Showing posts from August, 2018

Rascals review

Tempted by an offer on Timeout, a friend and I decided to go for dinner at Rascals in Shoreditch. With a pretty-in-pink interior and decorated with faux green plants, it's very instagrammable. Our £10 offer included a main, a side and drink, where we could choose from a range of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

For drinks, my friend ordered the Yuzu Pretty. Made from white brandy, white rum, yuzu, matcha, limes and whites this green cocktail sure does pack an alcoholic punch in a martini glass! As I'm a fan of yuzu but not the alcohol, the waitress and bartender kindly created the most delicious mocktail using yuzu and frozen raspberries and even adjusted the sweetness to my liking. It was fabulous!

For our mains, we chose the Lobster Mac n' Cheese and Crispy Cod. When the cod arrived, it was cold and the smell was so pungent and similar to stale fish that I had to notify the waitress. She kindly let me change it for the Sticky Pork Belly, which was much better. Both our d…

Vegan Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Looking for a chocolate dessert without the guilt? Here's one you can enjoy throughout the summer!

If you haven't heard of Fullgreen before, they specialise in making healthy, nutritious products. They use non-GMO vegetables to create naturally low calorie and carbohydrate vegetable rices. All of these are free from trans fats, gluten and are allergen free.

After finding The Veggie Daddy's recipe on Instagram, I decided to give it a go using Fullgreen's steamed sweet potato rice. As their sweet potato rice is already steamed, this dessert can be made within minutes! This simple, vegan recipe can be enjoyed with any of your favourite toppings, including chocolate chips, Oreos, roasted nuts or fruit.

You will need a blender for this one.

2 packets of Fullgreen's sweet potato rice
180ml of oat or almond milk
2 tbsp cocoa powder (sifted)
3 tbsp maple or agave syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make
Place all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Viet Eat review

Just a short walk from Holborn station, you will find Viet Eat. Having had been to the sister restaurant Pho & Bun, I was curious to compare the two. 

For £23.95 you can enjoy a four course set menu with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. There is also a vegetarian menu with vegan options to choose from. With five starters to choose from, the choice is made a bit easier as you can choose two. My friend Emily and I opted for fresh summer roll with tofu, vegan mango salad, pork and crab spring roll and chilli salt and pepper squid. 

The summer tofu roll was filled with lots of thinly sliced vegetables but only a small slice of tofu. I did enjoy the crunchy peanut dip that came with it. Made with julienned, crunchy mango, crispy tofu pieces, lettuce and coriander, the vegan mango salad was refreshing and perfect for this hot weather. Served with a light dipping sauce, the spring roll had a golden, crispy exterior and as it was filled with minced pork and crab, it created a different …