Tag: Derby

Vegan menu review: Las Iguanas, Friar Gate, Derby

Vegan menu review: Las Iguanas, Friar Gate, Derby

It’s the first week of Vegan Month, how are you all doing? I’ve been checking out more vegan offerings, see my original post here about veganism and why I think it’s a worthwhile movement to contemplate. Veganism may sound extreme, but it really isn’t. It’s all about forward planning and doing your research on where to dine. Las Iguanas is…

Veganism – what’s the big deal?

Veganism – what’s the big deal?

What do Thandie Newton, Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder and Sia have in common? Apart from being a motley crew, they’re all vegan. People “go vegan” for a number of reasons ranging from dietary to ethical beliefs. The actual definition of veganism from The Vegan Society website states that veganism is: “A philosophy and way of living which seeks…

Recipe: Butter chicken (murgh makhani)

Recipe: Butter chicken (murgh makhani)

Hi all, I hope you’re enjoying the positively autumnal weather. As the nights draw in, I find myself craving hearty wholesome fayre. Curries usually feature in my top ten dishes of all time, but the rankings are higher for thick, creamy curries during the cooler months. A book which I’m finding chock-full of simple, delicious recipes (every single one tried…

Recipe: Turkey koftas with salad

Recipe: Turkey koftas with salad

Hi all, I hope you’re doing well. Question for you – how often do you cook? I cook every day, and although I photograph dishes from my test kitchen and make notes, I find the bulk of my time is taken up reviewing restaurants and doing the write-ups. I have a tonne of recipes to write up, both original and…

Launch Party: Carnero Lounge, Derby

Launch Party: Carnero Lounge, Derby

Derby is one very exciting place to be right now. Carnero Lounge is the latest eatery to throw open its pretty doors to the public. Nestled on Peter Street slap bang in Derby city centre, the concept bar and restaurant is already wowing diners and drinkers looking for a place with that something special. The launch party for Carnero Lounge…