Well, quite frankly we're stuffed. As in, we ate a lot of food over the Christmas break. No doubt many of you reading this will have also over-indulged over the holidays, so here at Flame Tree we thought we should try and shape up a little over January. But just who would we be if we didn't impart some advice onto you, our lovely readers?
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Autumn always passes by in a blur of walking home through drizzly streets, standing in your hot shower just a little bit longer and lots and lots of comfort food to keep the chills out.
I'm really sorry, but we have to talk about it.
Summer is over.
We enjoyed the sun whilst we could but it's already starting to get cold. Annoyingly, it's only going to get colder. For many, this is far from ideal news. However, here at Flame Tree we're putting on our bravest faces and trying to embrace the colder seasons.
For instance: with colder weather comes comfy jumpers! Reading books by the fire! AND cooking yummy, hearty food!
We've been enjoying some baking-hot weather recently and what better to do when the sun is out, than to enjoy the company of friends and family? If you're looking to put together a tasty meal you could do worse than this quick and simple recipe for Catalan Fish Stew. With light, summery flavours and healthy fish, this is a fantastic option when entertaining several people.
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.
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.
The 'Great British Bake Off' has in recent weeks been coming to a head. With the contestants now whittled down to only the very serious bakers, things are hotting up.
There is a lot of celebrity advice out there. This year Cameron Diaz's The Body Book has had a sterling run, featuring highly in Amazon's 'Health, Fitness & Dieting' list (currently residing at #7 despite being published in January). If 2014 has proved anything, it's that the trend of celebrity endorsed health books is not in decline.
It's that time of the year again: leaves are starting to change colour, sweaters are reappearing and students are going back to school. Now is the time when everybody re-evaluates his or her budget, and for most students that means spending the bare minimum on food. Well, as a fellow student, I can tell you that a small food budget means much more than eating canned soup every night! It's completely possible to cook beautiful and delicious meals with little money.
It's that time of year when nervous hands will be opening exam results envelopes, hoping that those extra hours spent playing Grand Theft Auto instead of revising ecosystem nutrient cycles hasn't ruined their chances of getting into Molecular Biology at Cardiff.