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Quick and Healthy(ish) Pizza

24 Jan

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Sometimes I want pizza, but I don’t have any frozen ones, and I just can’t be bothered to make dough. Here is the solution, it’s healthier and it only takes about 12 minutes (2 minutes assembling and 10 in the oven!). The result is a thin, crispy based pizza.

Tortilla/wrap – I had some lovely Mediterranean ones..
Pizza sauce (I’ll add a recipe for this soon, it’s always good to have some on standby in the fridge/freezer) – you could use some passata
Cheese
Any extra toppings (use what you have/like)

Add a dollop of pizza sauce to your tortilla/wrap. Spread it around.
Grate cheese on top.
Add any toppings.
Cook in the oven for 10 minutes on 190°c.

Giraffe @ Spinningfields, Manchester

23 Jan

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We’d eaten at Giraffe a couple of times in the past, but this was the first time we visited for brunch.

One of the things I really like about Giraffe is how welcoming they are to children. A children’s meal costs £4.95 which includes the main meal and a drink. They also provide a colouring sheet and pencils, and a little plastic giraffe! There wasn’t a children’s option on the brunch menu, but the staff offered to make one for us if we wanted (our children then decided that they just wanted something from the lunch menu, but a kind offer nonetheless).

A massive bonus is that the brunch is served until 4pm! Not quite an all-day-breakfast, but it means you can wake up late (no chance with my two ‘angels’) and still treat yourself to breakfast! The options for brunch start at £5.95 for a Deluxe Toastie and go up to £8.50 for a Full Brunch. It’s not cheap compared to other breakfast-providers in the city, but they do offer something a little different to the regular Full English.

I chose the Huevos Rancheros Mexican Breakfast – as pictured (they describe it as “free range fried or scrambled eggs, chorizo sausage, black beans, melting cheese, adobe sauce, avocado & tomato salsa on warm soft corn tortilla”). I had been craving a ‘proper’ breakfast all morning but saw this on the menu and decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did as it was delicious (I may have stolen some of the sausage from my husband’s plate though – they were good too!).

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