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 [...]
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
Lower your pesticide exposure by 80%
Pesticide residues in foods is one reason for switching to organic produce. Each year the Environmental Working Group, a not-for-profit US organisation who have a mission to “use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment” publish a shoppers guide to pesticides in food.
Through their calculations [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]