“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” - George Bernard Shaw

  • Food,  Lifestyle,  Wellbeing

    How to drink less coffee

    After year’s of relying on coffee to get through the day, do you wish you could cut down to 1 cup at most (or none?) If you want to feel the benefit of cutting down on caffeine then read on to see some top tips on drinking less coffee day-to-day and the most delicious alternatives. Why drink less coffee? Does your typically caffeinated day would look something like this; wake up feeling groggy and have a huge mug of coffee,…

  • Cruelty Free,  Food,  Reviews,  Uncategorized

    Favourite snacks: When only something sweet will do

    Doisy & Dam SNAPS These new superfood SNAPS are thin, crunchy shards of delicious dark choccie, perfect for snacking on when you are craving a bit of sweet but are being healthy. They come in two delicious flavours: Maple, Toasted Rice & Pink Salt; and Coconut & Lucuma. Please don’t make me pick a favourite, they are both delish. Both of these unique flavour combos are vegan, gluten-free and made from the smoothest single-origin Colombian chocolate. You can pick up…

  • Events,  Food,  Restaurants & Bars

    A Mexican feast of colour and taste: Frida Kahlo Afternoon Tea

    This summer, The Franklin will play host to Frida Kahlo fans across the globe, transporting them to Mexico to indulge in a colourful array of delicious treats. Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s hottest exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, guests will sip on tequila cocktails, designed by multi-award winning mixologist Salvatore Maggio and enjoy Mexican delicacies including Flan De Cajeta, churros with a chocolate dipping sauce and beans and chilli sandwiches. See the full menu here. This fresh and colourful afternoon tea experience…

  • Food,  Food & Travel,  Recipes,  Wellbeing


    Have you ever had your stress levels lower and mood improve when eating certain foods? That’s not just because prior to eating you were ‘hangry’, but because the foods we eat day to day can have a huge impact on our mood and emotional state. With April marking the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, we speak to nutritionist Cassandra Barns to find out the top 5 stress-busting foods that can help bring about a sense of calm. Chocolate Yes, you read it right…

  • Cruelty Free,  Food,  mainfeature,  Recipes


    With Pancake Tuesday coming up I wanted to trial some vegan pancake recipes, as I don’t eat dairy and eggs but don’t want to miss out on delicious pancake fun! I found this vegan pancake recipe to be the best of them all in terms of ease to make, access to ingredients and of course, taste! Give it a try and let me know what your favourite toppings are! Vegan Pancake Recipe INGREDIENTS 1cup flour (whichever kind you prefer) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder…