Friday, 1 January 2016

December in Food

Happy New Year! 2015 was a wonderful year for me, blog-wise and food-wise and I was lucky enough to do all sorts of fun things. Here's to many more in 2016.

But before that, here's my round up of foodie bits and bobs I didn't blog about in December.

Leon

Leon is one of the new-to-Birmingham foodie locations that opened in the new train station. I've popped in a couple of times now when in the area. It's so nice to be able to pick something up that isn't a boring sandwich or a pasta salad.


Leon sell a range of salads, wraps, rice boxes and burgers which are all comparatively healthy, filling and fresh. My pre-train options have been much improved.


Wasabi

Speaking of Grand Central, I'm also a big fan of Wasabi, who sell sushi to go. It's not as good as Sushi Passion obviously but it's fresh and they have a large range. They also sell some individual nigiri, maki and California rolls, which make it super accessible for someone who has maybe never tried sushi.


Gas Street Social

Edd and I intended to go for brunch but got up too late and ended up having lunch instead! We both went for a burger which you can add a variety of toppings to. I had a chicken burger with halloumi and tomato relish.


Canoodle at Digbeth Dining Club

The first Yelp event for a while was held at Digbeth Dining Club where we were given a voucher to choose a meal from one of the vendors. I had squid from Canoodle. It came with sticky rice and gorgeous pickled veg. Terrible photo but beautiful food.


Christmas!

Hard to do a December post without mentioning Christmas. I'll be getting some proper pictures up soon.

I can't say I did a huge amount of cooking but I did make a cranberry syrup for cocktails and beetroot cured salmon which is one of my favourite Christmas treats.


It looked prettier than this after five days of curing!


Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Edd and I wanted to pop out for an easy lunch last weekend so we headed to Gourmet Burger Kitchen at The Mailbox. I picked a breaded chicken burger with mozzarella, pesto and bacon. The chicken was beautifully cooked but I wanted more of that yummy pesto!


We also shared some chilli chicken bites which were surprisingly good. I liked that they were made with the dark meat of the chicken, showing they aren't wasting anything.


I'll be back in the next couple of days with a review of Nomad's proper restaurant.


Here's to more foodie adventures in 2016!

1 comment:

Kezzie said...

You've definitely had a good year in food and blogging and I've really enjoyed reading about it! Yum! The Leon salad looks really nice as does the chilli chicken bites- mmmmm!