Cheat Day: La H es muda

Another weekend, another cheat day woohoo! The second week of this meat reduction diet was really getting me in my feels- craving chicken nuggets and all sorts. Nothing but my willpower led me on to complete another weekday of veggies only. I must admit, I have been eating fish here and there in the canteen…

That’s it, I’m putting my foot down.

Lately, I’ve really been more aware of what I’m inputting into my body- not saying I am now a new and transformed person, but my conscience is telling me I need to change my eating and drinking habits: Ditch the fizzy drinks This is actually a really difficult one. Coca-Cola is actually one of my…

Maricastaña: C/ Corredera, Madrid

Roaming the streets of Madrid with one thing in mind. Food. The only problem is that due to the awkward timings here, at around 5pm the majority of restaurants close and reopen later in the evening. This is not good when you haven’t eaten since breakfast, and your stomach is verbally threatening your life if…

Friends that eat together, stay together: Part Two

I’d say now, I have finally settled into my new job in Madrid and I have had many adventures so far that I will be sharing with you in future posts. Having to recollect all these memories of where I have eaten and who with before I flew out to Spain is actually making me…

RueDoes Vegetarianism (for a week)

It has been a week since I moved to Spain and I’ve settled pretty nicely into my flat and my new town. My flatmate Nicole and I are getting on really well and it is actually astonishing how alike we are! She defines herself as a “meat-reductionist” which means that she is a vegetarian most…

Friends that eat together, stay together: Part One

The past week has been very hectic. I must say, having to pack my life into one 23kg suitcase and a 10kg hand luggage is not as easy as it first seems. RueDoesFood has officially moved to Madrid for the year and I am so excited to share my experiences with all of you! I…

Beer & Buns: Appold Street

Beer & Buns is a Japanese Izakaya Bar- which is similar to that of a pub, but has amazing Japanese style food! As you can imagine from the name, Beer & Buns specialize in a range of Japanese beers, as well as soft steamed buns filled with tremendous meats and veggies to set your heart…

Original Patty Men: Digbeth

The second year of university is finally over and summer has arrived (plus a bout of hay fever- but I’ll be okay). This review is based on Original Patty Men (OPM)- a cool, niche burger joint in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham. Last year, I dreamt of a burger that had a doughnut of some…

Jamie’s Italian: Bullring Shopping Centre

My previous post was all about my lovely little restaurant journal that I received as a gift! A few weeks ago, I went on a rather spontaneous girl’s night out for dinner to Jamie’s Italian at Bullring Shopping Centre. I have been to Jamie’s Italian once before a couple of years ago for my work…

“Say Hello to my Little Friend…”

Just a quick post today! For my birthday, I received such a lovely gift from one of my good friends from high school, that I knew it was destined for me to share it with you! So as you may know, I have been blogging for a year now and I am so chuffed that…

Vapiano: Great Portland Street

I hope that my previous post has inspired a few of you to take a trip to Nosh & Quaff, Colmore Row! If you have, I would love to hear what you have to say about your experience-so feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section at the end of this post! Today I will be…

Nosh & Quaff: Colmore Row, Birmingham

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! For V-Day this year, my good friend and I went to Nosh & Quaff- an American style restaurant. It was an absolute gem of a find and I happened to come across it on a site which listed it as one of the top 50 restaurants to visit in Birmingham! Having…