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6 Reasons to Opt for a More Plant-Based Diet This Year | Expert Advice

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

The health benefits of plant-based diets are well reported, but there are also other advantages for increasing the amount of vegetables you eat. Hugely versatile, vegetables go well with pastas and starches and can even be used as the basis of a whole meal.

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Topics: healthy eating, nutrition and health

Sourcing the Best Healthy Ingredients | Expert Advice

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

It’s the first week back at work for most of us, and the ardour behind those New Year resolutions is beginning to fade. The indulgence of the festive season may have prompted, as it usually does, a revival in the desire to eat healthily, but it can be difficult to maintain these good intentions if it doesn’t always feel like the easier option. To help you see how easy it can be, we’ve compiled this basic guide on how and where to source the best fresh organic produce, so that you can enjoy eating well!

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Topics: healthy eating

Healthy Eating Recipes: Pasta with Courgettes, Rosemary & Lemon

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

So, it's Day Seven into the new year, a full week after those resolutions have been determinedly made; enough time indeed for the initial enthusiasm to wear off and ambition to fade. Now is the time to stay strong! We have vowed to make this year a great one, to be a better person, to make those steps towards a happier and healthier life. What better way to keep up the good work than with a simple low fat recipe that doesn't compromise on taste  – that can even fill you with that heady optimism to believe that everything is possible, that eating healthily really isn't difficult at all.    

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, healthy eating, cookery

Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetable Salad | Quick Simple Recipes

Posted by Matt Knight

Hooray, it's the new year! However, there's no doubt some of us over-indulged during the festive period, and I for one am certainly not excempt from blame. So, like many others across the world, now is the time where I feel like I could benefit from bucking up my ideas and getting healthy again

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, healthy eating, cookery

Simple Recipes for Father's Day: Warm Lobster Salad

Posted by Esme Chapman

In case you'd forgotten, I thought I would use this blog to remind you all that this Sunday is Father's Day. Whilst it's great that there is a day entirely dedicated to those excellent men who spend so much of their lives giving their children lifts, fixing things, teaching them how to ride bikes and generally being an invaluable source of both practical and emotional reassurance, I personally find Father's Day a bit of a challenge.

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, healthy eating, cookery

Simple Recipes: Caribbean # 2, Pumpkin & Chickpea Curry

Posted by Esme Chapman

As this week is National Vegetarian Week I had veggie delights in mind as I scoured simple recipes to share with you. In the end I settled for a hearty and flavoursome Pumpkin & Chickpea Curry, which is a great meat-free alternative to a chicken curry, with a tangy Caribbean kick.

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, healthy eating, cookery

Simple Recipes: Mediterranean #1, Rice-filled Peppers

Posted by Matt Knight
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Grow Your Own: Which Veg?

Posted by Catherine Taylor

You may have enjoyed some of our blogs providing simple recipes – now, why not learn how to grow your own ingredients to use in some of those recipes? Vegetables are a natural place to start.

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Topics: healthy eating, expert advice made easy, Gardening

Top Simple Recipes for Healthy Eating #10: Roasted Butternut Squash

Posted by Esme Chapman

This week's recipe is the last in the series of Simple Recipes for Healthy Eating, so I thought I'd go veg crazy! Not only is this a delicious and filling recipe, but with reports publicised just yesterday that suggest that eating seven portions of fruit and veg a day can significantly increase life expectancy, it couldn't be more appropriate!

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Top Simple Recipes for Healthy Eating #9: Teriyaki Turkey With Veg

Posted by Esme Chapman

This week's recipe is the penultimate one in the Simple Recipes for Healthy Eating series, so I thought it best to have something with a bit of oomph. With its oriental vegetables and chilli kick, this recipe for Teriyaki Turkey with Veg is both wholesome and delicious, and will leave you feeling satisfied and pepped up to make the most of the bright Spring weather we've been experiencing lately.

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, healthy eating, cookery

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