Dinner at Alchemilla

A couple of weeks ago I went and visited my mate Ben (previously featured in the kitesurfing post) down in Nottingham. I came from work in the Yorkshire Dales and had a bit of FOMO because my boss had been to a great tasting menu dinner and was raving about it. I wanted that, so I did some research on fine dining in Nottingham and convinced Ben we should go to Alchemilla (it didn’t take much convincing). We also invited Ben’s mate Rob – he’s coming kitesurfing with us in September – and we booked around a week in advance. Luckily they had availability during my stay. We had to give about 3 days notice for dietary requirements and 24 hours for disabled access (you can kind of see the ramp in the background of this photo).

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Eating out gluten free in London

Eating out can be a bit of a chore when you have allergies or intolerances.
Luckily for me, their are multiple places to choose from in London that cater for gluten free – and actually understand the dangers of cross contamination (and the fact that boiling water doesn’t kill off gluten!)

There are a few 100% completely gluten free restaurants and cafes dotted around including:

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A Destination Menu – May Travel Link Up

The topic for this month’s travel link up is if travel was a menu, where would your palate take you?
I decided to go with a 5 course menu because who wants to limit life to 3 courses?
The good thing about this theme is that it doesn’t just have to be places that you have already visited.

 

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Wendy Polisi’s Italian Baked Quinoa Casserole – Adapted

Last week as I was perusing internet for quinoa recipes, I found one that included all of my favourite things – meat, cheese and tomatoes!

As the recipe is from American cook and author Wendy Polisi I did have to adapt it a wee bit to reflect Australian ingredients.

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