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A green and healthy homage to that fruity, sweet American confection, the Orange Julius. Kale, matcha green tea powder, optional hormone-balancing and immune-boosting maca powder, and a few other good-for-you foods are blended with the usual vanilla and orange. A 21st century interpretation of a 1920s drink easily made in your blender for a nutritious breakfast, snack or post-workout drink.

A green and healthy homage to that fruity, sweet American confection, the Orange Julius. Kale, matcha green tea powder, optional hormone-balancing and immune-boosting maca powder, and a few other good-for-you foods are blended withΒ the usual vanilla and orange. A 21st century interpretation of a 1920s drink easily made in your blender for a nutritious breakfast, …

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Many of us are still in holiday mood. I speak as someone eyeing up an unclaimed box of chocolates whilstΒ also contemplating when it is seemly to ask my lovely in-laws if they would like a glass of ProseccoΒ (it is not quite 4 pm; but it is Boxing Day.).πŸ˜‰

Growing up in Florida there wasn’t much opportunity for blackberry picking – too warm you see. Even in cooler Tennessee, where I was born and where my grandparents lived, I never managed to head up to the tree-covered hills just over the road – hills no doubt smothered with wild berries and mushrooms during the …

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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:Β 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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Well, I have been predicting that the end was nigh for wild garlic. Me (at least 10 times in the past couple of weeks):”Ooh, you’ll have to get out there quick because it’s only going to be around for another week.” I am happy to be proved wrong. It just keeps a-coming! I am hearing …

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This week I am supposed to be head down with my laptop, working on a special project. It isΒ at my own behest, but I was determined to be disciplined about it: “out-of-office” for my emails, alarm set for 6.30, green smoothie to fortify & fill, and then boom, the wordsΒ would just flow. My week has …

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Every week, twice a week, I post new recipes. I have done this for aboutΒ three and a half years, and I don’t think I have ever had a tweaky post of aΒ pastΒ recipe. But, confession time: this is a re-workingΒ of an old post. A freshening up of a family favourite. Sometimes dishes are too good to …

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  Not a month seems to go by when there isn’t yet more good news about food and health. This month it is once again the turn of the MediterraneanΒ diet to bask in the scientific limelight. But before I get too excitedΒ and ramble on as is my norm (which I will no doubt do anyway), …

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A little late to the National Vegetarian Week party, but better late than never! Here at food to glow we are omnivores, but because of my work as a cancer health educator I know the health value of eating a plant-centred diet. And I try and practise what I preach. Most of my recipes are …

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“Oh, thrice and four times happy those who plant cabbages.” Francois Rabelais, 16th century French writer M. Rabelais might now be in the minority with that opinion, but from a health standpoint, he’s spot on. Cabbages have been cultivated for at least 6000 years, probably originating from wild, non-head forming greens (acephala), of which modern …

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