Healthy eating

All the latest recipes, news and tips for a healthier diet.

Berry healthy: the tiny superfoods that hold the key to a healthy heart

Blueberries are little superfoods packed with more antioxidants than many other fruits and vegetables such as oranges, rocket and spinach. And eating three or more servings per week may help women...

Honestly Healthy Mini Pizzas

Dish type: Main course Makes 8 Ingredients For the bases: ½ tsp active dry yeast 170ml (6fl oz/²/³ cup) lukewarm water 285g (9¼oz/2¼ cups) white spelt flour ½ tsp...

Spanish olives marinated in oregano and chillies

Dish type: Olives Serves 4 Ingredients 1 jar or tin of green Spanish olives 100ml of mild Spanish olive oil 6 sprigs of fresh oregano 6 dried cayenne peppers Method Drain the Spanish olives...

Spanish olives, sesame seeds, lemon juice and mint

Dish type: Olives Serves 4 Ingredients 1 jar or tin of green Spanish olives 100ml of mild Spanish olive oil 1 tbsp of sesame seeds 1 lemon 3 sprigs of mint 3 sprigs of thyme Method Drain...

Spanish olives marinated in sweet pimentón, red onion and fennel seeds

Dish type: Olives Serves 4 Ingredients 1 jar or tin of black Spanish olives 100ml of mild Spanish olive oil 1 tbsp of Sweet pimentón 1/3 of a red onion 1 tbsp of fennel seeds Method...

Spanish olives with Manchego cheese marinated in olive oil, black peppercorns, bay leaves, rosemary and garlic

Dish type: Olives Serves 4 Ingredients 1 jar or tin of ‘turning colour’ or black Spanish olives 100ml of mild Spanish olive oil 50g of Manchego cheese 5 black peppercorns 2 fresh...

Quinoa Porridge with Macadamia Nut Milk

Dish type: Breakfast Serves 4 Ingredients Seeds from 1 pomegranate 200g (7oz/2 cups) quinoa flakes 75g (3oz/scant ²/³ cup) goji berries 1 cinnamon stick 475ml (16fl oz/scant 2 cups) Macadamia...

It's high in protein, low in carbs, so go quinoa crazy for 2013

We're all looking for the new thing to help us become just that little bit healthier this New Year and it seems we could be given a helping hand by the tiny grains of pseudo-cereal that make...

Canapes you can say 'yes' to this Christmas

Piling on a few pounds might seem inevitable if you want to truly enjoy the festive season but it need not be. From now until January it is high risk season for the figure-conscious: the champagne is...

Metabolism boosters: Keep those extra pounds at bay this Christmas

From chocolates to mince pies to another couple of those pigs in blankets... With the festive season comes the constant flow of alluring Christmas treats to hand. But what if you could fire...

Toasted Sourdough with Avocado, Radish and Watercress

Impressive canapes or a delicious and quick snack bursting with subtle flavours and brimming with colour! Makes 20 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients 1 small...

Chilli and Chickpea Bites

Dish type: Canapes Make these little numbers small and they are the perfect canapé. Make them medium sized and that’s lunch sorted or a meal for your children (with or without the chilli)....

Shallot, Prawn and Thai Rice Noodle Salad in Filo Baskets

Dish type: Canapes Makes 30 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients For the filo tart shells 4 sheets Filo pastry 2-3 tbsp melted butter Plus 1 x 12 Canapé sized...

Japanese Style Rare Beef and Radish Roll-ups

Dish type: Canapes Makes 16 Preparation time: 15 minutes + 1 hour chilling Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 450g fillet steak (1 long thin piece works best) 2 tsp oil 8 radishes 4 spring onions 2cm...

Griddled Halloumi and Pink Lady Apple Wedges with Caper, Anchovy and Herb Dressing

Dish type: Canapes Sharing plates full of flavour is just what you need when entertaining friends. Use either a mix of herbs or a single one that is readily available. Leave out the anchovies in the dressing...

Party food perils: Staying healthy over the festive period

With party season fast approaching, rich food, late nights and a glass of bubbly with friends are all on the menu – in abundance. And playing the perfect host or gracious guest can eventually...

Make your wedding plans stress-free with our top tips

After the elation of the engagement can come the nightmare of trying to organise the wedding. It's supposed to be the happiest day of your life, yet with dresses to be found and fitted, caterers to...



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