National Sandwich week runs from 14th to 20th May 2017 and according to the organisers, British consumers manage to munch their way through over 11.5 billion sandwiches each year. If you laid each one end to end, they would go around the world about 44 times.
Confession: I don't like eating avocados. Not sure why, whether it's the slimy feeling, or if I've never tried it under the right conditions, but lately I've been eating avos as if I've always loved them.
With Strove Tuesday just around the corner, I've teamed up with some fabulous free from foodie bloggers to bring you a vast array of free from pancakes.
It's one of the most popular 'diets' around at the moment, with special cook books filled with 'paleo-friendly' pancakes and brownies covering the recipe section of our book stores...but what is paleo? What's it about? Why do it? Who does it work for, and what we can learn from it?
There are a fewer things that epitomise Spring turning to Summer for me than the smell of elderflower in the air. I've been slightly obsessed by this fabulous hedgerow for years and they are back in our parks RIGHT NOW!
I've mostly been eating the Paleo way for four years now, which means that my diet is free of all grains, not just gluten, refined sugar, and I have a limited dairy intake.
This salad is full of protein from the chicken and cashew nuts. The chicken breasts are full of flavour, you can marinade the chicken the night before so the flavours intensify. If you are using a julienne you can graze on the middle of the carrots that are left over after grating.
Winter squashes are an excellent source of vitamin A as well as Vitamin C, potassium, dietary fibre and manganese. Spaghetti squash looks like other winter squash varieties and when raw the flesh is the same, but when cooked the flesh falls away in ribbons, like spaghetti.
Go for a run, go to a class or join the gym. Aside from the obvious exercise benefits and the feel good factor (no, really, those endorphin things work), it removes the threat of the fridge for a few hours. It's also harder to give up when other people can see you.
Asparagus tips should be tightly furled and perky, with shoots that are straight and firm. This quiche is great for a picnic with a side of fresh green salad, or take a slice for breakfast on the run, or wrap in cos or romaine lettuce with a dab of honey mustard, its filling without having to add any carbs.
The pegan diet, in the tradition of celebrity couple mash-up names, is supposedly a mixture of the paleo and vegan diet. Although
Enjoy in a bowl served with some fresh berries, fruit, nut butter, or go commando. It's good enough to do that. Serve with almond milk, coconut milk, or if you are like me (which some people in my house have decided to point out is a little weird...) serve with cold water!!
Fresh tuna is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidant minerals. Make sure your fresh fish is odourless and best eaten on day of purchase. I've found the easiest way to deseed a cucumber is to slice it into quarters, then run a sharp knife under the seeds to lift them out.
This recipe is my go to breakfast or dessert option (sometimes I swap the mango for kiwi or mashed raspberries so play about with that), especially when I'm short on time or low on food (because it really only requires me having a piece of fruit on hand as chia are a staple in my cupboard).
From celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Matthew McConaughey to our best mates and hairdressers, it seems like everyone has
It's hard to believe that you don't need flour, milk or refined sugar to create a lovely, light and kid-approved pancake. Although delightful, don't be expecting your run-of-the-mill carb-filled pancake. These have more of an eggy crepe-like texture, which is equally appealing.
Like many women I fell victim to the clever marketing campaign of low fat, sugar free, reduced this, lacking that and so on, coupled with this terrible diet was an unhealthy woman in her late teens and 20s.
And some yummo soup recipes... See below for the whole thing: Pop quiz: how much fruit makes up your five a day? When can
It happens every year - a celebrity tweets about a diet and before long we're typing the key words into Google and replacing
Advocates of the Paleo diet say it improves digestion, reduces allergic reactions, boosts energy, regulates blood sugar and