Thursday, 23 June 2016

London Eats // The Kati Roll Company, Soho

The Kati Roll Company, Soho, London

Nestled in next to BrewDog and the Kings Arms on Poland Street, Soho, The Kati Roll Company is a hidden gem! After having visited said bar - BrewDog - for a couple of beers after work with friends, we felt peckish and stumbled upon this Indian wrap joint. 

Their slogan 'Really good food. Plain and simple.' pretty much sums them up entirely. I really couldn't have put it better myself. Priced from just £2.95 for one roll, or £5.40 for 2 rolls, The Kati Roll Company have also won the award for best cheap eat in central London (not an actual award, but it should be!). 

So what is a Kati Roll I hear you ask. A Kati Roll is either a warm paratha or roti bread, wrapped around delicious meat, vegetables and cheese. Each ingredient is marinated in a fantastic mix of Indian spices giving each roll a spicy kick and a flavoursome bite. 

We opted for the paratha bread as we were told that this was a far tastier option, and a little less healthy than a roti... I mean who wants to be healthy on a Friday night after a couple of beers?! I'm sure the roti tastes equally as good, but the paratha was really like nothing I'd tried before. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Recipes // Beetroot Orzotto

Beetroot orzotto recipe with feta, grilled turkey, on a bed of spinach

What do you do when you have a bag of unopened orzo, beetroot and feta in the kitchen - make beetroot orzotto of course! Haha well not quite, but that is almost how it came together. We had been watching Saturday Kitchen's Best Bites last Sunday and one of the chef's had made a delicious look cheesy, mushroom risotto, but using orzo. Knowing we had this bag in the pantry, and not knowing what to do with it, we thought this was a great idea. 

So we set about scouring the internet for similar recipes and stumbled across this one on BBC Good Food where they had combined beetroot and feta with the orzo. And just by chance I had literally bought beetroot and feta the day before to have in a salad. 

Now, the dish itself is vegetarian and I'm sure would be more than filling on it's own, as they've done on BBC Good Food. However, we were more interested in having it as a component of a dish, and of course we had to add some greens. Stew cannot eat a meal without at least 3 vegetables being involved somehow. 

We were considering serving it with chicken breast, but whilst we were in our local supermarket, we spotted a pack of turkey breasts on offer. We only ever really eat turkey at Christmas, so we were both intrigued to cook turkey breasts for a change. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Lifestyle // Minute & Azimut

Minute and Azimut watches

I am very proud to announce that I have been chosen to be an ambassador for new luxury watch brand, Minute & Azimut

Minute & Azimut is a young London based brand, headed up by the lovely Winnie and Olivia, combining French design with Swiss precision. Their first capsule collection has been called Bisham, named after Bisham Woods in Berkshire. The collection is dedicated to preserving the woodland by donating a portion of each sale to planting new trees. 

It's this fantastic outlook of combining fashion with nature, and giving something back to the World, that first drew my attention to Minute & Azimut. My love of watches is apparently, with my personal collection forever growing. I love to accessorise my outfits with a beautiful piece of jewellery on my wrist - a watch. Whether it's classic, minimal, modern. I have a watch for every occasion. However, it is often still hard to find not only a beautiful looking watch, but a well made one that is reasonably priced.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Outfit // Public Desire soft glove mid heels

Sweet Monday outfit, boohoo pink peg leg trousers
Top - Monki via ASOS // Trousers - Boohoo (now only £10) // Shoes - Public Desire* // Watch - Freedom To Exist

How cute are these shoes from Public Desire? I love their matte grey colour. They're really similar to a pair I spotted in Topshop a while ago, but I'm so glad I didn't purchase them as these are so much cheaper! I've never tried Public Desire before, but I follow lots of you that have. I'm really impressed with their quality considering how reasonably priced they are. They have so many on-trend styles at the moment too. I've since bookmarked their site and followed them on Instagram to stay up to date! I also noticed that Public Desire are now stocked on ASOS too. Did you know that? So good! 

I had been wondering what to wear with these shoes. I know grey goes with most things but after wearing this outfit out the other day, I'm really liking the shoes pair with neutral tones. I think the grey works really well with the soft pink of the trousers, and nude of the crop. 

However equally I did also wear them with a pair of black skinnies, white blouse and choker, and they looked just as good! So they seem to be an all rounder, which is great news. I'm tempted to get them in another colour now too as they're so comfy. Although I did find them a tad big so had to buy some Party Feet for the ankle. I've found that's been happening a lot recently. I'm not sure how my feet could've shrunk?! I might have to start trying on 4s as well as 5s. 

Thursday, 16 June 2016

London Eats // Prezzo's new summer menu

Prezzo new summer menu

Last week Chloe and I headed to Prezzo on Euston Road to try out their new summer menu. Prezzo have updated their already vast selection of Italian dishes, with a couple of new ones for summer, experimenting with exciting ingredients and combinations of flavour. 

To give a full review we opted to try both a starter, main course and dessert... I mean, it's only fair! 

Using seasonal ingredients, executive chef Paul Lewis has chosen dishes that encompass a classic Italian summer. Bringing the heat, citrus and freshness of Italian cooking to our very own doorsteps. Who needs and Italian summer break when you can step into Prezzo and taste the same delights. Just minus the sun!

Superfoods continue to be a hot topic, and Paul has decided to work with seasonal greens such as asparagus that is packed full of vitamins, and beans included cannellini, edamame and mung beans, who are each rich in protein and antioxidants. 

To accompany these savoury wonders, are also new additions to the dessert and drinks menus. Fruit flavours including berries, banana and white peach, add a new dimension to traditional Italian desserts. Whilst rosemary gin cocktails add a surprising twist to your palette. 

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