Dry January: six sin-free drinks Going alcohol-free for ‘Dry January’ doesn’t have to be all about tap water and fruit juices. In fact, many of Brighton’s non-alcoholic options are more tempting than beers and wines. Here are six of our favourites: Cold Brew Tonic – at Plateau If January has you feeling a little lost,…

How to do Veganuary in Brighton and Hove ‘Veganuary’ – going vegan for January – is set to be more popular than ever this year, thanks to increasing awareness about food production, which is blamed for 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Recent studies reveal that cutting out meat and dairy could vastly reduce your…

Healthy Eating when eating out There’s no need to let your good intentions slip when you eat out. Here are ten healthy eating tips to keep you on track… 1. Eat a healthy breakfast Do this for better concentration, more energy and easier weight control. Look for a balance of wholegrain and protein which is easy…

Food trends 2019 The past years have seen an increase in awareness of food origins, focus on sustainability and taking responsibility for waste products. Whilst the international, political and environmental arenas all look pretty uncertain for the year ahead, foodies seem united in eating their way to a solution. We ask the people whose job…

Una Bar Review Brighton’s bars can get packed on Friday nights but, after a long week of work, I want to relax and unwind rather than elbow my way to the bar. Tucked away on Regency Square, Una Bar provides such a sanctuary. This boutique escape is the perfect place for a romantic evening, pre/post…

Smorl’s Kitchen Review I imagine the words “artisanal houmous” will have most people outside the Brighton bubble roll their eyes and say things like “that is so Brighton” and “only in Brighton”. But then those poor souls probably haven’t had Smorl’s houmous. Smorl’s is a family run business, set up by Sarah (whose childhood nickname was Smorl) who…

A Sussex staycation at Ghyll Manor There’s something that feels very indulgent about spending a night in a hotel, just a few miles from home. Last Friday, my partner Tommy and I did just that, kicking-off our weekend at Ghyll Manor in Rusper, not far from Horsham. This 17th-century hotel has a historic restaurant and 29 guest…

Curry Leaf Cafe – Pakora Masterclass It’s a dreary day in November and we are in need of a little spice in our lives. Where better to head than too Curry Leaf Cafe in Kemptown? Well known and loved for their open plan kitchen, colourful interior and unique street food style Indian dishes, Curry Leaf…

LIBERATION FROM YOUR AVERAGE LUNCH Central Brighton is home to many cafes and spots for lunch, and high on the list has to be Moksha Caffe: an independent food-led café and restaurant, serving up ethically-sourced and delicious breakfasts, lunches and sweet treats. Moksha (meaning liberation and release) has grown from humble coffee shop to fully-functioning kitchen…

Comfort food roundup When it’s nasty on the outside you want something that will help you feel good on the inside. Food that makes you feel warm and cosy whatever the weather may tend to be a bit carb heavy, but nobody cares about your beach bod when you’re wearing a woolly jumper. So brace yourself…