I was beyond thrilled to discover my local fish boss Terry had a glut of whelks available last weekend. Already cooked, shell on at less than four quid a kilo which meant I could add plenty to my shopping list for our fishy Easter holidays night in. I bloody love whelks. Ok they aren't posh … Continue reading Are You Going To Eat….. Whelks?
The Punisher. Oh it's not that bad. I really don't believe in 'detox' ingredients but I do believe in a rest on the dairy and animal fats once in a while, especially when trying to lose weight in a holiday week. This is a real tummy filler with more than a days worth of vitamin … Continue reading Smoothie #6
I don't have the downlow on how to be thin yet, but if there is one thing all dieters (and frankly all eaters) should keep in their fat fighting arsenal it is a good quality hot sauce. By good, I mean one that you like. Hot sauce is brilliant because it packs flavour with so … Continue reading The Skinny Thing: Hot Sauce
The emergency breakfast- make and drink immediately though, if you keep it too long the branflakes go a little gluey. Boomboom Smoothie No 5 <300 calories Up to 10g protein Up to 7g fibre 1 banana 3 strawberries 1 plum 150g low fat natural yoghurt 15g branflakes 1/2 cup water Good for breakfast! Skinny it: … Continue reading Smoothie #5
What: Mixed menu of classic grills, veggie and vegan options and all sorts with comically prison themed dish names. Where: Behind and under Colchester Town Hall, entrance just off the High Street. How Much: £30-£40 a head three courses and drinks Overall: 7.5/10 The Cells boasts to be the only venue in the country where … Continue reading A Little Plug- The Cells, Colchester
Back to Basics- an easy, fruity pick me up. Cinnamon is a great way to add depth and illusion of sweetness without piling on any more sugars- a great spice if you are trying to wean off a sweet tooth. Boomboom Smoothie No 4 Around 250 calories up to 7g protein Up to 8g fibre … Continue reading Smoothie #4
What? Traditional Italian Where? Church Street, Colchester, CO1 How Much? Menu dependent, potentially ouchy for meat lovers, budget friendly for pasta fans Overall? almost but not quite 8/10 Il Padrino has been open some three years in Colchester and I must confess to not having heard that much about it. To be honest Italian isn't … Continue reading A Little Plug-Il Padrino