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A Summer Picnic with Lactofree #sayyestosummer

In the third and final instalment of my summer project with Lactofree, I was challenged to make a lactose free park bench picnic. Sadly, the weather wasn't playing along, so any ideas I had of hosting a...
Lactofree Summer Smoothies

Lactofree Summer Smoothies

For the second instalment of my summer challenge with Lactofree (see my Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake here), I was asked to come up with some fruity smoothie ideas. During the week, I'm not a...
Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake

Recipe: Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake

Since starting Fashercise, I've been very committed to eating healthier, and one of the main changes I've made is cutting lactose from my diet whenever possible. A few years ago, I was diagnosed as...
Afternoon tea at Aqua Shard

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

I love The Shard. I love afternoon tea. Throw those two together and you get the perfect London afternoon... Since opening last year, Aqua Shard has become a firm favourite of mine, so I obviously...
Creamed Mushroom Brioche

Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Brioche

Oh brioche, you sweet, soft, beautiful, naughty thing. Fluffy like freshly baked bread, sweet like cake - the brioche can be used in so many different ways. It's really an amazing food to experiment with...
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JW Steakhouse #Steaksecret

On a chilly Wednesday night sometime in October, I was kidnapped. Put into a car, given a set of instructions and dropped off at the back entrance of what seemed like a hotel or restaurant somewhere in...
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Restaurant Review: Hutong Shard

A couple of weeks ago, I finally managed to get myself a table at Hutong Shard, the Northern Chinese counterpart of Aqua Shard, which is situated two floors lower in the iconic London landmark. When I...
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Roast Tomato and Courgette Quinoa Bake

Can we talk about quinoa for a minute? Quinoa is still a pretty new ingredient for me, and I'm obsessed. Growing up in Belgium, this supergrain wasn't something I'd ever heard of, let alone cooked with....
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Henley Royal Regatta with Mahiki Coconut

In my decade in the UK, I've never actually experience a traditional boat race, so when Mahiki Coconut Liqueur invited me to go to the Henley Royal Regatta, I of course jumped at the opportunity. London...
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Restaurant Review: Aqua Shard, London

Last night I had the immense pleasure of dining at the brand new Aqua Shard, set to open to the public next week. It was - without exaggeration - one of the best things I've experienced in London since I...
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#BadoitExpress Pop Up Picnic Restaurant

Organising a picnic in London in summer doesn't come without risk. For a minute there, I thought it would rain all over the world's first pop up picnic restaurant hosted by sparkling water brand Badoit, but...
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7 Things I Learned at Ping’s Pizza Masterclass

7 THINGS I LEARNED AT PING'S PIZZA MASTERCLASS 1: Pizza dough is no laughing matter - it's a science. An exact science. 2: Consequently, Ping's chef Bruno is a basically a scientist - probably a mad...