Suffering a cheeseover and January detox

I don’t know about you but I have had my fill of cheese now, having shunned the typical festive feast in favour of gin and a selection of cheeses for several days, my liver is groaning whispering to me ‘why do you hate me so, all I do is try and filter out the toxins in your body and without warning you dump a mother load expecting me to keep up’. My digestion is sluggish and those pesky migraines are threatening to return. Although I lack a level of self control, I do know when I can take no more. I am now craving salad and winter greens, fresh juices and fruit. I wish to be in India right now practising daily yoga on the beach, eating a wonderful Indian breakfast of freshly baked paratha, with yoghurt, lime pickle and the nectar of the gods – fresh watermelon juice. As I cannot be there I can do my best to recreate this paradise. So yoga in the living room and all the detox recipes I can lay my hands on. January in the cafe will be made up of the best tasting of these.

Those of you that know my food, know how important, indeed the most important of everything is the taste and enjoyment of it, the recipes selected will embody this so eating the food will be as enjoyable as the benefits on our festive weary bodies.

Of course we can start helping our bodies now. A very simple tip to help your liver survive the continuing onslaught of the next few days. First thing in the morning before anything else, have a hot water with a squeeze of fresh lemon, this will help flush out your liver and give a quick vitamin c boost to kick start your day.

Try to give your digestion a break by either incorporating a couple of raw components or having at least on raw meal a day, this doesn’t have to be complex – a gorgeous but simple salad with courgette and carrot ribbons, pomegranate seeds and winter leaves (perhaps zhused up with raw grated garlic and ginger)  with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice will do. Your tummy will feel happier and as it’s less occupied with digestion of super rich/fatty foods, you will also feel a boost of energy.

Take care and continue to enjoy festive fun with your nearest and dearest. See you in January for a healthy detox start to 2014!

Much love x

Cafe closed until Friday 27th December. Happy Christmas. New Beginings!

I don’t know about you but I am already suffering from festive fatigue and had to bomb out of two of the six parties I was to attend over the weekend! I may not partake in the rampant commercialism and ego driven martyrdom over the festive feast but I do like a good time! More parties to come over the next few days, I really like that about this time of year, mulled wine and lovely friends oh and cheeeeeeeeeese.

I am closing up the café for Christmas as I am moving into a new flat, I am really excited to have my own little place again. Of course a house warming party must be had too, I think waiting until after the carnage of New Year would be prudent. Something to look forward to when the lights have been switched off and the tinsel taken down!

The café will open up again on the 27th and I will be cooking something nourishing spicy and warming, to give those groaning waistlines a break.

However you are spending this time, enjoy yourself and the people you love. Please don’t get caught up in the craziness of it all. It is only a couple of days and the shops DO open on boxing day.

Take care, much love x

Cafe Closed Today Friday 20thth December. We are at Sneinton Market on Saturday!

Hope the final weekend before the Christmas insanity descends is set to be a good one, if you are still last minute shopping then come to Sneinton Market this Saturday 21st for The Notts Nosh local food market. I’ll be there to fill you full of mulled wine and festive cheer!

IT’S THE NOTTS NOSH CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!
The Atmosphere Glee Choir, live musicians, hot chestnuts, regulars and crafts
Green Revolution, D’s Pop Up Kitchen, Mumbai Spice, Stripey Beetroot
Mulled wine from Beccy’s Global Kitchen, Bake Off & Pie,  Zygo foods, Chai from Yaya
The Graceful Kitchen, Sam’s Gluten Free Food, Jo’s Grows
Pick’s organic meat, Mad Mck’s Chillis

The Rummage Lounge!
SELL your goods and keep your money
ASK about our Wifi fundraiser
FIND OUT how you can support us!

Come away from the madness of town and spend some quality time social shopping.

Christmas Opening Hours
We will be open through the primary gifting people to provide respite and nourishment for Christmas weary souls!

Monday 23rd 12.30 – 17.00pm,
Tuesday 24th 12.30 – 15.00pm
Friday 27th 12.30 – 15.00pm
Saturday 28th 09.00 – 15.00pm
Monday 30th 12.30 – 17.00pm
Tuesday 31st 12.30 – 15.00pm

Cafe Open. Today’s Menu Thursday 19th December at 12.30pm. The future is bright

Humpday was a day of positive plan making for 2014, really looking forward to getting them into action and a big shout out to those who partook in said discussions, your insights and affirmations were spot on! Updates will be posted, keep those baby blues or whatever hue peeled! Lets greet Thursday with a big BRING IT ON!

We are based on the 2nd floor of AEDA Arts Academy at the bottom of Hockley. Come and say hi! We are packing free WIFI and I keep forgetting to mention that the lift is working, for those who find the stairs a challenge you can be transported by magic (or physics and engineering, depends how you look at the world) straight into my café.

Today’s Menu
Pea and Mint Soup with bread (perennial old school favourite and vegan!) £3
Gujarati Green Beans with salad and chappatti (Spicy tasty healthiness, oh yes and vegan!) £4.50
Banana Flapjack (Vegan, gooey and lush) £2.00
Cardomon Victoria Sponge with Rose Cream (sinfully delicious, you can burn the calories off pre-emptively by using the stairs!) £2.50

I am looking for a buddy to join me on a new  Channel 4 food quiz (message me if you are interested in teaming up!)

Can you rustle up a feast from a limited larder? This could be your chance to shine on an exciting new food quiz for Channel 4.

Plum Pictures is looking for teams of two to apply to take part in a brand new food quiz.

In each episode, two teams of two people will compete against one another in a game of knowledge and cooking skill.

Quiz rounds will win you ingredients to cook with; answer correctly and you could win a prized ingredient. Answer incorrectly and you might end up with an undesirable ingredient. Once all the ingredients have been won, it’s up to each pair of contestants to create and cook a tasty dish with whatever they’ve won.

The show is open to both home cooks as well as seasoned professionals.

If you think you have the knowledge or the cooking skill to come out on top then we want to hear from you.

For more information and an application form, email: truffleortripe@plumpictures.co.uk

After you have honoured your appetite with something tasty and nutritious, check out the photography exhibition curated by The City Gallery work by local artists Alex Kocan and Mervyn Mitchell.

 

Cafe Open. Today’s Menu Wednesday 18th December at 12.30pm. Food Quiz!

Happy Humpday food fans! Now we are getting onto the swing of the week. I hope that you are getting the Christmas shopping done with six sigma like efficiency, if that is your bent, or like me feeling pretty smug for not  being caught up in the insanity of it all! Bah!

We are based on the 2nd floor of AEDA Arts Academy at the bottom of Hockley. Come and say hi! We are packing free WIFI and I keep forgetting to mention that the lift is working, for those who find the stairs a challenge you can be transported by magic (or physics and engineering, depends how you look at the world) straight into my café.

Today’s Menu
Virgin Mary Soup and Bread (Vegan, spicy, healthy, warming tastiness) £3
Cauliflower and Lentil Curry (Vegan curry loveliness) £4.50
Banana Flapjack (Vegan, gooey and lush) £2.00
Cardomon Victoria Sponge with Rose Cream (sinfully delicious, you can burn the calories off pre-emptively by using the stairs!) £2.50

After you have honoured your appetite with something tasty and nutritious, check out the photography exhibition curated by The City Gallery work by local artists Alex Kocan and Mervyn Mitchell.

I am looking for a buddy to join me on a new  Channel 4 food quiz (message me if you are interested in teaming up!)

Can you rustle up a feast from a limited larder? This could be your chance to shine on an exciting new food quiz for Channel 4.

Plum Pictures is looking for teams of two to apply to take part in a brand new food quiz.

In each episode, two teams of two people will compete against one another in a game of knowledge and cooking skill.

Quiz rounds will win you ingredients to cook with; answer correctly and you could win a prized ingredient. Answer incorrectly and you might end up with an undesirable ingredient. Once all the ingredients have been won, it’s up to each pair of contestants to create and cook a tasty dish with whatever they’ve won.

The show is open to both home cooks as well as seasoned professionals.

If you think you have the knowledge or the cooking skill to come out on top then we want to hear from you.

For more information and an application form, email: truffleortripe@plumpictures.co.uk

Cafe Open. Today’s Menu Tuesday 17th December at 12.30pm. Good times ahoy!

Hello Tuesday, I’m still feeling the weekend, I hope you are all doing better! Last night I was pleased to be part of a very boisterous meeting about Sneinton Market , great to see so many people fired up and wanting to get stuck in. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements coming soon, there are exciting times ahead! We are based on the 2nd floor of AEDA Arts Academy at the bottom of Hockley. Come and say hi! We are packing free WIFI and I keep forgetting to mention that the lift is working, for those who find the stairs a challenge you can be transported straight into my café.

Today’s Menu
Virgin Mary Soup and Bread (Vegan, spicy healthy warming tastiness) £3
Cauliflower and Lentil Curry (Vegan curry loveliness) £4.50
Cardomon Victoria Sponge with Rose Cream (sinfully delicious) £2.50

After you ave satisfied your hunger with something goooood, check out the photography exhibition curated by The City Gallery work by local artists Alex Kocan and Mervyn Mitchell.

Party Time!
Before I close the cafe for the primary gifting period I want to throw a party and have some dancing funtimes with all you lovely people. It’s £5 a ticket (please book in advance and pay on the night) which includes mulled wine and tasty treats. Feel free to BYO and lets have a fabulous time. I am hoping to get some of the Lindy Hop crowd down and get everyone doing The Shim Sham (get practising http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjfM4Wrj9UI) There will be awesome choons, dancing and happy times abound. See you there!

Cafe Open. Today’s Menu Monday 16th December at 12.30pm. Let’s Dance!

Monday is upon us once more, hope you all had a good weekend. We are based on the 2nd floor of AEDA Arts Academy at the bottom of Hockley, near Sneinton Market. Come and say hi!

Today’s Menu
Virgin Mary Soup and Bread (Vegan) £3
Cauliflower and Lentil Daal (Vegan) £4.50
Banana Flapjack (Vegan) £2.50

Whilst you are here check out the photography exhibition curated by The City Gallery work by local artists Alex Kocan and Mervyn Mitchell.

Party Time!
Before I close the cafe for the primary gifting period I want to throw a party and have some dancing funtimes with all you lovely people. It’s £5 a ticket (please book in advance and pay on the night) which includes mulled wine and tasty snacks. Feel free to BYO and lets have a fabulous time. I am hoping to get some of the Lindy Hop crowd down and get everyone doing The Shim Sham (get practising http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjfM4Wrj9UI) There will be awesome choons, dancing and happy times abound. See you there!

Cafe Open. Today’s Menu Saturday 14th December at 9am. Check out Sneinton Market and Cobden Chambers

Hangover Saturday’s are us! Still we are open to sell gorgeous food and coffee. We are based on the 2nd floor of AEDA Arts Academy at the bottom of Hockley. Come and say hi!

Today’s Menu
Sweetcorn Chowder with bread from local baker Bake Off and Pie £3
Vegan Ragu and Spaghetti £4.50
Peanut Butter Pie (vegan, raw and oh so sexy!) £2.50

Whilst you are here check out the photography exhibition curated by The City Gallery work by local artists Alex Kocan and Mervyn Mitchell.

Once your appetite has been satiated why not check out;

Sneinton Market THIS WEEK 14th December The Artful Dodger Craft Market
Christmas social shopping from craft stalls including crystals and incense from Earth Tree.
Now is a good time to get on to Sneinton Market, while STALLS ARE STILL £10!
Email wendy@Sneintonmarket.co.uk or call us on 07793 389323
Trading Saturdays and Mondays right through the Christmas period: Fruit, veg and meat.

Cobden Chambers Christmas Market
Cobden Chambers are opening for two days with a Christmas Market 12-14th December 12pm-4pm.Get yourself down to the newly renovated Cobden Chambers, featuring a treasure trove of festive treats & gift ideas from local artists & creatives, real christmas trees, artisan foods and hot mulled wine & cider.
Pelham Street, Nottingham City Centre.

Cafe Closed today. Re-open Saturday 14th December at 9am. Check out Cobden Chambers and Sneinton Market!

Enjoy Friday everyone. See you in the cafe tomorrow for super delicious foodles!

Cobden Chambers Christmas Market

Cobden Chambers are opening for two days with a Christmas Market 12-14th December 12pm-4pm.Get yourself down to the newly renovated Cobden Chambers, featuring a treasure trove of festive treats & gift ideas from local artists & creatives, real christmas trees, artisan foods and hot mulled wine & cider.

Pelham Street, Nottingham City Centre.

Sneinton Market THIS WEEK 14th December The Artful Dodger Craft Market
Christmas social shopping from craft stalls including crystals and incense from Earth Tree.
Now is a good time to get on to Sneinton Market, while STALLS ARE STILL £10!
Email wendy@Sneintonmarket.co.uk or call us on 07793 389323
Trading Saturdays and Mondays right through the Christmas period: Fruit, veg and meat.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen. Menu Thursday 12th December. Cafe open from 12.30pm.

What a chilly Thursday! We have got some belly warming dishes on the menu today to make you feel goooood 🙂

We are based on the second floor of AEDA Arts Academy at the bottom of Hockley near Sneinton Market and packing FREE WIFI!

There is still time to book tickets for our festive knees up on Friday 20th December, it is all about the fun as it is the season to be jolly! There will be spiced cider and mulled wine, dancing fun and tasty treats, no babysitter? No problem. Everybody is welcome!

There is an exhibition of photography in the café space curated by The City Gallery with work from Mervyn Mitchell and Alex Kocan.

 Today’s Menu
Sweetcorn Chowder with spiced butter and sourdough bread from local baker Bake Off and Pie £3.00
Cauliflower and lentil dhal with chappatti (vegan) £4.50

Peanut butter pie (raw, vegan, deceptively healthy and super delicious) £2.50

Takeaway available.  Short on time? Call Beccy on 07789917429 to place your order to be collected at your preferred time.

If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know and we will do our best to make something fabulous and tasty for you.

Special Offers
Free hot drink with food purchase
Students 10% off food purchase (on production of valid NUS card)
(not valid in conjunction with any other offer)