Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Taking In Water

Shorts - Motel Rocks, Top - Topshop, Kimono - H&M, Bikini - Triangl

Hey! Probably going to do a spam of holiday posts, got fairly behind and going through them now is depressing me! Missing those incredible strawberry mojitos and that view! I picked up these shorts from a Motel Rocks Sample sale last summer, they're quite short so I never got much wear out of them, but this Kimono is perfect to cover the bum. 

This is also the only shot I've got in this Triangl Bikini, but it's my absolute favourite. I just love the fit of the top, although wearing one doesn't give you an incredible body, Instagram lied to me!

For those of you who don't follow my Instagram, (@lauracinnamon), or twitter (same tag!) then you may not know, I begin interning at Motel Rocks on Monday for 2 months. SO EXCITED! Going to try and do some outfits during but I'm not sure how it'll work with my long days and commutes. But I'll give it a go!

Have some recipes coming up on the blog over the next week & I'll be popping up the last of my Gluten Free Restaurant reviews from up in Newcastle, exciting stuff!

Laura xxxx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Gluten Free Diaries #2 - Coop Chicken House

So, I'm a huge Nando's fan, and admittedly their gluten free options are pretty great, but I'm always exploring. Me and my boyfriend had been planning to go to Coop Chicken House for a while, and finally found a chance to head down. I asked right away about Nuts and Gluten, and was visited by the chef. His wife (I think) is coeliac and has eaten everything there completely fine. It's not officially approved as gluten free though because it has to go through formal processes to do so. Please do ask if you visit just to be sure again, but I was completely fine with all the food. So it's a personal preference based on your intolerance!

The chicken comes marinaded, but unlike Nando's where you pick a sauce, you get a shot of sauce to put on. This was great, as me and my boyfriend shared a whole chicken, but could have different levels of spiciness. I was shown which sauces were gluten free, and chose between those. I wasn't a big fan of the sauce I chose (I can't for the life of me remember the name!) but I'll definitely try another one next time, the chicken was beautifully seasoned regardless. The chips were amazing too. Oh and, they do cocktails, that's always a winner with me. 

We finished the meal off with a bacardi coke float (YUM!) and this Apple and Blackcurrant crumble which was made with rice flour, so again, gluten free! Amazing! I definitely struggle to find places with gluten free desserts, so was pleasantly surprised by this as it was lovely!

If you're ever in Newcastle I definitely recommend a visit! Coop Chicken House is right by the Station on Collingwood Street. Visit their website here!

Laura xxx