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Monday, 20 August 2018

Berry Buckwheat Granola


Granola is one of my favourite things to make at home - it's just so easy to whip up, it's super cheap to make yourself and I love the variety of different flavours you can add to each batch. My latest granola creation is a little bit different because along with classic oats I've included buckwheat which adds an amazing crunch, contrast in texture and an extra hit of goodness. This isn't the best bit though, the magic ingredient has to be the Good Berries powder from The Good Guru which brings this wonderful berry flavour to the granola.  I've used the Good Berries product for a couple of years now, it's the best stirred into yogurt or porridge bowls but this granola has to be my favourite use for the superfood product. I can't tell you how deliciously sweet and fruity it is!



I normally add nuts, seeds and dried fruits to my homemade granola but adding the Good Berries powder brings so much goodness and naturally amazing flavour I feel like I don't need anything else in there. The superfood powder is a blend of five different berries with an array of health benefits. It's all freeze-dried to maintain the natural nutrients and sweet taste freshly picked berries have, as well as all the anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals too!

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Monday, 6 August 2018

Potato Cakes with Herby Yogurt Drizzle (Vegan & GF)


This is such a simple recipe but one of my favourites for a mid-week dinner. Potatoes are undoubtedly one of the greatest foods out there - they're so versatile, so tasty and so filling as well. I'm always making things with potatoes whether that's homemade wedges, a jacket potato with yummy fillings or roast potatoes in the winter. The classics are all amazing but sometimes you just want a change, don't you? These Potato Cakes with a homemade herby yogurt drizzle are that welcome change you're after. Delicious as they are with a side salad, lots of veggies or perhaps a poached egg on top these potato cakes are a winning recipe that's bound to please the whole family.



This recipe is super simple with only a few ingredients but I guarantee you'll be overwhelmed with the outcome. I know after creating this recipe it's bound to be a staple on my meal plan for a long time! The first time I made these potato cakes I had a couple for lunch with a big side salad of fresh rocket, tomatoes and beetroot but next time I'm planning on having them for dinner with a poached egg on top as well as veggies like broccoli, corn on the cob, spinach and maybe some avocado.

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Food For Friends - Brighton Restaurant Review


If you're a long time Nourishing Amelia follower you'll probably already know about Food For Friends restaurant in Brighton as I've talked about it a fair bit over the years I've been blogging. It was the first vegetarian restaurant I ever went to and although I've been to many more since then it still stands as my firm favourite. I've been back many times to sample the delicious dishes, indulge in the cocktails and devour the desserts. I was recently invited back to Food For Friends to review their menu and of course jumped at the chance!

Food For Friends is situated in the trendy and interesting South Lanes in an old but somewhat modernised building with a lot of character. It's perhaps smaller inside than you might imagine but in no way claustrophobic or pokey. The main room is filled with light thanks to the huge windows surrounding one side of the room - perfect for people watching too! I have to admit the decor appeared a little sad and dated when I visited this time around, it had lost some of it's elegant feel but it was still a lovely place to enjoy a meal.

When we walked into the restaurant we were greeted by a friendly waiter who seated us in the bar area for a few minutes before our table was ready. Once we were taken to our table we were given the menus and asked if we'd like some water - this is always a massive plus for me, if a restaurant doesn't offer water once you're seated I instantly get bad vibes. We also ordered two drinks that were a little more fun! We both decided on a mocktail as it was only lunchtime and I was instantly drawn to the Fizzy Fruit Cup - a seasonal mix of fresh fruit and purees topped with non-alcoholic prosecco....and yes, it was as good as it sounds and looks.


We ordered some starters to enjoy whilst we waited for our mains because 1. we were intensely hunger and 2. I can't ever resist the Food For Friends tofu starter! We ordered the Mirin Marinated Crispy Tofu with homemade sweet chilli sauce and the skin on skinny fries with aioli, both were absolutely divine. The tofu is something I order every time I go to FFF, I don't know how they cook it (I can only assume the chef has magical powers) but it's undoubtedly the best tofu I've ever had; the texture is spot on with a crispy coating and melt-in-your-mouth middle. The chips were also super tasty and wonderfully hot. 
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