Category: Food

Over 50s would rather eat takeaway than go to a Michelin starred restaurant?

2018-09-18 11:41:09

More than half of Brits over 50 would rather eat a takeaway than go to a Michelin starred restaurant, it has emerged.Researchers who carried out a detailed study found a large percentage prefer the option of sinking into the sofa and ordering grub after a long day at work instead of dining at a ‘pretentious’ a la carte eatery. Among the things which put people off opting for a ‘posh meal’ are small portions, long waiting lists for tables and...Read more

Peach cobbler

2018-09-09 11:14:45

Peach cobbler by Louise Robinson Ingredients PEACH COBBLER FILLING 8 peaches, ripe, halved, stoned and cut into wedges 1 vanilla pod, split and deseeded 1 lime, zested 40g of light muscovado sugar 1 orange, zested and juiced TOPPING 420g of plain flour 30g of caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder, level 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 135g of unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 2cm cubes buttermilk, 200–270ml as needed 1 large egg yolk double cream, 1–2 tbsp 1 tbsp of...Read more

Winter slow cooker beef braise with redcurrant port sauce

2017-11-18 12:38:34

Winter slow cooker beef braise with redcurrant port sauce   by Karen Burns-Booth 20 minutes, plus 4-8 hours braising, depending on what kind of oven you use This slow cooker Irish beef recipe is everything you'd want from a warming comfort food dish. Port and redcurrant sauce gives a sweet yet intense finish, which matches beautifully with the meltingly tender chuck steak. Though this dish benefits from being made in a slow cooker, Karen also offers instructions for a conventional...Read more

Don’t bin those pumpkin seeds!

2017-10-30 11:27:13

When creating your Halloween pumpkin masterpiece, save the seeds to roast and eat as a healthy snack. Pumpkin seeds health benefits include reducing hair thinning, reducing menopause symptoms in women, prostate symptoms in men, and overactive bladder problems in both. Pumpkin seeds nutritional benefits Pumpkin seeds are available as green kernels, or as whole seeds with their hulls still intact. Pumpkin seed kernels are an excellent source of protein (58% by weight) and healthy oils (29% by weight) of which...Read more

Raw super seed energy boosters

2017-10-19 12:18:55

Raw super seed energy boosters by Henrietta Inman Containing the kings of the seeds: hemp, flax, chia and pumpkin, these bars certainly deliver on nutrition, being powder-packed with protein, essential fatty acids and fibre. I also like to add the superfood moringa, which has thirteen essential vitamins and minerals, is high in protein and rich in iron and antioxidants. They keep for at least five days in the fridge, or freeze well for at least a month Ingredients 150g of...Read more

Seared Chicken Breast with California Prunes, Rice & Lentils

2017-09-25 10:40:24

Ingredients General 1 large chicken breast 2 tsp rapeseed oil 1 lemon - rind & juice to taste salt 10 leaves of basil (optional) For the Rice 1small onion finely chopped 80gm basmati rice 60gm puy lentils 250ml chicken stock 2 tbsp California Prune Juice 6 California Prunes, chopped 1 tsp rapeseed oil 1 rounded tsp coriander seeds, crushed 1 tsp cinnamon To taste salt & pepper Instructions First soak the rice in water for at least 4 hours, this...Read more

The rose rose cake from my name is yeh

2017-09-12 10:14:05

rose rose cake From my name is yeh Website makes one 9 x 13" cake ingredients for the cake: 1 3/4 c sugar 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 2 large eggs 1 c buttermilk 1/2 c flavorless oil, like canola 1 tb vanilla extract 1/2 tsp rosewater 1/2 tsp almond extract 3/4 c water for the frosting: 1 c unsalted butter,...Read more

Andrew MacKenzie Welsh Lamb koftas with cucumber sauce

2017-08-25 19:37:48

Ingredients 500g of Welsh Lamb Mince 1 tsp of coriander seeds, crushed 1 tsp of cumin seeds, crushed 2 dried chillies, preferably smoked 10g of mint, chopped 10g of coriander, chopped 4 sprigs of rosemary, large sea salt 1 cucumber, peeled and deseeded 200g of natural yoghurt salt 10g of mint, julienned 1 pinch of smoked paprika Method Make the koftas by placing all the ingredients (except rosemary) in a bowl and ensure that the spices are evenly incorporated through...Read more

Coconut tapioca pudding with mango

2017-08-20 16:04:52

This recipe calls for small pearl tapioca, which is different in starch granule size from instant (more fine; requires no pre-soaking), large pearl (larger, of course; needs to soak overnight in the fridge) or those giant tapioca pearls used for bubble tea. It’s my favorite for pudding because it shows off the tapioca’s caviar-like charm without taking forever to cook. This pudding is moderately sweet, but if you, like me, like things even more lightly sweetened, you can drop the...Read more

UK wine industry crowns the winners of the inaugural UK Wine Awards

2017-08-08 18:11:10

The Hotel du Vin & Bistro Wimbledon, in Cannizaro Park was the beautiful setting for the first ever UK Wine Awards luncheon and presentation on Wednesday 19th July. Major sponsors, Country Life, Hotel du Vin and Waitrose gathered with English and Welsh wine producers, judges, journalists and key members and supporters of the UK wine industry to celebrate and to congratulate the medal and trophy-winners. Following the unveiling of the award winners during English Wine Week in May, with Hampshire’s...Read more