Phish & Chips

I am not the biggest fan of fish and chips, but sometimes you have that cheeky craving for it. The thing that I experience is that after I have demolished that big piece of fish and fatty chips, I immediately regret it – or just look at my tummy as if I gained an extra 10 kilograms.

Since a little while I have been completely obsessed with the Vegan Burgers from Mooshies , they are located in Brick Lane in London and they do delivery as well with UberEats. When I stuff my face with their vegan burgers I feel less bad about it somehow – It is not exactly healthy, it is still fast food, but 100x better than an actual meaty burger.

So one day I ordered their Fillet-om-phish burger:

A taste of Scandinavia: Brunch at SMAKA

I have been following SMAKA on instagram for quite a while and I have experienced quite some support from them on my sociaI media as well, which I appreciate very much. I am still quite fresh in the (food)blogger scene – I only started in May ’16 – and I wish I had a better camera and all the money in the world to visit every single restaurant,- cafe,- and bar in London, but I will have to do it with my normal wage and my iphone for now. Maybe in the future I will have the privilege for at least a proper camera! It all takes time, and in the meantime; I will have to work a bit harder for recognition – and what is wrong with that? –.

Anywho …

Smaka promises food that is made from

Lunch at Ottolenghi

Photo credit:Litte Lady Eats

I am always craving for new flavours and new places, and the good thing about London is, is that it is a massive city with a restaurant,-pub or -cafe on every corner. Then it does make me think about how all these food places can survive with so much competition? I have been talking about this topic with people and the most, almost logical, answer to it is the amount of people that live in London.
According to the Office of National Statistics the population in London was a whopping 

Sweet potato facts

Fries, wedges, brunoise, whole; deep fried, pan fried, oven baked; do I need to say more?
There is no doubt about it that Sweet potato fries are a big trend and you can find them on almost every single menu in the city. I do not know when it started, I do not know when it will end, but I do know that I love it.b1038dd836b13ceed8450e0175481201.jpg

But how healthy are these orange coloured, -earthy, -oddly shaped veggies actually?
Here are some benefits:

  1. Sweet potatoes can have many varieties; from white to orange and even purple!
  2. Research suggests that sweet potatoes may reduce episodes of low blood sugar and insulin resistance in people with diabetes as they are low on the glycemic index scale (measurement carried out on carbohydrate-containing food on our blood sugar).
  3. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin B6, it reduces chemical homocysteine that is linked to degenerative diseases including heart attacks.
  4. Sweet potatoes contain iron and sources of magnesium which supports your immune system and can even reduce stress!
  5. They are low in fat and cholestrol!
  6. The Vitamin A in sweet potatoes helps against sun damage and making your skin glow.

Sounds good right? But we have to look at some disadvantages too.Twice-Baked-Buffalo-Chicken-Sweet-Potatoes-1-copy.jpg

  1. Sweet potatoes contain quite some calories; a baked one contains 103 calories, and sweet potatoes fries 160 calories. Not impressed? Mashed sweet potatoes contain 258 calories per cup (!)
  2. Even though vitamin A is good for you, too much is never good news, it can even result in your skin and nails to turn yellow/orange

Ahhh, at least there are way more advantages about them! The calorie part of it? Who cares really, you should enjoy it just the way you like it, stick them in the oven, make some delicious mash out of them with some coriander and salt, maybe a creamy zesty sauce to go with it?

Toodle pip!


Sources

Healthy eating, SFgate: is eating baked sweet potatoes every day healthy?

Live Strong: The disadvantages of Sweet Potatoes, by Shannon Marks

Encyclopedia.com, Sweet potato

Medical news today, Sweetpotatoes: health benefits, nutritional information, by Megan Ware

NCS Sweetpotatoes.com

Photo sources: Random picks on google search: Sweet potato

The best Sunday Roast? Brunch at Park Kitchen

After some  cry-worthy rainy -and cloudy days in London, the sun finally decided to come back to us for some last summer sunshine.
A. and I got up early to head to North West London for brunch at Park Kitchen and exploring Ikea afterwards. It would be quite a journey  for us- about an hour or so – and the tube lines around us were closed due to maintenance, but even having those minor issues the trip was almost smoothly: Just before Willesden Junction the train

Mussels, mussles, mussles: Belgo’s Holborn

Do you love mussels? We do!

A. told  me about Belgo before when he visited their location in Holborn with friends. And of course wanted to take me here as well.
So that day came to have a dinner date with a pint of Belgian beer and a big bowl of mussels – Romantic eh? -.

Belgo Bar & Restaurant have various locations in London: Centraal, Soho, Noord, Holborn, Bromley and Nottingham,- Holborn is the closest location for us as we can feel a bit lazy sometimes to travel longer than half an hour from home – We already sigh when

My love for Matcha: Soft Serve Society London

Hi there! Long time no speak, I can apologise again but I have been doing that quite often lately. I am just glad that you are still here waiting for me to write another story that makes your tummy grumbling.

I promised to blog consistently every Thursday and Sunday, but I haven’t kept this promise – please, forgive meeee –. I think it may be wise for me to schedule some posts in advance more and the only thing I have to do then is upload it.
The thing with that is, is that I am a person that changes her mind a lot: I can change my clothing three to five times a day; the same goes for my hair, and asking the man for some advise on what to do with my hair or what I should wear