This is one fad that’s been around for quite a while, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. If you’ve always wanted to give it a try but have been unsure as to where to begin, we’ve got some tips on how to meal prep like the best of them.
I love entertaining. My mum has trained me, from an almost concerning age, to be the most wonderful (if not slightly over-bearing) host. I never run out of ice. I always remember that my granny is allergic to avocado and although she’s not allergic to raisins, she truly despises them. I know that good red wine should be served slightly chilled and not, as the lowly heathens say, at ‘room temperature.’ I own a superb array of napkins and my cheesecake has been known to soothe even the most cantankerous dinner guests. Here are my trusted tips to making a dinner party as light, decadent and impressive as a perfectly-baked soufflé.
That dreaded fiery burn that comes to pester you after a meal is enough to make you swear off spicy flavours and any drink that worsens the heart burning effects. Although there are common culprits who are to blame for the discomfort, there are also easy lifestyle remedies that can help ease the pain.
It’s usually a bright, red banner and the writing is in bold - the coveted (and dreaded) special offer signs decorating the supermarket’s entrance. Of course, grabbing items at a lowered price is great for your wallet, but what about buying products just for the sake of buying them, without any real need? It’s all about staying level-headed and making smart choices.
Take a quick search of hygge on the internet and you’ll find thousands of images of cosy fires, cups of hot chocolate and fluffy blankets. This Danish word (pronounced ‘hoo-guh’) takes centre-stage as a way of life when it comes to mindful living. But as 2017 is still trying to grasp this foreign word, there is already a new kid on the block: the Swedish lagom, where life is all about finding the perfect balance. So, from the comfort of hygge to the balance of lagom, let’s see what the Scandinavians are trying to tell us about living a healthy, fulfilling life.
What would our baked goods be without the binding power of an egg? What would breakfast be without that scrambled or fried egg on toast? Eggs are pretty awesome, yet there’s still debate as to whether or not this versatile protein source is a healthy part of our diets.
If you’re struggling to hang on to your New Year’s resolutions, let the heat of summer serve as some extra motivation. As it gets too hot to cook with heat-excreting appliances, take to the fridge with its fresh and cooling seasonal produce. Here’s how to bump up flavour and nutrition with simple, sneaky steps.
Living a vegan lifestyle can be challenging at times, especially when the budget is tight. But no need to worry, we’re here to help you make smart choices that will benefit your body AND your pocket. Try to fit in as many of these nutrient-packed foods as possible, and you’re good to go!
Welcome to the new year! It’s the time to start fresh, set up your new year’s resolutions and let go of all things last year. The after-effects of all the recent festive feasting may still be lingering, but here are some top tips for restoring balance and keeping healthy this year.
By now we know the basics of a healthy lifestyle. Stay active, eat fruit and veg and avoid going too heavy on the processed, sugar-filled treats. What we don’t always realise, is just how many food items have sugar hidden in their ingredients, and what the best ways are to minimise sugar consumption without compromising on flavour.