Sunday, 22 October 2017

Bella Italia Cardiff, Old Brewery Quarter Review

And the best tasting, most reasonably priced Classic Lasagna award goes to Bella Italia! Located in the centre of Cardiff, Bella Italia offers great food at reasonable prices. Here's one that won't break your bank. The restaurant is just a stone throw away from St Davids shopping center and is located within close proximity to a variety of coffee shops, bars and cinemas. Their menu offers a wide array of choice from pastas to pizzas as well as gluten free options, authentically Italian food. It's the perfect place to stop over for a quick bite before catching a movie with girls. 
I rarely ever eat lasagna and it's not because I don't like it but because its not exactly at the top of my food priority list. The main contributing factor for this is extra sogginess. I've tasted a fair few soggy lasagnas in my time, ones that can't stand up to portioning and as soon as you dip your fork in, they collapse into a soupy mess. Having had a little faith in Bella Italia, I dived right in. My lasagna was served piping hot and was absolutely delicious. Even though the food was great, what made the meal was the staff, excellent customer service can go a long way and that is what truly made our day. This is truly a pleasant place to dine.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Chicken and Sprouts Stir Fry

Having submitted my first Dietetics assignment yesterday, I'm finally starting to feel like I'm getting into the swing of things. Even though my social life seems to be fading away, I'm thoroughly enjoying the course, taking in as much information as possible and getting to know new people. So, here's to me surviving my first month as a Dietetics student! Now lets focus on what's important, this Chicken and Sprout Stir Fry. I eat with my eyes before my mouth which is one of the main reasons why I make such  colourful dishes; with the acceptance of my fondness for vegetables of course. This is super easy, effortless and quick to make. This stir fry is low in saturated fats and sugars, with a medium amount of salt. The funny thing is there is actually no added salt used in this recipe, just herbs and spices. This just goes to show how unnecessary it is to add salt into food. I'm just a simple girl who likes easy, straight-forward recipes so when you're tired, stir-fry. Why not start by trying this one?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Douwe Egberts Smooth Caramel Coffee Review

When opened; a pleasant, strong scent fills the room and there is nothing I'd like more first thing in the morning. This is the only coffee I truly enjoy; my only bother is that the whole family including some of my friends love this coffee which means it vanishes rather quickly. Maybe I should consider writing up a very colourful 'do not touch' label. I am in no way, shape or form a coffee addict, in fact I hate coffee but it just so happens that this is the only one I can drink. Have you tasted it? It contains very few calories and so it can be enjoyed guilt free. Douwe Egberts smooth caramel coffee tastes fantastic. With its warm, creamy flavour and gorgeous aroma, you'll be sure to keep going back for more.For instant coffee, Douwe Egberts' smooth caramel coffee is rather pricey but for the joy you endure from one sip, it is totally worth it. Strong flavour that's not overpowering, genius! The container is so cleverly designed that after your coffee is finished, you can rip off the label and use it for spices. How resourceful.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Gluten Free, Egg Free Blueberry Muffins

These blueberry loaded, amazingly fluffy gluten free muffins are so easy to make! I've been slacking the past few weeks when it comes to Gluten and so I've had to battle the bloat that little bit harder the past few days, which has been unpleasant to say the least. Gluten is one of my worst triggers and I tend to consume it in very small portions to avoid abdominal pain, nausea and bloating. All you IBSers know what I'm talking about. So, I'm starting a new week as I mean to go on with these Gluten free, Egg free Blueberry muffins. We have lots of blueberries in the fridge so I might as well put them to good use. These muffins are soft and tender on the inside, nutritious & 100% drool worthy.

Monday, 9 October 2017

*Free & Easy Organic Three Bean Chilli

Living with dietary restrictions such as allergies, IBS, Coeliac and other food intolerances is not easy; it can be a huge challenge which is where this new 'Free From' range comes in. Last week I received a lovely package from Healthy Food Brands Ltd containing different foods from this new range to try. As you can imagine, its quite the treat as I have completely cut down my gluten intake due to my IBS so thank you to the team at Healthy Food Brands Ltd. So what is this free and easy range about? Created by a group of specialist chefs, the Free and Easy range consists of soups, ready meals, sauces, curry pastes, cake mixes and much more. These foods are made without artificial additives and preservatives,; they are also Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free and Soya free. Did I mention they are also suitable for vegans and vegetarians? Well, it is. Tonight, I tried their three bean chilli with a side of brown rice and my goodness, I wasn't disappointed. Rich in flavour and ready in just 3 minutes, the free and easy range presents ideal, nutritious dishes fit for the whole family. 
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