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Recipe of the Week - Cauliflower Croquettes

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Upgrade a comfort classic into a modern snack to nibble during drinks with friends. These delicious deep-fried cauliflower croquettes are seriously addictive Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins plus chilling Makes 12 Ingredients ½ cauliflower, chopped into florets 200ml milk 6 tbsp plain flour 25g butter 50g strong cheddar, grated 50g dried breadcrumbs…

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Gut Healthy Choc-Avo Mousse

Thursday 11th April 2019
Natalie Capaldi

With Easter just around the corner it's hard to avoid the abundance of chocolate and treats adorning the supermarket shelves. But there's no need for us to feel guilty whenever we eat something we enjoy, as this often just leads to binging on those foods as soon as we try to restrict them. A useful tool when trying to eat well (or watch the waistline) is to use our favourite flavours as encouragement to eat…

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Recipe of the Week - Cauliflower Tempura

Wednesday 10th April 2019

A healthy Japanese style snack that is ready in 30minuets! Its healthy and sure to please the kids after a long day! Ingredients 1 small cauliflower, cut into…

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7 Reasons Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

Saturday 6th April 2019
Natalie Capaldi

If you feel like you're putting lots of effort into your diet but the scales just aren't moving, then read on to identify the likely culprits and get back…

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VW Reveals UK’S £21 Billion ‘Builder’s Back’ Bill

Friday 5th April 2019
British Chiropractic Assocation

Posted on 2nd Apr 2019 by BCA (British Chiropractic Association) • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles reveals 70% of van drivers suffer from back pain • Van drivers take an average of three weeks off work…

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Homemade Body Scrubs for Smooth Skin

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Body scrubs are a fantastic, feel-good way to keep your skin smooth and beautiful through exfoliation. They always include some type of oil (this makes your body super soft), and an exfoliating agent - which can range from sugar, salt, coffee, baking soda, or anything else that can…

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Recipe of the Week - Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Whiz up cauliflower and ground almonds in a food processor to make this gluten-free pizza base - top with tomatoes, aubergine and cheese For the base 1 cauliflower (about 750g/1lb 10oz) 100g ground almonds 2 eggs, beaten 1 tbsp dried oregano For the topping 227g can chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 garlic clove, crushed ½ large aubergine, thinly sliced lengthways into long strips 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing 1 small red onion, cut into 8 wedges ½ small bunch basil, leaves picked 125g ball mozzarella 25g Grana Padano…

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Aprils Best - Cauliflower

Monday 1st April 2019
Nicola Bowen

Memories of smelly school dinners all too much? Look again. One of the few vegetables that is in season in Britain almost all year round, the versatile cauliflower is having a comeback. This month we will be finding you the most delicious recipes suitable for all occasions, meal times and…

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How to Avoid Neck Pain on a Flight

Thursday 28th March 2019
Spine Health

Airplane travel can expose you to uncomfortable positions and prolonged periods of stationary sitting, causing neck pain. Try these 7 tips to avoid neck pain next time you fly. 1. Pack over-the-counter medication Over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen (e.g., Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (e.g., Aleve), can help reduce inflammation and lessen pain from a stiff,…

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5 Essential Oils for Sleeping

Thursday 28th March 2019
Spine Health

If you need better sleep, a calming scent might help. Essential oils, derived from natural sources such as flowers and trees, can be used for their relaxing, sedative effects. While conclusive research is limited, many people who have difficulty sleeping—due to pain, discomfort, or stress—report that essential oils help them fall asleep and stay asleep. Try one or more of these 5 essential oils at bedtime and see if you sleep…

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Recipe of the Week: Rhubarb and ricotta bread & butter pudding

Wednesday 27th March 2019

This indulgent spring bread and butter pudding is full of seasonal rhubarb and rich ricotta, perfect for entertaining a crowd with a sweet tooth Prep: 25 mins Cook: 50 mins Ingredients 400g rhubarb 150g golden caster sugar 300ml whole milk 300ml double cream ½ tsp vanilla extract 3 large eggs, plus 1 egg yolk about 250g bread (soft white rolls, sliced bread, or brioche) 35g butter 200g ricotta 25g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 1 lemon , zested 1 orange , zested crème fraîche, or cream and Greek yogurt, to serve Method 1. Trim the rhubarb…

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Healthy Weight-loss for Mums (Plus a Special Mother’s Day Offer!)

Thursday 21st March 2019
Natalie Capaldi

We love them dearly of course, but my word aren't they exhausting sometimes?! As a mum of two cheeky boys I know how hard it can be to consistently make time for yourself and your health. The moment we become a parent we tend to…

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Hunger VS Cravings – What’s the Difference?

Thursday 21st March 2019
Natalie Capaldi

An unfortunate side effect of dieting is that people often find themselves craving specific foods and suddenly feeling out of control. This is the result of a combination of several factors, some physical and others psychological, but both can be managed when we learn the differences between real hunger and cravings. Cravings will often appear urgently and out of nowhere, pushing you toward a very specific food choice (often high sugar/fat, or a food you find…

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet Chicken Surprise With vermouth & tarragon

Wednesday 20th March 2019
Jamie Oliver

Ingredients 2 x 200 g free-range chicken legs 1 bulb of garlic 250 g mixed-colour seedless grapes 100 ml red vermouth 4 sprigs of…

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Is Your Environment Ruining Your Diet?

Thursday 14th March 2019
Natalie Capaldi

We are incredibly lucky to have an abundance of tasty food options all around us, but not so lucky in how our brain processes all these delicious choices. Humans are conditioned to seek out the fastest & densest sources of energy in our close surroundings, which from…

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Sugar-free carrot cake with orange cream cheese icing

Wednesday 13th March 2019

A sugar-free take on the traditional carrot cake. Top with a zingy orange cream-cheese frosting for a tasty treat. This cake when served as 12 portions provides 277 kcal, 7g protein, 14.5g carbohydrate (of which 5.5g sugars), 22g fat (of which 6g saturates), 1.5g fibre and 0.5g salt per slice. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2…

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3 Easy Ways To Release Stress & Feel Immortal

Friday 8th March 2019

Since the dawn of time, our species has been scrambling to not only survive, but thrive. We humans have a built-in need to find our flow, our happiness, our sweet spot in this cosmic unfolding that we call life. Yet somehow, our modern lifestyles seem to be coming up short. Just…

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Do You Know the Origins of Your Food?

Thursday 7th March 2019

What do you feel when you bite into a piece of dark chocolate? Does your palate explode in ecstasy? Do memories of warm holiday evenings and the scent of your mother's kitchen wash through your body? We naturally and easily associate foods with the environment in which we…

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Can Walking Barefoot Heal Your Heart?

Thursday 7th March 2019

Why do so many humans equate relaxation and pleasure with walking barefoot along the beach as the waves roll in? How come a childs instinct is to take their shoes off when they see a field of green grass? Is it kooky human behavior that is simply hard-wired into our genetic makeup, or is there something more to…

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Recipe of the Week: Salmon with buttered leeks and yuzu dressing

Wednesday 6th March 2019
Mary Berry

A quick everyday dish, but good enough to impress. The yuzu dressing gives it a wonderfully fresh citrus flavour. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Serves 4 Ingredients 25g/1oz butter 4 small leeks, washed and thinly sliced 4 x 125g/4½oz salmon fillets, skin removed For the yuzu dressing 2cm/¾in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 2…

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