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Review: The Mud Crab

The Mud Crab diner is found on the East Didsbury high street. It looks particularly inviting from the outside thanks to good lighting ...

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Recipe: Shakshuka

Great for a cheap, healthy, warming, vegetarian dinner. Shakshuka is a traditional north African dish, topped with gooey poached eggs and served ...

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Recipe: Blackberry Mojito

We are often being told that the smartest way to food shop is to go local and seasonal. With blackberries being in ...

Photo: Anna Lawson-Walker

Review: The Mud Crab

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Recipe: Shakshuka

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Recipe: Blackberry Mojito

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Photo: Anna Lawson-Walker

Review: The Mud Crab

Anna Lawson-Walker visits The Mud Crab in East Didsbury and leaves with mixed opinions

Colourful and delicious. Photo: The Mancunion.

Recipe: Shakshuka

Geography student Jose Harrington inspires cooking from around the world with this authentic African dish

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Recipe: Blackberry Mojito

Claire Cottis shows us how to mix a delicious seasonal cocktail

Roasted vegetable fusilli. Photo: The Mancunion

Healthy on a budget: 5 cost-friendly pasta recipes.

Although sometimes pasta gets viewed as an ‘unhealthy’ option due to its high carb content, it’s actually a great choice two or three times a week as part of a balanced diet. Brown dried pasta is widely available these days and will only cost you around £1 per bag – about 5 meals worth.

Photo Credit: Hester Lonergan

Review: North Tea Power

Hester Lonergan visits North Tea Power, a relaxing cafe in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

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Veg of the Week: The Humble Sweet Potato

Often in the shadow of their starchy distant relative the potato, sweet potatoes are just as cheap, versatile and delicious as the mighty jacketed staple food. At around 79p per kg at Lidl (that’s about 3 big ones), there is no excuse not to have a go at some of our tasty and cost cutting recipes. Don’t be put off by their coloured skin and mutated shapes; it’s what’s inside that counts. Equality for the potatoes!

Photo: Saif Rehan

Review: Wagamama

Saif Rehan documents his first taste of Japanese cuisine at Wagamama

Photo: Hester Lonergan

Review: Rudy’s Pizza

Hester Lonergan visits Rudy’s Pizza, a pop up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Authentic Italian quality in the comfort of your own home. Photo: Ellie Gibbs

Recipe: Gourmet Pizzas

Making pizzas at home is one of my favourite things to do as a group. If there are a few of you, you can club together to afford decent ingredients and at a fraction of the cost of a takeaway or restaurant pizza. It’s also a lot healthier than eating out as you know exactly what’s going into every component of the dish!

Photo: Claire Cottis

Recipe: Gin and Earl Grey Fizz

Claire Cottis gives insight on how to create the Gin and Earl Grey Fizz, a truly British (…and easy to mix!) cocktail

Photo: Ellie Gibbs

Recipe: The Perfect Rocky Road Bars

As probably one of the easiest sweet treats to make, rocky road bars are my fail-safe party showstopper. The basic recipe is to grab everything unhealthy, smash it all to bits, cover it with gooey melted chocolate and refrigerate.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Photo: James Jackman

Review: Manchester Food & Drink Festival

James Jackman visits Albert Square to sample the delights on offer at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.