Park Plaza Cardiff and Laguna Restaurant Review

Seeing as I’ve now tried most of the menu’s at Park Plaza’s Laguna Restaurant in Cardiff, I thought it’s about time I wrote a review to let people know what they are missing out on if they’ve never been. The Laguna Restaurant sits on the ground floor of the Park Plaza Cardiff Hotel on Greyfriar’s […]

Baharat and apricot lamb meatballs recipe – a guilt free kebab

Guilt free kebab recipe

Baharat and apricot lamb meatballs ingredients 500g lamb mince 3 teaspoons Baharat spice mix 3 cloves garlic finely grated 1 large shallot finely chopped 50g dried apricot chopped into small chunks Instructions I prefer to have my onions and or shallots browned before adding to burgers or meatballs to add a slight sweetness and take […]

Italian sausage pasta recipe

Italian sausage pasta recipe

Italian sausage pasta ingredients 4 Italian sausages, skin removed and rolled into little meatballs (I got mine from Cardiff Indoor Market) 3 cloves of garlic grated finely 8 field mushrooms or 1 large cut finely 1 large shallot cut finely 8 leaves Cavolo Nero ½ tub of Ricotta cheese Enough spaghetti for 2 (I’ll leave […]

Mac n Cheese Recipe

Mac n cheese recipe

Mac n cheese ingredients 400g elbow or macaroni pasta 250g of mixed cheese (I used up leftovers from 5 different cheeses from xmas including smoked, brie, mature cheddar and parmesan) 1 leek thinly sliced 100g good quality bacon 1 teaspoon mustard powder or 2 teaspoons of ready mixed English or wholegrain depending on taste 750ml […]

Healthy Pizza Recipe

healthy pizza

Spicy tomato sauce 1 tin plum tomatoes 1/2 small red onion diced 1 clove garlic finely grated 1 medium chilli finely grated 2 teaspoons dried oregano Couple of stalks of fresh thyme (or dried if you haven’t got any fresh) 1/4 jarred roasted pepper Balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste Pizza ingredients This is […]

The Mulberry Cocktail Bar review at The Celtic Manor, Newport

Mulberry Fizz cocktail at Mulberry Bar Celtic Manor

I’ve always been a fan of The Celtic Manor down in Newport and like the fact they are always evolving, changing and enhancing what they have to offer under the roof and in the mass of acres surrounding the Luxury Hotel Complex. Not content with trying the afternoon tea once i’ve been back 3 times […]

Smoking Goat Restaurant Review Shoreditch London

lardo fried rice goat massamam and smoked brisket drunken noodles smoking goat shoreditch

I’d stumbled on Smoking Goat the week before in London when coming out of Dishoom for an afternoon beer and didn’t have chance to see what they did there.As we were in the neighbourhood walking back from training and with no prior plans we thought we would pop in and see what they had cooking […]

Pork and Turkey Meatballs Thai Red Curry Recipe

thai turkey and pork meatball curry

Thai Pork and Turkey Meatballs Ingredients 250g turkey mince 250g pork mince 2 teaspoons curry powder (I used a Malaysian Curry mix) 1 teaspoon ground lemongrass 3 cloves garlic minced 1 thai chilli grated or chopped finely 1 small shallot grated or chopped finely 1 thumb size piece of ginger grated finely Salt and pepper […]

Korean Beef Short Rib and Asian Slaw

Korean Beef Short rib recipe

Korean Beef Short Rib Ingredients 2 ribs of beef 4 cloves of garlic squashed with palm of the hand 1 thumb sized piece of ginger sliced 4 spring onions chopped 1 chinese pear pureed or grated These measurements below were rough and didn’t use any measuring devices 60ml light soy sauce 30ml water 30ml rice […]

Soy, Peanut and Sriracha Steak Udon Recipe

beef soy and peanut butter udon noodles

The choice is yours here but I made mine the night before to have for lunch cold in work as I thought it made a nice change to a hot noodle soup that I always pebble dash my white shirt with. You could have this warm too if you prefer. Noodles 1 round of Udon […]