The organic (and inorganic) facts about food

Once only sourced from health food stores, organic food is now a buzzword on the online blogosphere as well as offline in supermarkets. Here’s where the issue begins – in the produce aisle. As an example, conventionally grown apple, smile sweetly at you, alongside organically grown ones. Both offering the same degree of firmness, sheen […]

What’s so about ‘Functional Foods’

Research shows that Millennials feed their growing interest in health and wellness via search. According to a newly released Google Food Trends Report, ‘functional foods,’ is on the ascendancy and here’s why. A look at today’s dinner table reveals how very different it looks from what it did a decade ago. For starters, a smartphone […]

The Organic Reality of our lives

A little less than a year from now, to be precise – on the morning of 14th June 2017, independent retailers all over the UK will be hosting ‘Wake Up To Organic’ events. These will include: dishing up free organic mini breakfasts, hosting blogger demos and visits from local producers and suppliers. Stretching from Brighton […]

Top of the 2016 Nutrition Charts

We’ve heard about man magnets, woman magnets, but try googling food magnets and you’ll come across loads of marketers trying to sell you their take on food-shaped magnets that you can put on your refrigerator, or wherever. Little does it occur to us that food itself is a creature magnet, which attracts virtually all species […]

Food Fit Fiesta 2016

Celebrating food and fitness is always accompanied by an element of fun and surprises. Like fashion, it seems to be going in circles, with old foods making a comeback and new foods hitting the charts. Here’s a round-up of what’s on the front burner in fitness foods this season. Tired of noodles? Get inspiralised by your […]

Sizzling ways to chill this summer

Even as summer set in, and people head off to cooler climes, those of us who live in warmer parts of the country could do well to follow the inside scoop on staying cool. Running cold water over your wrists for five seconds, a couple of times a day, causes the main vein passing through […]

Struggling to lose weight? Blame it on Delboeuf.

Amongst the planet’s most popular games, the blame game is a strong contender for the number on spot; specially for those struggling to keep off weight. You’re welcome to direct some ire at Joseph Delboeuf, a 19th-century Belgian philosopher. But why? Delboeuf discovered that people perceive two identical circles differently when surrounded by concentric circles […]

Oh Sugar! – Part 2

Continued… In our previous post we spoke of sugar and the forms it takes, natural and added sugars and what each does to the human body. That’s it? Of course not! There’s more. How can you be aware of the sugar you consume and how do you control your intake of this sweet thing. Sugar […]

Oh sugar!

There’s so much being said all over the world about sugar. So we thought it would be good to know more about this sweet thing.

Pretty Purple Smoothie

Smoothies will win everytime. First, they are quick and easy to make. Second, they are super-nutritious. Third, they often make a meal in themselves. And finally, they are filling yet usually low-cal. So, we’re giving you a colourful recipe for a smoothie that combines the goodness of kale and chia seeds. Kale is a rich […]

Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Here's our recipe of the month. A nutritious and filling shrimp and pasta salad that is yummy too.

Simply heal yourself – Part 2

So, in our last post we said we’d come back with more DIY remedies for relief from pain and discomfort. These suggestions are not meant to replace your physician’s prescriptions; they simply tell you of alternative, harmless ways of taking care of yourself with ingredients that are most likely available right in your own home. DIY for […]

Pulses, wind and weight loss!

Pulses are a cheap, low-fat source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, and they count towards your recommended five daily portions of fruit and vegetables, and need we say wind!! Beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils are all considered as pulses. When I was kid pulses always put me off because of the windy factor. They […]

Simply heal yourself – Part 1

Feeling tired and in pain? Annoyed by chapped lips or a toothache? Bothered by cough or stuffy sinuses? Before you reach for that store-bought medication for relief, check out the stuff in your kitchen cabinet. You’d be surprised at how well you can treat common aches and pains with remedies created from ingredients right in […]

Try some Yakisoba

Yakisoba is a classic Japanese street food made by stir-frying boiled ramen noodles, vegetables and meat or seafood with a sweet and savoury sauce. In Japan, Yakisoba can be found sizzling away in stalls everywhere from baseball stadiums to traditional Omatsuri (festivals). If you’ve ever been to an event in Japan, you probably remember the […]

Workouts with impact

Which is better – high impact or low impact exercises? Or no impact exercises? This is a question that is often asked. Each has its benefits and depending on your fitness level, each comes with its set of benefits. Impact here refers to overall intensity and calorie burn and applies to cardio workout than strength […]

Natural Ways to Look Good

4 body scrubs, 3 hair conditioners, 2 face masks, and a cleanser for your skin and hair! Before you hare off to buy expensive skin and hair care products from the shops, please step into your kitchen. Open the shelves and cabinets and you’ll be surprised at the number of regular food items you have […]

Morning Power Smoothie

Smoothies are delicious meals you can drink. They’re nutritious fillers that combine a number of ingredients you would not eat otherwise in the course of a day. The fruit that goes into a smoothie give you the vitamins and minerals you need. Here’s a yummy recipe you can whip up to kickstart your day. This […]

Bonding over Fitness

Today’s busy lifestyle has you running from pillar to post – rushing off to work, ferrying your children back and forth from school, grocery shopping, washing the car, cooking… The common lament is, “We wish there were more hours in a day!”. We get so caught up in our busy schedules that each one at […]

Beef and Noodle Soup

Often, a nourishing soup is all you really need to make up a complete meal. So, here’s one that is hearty and filling and, what’s more, uses thinly-sliced beef and the goodness of your favourite Slim Pasta Spaghetti. Enjoy!