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Early on in my teenage years, I received some valuable advice. While hanging at a (guy) friend’s house, he mentioned how his older sister was obsessed with losing weight. He relayed: “My mom says it doesn’t matter what the scale says, it matters how you feel.” As an impressionable 16-year-old, I could only assume his mother’s words were true. Regardless of why this mantra has stuck with me, I am ever grateful to have had it as I entered the age [or rather, decade] of body image and weight-obsession, myself.

Easier said than done – and for better or worse – I’ve always tried to let how I feel lead me. In the realm of weight loss, it’s interesting to note that we all have days where we feel gorgeous and sexy in our favorite size 6 jeans, and others where we loathe ourselves for wearing the same pair. I’d…

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Lunch for school girl using Annaghmore Mushrooms

Hi all BFM on lunch duty for my wee gal. My twist on croque Monsieur, using some white Annaghmore mushrooms.

I half toasted two slices of bread, grated some extra mature cheddar cheese, and placed equally on the toast. I then cut a whole white mushroom and placed in one toast and grilled for a few minutes. Then I placed the ham on the cheese on the other toast and closed the sandwich, quartered it and ready for tomorrow’s lunch.

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Last day of BRW

The BFM says guys today is the last day of BRW,who knows when or if it will be back so please support our local restaurants. They buy local,employ local and bring money into the City and NI, with a fantastic selection of local, national and international foods.

The level and quality of staff and food is a credit to the head chefs such as Michael Deane, Paul Rankin and Niall McKenna et al. They have had the courage and foresight to bring their own flavours,menus and styles to Belfast, and have helped put Belfast on the culinary map. Can the powers that be not see that these events are good for the economy, tourism and the exposure of Belfast.

So can you all retweet me to all your followers, follow me and now start putting pressure on the Stormont executive. Together we stand divided we fall.

Ps eat street last night was gr8!!!!

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Eat Street at Belfast Restaurant Week

The BFM and littlest lady sampled the delights of Eat Street. This is all taking place in Hill street. Talking to the street traders they were saying it’s been busy and expect more this evening, especially as it’s a Friday and the weather is good.

The first vendor was Jolly Pies, who had a range of locally sourced and produced pies, such as goat,beef and pheasant and served with/without mash and gravy for a reasonable £4.

Next was cafe Livanto which served fresh tea,coffee and hot chocolate.

Next was Tricycle Trading. This is a novel idea, your food and transport and it’s all pedal power. They were serving pulled pork and brisket.

The Yardbird had a wee stand selling Chicken burgers using there specially marinated chicken and Brazilian
rotisserie for £5. Very handy location for them as they were opposite the main Yardbird. Looked and smelt delicious.

Mourne Seafood Cookery school had their van and I met a friend who said he had the fish n chips and was delicious.

Broughgammon farm was next and we had the billy goat burger. All meat is reared on their farm and all relishes made at home. The goat burger was assembled thus: on a toasted fresh Bap, a layer of pickled beet root was spread then on other bread was mint tzatziki then grated cheese onto which the burger went.Then on top of beet root was lettuce then pickled carrot (to mimic gherkin), then it was all put together. Me and my daughter loved every bite and recommend Broughgammon produce, gr8 for £4.

Next was the Fabulous Food Factory. These guys do genuine Virginian BBQ courtesy of their American chef to provide hog roasts and proper American BBQ.

Gourmet Street Dogs was next and the menu looked gr8, unfortunately all the sausages are beef so I couldn’t eat it, but it’s a fab stand.

Up next was Linen Hill, who were serving pulled pork and pork dogs. Would have liked to try it,maybe another day.

Last but not least was Harnetts Oil. I have to stand corrected, in a previous blog I said they started in 2008, it was actually 2007!!!!

So there you have it take your pick, get down now,it closes at 11pm tonight. There was also some entertainment.

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Is this the best Indian Restaurant in the Belfast area?

The BFM had heard that the Tale of Spice was the no 2 out of 609 restaurants in Belfast (Tripadvisor) so decided to pay a visit.

Unit 2B Eastpoint Entertainment Village
1 Old Dundonald Road,Dundonald
Belfast
BT16 1XT
United Kingdom
028 9048 7676
http://www.taleofspicedundonald.com
info@taleofspicedundonald.com

I have to say that it looked very good decor wise and so it should be as it’s been open since August this year. The joint owners are Indian, front of House is Sunil and chef in kitchen being the other owner. Both have worked in Indian Ocean restaurants and have vast experience. Also the two waiters are Indians,so this is a genuine Indian Restaurant and not Pakistani or Bangladeshi, so food is 100% genuine Indian.

I went for the lunch special which is 2 courses for £7.95. I chose the mixed vegetable and mince lamb samosas (2 pc) served with salad and a lovely red sweet and sour sauce.

For main course I had the chicken jalfrezi and nan. I must admit it was the best Jalfrezi I have had and the nan was fluffy and accompanied the jalfrezi very well. The Jalfrezi was just hot (chilli) enough and there was ample sauce,along with mushrooms, green peppers and onion,just like a Jalfrezi should be.

Chef made me fresh cardamom infused rice pudding topped with chopped almonds. Delicious way to finish the meal.

It is a new restaurant and in my opinion one of the best authentic Indian restaurants in the greater Belfast area. I would thoroughly recommend it,especially to take advantage of their lunch time specials.
It’s a great place to lunch in for any offices nearby or even Dundonald hospital.

There is ample car parking there, also cinema and a kids play area all in the complex. They do have a kids menu, so why not make a day or night of it!!!

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Teppanyaki buffet in Lisburn

The BFM tried the Red Wok in Lisburn a couple of weeks ago and was very pleased with the food. The selection was enough to try each and every dish at lunch time.

Lisburn Leisure Park
Lisburn
BT28 1LP
028 9266 6639

It used to be Ginza and I must say it has matured very well. I had the buffet lunch including the Teppanyaki (chicken and squid). There was just enough of a variety to keep me satisfied. As I’ve said before too much food can spoil choices.

I would say if you get a chance check it out.

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Fantastic Irish Restaurant

The BFM had heard lots of good reports about Bia Restaurant so decided to check it out.

216 Falls Road
Belfast
BT12 6AH
United Kingdom
http://www.biabelfast.com
028 9096 4184

It is situated in the heart of the Gaeltacht area ie the heart of Irish spoken language in Belfast, or the Gaelic Quarter. The restaurant is housed in an old church building which also has a souvenir and Irish historical shop.

I had Mushroom risotto with garlic ciabatta (£7.95) which was a bit salty,so I asked for pepper sauce, which was basically a gravy and pepper!!!! Not very Irish.Why do so called Irish restaurants not serve traditional Irish food?
I guess the fact that the Menu is in Gaelic and English helps. It Opened in 2013. It’s a BYO AND Fridays are Fish days.

I would recommend it just for the experience and quite possibly on Fish Fridays.

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Great local eatery

Hi the BFM to share this gem.Its Corrs Corner Restaurant.

315 Ballyclare Rd
Newtownabbey
BT36 4TQ
028 9084 9221
http://m.corrscorner.com

I was there a few weeks ago and ordered Chicken and bacon stack,I asked for garlic sauté, with pepper sauce but it was a bit salty. All for
£11.95. It was nice relaxed ,loads of food!!!!! Sauté potatoes,cauliflower mornay,1/2 tomato and 3 mushrooms ambience,restaurant reasonable for a Tuesday nite.

So come on and give it a try!!!!

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