting flavour combinations and textures. Since 1985, Nature’s Path has been a ‘free-from’ breakfast pioneer and already makes the UK’s top-selling free-from cereal, ‘Mesa Sunrise’, which I had been eating prior to bring sent the granolas. I was sad when the last packet ran out recently and will now be going in search of more to keep up my delicious breakfast treats. Nature’s Path Nice and Nobbly Granola is priced at £3.49 and available to …

Eggy bread with berries, crème fraîche and maple syrup recipe

Christmas party season is in full swing. Knowing that I had my work Christmas party on Friday evening, I bought all of the neccessary food supplies for the weekend on Thursday evening after work. And I’m so glad I did. I have a huge amount of eggs in the house at the moment so thought of ways to use them up. One idea was eggy bread, something that my mum used to make me every weekend when I was younger. I adored it but for some reason I’ve never made since I flew the nest. It is best made with brioche but I used granary bread and it was still delicious. Eggy bread with berries, crème fraîche and maple syrup (Serves 2) Ingredients 4 slices bread / brioche 2 large eggs 120ml whole milk 1/2 vanilla pod, deseeded 2 tbsp golden caster sugar 2 tbsp crème fraîche 100g butter Handful of berries Drizzle of maple syrup Dusting of icing sugar Method 1. Whisk the eggs, icing sugar, milk and vanilla pod seeds together in a …

Albion at The Boundary Project

I’ve had my eye on Albion ever since they started using the fantastic social media contraption that is Baker Tweet. So why is it that I’ve not visited until this weekend? Who knows. After a short stint at the London Coffee Festival, we walked over and were lucky enough to snag a table outside. We walked past the fantastic array of freshly baked loaves, cakes, GIANT cookies and delicatessen and were presented with the menu. Having not eaten breakfast deliberately so that I could enjoy a lazy brunch, I was quite disappointed when I looked at the menu. The only breakfast options were a fry up (called Albion breakfast), a breakfast bap or field mushrooms on toast. Not a sweet brunch treat in sight and I felt it slightly inappropriate to opt for the GIANT cookie or inviting rhubarb tart for breakfast. So we went for the Albion breakfast and field mushrooms on toast to share. A tin of freshly baked bread and a pot of butter arrived at the table first, which was a …

Banana and Cinnamon Loaf Recipe

Don’t worry, I’m not going to preach to you about how amazing Australia is for brunches and fresh cakes again, although the banana bread there was what lead me to make my mind up about the country being the best. I baked my first loaf of Banana Bread a couple of years ago and was absolutely bowled over at how amazingly easy it is to bake and how delicious it tastes toasted with a smothering of butter on top. It’s just too good. This recipe is for a simple Banana and Cinnamon loaf – just bung all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix, pop into a loaf tin and an hour and a half later, you can tuck into it warm! YUM! My loaf tin wasn’t as big as I needed so I used mini loaf tins for the left over batter. They are a great size for one serving and look pretty too. Ingredients 225g self-raising flour 100g unsalted butter, softened 2 eggs 150g golden caster sugar 3 very ripe bananas, peeled and …