Food Review: Sabai Sabai

Saturday evening saw me & the girls venture into Harborne for some food & drinks.

Harborne is a town 3 miles from Birmingham City Centre, & if you ever find yourself in the Birmingham area & want amazing Thai food, then I highly recommend Sabai Sabai!

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Located at the beginning of Harborne Hughstreet, the Thai restaurant gets immensely busy on weekends & it’s not hard to see why.

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The cocktails are phenomenal! I opted for a Lychee Martini, which was quite possibly the best cocktail I’ve ever had in a restaurant.

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To start, me & the girls decided on a sharing platter, which included chicken satay, sweetcorn fritters & prawns.

After looking at the extensive menu & struggling to pick just one thing, for my main course I settled on chicken with cashew nuts with coconut rice. I honestly could eat that main course again and again, and again! It was gorgeous!

For three people: a starter, main course, rice, noodles, 3 cocktails and a bottle of prosecco came to just over £100.00.

An unbelievable cost for an outstanding experience. There was an incredible atmosphere & the service was quick & very friendly.

With a 5 minute taxi journey into Birmingham City Centre’s bars & clubs, Sabai Sabai is a perfect starting point to your evening.

For contact details & menus, check out their website here.

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Breakfast at Browns

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It was Saturday & the sun was shining. There was no way we were wasting such a lovely morning!

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We decided to go for breakfast at Browns Bar & Brasserie in Birmingham. I decided on the Eggs Florentine, which was yummy!

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The decor is lovely & relaxed (they have a live pianist on a Sunday afternoon), and the views of St Martin’s Church & the iconic Bullring whilst sipping on your morning coffee is beautiful.

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What I Wore:

Hat: Primark

Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa

Jeans: F&F for Tesco

Scarf: Burberry

Bag: Prada 

Hope you all had a wonderful Saturday!

 

Midweek Baking Treat

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Banana & Bread

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Literally two of my favourite things in the whole world, so it’s only natural that when combined together, it’s heavenly!

I’ve been making this banana bread for around 3 years & it still remains a firm family favourite!

There’s nothing better on a cold evening to snuggle up with a warm slice! Or have it cold in Summer, served with your favourite ice-cream!

Here’s the recipe! Why don’t you have a go at making your own batch? I’m off to do mine now!

Ingredients 

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125g Butter

150g Caster Sugar

1 tea spoon of vanilla extract

1 egg

2 – 3 ripe bananas (the riper the better)

190g self raising flour

60ml milk

1 teaspoon of cinnamon (my secret ingredient!)

To be more creative, why not throw in a few blueberries!

Method:

Grease your loaf tin

Mash up your ripe bananas

Melt the butter, sugar & vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat, until melted

Remove from the heat & add to the mashed bananas

Add the egg and mix well

Stir in the flour and the milk

Add your cinnamon to the mixture

Pour your mixture into the loaf tin

Bake at 150c / Gas Mark 3 -4 for 40 – 60 minutes.

Leave to cool & slice (or save all for yourself!)

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Got Milk?

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Welcome to my new best friend.

Coconut Milk.

Highly nutritious & rich in fibre, this milk also contains minerals including iron, calcium & magnesium AND has Vitamins such as  C, E, B1, B3, B5 & B6, this too can be your new friend!

The Victoria Secrets models swear by it, and with an endless list of benefits, there isn’t anything not to love!

Unlike Cows milk, it’s lactose, dairy and gluten free.

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It also promotes brain development & bone health, as well as cleansing skin & moisturising hair!

My favourite supermarket favourite is Alpro’s milk. With no added sugars & low in calories (200ml has 40kcal), my fridge is not complete without a carton!

Not sold? Why not go check out their website where you can read more & even see how coconut milk is made!

Website: http://www.alpro.com/uk/products/drinks/coconut

Twitter: https://twitter.com/alpro_uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlproUK?brand_redir=1

Saturday Night Date Night

Watching a film this weekend? Of course you are!

Want a guilt free, yummy snack to take to the cinema? Of course you do!

Well then, you’ve come to the right place!

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Propercorn is made by the lovely Cassandra who, as a child, and with her father, used to conjure up weird and wonderful concoctions of flavours, experimenting with ingredients to make the perfect popcorn.

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Not only is each bag sin and guilt free (the lightly sea salted pack is only 88 calories and Gluten & Wheat Free!), the taste is unbelievable! I am obsessed with the Sweet Coconut & Vanilla flavour. I’ve brought 3 bags in the last week!

They are perfect for cinema or movie night snacking – just don’t ask me to share!

Go check them out here for more information! 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Propercorn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Propercorn

Instagram: http://instagram.com/propercorn

Easy like a Sunday Morning

Happy Sunday everyone!

What is your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?
I love to get up early, get the morning papers and go for breakfast at our favourite cafe/deli.

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Fig & Favour is located in Hagley, which is a little village in Worcestershire (the West Midlands, UK). It was opened in December 2013, and has fast become a firm favourite of ours!

It’s a small and wonderful place to go for breakfast, where old couples, young friends and families gather for a morning pitstop before embarking on walks/drives in the near by countryside.

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I always go for the eggs Benedict and a fruit tea, which is my favourite breakfast of all time!

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They also have a deli in store where you can buy all sorts of cute things, including food, cards and crafts. In the summer they do gelato, fresh juice and homemade milkshakes.

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If you’re ever in the area or passing through, I highly recommend stopping by for a breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a piece of homemade cake and a freshly brewed coffee!

Their Facebook page is located below, which includes their location and their opening hours.

https://www.facebook.com/figandfavour?ref=ts&fref=ts