Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Monday, 30 April 2018

Bistrot Pierre - Stockton Heath

I'm lucky enough to live in the middle of a few villages and towns that have great restaurants for a foodie - perfect for me - so when I was contacted about Bistrot Pierre launching a new Spring/Summer menu, I was very excited to head over there and try it out. With six new starters, six new mains and two new puddings I was thoroughly spoiled for choice!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Dinner and Drinks in Knutsford

Sick of our home town, my gorgeous friends and I decided to go to Knutsford for dinner and drinks. We had a lovely time and really loved the places we visited! It's so worth a trip there is you're localish (we're about 30 minutes away by car) or if you're staying in the area and want somewhere nice to eat.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Garlic Mushrooms on Toast with Philadelphia

Possibly one of the simplest dishes I'll ever post - but a favourite breakfast for me when cereal just isn't going to cut it.
Garlic Mushrooms on Toast with Philadelphia. A Slimming World friendly breakfast recipe.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Moor Street Night Market - Ormskirk

I've been trying to find more local events to attend with the hubs and saw that Ormskirk had organised a night market. The description of local ales, artisan gins and, of course, street food won us over so off we went to the first Moor Street Night Market. It may be the first, but I hope it's not the last. I can see that this would be really successful!

Review of the first Moor Street Night Market in Ormskirk #foodbloggers #lbloggers

Friday, 4 August 2017

Thai Frittata/Fishcake Slimming World Recipe - Syn Free

I'm having to reboot my Slimming World journey having had three maintains in a row. So in an effort to get excited about Slimming World food again, I've been experimenting with new recipes. This one came about with some leftover mash and a tin of tuna from the store cupboard...

Thai inspired frittata - Syn Free Slimming World

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Peek into Mister Miyagi in Ormskirk

Like pan-Asian cuisine? Like tapas? You'll love Mister Miyagi in Ormskirk. The third branch of this north-west restaurant opened near me in April 2017 and I finally managed to visit!

Like pan-Asian cuisine? Like tapas? You'll love Mister Miyagi in Ormskirk. #foodbloggers #lbloggers

Friday, 30 June 2017

Ten essentials for a Slimming World cupboard

I've followed Slimming World for years, on and off, and I know that when I stick to the plan and attend the meetings, I can lose and then maintain a healthy weight while still enjoying my food.

With that in mind, I thought I'd share with you ten essentials for a Slimming World cupboard (or fridge...or freezer!)

The ten essential items you need to never fall off plan on Slimming World #slimmingworld #healthyeating #food

Friday, 9 June 2017

Baked Mushroom Risotto - A Slimming World Recipe

I love risotto but my goodness, it can be so full of delicious but naughty ingredients. Starting Slimming World, I wasn't prepared to give up my risotto so had to figure out how to make it Slimming World friendly! Here's my recipe - I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Pit Smokehouse - Culcheth

I recently ate at the The Pit Smokehouse in Culcheth which, as  the name suggests, is a smokehouse serving American style cuisine. I knew all of this before I visited...what I didn't expect was the style of the place! You don't get places this stylish in my local area normally...although things are improving and the Pit Smokehouse is leading the way!

The Pit Smokehouse Culcheth

The Pit Smokehouse Culcheth

Monday, 8 August 2016

Wedding Anniversary Date Day in Manchester

As I *might* have mentioned once or twice, it was recently my wedding anniversary with Mr T. To celebrate, we bought him a new pair of running shoes (see my gait analysis post...!) and then we went for dinner and cocktails in Manchester. I took LOTS of photographs of delicious cocktails and thought I'd share them with you.

We started at The Botanist on Deansgate as I am a massive fan of the cocktails from The Botanist. I love the garden theme and the cocktails just taste that little bit more sophisticated than my usual bubblegum, sugary concoctions.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Peach and Raspberry Crumble Recipe

My favourite pudding in the WHOLE world is apple crumble. Actually, crumble of any sort. It's that crumbly topping, oh my goodness! Anyway, I found myself in the ownership of a punnet of peaches and a punnet of raspberries that were on the edge of over ripe and needed using up quickly. I'd seen a peach and raspberry crisp recipe on Barefoot Contessa so decided to use my family's traditional crumble topping over a peach and raspberry inside. 

Ingredients (serves 4) 

1 punnet of peaches (4 peaches)
1 punnet of raspberries
175g plain flour
75g cold butter
50g sugar
A tablespoon of flour
A sprinkle of sugar
A sprinkle of ginger 


Peach and Raspberry Crumble Recipe

  1. Plunge the peaches into boiling water for 30 seconds and then into iced water. This makes the skins just rub off.
  2. Slice the peaches into wedges and throw into a pudding dish - I used a Pyrex one. 
  3. Toss the raspberries over alongside the tablespoon of flour (this thickens the juices up), a sprinkle of sugar and a sprinkle of ginger powder.
  4. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in the sugar. 
  6. Layer the crumble over the fruit.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 190 and then 45 at 160 or until the crumble is golden brown.
  8. Serve with custard, cream or ice cream! 
Peach and Raspberry Crumble Recipe

Peach and Raspberry Crumble Recipe

My Fitness Pal reckons that each serving of this is 380 calories but let's be honest...who's calorie counting when you're eating pudding...

Have a beautiful day, inside and out

Tori xx

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Sprout Pizza Recipe

I previously blogged about Brussels Sprouts during Blogmas where I wrote about my plans to convert Mr T into a sprout lover. I can't honestly say that I was massively successful but one recipe did work well. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you Sprout Pizza! If you've still got sprouts lying around after Christmas, give this a go. I dare you.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Blogmas Day 22: Ultimate Hot Chocolate

I love hot chocolate - thick, creamy and sweet - but hot chocolate powders bought in the shops also seem so woeful. I've perfected (I believe) a handmade blend of hot chocolate that makes the ultimate hot chocolate. 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Blogmas Day 17: Hot Chocolate Spoons

Is there actually anything better than hot chocolate on a cold winter's day? If there is, I'm not sure I've found it!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Blogmas Day 7: Festive Fudge

It's always around this time of year that my mind turns to baking sweet sugary goodness and one of my favourites is fudge.

I've loved making fudge ever since I discovered the EASIEST method ever for making it involving just three ingredients and a microwave!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Blogmas Day 5: Christmas Cocktail

When I was in my early 20s, I developed a fascination with cocktails. I had a shelf that was my cocktail 'bar' crammed full of weird and wonderful liqueurs that I used to concoct a variety of cocktails. Then cocktails sort of disappeared and it was all about the fizz. However, now, cocktails are back in a big way and I found myself getting inspired so here is my christmas cocktail. I'm going to name it Rudolph's Sparkle.

Monday, 23 November 2015

#24daysofwren Christmas Gingerbread Cake Recipe

I've really been getting into the festive spirit recently and along with my festive spirit comes a festive appetite. One of my favourite Christmas recipes is gingerbread cake. Nothing beats my mum's gingerbread cake - it's dark, sticky and oozing with childhood memories. I grabbed the recipe from her and gave it a go...

This blog post is part of Wren's #24DaysofWren advent calendar posts so check out the link to see what everyone else has created :)

You can find the advent calendar of everyone's lovely ideas over at the Wren Kitchens website

Christmas Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Friday, 20 November 2015

Caramelised Onion and Bacon Crustless Quiche

In an attempt to kickstart my Slimming World journey *AGAIN*, I've been scouring the web for delicious recipes I can adapt to a Slimming World approach. This Caramelised Onion crustless quiche is one of those recipes.

Crustless quiche is a Slimming World staple but often made with cottage cheese which I loathe. I've sacrificed healthy extras here for milk and cheese but you could use cottage cheese instead of the milk if you desired. The whole quiche uses 5 Healthy Extra A choices but easily cuts into 10-12 pieces which would be 1/2 a Healthy Extra A each or 3 syns. Your choice.


  • 300ml skimmed milk (1 x HExA, or just less)
  • 90g Gruyere cheese, grated (3 x HExA)
  • 30g Cheddar cheese, grated (1 x HExA)
  • 6 slices smokey bacon, cooked and chopped (fat cut off, you know the drill!)
  • 2 large white onions, sliced
  • 5 eggs, beaten 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp, or a sprinkle if you're rebellious like me)
  • Frylight
  1. Caramelise your onions. I spray a pan with Frylight and add the sliced onion to it on a medium heat for 30 minutes. If it looks like it's getting dry, I add a splash of water which adds some moisture but also deglazes the pan a little to add the caramelly flavour. 
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, cheese, bacon and seasoning in a dish. (I mix my eggs, cheese etc in the dish I'll be cooking in, sprayed with Frylight first, but that's because I'm trying to minimise washing up!)
  3. Add the onions to the mixture once they're caramelised.
  4. Bake (Cook?) in the oven until it's set - I cooked mine on 200oC for about 35 minutes before I checked it for a set. 
  5. Let it cool and eat with plenty of salad! 
Cue some shoddy food photography, haha! 

Onions caramelising 

Bacony, eggy, cheesy, milky goodness

I take my quiche for lunches at work when I want something more than just a salad. I also sometimes eat it for my breakfast if I want to save my Healthy Extra B for my dinner (Dr Pepper pulled pork on a bread roll = heaven!)

Do you make Slimming World quiche? What are your favourite fillings?

Have a beautiful day, inside and out

Tori xx

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Dogs 'n' Dough restaurant review - Manchester

I love hot dogs. Mr T loves pizza. We love this restaurant!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

The Sinners Club, Burscough review

I'm a big big fan of American food - burgers mainly! There's something about them that I just love. With that in mind, Mr T recently took me to a restaurant called The Sinners Club that specialises in burgers. The name itself tells you that this is NOT going to be a healthy meal...and I loved it!

The Sinners Club, Burscough review

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