There’s nothing that says spring is nearly here quite like the arrival of the summer strawberry. Sure, you can get strawberries all year round these days and they are good quality products. But here in the UK, there’s something a little special about the arrival of the first strawberries of the summer. It means that the sunshine should be coming and we can start to think about picnics and outdoor parties. So here are a range of recipes and ideas that mix the two. Summer strawberry benefits Because they are so tasty and such a bright red shade, it...Read More
Around twelve months ago, I decided to treat myself to a Nutri Ninja Blender. I had admitted that I needed to get more fruit and vegetables into my diet but that I hate the consistency of many of them. So, the idea was to start creating smoothies to get all that goodness. I already had a smaller, general purpose Ninja blender so was happy to stick with the brand to invest in the larger model, designed more for smoothies. Here’s my review of it. What is the Nutri Ninja Blender? There are lots of good blenders out there, some...Read More
When I first saw spirulina on a smoothie recipe, I was confused – it sounded like some type of pasta to me. A quick search revealed articles on spirulina benefits and what the stuff really was. It was quickly evident why people had started to eat it or drink it in smoothies, as was the most common option. So why would you want to include it in your diet? What is spirulina? Spirulina can impressively boast to being one of the oldest forms of life on earth – a microalga that helps to produce oxygen in the atmosphere some...Read More
I’m the first to admit I’m a gadget fan and I have to curtail the urge to buy loads of fun, brightly coloured gadgets for the kitchen. I promise myself that I have a clear use for the item before I buy anything and that meant that buying gadgets to make infused water at home were ones I could buy with a clear conscience. I currently have two gadgets for the purpose and have researched a few more to give you some inspiration if you want to start making fruit infused water with minimal fuss. The benefits of fruit...Read More
If we ignore the jokes about mushrooms (husband knows loads and uses them every time) then there is still a lot of good stuff to say about a somewhat uninspiring look food. There are loads of different types of mushrooms and all are part of the fungi family, though are often classified as vegetables for simplicity. One of the easiest things to do with mushrooms is to make them into a soup and being we are Soupmaker fans, here’s our recipe. This could be called a cream of mushroom soup but works just as well without the cream so...Read More
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