Entries by nicky batchelor

Nant Restaurant Review – Coleg y Cymoedd Treforest

Having sampled the food on offer at The Classroom back last year after it all kicked off online with Jay Reiner slating the Cardiff food scene I thought I’d compare the offerings from the food college further up the valley and a bit closer to home at Coleg y Cymmoedd’s Nant Restaurant. I started following […]

Wholegrain egg fried rice recipe

Ingredients 1 cup of rice 2 medium carrots 1/2 savoy or hispi cabbage 5 spring onions 1 shallot 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon chinese 5 spice 1 chilli 3 teaspoons xo sauce paste with 1 tablespoon warm water (I got this from Tesco in the world food section Tesco own brand) 2 eggs Optional Cooked […]

Pan fried scotch egg recipe

Always fancied making a homemade scotch egg but not got a deep fat fryer? Fear not we’ve got it covered with a recipe needing only a standard frying pan below. Ingredients 1 packet sausage meat 50g breadcrumbs 50g plain flour 1 egg beaten 2 eggs whole salt and pepper Optional Chopped herbs of your choice […]

sweet potato, goats cheese and chilli rosti recipe

Ingredients 1 medium / large sweet potato 2 medium shallots 1 chilli 50g goats cheese 1 egg salt and papper to taste Instructions Peel then either grate or julienne the sweet potato. Slice the shallots and chilli then combine with the sweet potato and mix by hand to make sure there is an even distribution […]


The Pot Bistro Restaurant Review Cardiff

I first came across The Pot Bistro back last year whilst researching French restaurants in Cardiff to compile my list of places celebrating Beaujolais Day. After doing a bit more digging and seeing some of the pics of the food they are banging out of the kitchen i’ve been desperate to go try it there. […]

Easy Carbonara Recipe

Ingredients Should feed 4 people 500g pancetta bacon chopped into small chunks (I used 2 packets of Cure and Simple Pancetta) 2 shallots chopped finely 10 mushrooms of your choice chopped finely 6-8 cloves garlic depending on how many vampires you’re trying to ward off 400g of your favourite noodle pasta (We can’t be having […]

The best corned beef pie recipe ever

Feeds 4-8 depending how hungry you are Ingredients 2 tins of corned beef (roughly 300g each) chopped into small chunks 6 medium to large potatoes for mashing 3 medium sized carrots chopped finely 4 shallots chopped Around 15g fresh thyme, leaves only leave out the stalks. I used roughly half a 30g pack from Tesco […]

Superfood overnight oats

Coconut, chia seed, bee pollen and honey overnight oats Ingredients 50g oats 125ml protein yogurt splash of whole milk 2 teaspoons chia seeds 1/2 an apple either chopped finely or julienned 2 teaspoons shredded coconut 2 teaspoons honey 2 teaspoons bee pollen Instructions Mix the oats, chia seeds, coconut and honey with the splash of […]

Burger Theory Review at Kongs Cardiff

So after two shakey starts I thought I’d give Burger Theory @ Kongs in Cardiff another try and was hoping for 3rd time lucky on Saturday. I’d had an invite for the opening night back towards the end of last year but double booked myself and had a few things on being the run up […]