As a parent I am a huge advocate for cooking homemade, nutritious meals from scratch. But I am also a busy, working, single mum who knows there are times you will need a quick and easy meal from the freezer. Some days work runs over and I am late home, some days I forget to take meat out of the freezer the night before, and some days I just don’t want to cook. Picking the right food to keep in the freezer means I can still make healthier choices when days like this crop up. The Goodlife vegetarian range is perfect for keeping in the freezer for emergency days.
The Victoria Gate Leeds only opened in 2016 but it has transformed the once tired end of Leeds into something really special. The development has shops, restaurants and a casino all inside the most beautiful building. Think floor to ceiling glass walls, steel structure and a stunning glass ceiling. Despite living in Leeds and being a huge shopping and food fan, I hadn’t visited Victoria Gate yet. I was incredibly excited that changed this week and I was invited along to review three of the restaurants, having a course in each one. A food safari is my idea of a heavenly night out!
It has been a couple of months since I have done one of these posts. I seem to have had so much on I just haven’t had the time to share these. So today I am unboxing the September Degustabox. As always my Degustabox is £12.99 for a big box full of 10-15 yummy surprises. If you would like to try it out for yourself you can get your first box for £5.99 here and you can cancel your subscription at any time.
This month I am dog sitting for my friend so I have a couple of very excited, nosey helpers.
I was recently set a challenge to have a go at homemade cocktails with Hey Blueberry Lambrini. I have to be honest, Lambrini is a brand I drank a lot of when I was younger and haven’t really bought since. Hey Blueberry is the newest Lambrini, it is a smooth and sweet, blueberry flavour sparkling wine.
The Alchemist Leeds is somewhere me and my friends often go for cocktails. It is a meeting place for us and we spend many a Saturday night in there. It isn’t somewhere I have been for food before. For no real reason, I just haven’t got around to eating there yet. So I happily accepted an invitation to go and try out the menu for myself.