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HLN Foodie Christmas Takeover

We have teamed up with our favourite North East foodies to bring you the Ultimate Festive Foodie Recipe e-Book.

Written by High Life North
Published 05.12.2020

By Tor Imrie-Bell

We have teamed up with our favourite North East foodies to bring you the Ultimate Festive Foodie Recipe e-Book.

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Behind the @cookinboiz account is three lads taking the North East by storm with their cooking challenges and alternative recipes Be sure to save their recipes for those ‘inspo needed’ days.



You will find Georgia Griggs behind the @lilmisspiggy account she is a fun-loving foodie with an apatite for good food. You will find Georgia and her signature smile eating and drinking her way around the North East. Word of warning, don’t look at her page while you’re hungry.


Meet @pouchersscran, this travel-loving foodie gives us both eat-in and dine out inspiration on her insta. She has been committed to supporting small and local through the pandemic.


@the.lockdown.chef is a very talented chef with a page full to the brim with home-cooked delights. Stan also likes to keep his audience entertained with weekly quizzes and plenty of banter. He is always up for a Reaper challenge…


Meet Lucy and Lee of @lucyandleeskitchen a Newcastle couple who share a passion for food. Their food blog has a perfect mix of sweet and savoury. These two have nailed Friday night Pizza and prosecco night. 




@northeastfoodiefaye was originally from West Yorkshire before moving to the North East. She is always trying out the latest foodie hotspots and takes her audience along for the ride.


Steph @the_mackem_foodie is a Sunderland lass with a passion for baking. This girl’s brownies so are good she’s turned it into a side business! Check out her blog for vegetarian recipes and eating out inspiration.


Nicola is our resident foodie at High Life North and was super excited when we asked her to brine a turkey for our takeover. You will find @newcastleeats_alot at all of the North East foodie hotspots and keeps us in the know for all new openings.


We love all the support Laura @geordie.scran is showing the hospitality industry during the pandemic and we find ourselves glued to her stories especially when shes on the vino.


Queens of the pun these two ladies are absolutely fabulous. Their no holds barred approach to social is both refreshing and captivating. Check out the @toonfatladies grid it’s finger-lickin’ good.


Rebs also known as @misshangry_ncl is both a foodie and very talented cook, in fact, it would be easy to mistake Rebs for a professional chef. Hit up her insta page for direct access to all of her recipes.


Laura of @ReVIBeMarketing stepped in to help out the foodies with her Christmas Cauliflower Cheese. Never one to miss out on a party Laura has rustled us up a festive favourite. Never one to miss out on a party Laura has rustled us up a festive favourite.


Charlotte Kidd is the foodie queen of Taco Tuesday, her Instagram grid is full of fabulous foodie goodness. Charlotte’s food presentation is on point @Charlottekidd.eats.


Behind the @brunchandlunchuk account is lovely foodie Fay. Her Instagram is full of mouth-watering food to drool over. Fay has the ultimate North East restaurant guide on her Instagram Stories split by area as a great reference tool. We love that she collaborated with North East foodies to cover the whole North East.


John from @johns_northeast_food account is a culinary pizza chef with a love for fine dining. There aren’t many North East fine dining restaurants that this connoisseur hasn’t been to.


Check out @amys.foodiary grid for the most spectacular Christmas theme. We want to try out all of her Christmas treats. Her inspiration for porridge bowls is second to none.


Behind the @fatbottomfoodies account is three ladies eating their way around the toon. Their page is full of eating out inspo along with their piggy rating of the venue.


Behind the @acannycuppa account is Jo, a self-confessed patisserie addict who stands by the motto ‘there is no greater love than the love of food’.  We certainly agree with you Jo!  We love her grid full of sweet treats.



Rebecca from the @tooniefoodie is full to the brim with delicious healthy food and has just released a brunch e-book that’s available to purchase via the link in her bio.


Amy of @messymasseykitchen shares food she’s cooked from recipes sourced from around the world. Her melt in the middle pudding looks out of this world, we are definitely giving this one a go.


North East Eats and Kids is run by Nikki, a foodie meets lifestyle blogger with two children. Her blog is full of kid-friendly recipes and fun-filled family days out @north_east_eats_blogger.


@netastytreats has put together a fabulous cheeseboard for the HLN foodie takeover. We might try this out this weekend to get into the Christmas spirit! Check out her hashtag #netastytreats. We love your new rebrand Deile!



Super smiley Vicki is a SEN teacher by day and a foodie by night. On Vicki’s insta, @geodiebait you’ll find home-cooked delights and lots of affordable, good quality scran from around Newcastle.


Cocktails, sweet treats, copious carbs this account has it all, we love the diversity of the @eatingaroundthetoon grid. Check out this account for the best foodie inspiration stories in highlights.

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