When it comes to ‘superfoods’, tomatoes are among the most accessible. But what is so special about the tomato? Find out all about tomatoes, their nutrients and protective abilities, including their anti-aging properties, plus how to eat them to get the most out of them.Read More Tomatoes and Lycopene
Pak choi (also known as bok choy or Chinese cabbage) is tasty, versatile and nutritious, but it isn’t as widely used as it should be. This post tells you what it is, what’s in it and how to use it with 5 tasty recipe ideas.Read More What to Do with Pak Choi
OK, so this week we have: • Potatoes • Cabbage • 7 small raw beetroot • 3 carrots • 2 parsnips • 1 courgette • 1 red pepper Potato Varieties The label on the bag of potatoes tells me that these are locally grown white potatoes called ‘Madeleine’. While I was searching for information on […]Read More Potato Varieties and Nutrition
So, What’s This Kohl Rabi Then? Introducing the Sputnik Cabbage Turnip . . . Kohl Rabi seems to be most commonly described as a spherical, Sputnik-like relative of the cabbage. Translate its name and the German ‘kohl’ becomes cabbage, while the ‘rabi’ is linked to the word Rübe, which is Swiss-German for turnip (a reference […]Read More Kohl Rabi – What It Is and What to Do with It
Last night I ate half the punnet of mushrooms in a quinoa mix. I put the quinoa on to simmer then diced the mushrooms and fried them in butter with garlic. When the quinoa was done I mixed in the mushrooms then added a chopped chilli and cubes of avocado. In my usual style, it […]Read More What’s In a Mushroom?
‘Eat a rainbow’ is a phrase that is becoming more and more used these days, but other than the obvious visual differences, what does this actually mean? The Magic is in the Colours Much like different pigments make up different colours in art, different nutrients and phytochemicals, give fruits and veg different colours in nature. […]Read More Eat a Rainbow For the Best Range of Nutrients