Hello and welcome back to the foodie section of my blog... it's been a while, far too long if i'm honest!
So I wanted to come back and write about something i'm really passionate about...FOOD!
I'm sure you all know from my insta stories how much I love to eat, eating out is one of my favourite things to do for sure. Today's blog post is going to be focused on a new restaurant in Hove I have discovered - Jo&Co Restaurant
Jo&Co is a new restaurant on New Church Road in Hove, it serves everything from breakfast, brunch to dinner. On my first visit I was pleasantly surprised by the variety on the menu. Normally there are only 1 or 2 dishes on a menu I like the look of, but on this one it took me quite a while to choose as there were so many things I wanted to try! I have a massive sweet tooth so went for the pancakes on my first visit which were absolutely delicious. On my 2nd visit I tried the french toast, glorious grains salad and the truffle cheese and mushroom grilled sandwich... everything was so yum! The french toast was probably one of the best versions i've eaten, it was topped with caramel bananas, strawberries and basil. SO GOOD!
With hubby being a chef I seem to have upped my food standard over the years, and this place was definitely up there! We both really enjoyed everything we ate as did my son (he had a banana split from the kids menu).
Delicious food is of course what we all want when we eat out. But for me, the service is also very important. With so many places to choose from, even if the food is great if the service isn't then I probably won't want to come back. Now I know what you are thinking... if you turn up with a camera of course the service is going to be good right?! Well this is probably true, but when I first visited Jo&Co I wasn't in blogger mode at all. It was just a normal visit with my family for breakfast. The service was still lovely, we were taken care of and the food was delicious. So thumbs up from me in that department!
Something else which is definitely worth a mention is the beautiful very instagrammable interior. The restaurant actually looks pretty small from the outside, but once you go in you realise it's actually huge! It goes back really far and has a variety of seating on ground level and above. I also really like the style of seating, there are alot of soft bench type seats. If you have a toddler or young child you will know it's much easier with this style of seating rather than trying to balance them on a chair! The wallpaper and colours are gorgeous, you also have to check out the toilets... trust me you won't be disappointed!
Lets face it, in a time where so many of us take photos as a career going to a beautiful location is definitely a selling factor. I'm just so please that here the food is as great as it looks! Far too often cafes/restaurants look amazing but in reality the food doesn't live up to the photo.
Overall I really only have good things to say about this restaurant. Fantastic food, good service and beautiful interiors... what more could you want! If you are looking for a new place to eat I would 100% recommend giving this place a try, you won't be disappointed! I can't wait to go back and try more dishes very soon!
Please see Jo&Co's website below for the full menus and further info:
Jo & Co Restaurants
Hello foodie lovers and welcome back!
Today's post is going to be a quick mention about Baked cafe in Hove. I spend quite a bit of time here so thought it was about time I mentioned it on the food blog!
Baked has my favourite almond milk hot chocolate, it's not too sickly sweet and just the right amount chocolatey in my opinion! I really like that they offer both almond, and oat milk here. Too many cafes just seem offer soy so it's nice to go somewhere with more dairy free options!
As well as the drinks Baked also offers a handful of dairy free cakes and food options on the menu. I have tried a number of the cakes here and they are all so yummy, they seem to change on a weekly basis so if you visit often you can always try something different. Again, it's fantastic to find a cafe offering more than 1 vegan / dairy free option!
Today I tried the 'Vegan Better' sandwich from the menu. It's a panini style sandwich filled with veggie sausage, tomato, avocado, red pepper and tomato salsa. It was really tasty and filling, i'd definitely recommend giving this a try if you are in the area! My son who is 15 months old also loved this sandwich!
I find the service at Baked is always brilliant... the floor staff are friendly, quick to take orders and bring out drinks even when it's busy. The standard and quality of food is also great in my opinion. I find the cafe a really nice place to sit, it had modern decor with comfy seating. It has quite a chilled out vibe even though it's in the centre of busy Hove.
So if you are in Hove and are looking for a cafe with delicious vegan options, as well as food for meat eaters, gluten free and more i'd definitely recommend taking a stop at Baked!
Here is one of the new vegan cakes at Baked that I tried today, it's a delicious fruit and nut cake - perfect for the autumn!
Hello foodie friends and welcome back.
Today's post is going to be a quick mention of a delicious food find from Brighton... beFries! I can't resist a good portion of fries every now and then, can you?!
If you haven't yet tried beFries I definitely recommend going to check them out. Their double cooked Belgian style fries are extremely tasty on their own but what really brings them to the next level are their delicious selection of vegan sauces (If you eat in you can try as many sauces as you like). Be sure to ask the staff for the vegan sauces to try as they are not all listed on the menu. My personal favs are the sate, basil mayo and garlic mayo yummmm.
I have visited beFries a number of times in the last few months and always find their customer service brilliant, very friendly helpful staff and food is ready in a timely manner. I think it's clear to see the food is made to a very high standard by people who really care about what they are creating. This combined with the yummy food itself makes it a really lovely place to stop for a quick lunch or evening snack!
Where to find:
46 West Street, Brighton BN1, United Kingdom
If you have tried beFries let me know what you think, what are your fav sauces? For those who haven't I hope you get to give them a try sometime in the future, if you enjoy fries i'm sure you will love these!
Thanks so much for reading. Hope you enjoyed this quick foodie mention!
In today's post i'm going to be sharing the recipe for my all time favorite vegan cookies!
These cookies have such a lovely texture, crispy parts on the outside and soft in the middle...yummm. I have found that everyone who has tried these, whether they are vegan or not really enjoyed the taste. Who doesn't love a good cookie?
I originally got this recipe from The Vegan Corner but often change it up to make different variations of cookies. The good thing about this recipe is you can just take the basic cookie mix then add extras to really make it your own! OK so lets jump into it...
What you will need:
- 180g brown sugar
- 100g non dairy milk (I like to use almond)
- 100g smooth peanut butter (this can be substituted with any nut butter if you don't want to use peanut)
- 200g all purpose flour or GF flour
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- About 80g or chocolate, dried fruit or other filling of your choice (I love to change this part up between different flavor chocolate, dried fruit, nuts and seeds).
- Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C
- In a large mixing bowl add the sugar and milk, mix until the sugar starts to dissolve.
- Add the peanut butter and mix again.
- Next add the flour and bicarb. At this point you don't want to over mix or cookies will become doughy and tough. So just mix enough to combine the ingredients then stop. However if you are using gluten free flour this won't happen so you can mix as much as you want!
- Finally add the chocolate, fruit ect of your choice and gently mix to distribute evenly.
- Using a spoon, portion the mixture onto a baking tray. You don't need to be too neat about this, it's quite good to keep the height rather than pressing down the mixture. This way you will get nice fluffy cookies.
- Cook for about 15 minutes
(See photo above of how I like to portion the cookie mix ready for baking).
And there you have it...hopefully some of the most delicious homemade vegan cookies you will try! These are perfect to snack on throughout the day or with a cup of tea. I think these would also make a really lovely gift for someone who enjoys a sweet treat!
Thanks again for checking back and reading this post. I really hope you enjoyed today's recipe, let me know what you think!
Hello fellow foodie lovers, I hope you are all well today?
I love a good afternoon tea, however since being vegan I have found it a lot more challenging to find somewhere that does a proper vegan afternoon tea. Rather than just taking off half the stuff and swapping with fruit and a bit of cake.
So after doing some research I was pleasantly surprised to find that Terre a Terre in Brighton offered a full vegan menu for afternoon tea! They also have vegetarian and gluten free options if that is something you are looking for.
I went along with my husband for my 26th birthday and I have to say I was not disappointed! All the food was absolutely delicious as well as being presented beautifully. The flavour combinations were fantastic, my personal favourite being the orange and almond cake served with berry sorbet.
They also brought out a chocolate birthday dish which I thought was a really nice touch.
For the standard of food the price is fair in my opinion, the staff were friendly and generally an enjoyable place to eat. My only negative comment would be that I thought we waited quite a while for the food to be served, but other than that I can't complain. If you are on the lookout for somewhere that does vegan or gluten free afternoon tea I'd definitely recommend giving Terra a Terre a try!
Please feel free to recommend other restaurants that you have found. I am also on the look out for places to try in London!
Hello and welcome back :-) today I'm going to be sharing the simple recipe I use to make vegan blueberry muffins!
I love to have a muffin with breakfast or just as quick snack I can reach for during the day. This recipe makes 10 really nice fluffy muffins... it's also super easy as it's all measured in cups so no scales needed!
What you will need:
- 1 and a half cups for all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large banana (mashed)
- 1/2 cup non dairy milk (I like to use almond)
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen work)
- Pre heat over to 200 degrees c
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder then give a quick stir.
- Next add the oil, milk and mashed banana.
- Mix with a whisk until properly combined.
- Pour in the blueberries and gently stir to distribute evenly throughout the mixture.
- Portion mixture into 10 muffin cases and bake for 18-20 minutes.
And there you have it, super simply super tasty muffins!
This recipe would also work replacing the blueberries with another fruit of your choice or even chocolate. Feel free to experiment and find out what combinations work best for you.
If you give this recipe a go I'd love to know how the muffins turn out for you, so please feel free to comment and share photos on here!
I really hope you enjoyed reading my first cooking post... Feedback is always much appreciated :-) take care everyone and I hope to catch up with you all again on my next post!
Hello friends and thank you for visiting the newest part of my blog where I will be talking all about FOOD!
I recently created the VeganFoodShare Instagram where I have been sharing various local vegan food find as well as simple home cooking. Thanks to your positive responses I have been inspired to delve into a bit more detail and start writing some blog posts on here go to with the photos I share.
I am sure it's the same for many other people but since converting to a plant based diet I have discovered so many different foods as well being inspired to cook more, so of course I thought it would be fun to share some of my discoveries with you guys!
I am no good at writing introductions so I will just leave it here... Once again thanks for checking in and I hope you will enjoy reading some of my future foodie posts!
This section of my website is all about food...one of my fav things in the world! Here you will find recipes, reviews, quick mentions and delicious foodie finds!