August eats

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts, but after some pretty epic food discoveries in August, I thought I'd bring it back!

So, let's dive straight in:

From truffle risotto to tomato bread, and croquettes to calamari, Pintura was one of my favourite meals of the month. Picked for a work night out, it was perfect for feeding 14 hungry people with minimal fuss. The food was sublime, in particular the risotto, which I will definitely be returning for!

Tom cooked up this sweet potato hash from the Cabana cookbook for a Sunday brunch, and just looking at the picture is making me wonder if I can sweet talk him in to making it again this weekend. Creamy sweet potato, salty feta and the perfect poached egg. Need I say more?

This quinoa quiche has been a staple lunch item throughout the month. Packed with goats cheese, red pepper and rocket, it packs a punch at lunchtime, but is easy to make ahead, and also freezes well.

One Sunday we decided to escape the city centre and head to a local Yorkshire town, and stumbled upon The Riverhead, a gem of a pub where I devoured this amazing burger and chips. The pasta I originally ordered had sold out, so that means we have to go back, right?

When back in Manchester for a weekend, I knew that Yard and Coop was somewhere we just had to go for lunch, and I'm so glad we did. A chicken restaurant with incredible interiors, I actually went for the vegetarian option of halloumi bites, and they were divine!

With little on offer in the immediate vicinity of work, I was pretty excited when Caffeine and Co opened up round the corner, and I'm pretty sure it will be a great addition to the area. With a great selection of unusual sandwiches, and the most beautiful salted caramel slice (devoured before picturing!), I'm looking forward to trying more from them.

Finally, another home cooked meal of lentil dahl and sweet potato pie, and one that has already been remade. Great on the night, and even better for lunch as leftovers the next day.

What have you been eating lately?