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Help for Calming Nerves before an Exam:

Help for Calming Nerves before an Exam:

Exam season is upon us and many young people are facing the pressure of tests. Here are some strategies for calming nerves before an exam and ways to help with the feelings of anxiety surrounding test stress. Preparation: Remind yourself that you are prepared. Revision […]

Dear New Whippet Owners…

Dear New Whippet Owners…

Embarking on the life-changing journey of pointy-nosed parenthood? Congratulations! This advice for new whippet owners offers a collection of top-tips and fabulous nuggets of knowledge shared by us and also the wonderful community of whippet and hound owners in the Mad About Whippets Facebook group.  […]

The Best Burgers in Cambridge:

The Best Burgers in Cambridge:

The best burgers in Cambridge

The independent restaurant scene in Cambridge has grown massively over the last few years. From the stylish and delicious tasting menus of Restaurant 22 to the laid back BBQ food of SmokeWorks, you can find a place to suit your tastes, mood and wallet! With this in mind finding the best burgers in Cambridge was pretty easy.

The burger is often debated and discussed, but one thing is for sure, most people enjoy a good one- be it beef, chicken, or vegetable. Here are, in my opinion some of the best burgers in Cambridge.

Steak and Honour:

best burgers in Cambridge

My personal favourite. From food truck to a bricks and mortar restaurant, the Steak and Honour crew continue to deliver ‘proper burgers’ to the greedy fans of Cambridge. See them recommended in our Cambridge Foodies Tour here. Tasty food!

DoppleGanger:

best burgers in Cambridge

Head to Regent Street to feast on these moreish plant based burgers. DoppleGanger is a rising star for the city. ‘Not junk, just plants’, vegan or not, this is great and satisfying food. Read our review here .

SmokeWorks:

best burgers in Cambridge

Best known for its slow cooked BBQ ribs, SmokeWorks also hits the mark with its slow fast food burgers (including vegan) too. A fun experience and great lunch deals to be had. See our review here.

Pint Shop:

best burgers in Cambridge

Famous locally for its ever changing selection of craft beers and gins, independent Pint Shop led the charge in changing the face of the Cambridge food and drink scene. Pop in for a drink and don’t miss out on their fabulous cheeseburger.

Your Best Burgers in Cambridge:

best burgers in Cambridge

It is a matter of taste, so please comment below and tell us where you have had your best burgers in Cambridge. We look forward to hearing about them!

To see more of our food recommendations click here.

Step by Step Pizza recipe

Step by Step Pizza recipe

This step by step pizza recipe delivers for those wanting a fresh, crunchy base, with the extra bonus of being much lower in fat than the takeaway versions. Alter the base thickness to suit your preference and top with anything of your choice- or see […]

Fabulous Scottish Gin

Fabulous Scottish Gin

This is an opportunity to celebrate some of the wonderful Scottish gins made by clever producers who capture of beauty of the land, sky and sea of Scotland using quality, local botanicals to give us the perfect G&T! Hills & Harbour: Made by the folk […]

Halloumi & Vegetable Flatbread Recipe with Tahini Dressing

Halloumi & Vegetable Flatbread Recipe with Tahini Dressing

This is a super easy, healthy, and tasty recipe which can be pimped up or down to suit the taste-buds of your audience- see the adaptations through the recipe. Best served with our homemade flatbread recipe, but can be served using shop bought flatbread too.

You will need:

  • Your choice of vegetables- we use aubergine, courgette, mushrooms and red peppers but use what you like best!
  • Halloumi- we used reduced fat halloumi here but use full fat if you please, or vegan friendly halloumi.
  • Yoghurt- we used reduced fat natural yoghurt- again, use full fat or you could use soya yoghurt to make this vegan friendly.
  • Tahini
  • Salt and pepper
  • couscous made with vegetable stock
  • Lemon juice, Parsley and basil to serve
  • Sriracha and/ or fresh chills to increase the heat!

Method:

  1. Cut your vegetables and cheese into nice chunky wedges as shown in photo. If you want extra flavour here you can marinade the ingredients in olive oil, oregano and garlic. The natural flavour of the vegetables with the dressing are however delicious enough to skip this.

2. Roast or griddle your vegetables and cheese to give them a tasty charred flavour.

3. While your vegetables and cheese wedges are cooking, make your couscous using the boiling vegetable stock and cover to allow it to steam.

4. Make your dressing by combining 100ml yoghurt with 1tbsp of tahini and a squeeze of lemon juice- mix to completely combine. Taste and season as suits you.

5. To serve make a bed of couscous, sprinkled with with chopped parsley and basil. Layer the vegetables on top and then the cheese. Season to taste.

6. Serve the delicious fillings in a warm flatbread, drizzled with the tahini dressing and a squeeze of Siriacha chilli sauce or freshly chopped chillis for extra heat- yum!

Halloumi and Vegetable Flatbread recipe

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Homemade Flatbread Recipe

Homemade Flatbread Recipe

Flatbread are super versatile and much easier to make than you would think. Use this homemade flatbread recipe to make your own in advance to save serving time- they stay fresh for couple of days. These really are worth the time and effort. You will […]

Cornerstone in Hackney Wick Review

Cornerstone in Hackney Wick Review

Named after an Arctic Monkeys song, Tom Brown’s restaurant Cornerstone in Hackney Wick offers fabulous small plates/ tapas style food. On our recent visit, each stunning dish is a smash hit. This large airy space, situated down a quiet side street is home to Brown’s […]

DoppleGanger Cambridge Review: Plant Based Burgers

DoppleGanger Cambridge Review: Plant Based Burgers

Doppleganger Cambridge review

DoppleGanger in Cambridge city centre has recently opened its doors, offering fantastic plant based burgers; this is super satisfying food which as a meat eater, I would choose time and time again.

Ordering:

This is a cool set up and even ordering reflects this. Order and customise your burgers (if you choose) using the touch screen, then pay, take your seat, and watch it being made in the open plan kitchen.

Doppleganger Cambridges review

The Dopple Burger:

I opted for the Dopple burger and boy was this enormous! A dopplepatti (crunchy and tasty) served with homemade ranch sauce, balsamic glazed portobello mushrooms, onion relish, tomato, and heaps of crunchy lettuce, all expertly fitting into a vegan broiche bun. I had to get my knife and fork involved as it was so tall (much to Jon’s disappointment)!

The BBK Burger:

Jon goes for the bbk burger which he loves. A crunchy dopplepatti, zingy lime slaw, miso and lime mayo, pulled jack fruit in Korean BBQ sauce, served with cucumber and pear in chilli and garlic, again all expertly towered into a brioche bun. Jon is a huge burger fan (usually meat) and this didn’t disappoint.

The Sides:

We shared some of the super crunchy airfried fries- I love this healthier option and finish my burger and chips feeling full but refreshingly clean.

Doppleganger Cambridge Review:

This is a great option for vegan and non-vegan diners. The food is so flavoursome and filling and the staff friendly and relaxed. DoppleGanger have a range of inventive burgers and we are already planning our next visit to try them out. A super addition to the Cambridge food scene.

For our other local recommendations click here.

Thai Food in Cambridgeshire- No77, Caxton Review.

Thai Food in Cambridgeshire- No77, Caxton Review.

Unassumingly tucked away, roadside near Caxton, there it is- the funky No 77 Restaurant offering super-tasty Thai food in Cambridgeshire. This wasn’t my first visit, I have been a number of times including visits to the pop-up events at the beginning of held annually which […]