I failed dismally at doing an update on what I baked, where I ate and what I cooked for January. Which is actually a bit of a shame as I did another veg month and we themed each week around a different cookbook or cuisine, so for once it would probably have been a bit more interesting than normal. Stuff like courgette halloumi fritters, mushroom & tofu noodle soup or re-purposing my sriracha honey glazed chicken to use with oven baked tofu. I moved right at the end of January though and I’ve not eaten out as much as I usually do, but I have however been baking a lot. So without further ado, here’s what I baked & cooked for February 2016 along with where I ate out.
What I Baked
I baked a LOT. And I got my first couple of recipes for the year up on the blog. They didn’t all make it though so here’s a rundown on what I made:
English muffins [external]
Nutella Cinnamon Buns, in the slow cooker
Sea salt & Cadbury’s caramel nibble cookies
Olive Bread, recipe to follow
More Nutella cinnamon buns…
Lemon & Blueberry Bundt Cake with Blueberry Glaze (unfortunately the photos I got of this were terrible so the recipe I’d planned may not come for a while).
Where I Ate
A slightly quieter month on the eating out front this time around. Man, I ate a LOT of brunch this month (which I’ve only just realised when typing this up).
Eat 17 – Walthamstow
This place is 30 seconds walk from my house. It’s dangerous having brunch that close. I’ve been twice in the last month already… What I ate: Eggs Royale £7.50, Fried Chicken & avocado £9
After going in October and having the veggie burger, which was probably the worst I had that month, I went back to have some jerk chicken and have a catch up with my friend Tiffanni. Their meat options are significantly better than their veg ones. What I ate: Jerk Chicken Supreme w/ Sweet Potato Yam Mash £13.50
Honest Burger – Kings Cross
I’ve said it before, they are one of my go to reliable burgers. We were in KX to get the veggie chorizo on our way to central to go to the special Crime Museum Exhibit at the Museum of London so popped in. They had a collab with The Rib Man on so I grabbed that and it was pretty great. Really nice level of heat but still plenty of flavor. What I ate: Ribman Special £12.50
One of my favourite brunch spots in the city. My girlfriend had never been for brunch so before I got a train up to Leeds to go and watch Slipknot we popped in for a bite and a coffee to set me up for an evening of drinking. What I ate: BBQ beans fried eggs, mojo verde, toast (with chorizo +£2) £9
You guessed it, more brunch! This was the morning after Slipknot and Valentines day. I spent it with my mate Mark, 9 years strong and still going. It also gave me a chance to try this place out as it opened after I moved away and my friend Andy is a chef here. What I ate: Ox Club Breakfast £8.5
What I Ate
Moving wiped me out, so I did have an entire week of eating nothing but Chorizo & Chick Pea Stew, which is my go to one pot but other than that a few highlights included:
Vegan Chorizo, poached egg, homemade English muffins and hollandaise sauce.
Pancakes (it was pancake day, obv): Goats cheese, chorizo & balsamic caramalised red onion and honey sea salt peanut butter with whipped cream & chocolate.
Veggie carbonara with spinach and mushrooms, substituting veggie parmesan in