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For the first time ever I am pretty much re-posting one of my top posts; one that many of you will not have seen. I don’t have much truck with the idea of super foods: for nearly anything you can name context is so important, and the term super food as typically used gives a false …

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Now that we have safely passed January, and all notions of serious dieting have sensibly been put aside, I hit you with a healthy cookbook. One that has a Plan {yes, that is supposed to capitalised}. But please don’t run away, or scroll too quickly to the recipe. It isn’t a diet, diet. I promise. Recently …

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UK readers will know about the high-calibre BBC Good Food Shows, showcasing the best brands, food producers and chefs from all over Britain. Held across the UK, these shows are must-attend events for anyone interested in good food. Every UK foodie worth his or her salt (or sriracha) has to attend at least one such gastronomic exhibition in …

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I love breakfast. No, make that I LOVE BREAKFAST. It is without question my favourite meal. As you can tell from this blog I love other meals too. A lot. But breakfast is sine qua non to my daily happiness. Although it is rarely elaborate, and often involving no equipment other than a knife and hot overhead …

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The biggest food holiday in the US has been and gone, bar the leftovers. Are you still full? Even with the best will in the world, and the healthiest food on the table, most Americans will have overindulged. I think it is in the American psyche to over-do it at Thanksgiving. You might have popped …

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Despite the clearly undisguised green of this green smoothie, I pretty much guarantee that once sipped even the the most stridently anti-greens guy or gal will at least say, ‘hmm, not as bad as I thought it was going to be.’ Score! If they are actually scared to try it either say 1) ‘will you …

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I realise that some of you may be reclining on the sofa digesting a rather large meal. Feet up, hand on distended belly, telly at full volume (to drown out the clattering of a million dishes being cleaned in the kitchen). You may be kicking back waiting for a second wind; after all,  Auntie Jean’s …

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Regular readers will know I am a bit of breakfast-head. If breakfast were a religion I would be proselytising  on a street corner, shoving avocado-smeared toast in your hand as you rushed by, late and ratty for your train.  In other words, a bit evangelical. Small e, mind. Happily, I’ve noticed in my nutrition groups …

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This is my science-updated take on an old Ayurvedic treatment beloved of Indian grandmothers. Treatment for what, you may wonder. Just about everything. Although clinical evidence supporting its cure-all reputation is scanty (not many big studies have been funded), what is around looks very promising. Very promising indeed. And with 14 centuries of culinary and …

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I hope this isn’t too much of a surprise. Here you are, perhaps expecting yet another courgette recipe – or at least some kind of recipe involving food – and what do I want to write about: underarms. Nice. Well, I’m not going to go on about underarms per se, but the ‘management’ of the …

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