Vegetables

Getting Your 7-a-Day on a Budget

Rachel MacDonald | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel MacDonald

Have you been craftily grating courgettes into your bread or faithfully whipping up breakfast kale smoothies in order to get your five a day in? Well, news flash: that may no longer be enough, particularly if you fill your plate up with meat and potatoes the rest of the day.

Is the New 'Seven Fruits and Vegetables a Day' Recommendation Really Achievable?

Imogen Groome | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

Upon Googling the phrase "7 fruits and vegetables a day", I am greeted with a plethora of articles and blogs with contrasting statistics and opinions. Some pages are telling the general public to eat 7 portions, some advise 10...

Have You Had Your SEVEN A Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day may not be enough, new research suggests, and seven portions every day could have a more protective effect...

Could African Farmers Teach Us How to Stop the UK Floods Returning?

Guy Watson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Guy Watson

Back in the UK one could blame the farmers but the real culprit is our government and their ideology of scrapping environmental regulations in the absurd belief that a free market will hold back the waters. Whether through corruption, ideological dogma or an obsession with self-serving headlines rather than finding lasting solutions, both governments fail their people.

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

More Drugs? How About Less Bacon?

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The fact is, roughly 90% of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs do not really need them. Their cholesterol problem is caused by the cholesterol and animal fat in the foods they eat. If they were to eliminate animal products and other fatty foods from their diets, the problem would vanish for the vast majority.

V Is for Victorious Vegetables

Sian Breslin | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Flexi Veggie regime involves eating meat or fish four or five days a week and then having 2 or 3 days of vegetarian or meatless meals. As proteins can be sourced from both animal and plants this makes it possible to obtain enough proteins from plants like legumes, nuts and seeds. And do you know what, it's really tasty!

Breast In Show: World's Perkiest Potato Is Unearthed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Is this not the breast vegetable you’ve ever seen? (Sigh.) The buxom-looking spud was revealed at Farndon Fields farm shop in Market Harborough o...

Eat The Ugly Veg, Says Tesco

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

Fussy customers who reject misshapen fruit and vegetables need to be educated about food waste, Tesco has told MPs. The supermarket said "wonky" pr...

Recipes From Tuscany: Stuffed Italian Courgette Flowers

Beth Young | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Young

For those of you who have never had the pleasure of eating courgette flowers, I have to say that in terms of flavour you've not missed out on much, but what I love about them is that, no matter how they are prepared, they always look exquisite and are such a versatile receptacle for showcasing great flavour and texture combinations.

Do Looks Matter? Report Shows 40% Of Fruit And Veg Wasted, Because They're... Ugly

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Up to two-fifths of a crop of fruit or vegetables can be wasted because it is "ugly", a report on food waste has shown. Produce grown in the UK tha...

Free School Lunches Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The simple reality is, school lunches being free to students in need are a life saver, help students to grow and achieve what they need. However they are not the most healthy or most reasonably priced things out there.

Anti-Ageing Broccoli: New Superfood Revealed To Stop Ravages Of time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A superfood broccoli developed by British scientists retunes metabolism to combat the effects of ageing, research has shown. The vegetable, sold un...

Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious Dishes For Lunch And Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Vegetarian recipes get a swish new re-vamp in Elizabeth David's book On Vegetables, published by Quadrille. From gorgeous gnocchis to pies fit for a b...

Where Have All the Markets Gone?

Russell Norman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

Simply put, London is rubbish at food markets. Yes, we have Borough Market (inexplicably only open three days a week) and we have some very decent farmers' markets in suburban car parks, but there is nowhere in the capital that comes even close to the glorious Rialto Market in Venice or the sumptuous San Miguel Market in Madrid or the vibrant Cours Saleya Flower market in Nice.

Vienna Vegetable Orchestra Plays Phallic-Shaped Instruments

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

A cacophony of phallic-looking vegetables was pressed to the lips of Viennese musicians on Monday for the 100th anniversary of the San Miguel market i...

Can We Curb Those Cravings for Sweets?

Gloria Halim | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gloria Halim

Like a lot of you guys out there, I've always had a sweet tooth - anything sweet, cakes, ice cream, chocolates, I used to gorge on them at the drop of a hat. Sugar was my vice like smoking is a vice for others. My system was full of the stuff. Now I know it partly contributed to creating the perfect breathing ground for toxins and disease in my body.

Review of 'The Vegetarian Pantry' by Chloe Coker & Jane Montgomery

V.C. Linde | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The Vegetarian Pantry - Chloe Coker & Jane Montgomery Ryland Peters & Small - 2013 The Vegetarian Pantry wants to show both vegetarians and meat ea...

'Weird Food' Tops Trend List For 2013

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The UK's eating trends are turning away from the traditional and embracing the outright weird, according to an annual "cool" list by a leading food ma...

How to Beat the Supermarket

Amy Murnan | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Murnan

As a keen cook, I love cooking with fresh fruit and veg, but while I want to spend time going to Cardiff's Market and getting all my shopping, I simply don't have time to spend half a day walking there and struggling back with a load of food.

Organic Food: A Waste of Money

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

Organic isn't better for you. Eating organic food won't stop imaginary 'toxins' from bypassing your liver and making you sick. Buying organic can potentially cause greater harm to the environment. Eating local is no guarantee of reducing your carbon footprint.

Local Markets 'Cheaper' Than Supermarkets For Fresh Veg, Ch 4 Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Supermarkets have hiked up the price of fresh fruit and vegetables, meaning markets and local shops are up to 35% cheaper for healthy food, an investi...

Why Eating Unwashed Veg Could Make You Suicidal

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Think twice before eating vegetables you haven’t scrubbed clean – or biting into meat that’s a little on the pink side – because it could put ...

Doctrine of Signatures - Vegetables That Look Like the Parts They Heal

Laura Knowles | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Not only do vegetables look like our bits they can heal them too. Okay hear me out. This is something I have discovered this week thanks to the Wellne...

Is Your Low-Fat Salad Dressing Reducing Health Benefits Of Veggies?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While salad may be a great way to mainline your five-a-day, you won't get much benefit without the right type and amount of salad dressing, a Purdue U...