Feed me

Food, cocktails, wine, and all that good stuff.

When it comes to eating a plant-based diet, convenience foods on the go can be sometimes tricky to find. Not Dogs has a small restaurant in the Bullring Link Street and I have to admit that I don’t visit all that often. So when I was asked to come along to sample the Not Dogs Christmas menu, I was intrigued. The great thing about the Not Dogs ethos is that they want to become the restaurant of choice for people…

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It seems that Birmingham has a never-ending supply of restaurants for me to discover. The Gateway to India is in Regency Wharf and wasn’t on my radar admittedly as the only time I am in the area is usually when heading to Karaoke Box with friends. But I was invited along with some other Brum Bloggers to try their food and for some reason, it escaped my mind to give them advance warning of my dietary requirements so I wasn’t…

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As well as being lactose intolerant, I am allergic to a selection of raw fruits. It has a name – Pollen Food Allergy and is also known as Oral Allergy Syndrome – but I find it’s met with a dubious look from servers in restaurants as they may not have come across it before. Sadly it has also meant that I have been served fruit that I am allergic to despite me being very specific that this would cause me…

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Summer seems to go by far too quickly in the UK and here in Birmingham, with no trips abroad to help me escape the city, I have to get a little creative when it comes to enjoying the little sunshine that we do get. The husband and I went for a lazy summer picnic at the weekend as it was sunny, dry and warm. We don’t have a garden so can’t barbecue at home and picnics are a lovely way…

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Chung Ying Garden in Birmingham’s China Town one of those regular haunts for me with my family. It is particularly good as it is accessible and they have a car park right outside. But as always the main reason to eat here is the food. I went along for a bloggers banquet to learn a bit about their dim sum menu. Although I have eaten at Chung Ying Garden many times, I have never been upstairs to the banquet room…

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