Thursday, September 21, 2017

The one pot, 10 minute healthy, nutritious supper

October 18, 2011 by Ange  

This literally takes 10 minutes from start to finish, in fact, it’s taken longer to photograph, write up and post. It’s  delicious, a slow release of energy and packed full of fibre & nutrients. It can be recreated with any mixture of vegetables and beans:
Heat olive oil in a pan, add some cumin seeds, saute [...]

How to Choose Olive Oil

August 9, 2011 by Ange  

Lovely piece from Dr Weil with tips on how to choose a good olive oil. I especially like the insight on taste, smell and colour, although appreciate you can’t always smell it!
How to Choose Olive Oil – Dr. Weil’s Daily Tip

Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Guide

March 29, 2010 by Ange  

This is a great new website from the people who made “The End of the Line”, the documentary about the effects of overfishing. You can search restaurants by region and by name and find a rating on their fish sustainability policy from the people who know. There is also a section to add your own [...]

Should you be worried about Mercury in Tuna?

February 16, 2010 by Ange  

A recent report found that more than half of samples of brand-name canned tuna contained more mercury than deemed safe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, the same report found that only 5 percent of canned tuna samples contained mercury levels that exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) standards for safety, [...]

What’s Really in Our Food?

July 15, 2009 by Ange  

Thankfully I’d finished my supper before watching last lights BBC1 show What’s Really in Our Food. Anyone fancy a lovely organic salad washed in anti-freeze? How about a tasty chicken that actually contains pork? No, doesn’t sound exactly appetising. There seem to be two main issues. One is that the marketing people are extremely talented [...]

Sugar coated probiotics

June 12, 2009 by Ange  

When I suggest adding probiotics, lots of clients ask ‘oh do you mean like Actimel?’ Probiotic is from Greek and means ‘for life’. The definition of a probiotic is a live microorganism that gives health benefit when taken in adequate amounts. Numerous robust studies have shown how probiotics interact with our immune and digestive systems [...]