Day: 30 May 2015

  • INTERVIEW | Simon Gross

    Mr Showbiz is back in the house. We caught up with him shortly before he went in! What have you been doing since you were evicted? It’s been mad. The eviction was a shock and the initial feeling was, “Why me?” Then I went into performing mode and said, “Well, I’ve had my five minutes […]

  • President Obama’s Proclamation for Gay Pride Month

    President Obama has released a Presidential Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, which starts on June 1st. It reads as follows: From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding promise and […]

  • Club Owner Outs “Third” Of Staff To Prove Business Is Not Bigoted

    A gay couple in Cardiff have claimed that they were thrown out of the DC nightclub after security staff saw them kissing. In response, the club’s owner Richard Jackson outs a third of his staff in the national press in an attempt to show that bigots do not run the venue. Oliver Brown, 21, and […]

  • THEATRE REVIEW | Shrek, National Tour 2015

    ★★★★ | Shrek, National Tour 2015 Making the transition from screen to stage is not always easy, especially when you are adapting something as beloved as Shrek. The tale of the big green ogre rescuing the fair princess on behalf of the diminutive Lord Fardquaad is one which follows the plot of the film fairly […]

  • RECIPE: Crispy Tofu & Green Tea Noodles

    Crispy Tofu & Green Tea Noodles Serves 2 Prep 10 mins Cook 20 mins Vegan / Quick & Easy / Inexpensive / Take-Out Alternative / Healthy Bones These organic green tea noodles are part of Waitrose / Ocado’s new Malaysian range which I recommend you take a look at. The noodles also come in pumpkin, […]

  • RECIPE: Lamb Tajine Soup

    Lamb Tajine Soup Serves 4, or 4 x work lunches Prep 10 mins Cook 60 mins Freezable I really wanted to capture the essence of a Moroccan classic in a bowl. Something to brighten my day at work, and trick me into thinking I’m abroad where the sun shines all day long. I had some […]

  • RECIPE: Cookie-Creamy-Cranberry Baby Bars

    Cookie-Creamy-Cranberry Baby Bars Mini chocolate bars embracing the classic cookie and cream combo with a festive nod from dried cranberries. Don’t anticipate leftovers with these naughty little delights! Ingredients 680g white chocolate 450g Oreos or similar sandwich style biscuit, Custard creams could even work! 100g dried cranberries chocolate sprinkles, or similar Instructions Line a large […]

  • RECIPE: Banana Bark

    Banana Bark Serves 2 Prep 15 mins (+45 mins freezing time) No cook No Fuss Dessert / B-Vitamin Rich / Healthy Fats / Healthy Bones   These are so simple, and so delicious. Choose whichever nuts you like but I find walnuts and almonds the best combination for flavour, texture and nutritional value. The nuts […]

  • RECIPE: Beet-Swede Gratin

    Beet-Swede Gratin Serves 4-6 Prep 20 mins Cook 2 hours Something a little different from the usual potato gratin that’s loaded with carbs and cream. Rooty beet and swede go beautifully together nestled amongst a garlic-thyme, skimmed milk roux sauce with reduced fat cheeses. The sauce turns a beautiful pale pink under the molten mozzarella […]

  • Recipe: Pistachio Cookies

    Pistachio Cookies Prep 15 mins Cook 10 mins Makes 12 Cookies Quick & Easy / Minimal Ingredients Chewy cookies with an unexpected citrus-like tang from the use of pomegranate molasses (a fruit syrup made from pomegranate juice reduction). These taste surprisingly light considering the use of a thick syrup, and the combination with the slightly […]

  • RECIPE: Ginger Biscuits

    Ginger Biscuits Makes 15 large biscuits Inexpensive / Quick & Easy / Store Cupboard Ingredients /   These cost hardly anything to make and are super quick and easy. If you keep a well stocked store cupboard then you should already have most of the ingredients to hand. Pomegranate molasses are available in most supermarkets […]