Tuesday, 3 March 2009


Maybe not the kind of establishment you was expecting to be featured on my blog, but there is a good reason!

Meeting up with a friend for a quick lunch we decided to head to McDonald's, as let's be fair you know what you're getting and the service is always fast-just what we needed so we could fit in as much gossip as possible.

I decided to be a little more extravagent than usual and opted for the Chicken Legend with Cool Mayo accompanied by a chocolate milkshake and the obligatory fries. I usually go for the McChicken Sandwich meal, so thought i'd be different this time! I was by no means disappointed with my food, the ciabatta that formed the Chicken Legend was lovely and the fries were cooked nicely and actually hot! However, my milkshake took the entire length of our time there to melt into a drinkable consistency, a minor fault but annoying none the less!

My friend thought it would be a fun idea to depress ourselves by working out how many calories we had just consumed. I was shocked to discover that my entire meal was close to 50% of my daily intake! Also, the Chicken Salad Deli Sandwich on brown bread with cheese and salad is only 2% lower than a BigMac, which I found a little bizarre as I had always considered the Deli sandwiches to be something of a healthier option? I may be naive when it comes to calorie intake, as to be honest I very rarely look at the nutritional information on the food that I eat. However, this has genuinely shocked me into wanting to know more about what I'm putting into my body and how much of my recommended daily intake it is equalling to.

I would love to hear your comments on this.

Monday, 2 March 2009

First things first...

I'm not the best cook in the world, and usually because of pure lazyness I find myself eating out atleast once a week. Through my lack of effort to make myself a meal and because I find eating out the best way to socialise with friends and family, I've found that I've managed to eat my way through most of Leeds city centre, aswell as it's surrounding arears throughout West Yorkshire- where I have lived all of my life.

I thought it would be a good idea to share my eating experiences with fellow Yorkshire folk and visitors to our fine county.
I'm a particular fan of our country pubs and love a good sunday roast, although I'm equally inclined to a posh tea at a fancy restaurant- so hopefully my choices will cater for all types of diners!

I shall be visiting Northern Monkey, which is situated on The Headrow in Leeds City Centre, on Wednesday for my "team lunch" with my fellow colleagues. I've had a sneaky peek at the menu and it looks promising! If you want to see my verdict I will be updating that evening for your reading pleasure.

Also, the photograph I have used is from Northlight Images, thought it best to mention due to copyright legalities, although it is a sample image!