Goodlife: Changing perceptions of ready meals

When it comes to ready meals, the words ‘high sugar’, ‘high salt’, ‘processed’, ‘refined’ and ‘junk’ can spring to mind; but that’s something Goodlife are aiming to change with the launch of their new healthy, fresh and delicious options on the market. Say hello to their two vegetarian-friendly meals – Vegetable Masala and 3 Bean […]

Brunching at Federal – An Instagrammer’s Dream

Dark wooden tables, upcycled items, quirky colours and plenty of natural light; as a self-confessed Instagrammer who loves a bit of #foodporn, independent and locally owned Federal Cafe ticks all of those boxes. Brought from the warmer climates of New Zealand and Australia to Manchester’s (rainier) Northern Quarter, this spot has become renowned for its […]

REVIEW: Freaks Of Nature – Indulgent plant-based desserts

For the dessert lovers out there, you need to get Freaks of Nature on your radar. Beautiful packaging, decadent flavours and made from all-natural, plant-based ingredients, these new guys on the market are quite the game-changer. Showing off the best of what Mother Nature has to offer, these gorgeously presented individual treats are made up […]

Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn + Rocky Road Recipe

You may or may not know I’m a HUGE popcorn lover -even more so now while I’ve been pregnant. The salty (I’m more of a savoury kinda girl), slightly buttery taste and light, airy but slightly crunchy texture… Ahhhhh, so addictive. When Metcalfe’s got in touch about trying their lipsmackingly good, lightly seasoned popcorn offerings […]

Review: Vegan & Gluten-free Pudding Club at LEAF

The first rule of pudding club: Don’t count calories. Although this was an entirely vegan and gluten-free one, that doesn’t equal ‘healthy,’ despite what some people believe. But that’s beside the point; the chefs and tea-trained staff at one of my new favourite spots in Manchester, LEAF, were keen the show off their skill and […]