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The Hairy Bikers Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight Review

Well Christmas has now been and passed and for one of my presents I was given the Hairy Bikers Dieters Book, calling me fat for christmas nice right. Well anyway I have not bought a new cookbook in a long time now but I do love cooking and like to have a wide range of meals each week to keep things interesting.

At first look at the Dieters cook book it seemed hard to see how these meals could help you lose weight but we started to try 1 or 2 meals out the book each week when planning our weekly meals, I think the books main positive point is that the recipes and cooking instructions are really easy to follow and ensure the meal turns out as the Hairy Bikers planned it to.

It has a great selection of meals in there and not one so far has turned out badly, the sweet and sour chicken meal is lovely and very tasty. There are many great curry meals, meat dishes to choose from and something for every taste I believe.

More than just for losing weight if you want to taste some great new meals and expand on your cooking potential then give this book a try its cheap enough for anyone to add to their kitchen.

Take a look and see what you think it will certainly get alot more use in my house.

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Iron Maiden – The Trooper by Robinsons Brewery

The Trooper Beer by Robinsons Brewery.

So as a big iron maiden fan (^up the irons^), i was really looking forward to buying and trying some of the new trooper beer which was made and brewed at the Robinsons brewery with the input and help from lead singer Bruce Dickinson who is a big real ale fan.

It’s taken me a while to find some for sale as was a large demand for it early on but my local beer shop finally got some in and i bought 4 bottles to taste.

First thing I will say is I love the bottle the labels are all brilliant and look top notch.

Unsure of how it would taste I opened my first bottle and poured slowly into a pint glass.

It has a very dark colour and texture and upon first taste I was pleased to report it was actually pretty good nice bold flavour and a kind of thick strong aroma to it.

I will be keeping one bottle sealed as a collectors bottle but I would certainly buy more to drink in the future.

I’m not sure it would ever become my first choice and I think Stella for me still wins as a beer of choice, but cider I have to say is my overall top choice in alcoholic drinks.

I will be buying some more and I would certainly say give it a try I don’t think you will be let down with its fruity zesty flavour.

Thumbs up to maiden great drink for a amazing band.


Review of Arbuckles Downham Market


So I thought I would write you up a quick little review of one of my fave route places to eat which would be on the A10 near Downham Market in East Anglia.

Food these days when you eat out is generally very mass produced and often stuck in a microwave with little care or attention gone into the making and presentation of it, but this is something I have to say is not true about this lovely family run restaurant.

With most things in life you get what you pay for and in this case its certainly true the food is truly lovely here I have now been here a good few times and there is a wide range of meals on offer all with very nice attention to detail taken from the garnishing and sides.

Since I first came to this restaurant its expanded offering a large amount more seating which goes to show many people are also enjoying the food here as generally its always very full.

The seating and the decor inside are very nice tasteful and clean very much american diner but suits large to small groups so nice for a couple to tuck away in the corner or a family birthday event on one of the larger tables.

Everything comes across very home made including the coleslaw and burgers with a nice fresh salad on the side.

The Surf and Turf Fajitas come with a great selection of fresh items to add there was little bowls here there and everywhere when they brought the meal out to the table showing you do get your monies worth.

I have yet to go for breakfast and I dont think I have ever managed to fit a pudding in either after being too full from the main meal but im sure I will manage it at some point in the near future.

If your looking for a nice meal out though I do have to recommend Arbuckles I know you wont regret it and the service is very friendly and professional.

If your ever in the area pop along the A10 to PE38 0AD and grab yourself some grub, do book in advance though I would say if your looking to take a larger group.

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