National Justice Museum, Lunch Club, Vegan Market!

Hello! It has been a real long time since I nattered to you. A lot has been going on! I’ve been a bit reluctant to talk about it all because so often I’ve come close to an opportunity working out only to victory snatched from my grasp, however a month into the partnership it maybe time to accept it is happening and everything is fine! I’ve partnered up with the awe-inspiring Jill Carter and Pulp Friction (who work with and train young adults with learning difficulties, absolutely wicked project, check them out and give them props), to form The Wing It Sisters! We are running the café in The National Justice Museum (formally Galleries of Justice). So come in and check us out. I think our soy cappuccino/latte is one of the best, our cakes are vegan and bring all the boys to the yard and our members are all wonderful people waiting to impress you with their skills.

Lunch Club is back!

Bulwell Forest Garden is out of winter hibernation and each week new plants are poking their heads out of the soil and growing towards the sun. The Sensory Garden is looking stunning and it is such a pleasure to spend time in a beautiful relaxing space in the midst of the urban jungle. Come along from 11 to get involved in preparing the food and meet other lunch club crew members (they are all diamonds). Lunch from 12ish, this week we are experimenting with making Mexican bean chard wraps and there is a plum and almond tart for dessert. All vegan, some ingredients freshly harvested today and all tasting like win! Access the garden via Austin Street map

Nottingham’s Monthly Vegan Market

You may or may not know that I am part of the crew that organises this monthly market on Sneinton Market Square. It started off as a suggestion I  made in a meeting and has grown into a fabulous friendly community of traders and visitors. A great social shopping experience and OH EM GEE the food! Many of us know that vegan food has come on in leaps and bounds and this market, I think, showcases some of the best that there is on offer. This month we are going a little off piste and having a fringe festival event to the ever Awesome Viva Vegan Festival. Punk 4 The Homeless have curated an acoustic music stage, there are lots of new traders for you to meet and I will be dusting off my best trader banter to serve up Notdogs, The A.L.T and Tofu-lo Strips, plus running a bar serving up Nottingham Blue Barrel Cider, a community led initiative that produces CAMRA award winning cider and supports Summerwood Community Gardens. Come down and party with us!

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition last day! 22nd Dec #lovenotts

And the end is near and now we face the final curtain! What a wonderful time we have had, big love to City Arts for having us back and massive big up yo bad selves for turning up, you have until the close of play to buy something fabulous and eat super tasty food so get on it!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Pea and Mint Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Sausage, Bean and Smoky Tomato Casserole, Served with Bread and Salad £5 (VG)

    Sweet Treats)

  • Lemon and Polenta £2.50 (GF, D,)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake £2.50 (VG)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition 21st Dec #lovenotts

Greetings Monday morning! I hope you have survived the madness of shopping, work’s Christmas parties and are in good condition. Only two shopping days left at the City Arts Advent Fair and Beccy’s Global Kitchen pop-up, so if you have been thinking about having a gander at the fabulous wares on display, the time is now!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Pea and Mint Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Sausage, Bean and Smoky Tomato Casserole, Served with Bread and Salad £5 (VG)

    Sweet Treats)

  • Lemon and Polenta £2.50 (GF, D,)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake £2.50 (VG)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition 19 Dec #lovenotts

Welcome to the weekend! For those that do, it’s the last one before Christmas, I hope its not too much of a scrum to get all you need done and that you are able to find time to relax, however you do that best. Hockley is abundant with places to find unique gifts and curiosities. Starting at Creative Occupations Bureau on Pelham Street, tucked away in Cobden Chambers just off the main drag, you can find good coffee, food and crafts, moving down the hill you will come across us at City Arts where there is a fantastic array of jewellery and some awesome festive head gear, plus our delicious food! Finally at the edge of the Creative Quarter you will discover Sneinton Market hosting a Victorian Christmas Market creating a flavour of days gone by, plenty of workshops, activities, gift stalls and food! Wowsers, so much going on!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Pea and Mint Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Sausage, Bean and Smoky Tomato Casserole, Served with Bread and Salad £5 (VG)

    Sweet Treats)

  • Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake £2.50 (GF, D,)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake £2.50 (VG)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition 17 Dec #lovenotts

Well hello there Friday, my you have snuck up on me, I am left slightly bewildered with a sense that there are many things that I should have done but haven’t. Hopefully it’s nothing important! Do pop in as you are passing by or make the trip from down down to Hockley. There is many a splendid trinket to be gazed at adoringly and definitely presents to be found for your nearest and dearest. Not to mention the lovely food and cake on offer in the café!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Pea and Mint Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Sausage, Bean and Smoky Tomato Casserole, Served with Bread and Salad £5 (VG)

    Sweet Treats

  • Rum and Raisin Shortbread Biscuits £1.00 (D)
  • Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake £2.50 (GF, D,)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake £2.50 (VG)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition 17 Dec #lovenotts

Wow Thursday already? Blimey! I don’t know where the week has gone……….

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Pea and Mint Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  •  Mexican Rice Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Sausage, Bean and Smoky Tomato Casserole, Served with Bread and Salad £5 (VG)

    Sweet Treats

  • Rum and Raisin Shortbread Biscuits £1.00 (D)
  • Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake £2.50 (GF, D,)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake £2.50 (VG)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition 16-Dec #lovenotts

And we are back, I  had a great time cooking with my friend Mic and pleasing the tummies of lots of people but I did miss you all!

Comfort is what the menu is all about, food I enjoy snuggling up on the sofa with.

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Pea and Mint Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  •  Mexican Rice Soup £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Sausage, Bean and Smoky Tomato Casserole, Served with Bread and Salad £5 (VG)

    Sweet Treats

  • Rum and Raisin Shortbread Biscuits £1.00 (D)
  • Lemon Polenta Cake £2.50 (GF, D, NUTS)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake £2.50 (VG)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition Cafe Closed Today 15-Dec #lovenotts

Cafe closed today, off to help cook Christmas lunch for 100 people! The craft fair and exhibition is open and we are back tomorrow!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Bean Salsa and Tortilla Chips £3.50 (VG)
  • Mexican Rice Soup £3.50 (VG)
  • Huevos Rancheros (eggs poached in a smoky tomato stew served on a tortilla) £4.50 (D, GF bread is available, please ask)
  • Spinach Strata and Salad (a tasty brunch of mushrooms, spinach and bread baked in a lemon tofu custard, delish!) £4.50 (VG)

    Sweet Treats

  • Rum and Raisin Shortbread Biscuits £1.00 (D)
  • Orange and Polenta Cake £2.50 (D)
  • Peanut Butter and Banana Pie £3.00 (Raw, VG, N, GF)
  • Chocolate Fudge Tart £3.00 (Raw, VG, N, GF)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition Open Today 14-Dec 10.00-17.00 #lovenotts

Morning, Monday has abruptly arrived! I do hope you are well and ready for another week! I am  playing in the kitchen today and have turned some vegan magic onto a popular brunch dish Strata (usually made with lashings of cheese and eggs) and will be attempting a vegan lime curd later which will make a yet to be decided dessert. I will let you know how that turns out 🙂

The café is open today 10.30 – 16.30.

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Bean Salsa and Tortilla Chips £3.50 (VG)
  • Mexican Rice Soup £3.50 (VG)
  • Huevos Rancheros (eggs poached in a smoky tomato stew served on a tortilla) £4.50 (D, GF bread is available, please ask)
  • Spinach Strata and Salad (a tasty brunch of mushrooms, spinach and bread baked in a lemon tofu custard, delish!) £4.50 (VG)

    Sweet Treats

  • Rum and Raisin Shortbread Biscuits £1.00 (D)
  • Orange and Polenta Cake £2.50 (D)
  • Peanut Butter and Banana Pie £3.00 (Raw, VG, N, GF)
  • Chocolate Fudge Tart £3.00 (Raw, VG, N, GF)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Craft Fair and Exhibition Open Today 12-Dec 10.00-17.00 #lovenotts

The weekend is here, in amongst all the madness and fantastic things you can see and do in this fair city, do also take time to be kind to yourself.  Christmas can be a very busy and stressful time of year. There is no point in organising wonderful things if you are too wound up to enjoy them. I’m off dancing tonight to blow off some steam.  I love it, great fun and by accident, not design a bit of a workout too. If dancing sounds too energetic then basking in a soapy warm bath goes a long way to soothe a furrowed brow, or if time is lacking then I find a cheeky gin is a helpful short cut (you will drink responsibly though, wont you?)! Having a tummy full of good food is the best and easiest place to start, and on that we are here to help!

(P.S. the café is closing at 3 today, please forgive me, I’ve been wanting to see Caravan Palace for a few years now and I booked the ticket in May!)

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Today’s Menu

  • Hummus, Olives and Pitta Bread. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Bean Salsa and Tortilla Chips £3.50 (VG)
  • Mexican Rice Soup £3.50 (VG)
  • Huevos Rancheros (eggs poached in a smoky tomato stew served on a tortilla) £4.50 (D, GF bread is available, please ask)
  • Fideo (Mexican pasta dish, toasted vermicelli in a vegetable, chilli and tomato sauce, with feta crumbled over the top) £5.00 (D, can be served vegan, please ask, GF pasta is also available)

    Sweet Treats

  • Granola Bar £2.00 (VG, N)
  • Orange and Polenta Cake £2.50 (D)
  • Peanut Butter and Banana Pie £3.00 (Raw, VG, N, GF)
  • Chocolate Fudge Tart £3.00 (Raw, VG, N, GF)

D = Made with Diary Products
VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free
N – Contains Nuts

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.