Veg out in Budby

Veg out in Budby – Restaurant review

Budby Antiques & Vintage Emporium with The Crew Yard Cafe & Bistro

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I’d heard rumours that a small café linked to an antique and vintage emporium in Budby, north Notts had got the vegan bug after taking part in Veganuary in the New Year. We took a trip out one Sunday to see what all the fuss was about.

We spoke to Jackie the chef and inspiration behind the vegan explosion.  She is vegetarian herself and was encouraged to invent more vegan options by her daughter.  So far its going really well and meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike are enjoying the flavoursome additions

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The place is a collection of rooms filled with antiques, furniture and curios and nestled amongst them is the warm and welcoming café.

Perhaps if the weather was a bit warming we could have sat outside in the peaceful courtyard.

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The attentive and polite staff were quick to seat us, bringing the menu and tap water.

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The wonderful West Bridgford Wire have published my review of this fab cafe

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The vegan menu has breakfast items served 10 – 11.30 and main meals from 12- 4.30. I was very tempted with the vegan breakfast as it also appears on the lunch section, but I’ll save that for another time.

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We opted for butternut squash curry with rice and garlic bread and my other half had butterbean and lentil casserole with garlicky smashed sweet potato and roast potatoes. The dishes arrived at the same time and were piping hot

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Butternut squash curry

It’s the attention to flavour that I particularly liked.  My rice had fresh mint and coriander running through it. The curry was perfectly spiced giving not just heat but great flavour too.  The artisan garlic bread was wonderfully crispy.

The butterbean stew was an equal delight.  The earthy flavours from the lentils and mushrooms worked well with the soft beans and produced a very comforting bowl of goodness.  The garlic smashed sweet potatoes were so tasty as were the very crispy roasties.

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Butterbean and lentil stew

My only observations would be to possibly add some chickpeas or nuts to the curry for additional protein and to serve the stew with either the sweet potato or the roast potatoes but not both and instead add some steamed broccoli or other greens.  Don’t get me wrong both types of potatoes were scrummy but I do like my veg

 

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Vegan chocolate brownie

We just about managed to squeeze in a vegan brownie with strawberries and scoops of chocolate and vanilla vegan ice-cream.  The brownie was so light and moist and the strawberries were delicious. All our dishes were amazing, tasty and filling

 

 

My review can also be found on Nottinghamshire Live

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https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/food-drink/vegan-review-budby-antiques-emporiums-2785759  

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There was a steady stream of customers; from regulars with their loyalty cards to newbies like us, being served sandwiches, filled jacket potatoes, omelettes, burgers or tea and cake.

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I would highly recommend taking a trip to the emporium and cafe.  You could bag yourself a bargain as well as a tasty meal.

If you want to try a selection of vegan goodies then why not attend their vegan tasting evening on Friday 31st May

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Yoga, healthy eating and a 3 course vegan lunch

Yoga, healthy eating and a 3 course vegan lunch

MONDAY 20th May 2019 FROM 10.30 – 12.45pm
IN WEST BRIDGFORD
THE COST IS £30

 

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Why not come and join a small group of mixed ability yoga students practicing gentle, mindful Yoga in a beautiful calm space that has underfloor heating.
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Debbie will guide you through gentle, relaxing but specific movements that will help with general flexibility, mobility, balance and strength.  In a small group like this she can spend time with each person to make sure they are in the correct position to maximise a pose.  The yoga session will close with a guided meditation where you can let go into your body and breath; leaving you feeling relaxed and at ease.
This will be followed by a healthy 3 course vegan lunch made by me.  We’ll spend time relaxing  around the table and as a trained nutrition coach and chef I will share some of my nutritional expertise, deliver tips for healthy eating and answer any questions.
Debbie will also be on hand to answer any specific questions about her yoga practice.
Here’s a taste of the food that has tantalised previous tastebuds:
Wholesome soup, colourful quinoa salad, herby flatbreads, decadent chocolate pots, banana bread and fresh fruit.  All served with refreshments

This is a great time to get to know your fellow students and to ask us questions about yoga, healthy eating, lifestyle changes etc.

 

 

The whole event will leave you feeling nourished and balanced.

All this for £30
Contact either Susan on 07946 301338 or Debbie on 07941 526136

We are limited to 8 people so book early to guarantee your place

 

 

 

 

 

Pilates and vegan lunch

Pilates and vegan lunch

Welcome to our pilates and vegan lunch workshop.  The event is taking place in West Bridgford, Nottingham on Wednesday 22nd May from 10.30 – 12.45pm.

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Michael will be delivering a Fitness Pilates session incorporating elements of stretching, relaxation and meditation as well as improving flexibility, mobility and core stability. You will need to wear comfy clothing for this and bring a yoga mat if you have one, although we have some spares
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Whilst you are being stretched and flexed I’ll be preparing your 3 course vegan lunch.  After a comfort break we’ll sit around the dining table and enjoy some delicious and nutritious vegan food.  You can ask questions about Michael’s session or ask me about healthy eating.  You will also be able to take home the recipes
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The whole morning is very relaxed and informal, you may see the odd cat weave their way through the pilates session to seek out the underfloor heating!

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This event is perfect for those who are regular pilates attendees or newbies, as Michael is able to offer different levels to challenge you and your balance, flexibility and strength.  The reward for that commitment  is some superb relaxing meditation to get you ready for my nutritious nosh

The cost for all this is £30, made payable by bank transfer, Paypal, cheque or if necessary cash on the day.  We can accommodate a maximum of 8 people, so please contact me to book your place

Susan Hart: 07946 301338 susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk