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Unusual Healthy Salad Recipe Combos You Must Try!

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There’s nothing like a fresh, tasty, light and healthy salad to remind you that, rain or shine, the calendar confirms it is indeed Summer here in the UK. Having said that, the quickest way to be deterred from ever eating another leaf is to be presented with a limp bowl of wilting lettuce and a few wrinkly […]

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Crunchy Chilled Lettuce Soup

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I woke one April morning to glorious sunshine and warmth coming through my kitchen French windows and instantly knew I would be making chilled lettuce soup today.   Random? Not quite.   My husband is not great at assessing what we actually need when he food shops, so tends to buy too much of some […]

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Beetroot Stained Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon is delicious on it’s own but it can get a bit samey. Adding beetroot is a really tasty way of jazzing it up; the sweet beetroot complements the salty fish. You could increase the quantities to turn this into a main course salad too.   Beetroot Stained Smoked Salmon Serves 2   INGREDIENTS […]

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How to Make the Perfect Healthy Mason Jar Salad

How to Make the Perfect Healthy Mason Jar Salad   Is there anything more perfect in design than a Mason Jar Salad? The concept is ideal – a fresh and delicious salad, perfectly preserved in a strong container that won’t imprint on the food and is easily transportable – what’s not to love!? While many […]

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Do You Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables Every Day?

Do You Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables Every Day?   Many of us grew up with parents and teachers advocating that we should be eating fruit and vegetables 5 times a day. “One of your 5 a day” has long been an advertising slogan for branded foodstuffs, more often than not slapped on an item […]

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Cooked vs. Raw: Which is Better for your Health?

Cooked vs. Raw: Which is Better for your Health?   In the world of dietary extremes, people always want to hear definitive, clear answers to complicated questions. As a result, there tends to be polarizing views on a number of issues where the truth generally seems to lie somewhere in the middle. One such issue […]

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Annual Guide To Winter Fruit & Vegetables

British soils don’t hang up their coats for winter Rather they switch to providing us with hearty, sustaining produce that offers us the energy and warmth we need to keep going through the cold weather. Here are some reasons to love local fruit and veg this winter: Low Calorie Root vegetables are richer in starch […]

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The Working Lunch – packed lunches on the go

The Working Lunch   Juggling work with family life, chores, school runs and everything else is not easy, that much we know. It’s easy to see why personal health and care can be you pushed to the bottom of our priorities. Yet is exactly because we’re so busy that we should put some thought into […]

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Eating Seasonally – Summer

We don’t always get the most fantastic Summers in the UK, but since different crops thrive in different conditions, there will always be something delicious and home grown to see us through the (sunny or not) Summer months. By no coincidence many of the vegetables available can be eaten raw – perfect when we’re in […]

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What food is in Season Now? Spring Vegetables

The baby-freshness that Spring brings is smelt and tasted in the little gifts that poke through along with the blossom that adorns the trees and bushes around us.   We’re all ready for it too after months of hearty root vegetables and meaty stews. I prefer baby leeks, carrots, peas and any other miniature to […]

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