My Foodie Adventures

Making up healthy recipes as I go along...

Month: December 2016

Wonderfully Warming Winter Squash Soup

I must confess, I’m not of a soup eater.

I think it stems to how I used to eat it as a child. I’d butter about 8 slices of white bread, eschew the spoon and just start dipping. I think that the comedian Seann Walsh says it best (skip to about 2:19):

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How To Use Your Christmas Leftovers

Before I go ahead and tell you how to enjoy what’s left of your delicious Christmas Dinner this year, understand that I’m in no way talking about the main event. Whether that be turkey, duck, beef or a nut loaf.

You and I both know that the centrepiece of your festival feast will have been picked clean by now. Used in sandwiches, wraps and midnight excursions to the fridge as you nibble “just a smidge” while deciding what you actually want to eat.

The turkey is gone, you’re just going to have to face facts, I’m afraid.

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Steaks and Cocktails at Monteith’s, Edinburgh

You’ve got to love these voucher websites. While some may feel uncomfortable using them, the truth is that they offer us lesser mortals the opportunity to wine and dine in some exceptional establishments which would usually be out of our price bracket. Or they allow us to try out a restaurant which we would have previously missed on our search for gastronomical fulfilment.

Anna and I use ItIsOn, which caters for (pun intended) Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (just in case you thought I meant the -under-Lyme version). And we have been able to enjoy some incredible meals in some wonderful places across the city. We also went somewhere stuffy, pretentious and unwelcoming… but that’s for another story.

Anna had decided to treat me recently to one of said vouchers and our latest excursion took us to the Royal Mile and into a well hidden restaurant named Monteith’s. Continue reading