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March 2016 – Events To Try Out

MARCH: It’s going to be a busy month with Mothering Sunday (Sunday 6th March), St Patrick’s Day (Thursday 17th March), Easter (Friday 25th – Monday 28th March), and The Boat Race (Sunday 27th March) all coming up! So I’ve listed a few healthy food-related events below too that can hopefully tempt you away from all those Easter eggs and pints of Guinness…  When: Thursday 3rd March 19.00 – 21.00 What: Italy: ‘From Seed to Plate’ with Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds Wh...

Fancy a Coffee?

Coffee is the most popular drink in the world – we drink around 70 million cups a day in the UK! It’s most well-known for its caffeine kick and the effect it has on increasing our energy levels and alertness. But caffeine only makes up 2% of the bean…so what else is in there? And what effects do these substances have on our health? There are over 1000 different compounds, but some of the main ones include: POLYPHENOLS - the perceived health benefits of coffee are linked in ...

Shrove Tuesday…Time For Pancakes!

Looking forward to some pancakes this Tuesday but fancy something a bit different? Grain-free diets are growing in popularity due to increased awareness of intolerances/sensitivities, as well as more interest surrounding gluten-free and Paleo diets. Below are some pancakes made without using conventional flour…give them a go and see what you think!   Coconut & Almond Pancakes Ingredients: 2 eggs 70g almond flour 120ml coconut milk 2 teaspoons cinnamon...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Aphrodisiac /ˌafrəˈdɪzɪak/ Noun “a food, drink, or other thing that stimulates sexual desire.” As Valentine’s Day draws closer, what better way to stoke the flames of passion than with a romantic homemade meal? Here are a few ideas to inspire you, coupled with a little bit of science from behind the scenes… Oysters & Steak These indulgent foods are perfect for a special occasion and contain high levels of amino acids and zinc. Both of these contribute ...