Farm Girl Cafe – Healthy and Holistic – Portobello Road

As January nears its end and the cold weather seems to set in for another week there’s no wonder that by now most people’s healthy resolutions begin to dissolve into their quinoa porridge. Determined to stick to it, for at least a little longer than a month, I resolved to find a few healthier lunch spots, allowing some sense of…

Farmacy – Clean Eating in Notting Hill – A Review

Farmacy, a clever play on words, amalgamating pharmacy and farm into a name that kind of portrays what they’re trying to do here. The first thing you’ll read on their website is a quote from Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” A quick glance at the menu and you’ll see that healthy, nutritious cuisine is at…

The Fields Beneath – Cute Coffee Heaven in Kentish Town

There’s something extremely exciting about finding a good coffee shop, it’s a bit like discovering a little hideaway, somewhere that you can retreat in order to relax, unwind and feel comforted. The Fields Beneath is a tiny, cutesy café nestled under the arches of Kentish Town West Station. Upon entering I was greeted like a long lost friend despite having…

Parkin – Gluten and Dairy Free

There are certain recipes that I read and think to myself “that would kill me”, such as macaroni cheese and butter shortbread. When my dad requested that we make parkin cake for our bonfire celebrations I had one of those moments. Not one to be beaten I decided to treat this recipe as though I had a normal digestive system, simply substituting…

Apple Crumble – The Healthier Way

At this beautiful autumnal time of year, nothing beats the smell of apples and cinnamon. Coming home to the countryside from London left me in no doubt that this was one of my favourite times of the year, as the train sped from city to open pasture I watched as the countryside seemed to change before my eyes into a red and…