Have you tried these lovely green teas?

A couple of weeks ago I was trying to find out if green tea has any health benefits. I’ve been drinking a lovely Jasmine green tea from Newby, expensive at about £4 for 25 teabags, but beautifully delicate. (Occasionally on a special offer at Sainsbury for £3.) But I’ve also started drinking Twining’s Moroccan Mint…… Continue reading Have you tried these lovely green teas?

Good Recipe – Silly Name

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My sister was telling me on the phone the other day about her latest easy-to-cook-from-scratch recipe, cauliflower steaks. She’d enjoyed cauliflower florets added to a pan of roasted vegetables and was enthusiastic about making roasted cauliflower slices the centrepiece of her evening meal. She said all you did was cut vertical slices about 1cm in…… Continue reading Good Recipe – Silly Name

Does green tea have health benefits?

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Recently I’ve been drinking a lovely Jasmine Blossom Green Tea from Newbys. The tea is quite expensive but has a lovely, delicate flavour. For years I’ve been under the impression that green tea is beneficial to health without really knowing why so I’ve  consulted Dr Google. The NHS choices website has an excellent analysis of…… Continue reading Does green tea have health benefits?

Yes! We Have No Bananas

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Bananas are the UK’s most popular fruit. On average we eat 10kg of bananas every year, about 100 bananas each. (BBC Good Food) The health benefits of eating bananas are many. 7 Wonderful Benefits of Banana 11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas 25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas But have you seen that the Cavendish…… Continue reading Yes! We Have No Bananas

My top 3 non-alcoholic ginger beers

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Since starting my chemotherapy treatment I’ve become strictly teetotal. Consequently I’m now a connoisseur of ginger beer. These are my 3 favourite ginger beers: Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer Established 1905 Read the company history here. A 275ml bottle costs £1.20 at my favourite supermarket. (To price compare with the other two: 750ml would cost £3.27).…… Continue reading My top 3 non-alcoholic ginger beers

5 non-alcoholic drinks for the Festive Season

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Since starting my chemotherapy treatment alcoholic drinks have been totally banned by the oncology doctor. Even alcohol in cough syrup! So I’ve been looking for something special and/or different to drink during the Christmas Festivities. Belvoir Fruit Farms have three non-alcoholic wines. I’m going to try the Shiraz-without-a-hangover. I love Fentimans Ginger Beer so I’m…… Continue reading 5 non-alcoholic drinks for the Festive Season

Have you tried hemp seed on your porridge?

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I’ve been adding ground flaxseeds to my porridge for several weeks. I’ve also been trying hemp seed hearts which add a lovely nutty flavour. The hemp seed packaging offers persuasive health reasons for eating the contents. However, after reading 6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds I’m definitely keeping hemp seeds in my diet. I bought my…… Continue reading Have you tried hemp seed on your porridge?

Everything you always wanted to know about cauliflowers!

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5 Facts Everyone Needs to Know about Buying Cauliflowers Cauliflowers should be dense and heavy. The leaves should look fresh and green. The florets should be tight and compact. There should be no dark spots or mildew. The stem should be satiny white with no dark patches. Why Cauliflowers are the 51st Shade of Grey…… Continue reading Everything you always wanted to know about cauliflowers!

5 reasons to eat avocado

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I can’t eat citrus fruits as they seem to exacerbate my muscositis and I’m eating more papaya, mango, canteloupe and kiwi fruit instead. Although avocado are not big for Vitamin C (10mg per 100g) I’m eating them regularly too. 1. Minerals Avocados contain a number of useful minerals such as iron, copper and potassium. 2.…… Continue reading 5 reasons to eat avocado

10 reasons to add ground flaxseeds to your daily porridge.

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There was a time when this blog could have been called The Daily Porridge Blog. Who’s been eating my porridge? More porridge! Blueberries: a great porridge topper and good for you too! Cinnamon💟Nutmeg💛Turmeric??? But I haven’t had a porridge post for quite a while. So here are 10 reasons to add ground flaxseeds to your…… Continue reading 10 reasons to add ground flaxseeds to your daily porridge.