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London Food And Drink

Hi & welcome to London Food & Drink
 
Winter 2018

Any restaurant recommendations or recipes for great meals at home?
Email me at bestoflondonlife@aol.com or tweet me @UrsulaAnne 

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The season of hot soup and hot chocolate.
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DIY Rainbow Pasta !!

DIY Rainbow Pasta !! | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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Illuminate the dark days of winter! Brighten up your homemade pasta. Lighten up. Change your life.
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Vegan Richa on Instagram: “18 Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Vday or any Day! ==> Clickable Link In Profile ���� Chocolate Cake, Tiramisu Fudge Bars!, Brownies,…”

Vegan Richa on Instagram: “18 Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Vday or any Day! ==> Clickable Link In Profile ���� Chocolate Cake, Tiramisu Fudge Bars!, Brownies,…” | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
3,305 Likes, 70 Comments - Vegan Richa (@veganricha) on Instagram: “18 Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Vday or any Day! ==> Clickable Link In Profile ����…”
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Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipes & Ideas For DIY London Food

Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipes & Ideas For DIY London Food | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Learn how to build a vegan burrito bowl, with recipes for grains, beans, veggies, and other delicious toppings!
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This Ancient Ginger and Garlic Soup Recipe Fights the Flu, Common Cold, Excess Mucus & Sinus Infections

This Ancient Ginger and Garlic Soup Recipe Fights the Flu, Common Cold, Excess Mucus & Sinus Infections | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Simple Wisdom for Holistic Living
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Perfect timing! Preventative and comforting! 
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Energizing Snacks That Keep You Going

Energizing Snacks That Keep You Going | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
What to reach for when you're dragging at 3 p.m.
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Blue Tea! Is it worth more than its novelty value? 
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Feel Good Vegan Hot Chocolate | Minimalist Baker Recipes

Feel Good Vegan Hot Chocolate | Minimalist Baker Recipes | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Insanely rich, delicious, refined-sugar-free vegan hot chocolate infused with real cocoa butter, cacao powder, and maca for serious feel-good vibes. Just 7 ingredients required!
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I am currently obsessed with hot chocolate.This might well be one I will make at home. 
 
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 Bob's Cafe Queen's Park

 Bob's Cafe Queen's Park | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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My local. I go for a coffee. I stay for lunch. This delicious beetroot pasta was a main course on the reliably good set menu. It's a laid-back neighbourhood cafe that welcomes you whether you are on your own or with your kids. You leave happy and well-fed. I'm just glad it's there, 
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Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries

Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

London Life was delighted to attend a recent media event showcasing Jerte Picota cherries at Ibérica restaurant in Victoria . An intriguing tasting menu devised by César García and Luis Contreras in this roomy, attractive space soon lifted the spirits on what was an ugly wet evening......https://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/%f0%9f%8d%92life-is-just-a-bowl-of-cherries%f0%9f%8d%92/


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Dalloway Terrace | Restaurant with Outdoor Terrace | Bloomsbury London

Dalloway Terrace | Restaurant with Outdoor Terrace | Bloomsbury London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
"Named after the eponymous character created by Virginia Woolf, an author whose name will forever be associated with Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace is an elegant, poetic and quintessentially English space. Set in the heart of the historic and vibrant Bloomsbury, London’s literary centre, the beautiful indoor-outdoor space is just a two-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station and the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Soho. Fully heated in winter, this year round destination restaurant and bar offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter and a light, elegant and beautiful alfresco offering in the spring and summer months."
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Spring 2017

Why not visit Bloomsbury when in bloom?
 LF&D will soon be checking out their lighter options. Handy for the British Museum. Handy when your feet are sore tramping city streets and in need of a break from the culture-seeking crowds.
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Discover London’s first zero waste food hall

Discover London’s first zero waste food hall | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

Bulk Market will cut down on food and plastic waste and will be a beacon in London for anyone interested in a zero waste shop

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 At last! Let's hope this idea catches on and food halls like this one in Hackney spread themselves all over London & Beyond!
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6 things you need to make the best raw green soup !

real life testimonials on soup ;) : https://youtu.be/1oIuO3-vnr8https://youtu.be/1oIuO3-vnr8 ;

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May 2017


Ah, Dara! I used to be obsessed with her videos, when I started out eating tons of raw food. Last summer,  I added organic cider vinegar to a green smoothie that didn't taste quite right and it was a revelation! It tasted like cold soup and so I had it for lunch. Delicious.

 

May 2015


I stumbled upon this video from Dara just now and I can't wait to try this out. Suspect it will become my summer standby.

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120 Urban Edibles (or, What I learnt in Clissold Park).

120 Urban Edibles (or, What I learnt in Clissold Park). | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

"I live in Highbury in North London, really very close to Arsenal's massive Emirates Stadium, I am not, however, much of a football fan. Fortunately, if I walk just three minutes in the exact opposite direction, I come to Clissold Park in Stoke Newington. During my recovery from back surgery seven years ago, I used this short walk to chart my improvements, eventually, not only able to walk to the park, but to do many laps of it. We became firm friends and I promised to continue my visits, not just in good weather but throughout the winter. I'd not yet begun focusing my foraging attentions on the city, mostly preoccupied with the coast and the woods come the Autumn, but the following Spring two important things happened. One, it became Spring time (unsurprisingly) and two, I took a stroll around my lovely local park. KABOOM! EPIPHANY TIME! My vision took a lateral shift, my city goggles switched off, and on came my wild food vision. "

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May 2017


This was posted in LF&D  May 2016

seeing as it's May once more, thought  it might be good to repost it!

 

more from Forage London 

http://www.foragelondon.co.uk

 
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Places in London to drink when you’re not drinking –

Places in London to drink when you’re not drinking – | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Off the booze doesn’t mean off the fun at these great London bars that cater for teetotallers very well indeed.
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My kind of place, my kind of fun.
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My kind of places, my kind of fun.




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Sketch Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Restaurant In London

Sketch Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Restaurant In London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Wintering in London? Food! In colourful surroundings! Beat the winter blues! 
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I need some colour in my life! 
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London's Best Hot Chocolate?

London's Best Hot Chocolate? | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Where to find the best hot chocolate in the city, including classic recipes, exciting flavour combinations, and dairy-free alternatives.
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The Best London Tea Shops

The Best London Tea Shops | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Plenty of cafes can make an Earl Grey or an English Breakfast, but London tea shops ​have far more to offer: here are our top ten, from experts stocking rare and traditional single estate leaves to brewers of cultured kombucha
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These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever

These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Learn how to make fantastic, savory cheese logs to raw vegan cheese that will blow your mind.
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Do try making this at home.
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Eating In For Pancake Day : Green Vegan Chickpea Pancakes

Eating In For Pancake Day : Green Vegan Chickpea Pancakes | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
We hardly need to mention that we love pancakes in our family, do we? A quick look through our insta feeds and cookbooks and you’ll find a wide variety of them.
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Too lazy to make pancakes at home? Where to find the best pancakes in London ? https://londonist.com/2014/02/where-to-eat-pancakes-in-london Pancakes are not just for Pancake Day. Definitely not. This might go some way to explaining the forever -queue outside Granger's in Notting Hill.
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Instagram post by London Life 

Instagram post by London Life  | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

 London Life (@ursulaoreillytraynor) on Instagram: “Can't get away from #turmeric today! Settled for a strong reviving black #americano post dentist @llscafe…”

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#coffeedrinker #Hampsteadlover #cafefrequenter #Londonlife at its best 
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Kyle Whittington | tea specialist | London

Kyle Whittington | tea specialist | London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Tea specialist. Discover a new way to buy loose leaf tea online with Sourced by Kyle tea club. Learn with tea tasting events & more. Engage your te
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It's all about the tea! Check out London Tea Master Kyle Whittington 
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The Coal Shed near Tower Bridge, London

The Coal Shed near Tower Bridge, London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
The Coal Shed is located in Tower Bridge, London, serving chargrilled steak, fish, sharing platters & Sunday roasts.
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We ate at the Coal Shed during the soft launch. This was a perfect plate of vegetables- charcoal celeriac with salt baked vegetables  with truffle. It's available as a sizeable starter and a main and something similar is found on the pre-post-theatre menu. Suitably theatrical but also scoring high on taste and textures. Round of applause. Back soon for a second run.  
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A Celebratory Lunch at Sager+Wilde

A Celebratory Lunch at Sager+Wilde | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Another grey city day .... and what better prospect than a lunch to celebrate the pairing of Parmigiano cheese and Balsamic vinegar, hosted in a candlelit railway arch near Bethnal Green . A first visit to Sage+Wilde. They win me over immediately with their in-house fizzy water which sees me through a nosey-around this inviting…
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Read the full review by tapping the picture! 
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Free-flowing in-house fizzy water on tap! Loved it! 
Read the review here https://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/a-celebratory-lunch-at-sagerwilde/



Also recommended among best bars for AF options. 




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Ibérica Victoria Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant - Ibérica Restaurants

Ibérica Victoria Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant - Ibérica Restaurants | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

Such super soup! And if you can't get there any time soon .. here is the recipe for that gazpacho!


http://www.ibericarestaurants.com/recipe-club/ibericas-recipes/gazpacho-of-red-berries-beetroot-anchovy-2/


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   JULY 2017

I loved my first visit to Iberica Victoria. warm smiles, airy spaces, excellent food. Go for gazpacho, preferably with Jerte Picola cherry and seared tuna, if it's on the menu. 

LINK TO JERTE CHERRY MEDIA EVENT @ Iberica Victoria http://sco.lt/5HQ61B

 
 

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Healthy Summer In The City

Next month, London Food & Drink will be exploring ways to feel fit and healthy whilst living and working in the city. June means lighter, fresher food choices and lots of liquid refreshment in the form of nutricious, great tasting juices and smoothies. Let's do this!
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I want to find the best plant-based seasonal salads in London. Freshly assembled. Natural flavours. Any favourites? Let me know!
Email me at bestoflondonlife@aol.com or via Twitter @UrsulaAnne
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Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Rind Pickles | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

" I bet you didn't know you could pickle the green rinds from the watermelon until now unless you happen to be from the Southern states of the USA and living in Brixton currently.... "

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May 2017

What a good idea! Eating my way though loads of the smaller round seedless watermelons from the supermarket these days. they are not overly sweet. Sometimes I douse them in rosewater, which I love. Recipe uses processed sugar. Natural Alternatives?
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