Hi there!

Now, as all my friends and family know, I love my food!  I’m always looking for tasty new recipes to add a little flavour into my life.   Here are some of my favourite recipes that Paul and I try to make our own (anything in blue is a link to one of our recipes):

  • Home-made Chips
  • Lasagne
  • Spicy Pancetta Pasta
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
  • Chicken Schezwan
  • Pitta Pizza
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Beef Wellington
  • Bueno Cookie Cups

I’ll add some of the recipes to my home page, so keep an eye out!

I have family that live overseas and have been to a few other European countries myself, but my favourite restaurants are all right here in Scotland.  If you live in Scotland or have the chance to visit in the future, I highly recommend these restaurants!

  • Frankie and Bennys
  • YO! Sushi
  • Wagamamas
  • Nandos

Frankie and Bennys is an American/Italian restaurant who make the BEST burgers I have ever tasted!  Forget your thin, processed meat; Frankie and Bennys use delicious beef steaks in their burgers.  Although, if you prefer something lighter, such as a salad, you must ask for their honey and mustard glaze because it is to die for!

Frankie and Bennys

YO! Sushi is a Japanese restaurant that opened recently here in the UK.  The food is sent around the restaurant on a conveyor belt and you can take what you please.  If there isn’t anything on the belt to your taste, you simply push the little button and, after a little “hai hai!” resounds at the little speaker above your table, someone will come over to your table.  Now, I’m not going to lie to you, it is the kind of restaurant that, when you first go in, you believe that one of their little dishes will be enough.  But you will end up ordering about 5 plates of food because their portion sizes are quite small.  I would imagine in Japan these are regular sizes, but not here in the UK they aren’t!  Although, the food you do order is delicious, so I don’t mind paying a little extra.  They mainly make the quicker Japanese recipes such as teriyaki, noodles, sushi, soups, and a variety of sweeties to finish.  My favourite dessert is their mochi:



Another Japanese restaurant we have here in the UK is Wagamama.  Now, I know there are a lot of YO! Sushi’s around the globe, but I’m not too sure about Wagamama.  It’s a little more traditional than YO! Sushi, and they offer a wider variety of Japanese cuisine, both food and drinks.  Even the seating arrangements are wooden benches for maximum seating capacity.  They are probably most well known here in the UK for their chicken katsu curry:



And last (but certainly not least) is Nandos.  This is a Portuguese restaurant which specialises in chicken and spice, and lots of it!  I’m a big wimp so I usually go for the lowest spice level, and Paul who loves a bit of spice can only really handle the medium spices, so that should give you an idea as to the level of spice we are talking about here!  They offer a variety of whole/half chickens, wraps, burgers and starchy side dishes such as chips, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.  They also offer little appetisers such as olives and nuts if you are feeling a bit peckish beforehand.  But, I will say, the food does arrive so quickly after you order it, so there isn’t really any need for snacks!  Here is a picture of our recent trip to Nandos:



Well, that’s all I have to say about food for the moment.  If I discover any new recipes I will be sure to share!

Thanks for visiting!

Aly ♥


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