(In case you missed it) it's World Cup season and we've been preparing the perfect match-day Munchies to keep you, and the inevitable flock of footy fans draped on your sofa, happy!
Chickens are ALREADY clean! we raved. It's not like the bird, once plucked, is allowed out to roll around in the dirt one last time! Chickens aren't carrots - they're not sprayed with pesticides prior to sale! What are you LIKE, you crazy chicken washers?!
So what makes the perfect afternoon tea? Opinions differ of course, but here are the five most crucial components according to us.
Umu is one of the most magnificent restaurants in London. It is a Zen-like haven, a spa for the soul, a pleasuredome for the eyes and palate. The place is so good for you. But it's a bit pricey so I think it should be free. Unlike the idea of a free Palestine, a cause which doubtless its followers feel would benefit millions, my campaign is a selfish one. I only want free Umu for me.
It seems like there is never a time when green leafy vegetables fail to be the ideal food type! And yet again, here we are with the likes of spinach, cauliflower, cucumber, cabbage and broccoli keeping hunger at bay. This time it is not the array of minerals and vitamins that is contained in the vegetables, but the substantial water amount, that is at work keeping us full and healthy.
The key to a good barbecue side dish? Make it ahead. Don't stress out on the day trying to be superwoman or man in the kitchen. Have it all pre-prepped and then you can don a hat, an apron, brandish those tongs and stay by the fire. Beer in hand.
Many people in this world watch their diet. Some have to watch what they eat due to a variety of food allergies, but 1 in every 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease and have to steer clear of foods that contain gluten for life.
My favourite thing about quinoa is its texture. It's something a bit like barley with its chewiness, and it also has a light fluffiness akin to well prepared couscous. No matter how 'good for you' a food is, I don't include it in my diet unless it passes the taste test.
We decided to take our trip over a long weekend and arrived there early afternoon on a Friday, departing on a Monday late afternoon. We thought it was a nice amount of time for a short break in the sun but we didn't realise we'd come away loving the hotel so much that we didn't want to leave!
The best defense against free radicals is an antioxidant-rich diet, which means beetroots, besides being delicious, help you live better. The best beetroots come in June, so stop by your local farmers' market today and give this refreshing summer recipe a go.
Beetroots can be tough and take for ever to cook but right now they are in season and the small ones are sweet and delicious just boiled and dressed with olive oil. Beef and horseradish is a great combination but with the addition of the beetroots it tastes delicious. Have a great week!
There are many reasons to go to Singapore. In fact, there are so many that people are now moving out there in droves to live the expat life. The No.1 reason to at least visit the city-state is food. Eating is a big part of the Singapore lifestyle, because anything you decide to order is bound to taste incredible.
True, we are surrounded by junk foods, packed with sugar, fat and salt and generally processed to the extreme - but which ones are the real worst foods to eat, the foods that you really should avoid?
With a tiny camera embedded, Google Glass allows you to see through the eyes of our talented Essex boy as he prepares a simple Summer Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
I think the best pannacotta I ever ate - in fact I think it was the first I ever ate - was years ago in Italy when I was doing a television feature on the Slow Food movement.
Boasting some of the Med's most spectacular coastline, gloriously unspoilt beaches and a rich history, Ibiza's reputation as a clubber's paradise hides just how much there is to do. Yes, there's a lot more to the White Isle than superclubs and dancing till dawn.