Vegetables

How Home-Grown Vegetables Can Improve Your Mood

Kathy Slack | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

It's magic in the veg patch at the moment. Actual magic. Every time you visit something new is sprouting. It's a time for firsts: first batch of green beans, first bowl of strawberries, first purple-podded peas, first courgette (though after last year's un-scalable courgette mountain I meet that one with a certain amount of trepidation).

Slugs - My Top Tips On How To Beat Them

Mark Farmaner | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Farmaner

In the short time I have been growing my own fruit and veg slugs and snails have become my enemy number one, causing destruction that has cost me several kilos of fruit and veg. I have been fighting a running battle with them and so far this year my losses are much smaller. Here are my top tips for beating slugs:

Giving Vegetables 'Seductive Names' May Encourage Healthy Eating

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to spruce up your dinner party menu or encourage your family to eat more healthily, the trick could be giving your vegetables “seductive...

Lifting The Lid On The Latest Food Myths

Rick Miller | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.

Peeling Your Veg Could Remove Essential Nutrients, Nutritionist Warns

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you peel your vegetables before cooking them, you could be removing essential nutrients. That’s according to nutritionist and registered dietitia...

Eating 10 Fruit And Veg Portions A Day 'Can Protect Against Disease'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables every day could significantly reduce a person’s risk of heart disease and cancer, according to new resear...

How To Make A Kale Smoothie That Doesn't Taste Of Pond Water

Kathy Slack | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

The challenge is that one can end up focused simply on masking the flavour of the kale with sweet things, which rather defeats the object of a smoothie. (They should still be healthy don't you think, otherwise you might as well just have a milkshake and be done with it.)

Fight Food Waste By Getting Back To Your Roots

Martin Bowman | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Martin Bowman

Approximately one third of the world's food is wasted. All the world's nearly one billion hungry people could be lifted out of malnourishment on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe - let that sink in.

10 Tips For Getting Your Five-A-Day Without Spending A Fortune

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A leading GP has said the Government should stop advising people to get their five-a-day because it’s demoralising to those who can’t afford to do...

The Power Of Juicing

Kara Rosen | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kara Rosen

When you drink a fresh juice, your body is able to assimilate the nutrients within 15 minutes, compared to a solid meal that may take over two hours to get to your cells. This gives your body an abundance of clean, green and nutrient-dense building blocks to build a healthier version of you.

Eat Your Way To Clearer Skin

Jessy Ball | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessy Ball

Aside from living a stress-free life, drinking plenty of (still & filtered) water, regularly exercising and having a good skincare regime (cleanse your face morning, night and after exercising) - many people don't consider the foods they eat to play a part in your complexion.

It's Official: Fruit And Veg Makes Us Happier

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling blue? Improving your diet might be the key to boosting your mood. New research from the University of Warwick found that eating more fruit and...

Scientists Might Have Discovered A Way To Make Broccoli Even Healthier

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Broccoli has long been touted for its numerous health properties. And now, thanks to science, we could soon be munching broccoli 2.0. Researchers have...

Cucumbers? Blame the UN

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

As the UK referendum on Brexit approaches I feel obliged to stand forward and confess. The European Union is often criticized for dealing with ridiculous things such as the shape of cucumbers: banning the curved ones and imposing straight ones on farmers and consumers alike.

5 Quick And Healthy Breakfast Ideas You'll Love

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know it’s hard enough to get your five-a-day, let alone seven-a-day, which has been the fruit and veg guideline since 2014. That's why at Huf...

A Savoury Vegetable Cake for Easter

Kellie Anderson | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

This is an easy and pretty flexible recipe. No nettles? Use all spinach. No wild garlic? Just use one small clove of bulb garlic. And of course use any deeply flavoured mushroom rather than porcini - but if you do you will miss out on the deep umami notes that porcini brings to this.

This Wonky Veg Is Very #NSFW

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With Tesco now selling 'Perfectly Imperfect' products and Asda offering bargain boxes of 'Wonky Veg', misshapen fruit and veg seems to be all the rage...

Sweet Potato Wedges With Spicy Avocado Basil Dip

Steph Matthews | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

This spicy avocado dip is so creamy and delicious with sweet potato wedges. Avocados are everywhere these days. You see them in smoothies, on toast with lavish toppings, and made into decadent chocolate mousse.

The Wonky Way to Waste Less

Frontier | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Frontier

Jamie Oliver has always been a food crusader, as has his mate Jimmy Doherty, and their relentlessness has yielded another glimmer of success and progr...

The Rise and Rise of Cauliflower and Umami Roasted Cauliflower and Pasta Recipe

Kellie Anderson | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

Cauliflower is the ugly-duckling-turned-swan of the food world. This is indisputable. You may be thinking, "Whoa, hang on a sec. Isn't kale still king? Aren't we still talking about kale?... Hey, should I be making cauliflower crisps now?"

Asda's £3.50 Wonky Veg Box Lets You 'Feed Your Family For A Week'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Asda has launched the UK's first ever 'wonky veg box' which lets shoppers buy imperfect vegetables in bulk to feed their families. The box will cos...

Five a Day Is Not Enough!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

Five is not enough. That is because vegetables are packed with all kinds of health promoting qualities much more so than any other food. This means that they really should form the bulk of our diet. I am not talking here about a vegetarian diets, I am talking about all diets.

Fruit And Veg Rich In This Key Compound Could Prevent Weight Gain

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People looking to lose weight should eat more fruit and veg, scientists have suggested. Fruit and vegetables that have high levels of flavonoids -...

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi With Rosemary and Chilli

Steph Matthews | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

These pumpkin gnocchi are so moreish and simple to make. They start off a little tedious but once you get the hang of them, they really are quick to have ready. I've been making this at least once a week since I started having it...

How to Eat Like a Rugby Player

James Haskell | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Rugby players have become a bit of a benchmark in terms of being seen and perceived as being "big". As such a model to follow and adopt if you are so inclined, which I have to say judging by the mail I get on daily basis, a lot of young men and women want to be - Men mainly just big and muscular, Women toned, defined and shaped.