Monday 25 March 2013

7 things for 7 days...#6

Continuing my regular series of blogposts recounting my favourite foodie moments plus other random musings from my past week...

Grilled lobster at Burger & Lobster in London

1. During the past fortnight I've been enjoying some much-needed downtime from work in an attempt to recover from the exhausting Eastleigh by-election campaign. As you can see from my Instagram feed, it's basically been one massive "Eat Week", including trips to Honey & Co, Tonkontsu, Caravan King's Cross and Pix-Bar...lucky me!

I've definitely polished off more than my fair share of delicious dishes, but I think the plat de résistance was this gigantic grilled lobster served with skinny fries, salad and a jug of garlic butter at Burger & Lobster. Next time I'm asking for one of their plastic bibs...

Sunday 17 March 2013

Pho frenzy - putting a personal twist on Vietnam's national dish

Spicy Pho Tai Chin

You know that I love eating comforting rich meals like hearty casseroles and crumbles as much as (ok, maybe even more than!) the next person. But I'm keen to make sure that I offset this decadence with a lot of clean living too. The healthy Vietnamese noodle soup at the forefront of Pho's menu has always appealed to my inner fitness fan, so it was a serious bit of luck on my part when I was invited along to their Spitalfields branch to test out the menu for free.

Tuesday 5 March 2013

KitchenAid mixer to beat this bad baker into shape!

Ice Blue KitchenAid mixer

Check out the latest addition to my culinary collection, an Ice Blue KitchenAid mixer...isn't it beautiful?!

To be honest I still can't quite believe this gorgeous mixer is mine...every time it catches my eye from across the worktop, my heart skips a beat and my stomach fills with's definitely love at first sight!