Saturday, 24 June 2017

*Jamie's Italian Cardiff Super Lunch Menu Review

Gorgeous aroma; Italian-inspired, quirky interior decor and a buzzing, friendly atmosphere at first glance are just some of the makings of a great restaurant. Last week I received an email from the lovely people at Jamie's Italian asking if I would be interested in popping into my local Jamie's Italian to try out a few dishes on their Super Lunch Menu then review. Of course I jumped at the chance and my lovely boyfriend came along with me. This was my very first visit to the Jamie's Italian restaurant here in Cardiff and I had always wondered how it would compare to so many other popular restaurants. I've been so busy with my studies this year that I haven't had much opportunity to eat out as much as I'd like. Then again, I thoroughly enjoy cooking so no complaints there. Now that my studies are over for the summer; I'm delving back into blogging head first. 


When we walked in, we were greeted with a smile and seated at our table promptly. We had a nice table by the window and this was effective as I had lots of natural light for shooting my food photos. After being handed the menus, we schemed through & ordered our drinks. Our waitress (Megan) is probably one of the nicest people I've ever met; she was young and bubbly, extremely helpful & our conversation with her was free flowing which instantly made us feel comfortable. 


Perfectly situated in the city centre, Jamie's Italian offers delicious Italian food prepared with "fresh, carefully sourced, seasonal ingredients". Their super lunch menu offers gluten free, vegan and healthy options all at a very reasonable price. Jamie Oliver as we all know is a big brand and I'll be the first to admit that I was expecting their prices to be a lot higher than they actually are. Do I have your attention now? You know you want to read more 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Genius Gluten Free Toast 2 ways: Sweet & Savoury


After making my own bread the last few months, I'm on a Genius Gluten free bread kick. Thought I'd give it a try as I don't always have enough time on my hands to bake. This morning, I'm having both sweet and savoury toast, why stick to one flavour when you can have both? These two versions are definite favourites; toast topped with yogurt, whether sweet or savoury, is as flavourful as it gets. 


This breakfast is IBS friendly and can easily pass for lunch or even a snack. It's nutritious, requires minimal ingredients and takes just a few minutes prepare. Unfortunately, it doesn't take much to scarf it down; disappears as fast as it appears.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

*Jamie Oliver’s Infographic: The Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil

A very handy how to guide on professional tasting from me to you; you can thank me later. Cooking oil is one of those things that can be rather challenging to shop for depending on what dish you're planning to make. Jamie's Italian to the rescue, this guide is very handy; one that should be hanging on your fridge for easy access.

Summer was made for light, colourful salads and it seems I was using the wrong oil (pure olive oil) all along for my dressing. After using extra virgin oil in my Greek salad last night, I could definitely tell the difference in taste. Extra virgin oil added a richness; this my friends is a crowd-pleaser and the greek salad, outstanding! Want to know more? Read n...

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Wagamama Cardiff Review

Up for some fine Japanese food, Wagamama is where you need to go. We called in double date style for what seems to be the 100th time and were not disappointed by the service one. I don't know about you but being greeted with a friendly smile makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside; it's such a lovely feeling. It's very rare to find Wagamama empty and last week was no exception; buzzing atmosphere and full tables. No matter how hot it gets, I never sit outside a restaurant because for me that defeats the whole idea of 'eating out'. I want to smell the food's sweet aroma, undergo the noisy atmosphere; it's all about getting the full experience. Well, that and the fact that I need to snap lots of photos for reviews such as this one so you guys are aware of the best places to eat in Cardiff.
 We were promptly seated and handed some menus; can I just say it is really hard to pick one dish thanks to the menus being overly populated. Everything looked super tasty but I had to go with Chilli Sirloin Steak Ramen. As much as I love Udon noodles and as tempting as it was to order ginger chicken udon (teppanyaki); I'm just not quite over Ramen! The meals come out as and when they are ready which is one of my favourite things about Wagamama; freshly made food.
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