Monday, October 23, 2017

Plastic for lunch anyone?

April 29, 2010 by Ange  

Check out this video from the Plastiki expedition, they are sailing across the Pacific in a boat made of plastic objects to publicise the accumulation of waste plastic in the oceans. There is a huge health as well as environmental implication to this as the plastic debris in the ocean enters the food chain. There is [...]

Quickest, Easiest, Healthiest meal of the week

April 19, 2010 by Ange  

Mackerel & Avocado pate: It really doesn’t get any quicker or easier: (enough for one, but make more and keep in the fridge)
• fillet of smoked or grilled mackerel
• half an avocado
• dash of good olive oil
•tablespoon of fresh grated horseradish root (you can use horseradish sauce, or if none available, just double the miso [...]

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 [...]

Good Fish Dish part 2

July 7, 2009 by Ange  

I made this last week for my mate Jules. It’s simple (I don’t really do difficult dishes) and she said it was delicious! I used SeaBass, which is on the MSC fish to eat list , but you could also use Mackerel fillets, Alaskan line-caught Salmon or Pollack. What you need, (as well as the [...]

Good fish dish

June 23, 2009 by Ange  

I saw the End of the Line on Sunday, the new documentary about the state of our seas. We’ve been over fishing and generally not looking after the oceans for too many years now and the estimates are that we will run out of fish by 2048. Certain fish we’re used to seeing on the [...]