Food Hero: Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is something I had to grow into as I remember despising it as a child mainly due to the cloying consistency over the roof of my mouth which somehow is one of the biggest appeals now. Definitely one to join coffee, onions, beer and sea vegetables as tastes worth acquiring and I’m not […]

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The Skinny Thing: Hot Sauce

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 […]

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Smoothie #5

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: […]

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A Little Plug- The Cells, Colchester

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 […]

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A Little Plug-Il Padrino

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 […]

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A Quick Plug- The Kings Arms

  What? Modern pub grub Where? Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex How Much? Ranges with menu up to £25 a head with desserts and sides etc Overall: 8/10         Ah, the Kings Arms. Or if you are over 30 and local to Colchester, The Hogs Head. If you need to ask, you weren’t […]

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A Little Plug- Johnny Mac’s Plaice

ed 29/12/16- Johnny Mac’s changed hands after some 15 years in autumn 2016 and was renamed shortly thereafter. Menu changes and subtle re-branding are sneaking in as the year ends. So far, so OK. What- Traditional fish n chip shop Where- Church Rd, Brightlingsea, Essex. How much- Inexpensive, £5 a head to eat out £10 […]

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Vampire Wings

I read a weird statistic the other day that more chicken wings are eaten on Superbowl Sunday than there are grains of salt in a really big bag of doritos, or something. Somewhere in the billions anyway. That’s a lot of chicken wings, football fans. I am not a football fan, but I could eat […]

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