Salad-inspired gifts for your loved ones this Christmas

Salad-inspired Christmas gifts

11-12-2017

It’s the silly season where we’re running from Christmas party to ‘one last catch up with friends’ before the year comes to an end, planning what to cook on Christmas day and to top it all off we’ve a bunch of presents to buy... Read more

In Europe, fresh produce companies are using laser labelling to eliminate the use of paper labels. The machines use lasers to ‘print’ a label on the skin of produce, similarly to a tattoo, without affecting eating quality or shelf life.

Fruit and vegetables get inked

08-11-2017

What do you think about this environmentally friendly way to brand products? Read more

Truss tomatoes are a nutritious and delicious addition to vibrant salads or meals with their intense flavour, deep red colour and succulent burst on eating.

7 reasons to love truss tomatoes

06-11-2017

Truss tomatoes are a nutritious and delicious addition to vibrant salads or meals with their intense flavour, deep red colour and succulent burst on eating.  Read more

Here's six good reasons to make your own salad dressing and an easy 4-ingredient salad dressing recipe from Catherine Saxelby.

6 reasons to make your own salad dressing

01-11-2017

Why make your own salad dressing when there’s a whole aisle of them in all flavours and varieties in every supermarket? Here are six good reasons I think you should and I give you my easy, 4-ingredient, salad dressing recipe... Read more

Nutritionist Catherine Saxelby shares her 6 top reasons to eat more truss tomatoes

6 top reasons to eat more tomatoes

30-10-2017

The tomato, eaten as a vegetable but botanically classified as a fruit, is our second favourite vegetable. Much of this intake is in the form of tomato products like canned whole tomatoes, tomato pasta sauces, tomato paste... Read more

Is Steaming or Boiling Better?

Is Steaming or Boiling Better?

25-10-2017

Actually it depends on the vegetable. A study of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that broccoli cooked in the microwave lost up to 97 percent of its antioxidant content but lost only 11 percent when... Read more

Consumers took to social media to raise their concerns about the packaging of Mark and Spencer's cauliflower steak.

Cauliflower steak misses the Mark?

24-10-2017

These days most of us are generally time-poor, so paying for convenience in a variety of ways is more common: the car wash, fast food and takeaways, cleaning and pickup laundry services… the list goes on. I’m the first to... Read more

What is a Piel de Sapo melon?

What is a Piel de Sapo melon?

17-10-2017

Are you aware of the deliciously sweet and refreshing flavour of the Piel de Sapo melon? Originally from Spain, the melon is now grown in Australia all year round. Keep an eye out for this ugly melon and don't be afraid to try... Read more

How to make your own salad dressings

How to make your own salad dressings

15-10-2017

Do you find it hard to prepare your own dressing and to find the right balance in the ingredients? In this blog I try to explain. Tip: when you create a dressing you like you can make a bigger batch and keep it in a well sealed... Read more

5 healthy eating tips from Rianne, food nutritionalist in The Netherlands

Food coach shares 5 healthy eating tips for busy people

15-10-2017

Recently I visited Rianne Veldkamp-Topman, a nutrition coach and blogger from Alkmaar, The Netherlands who helps people find a better balance in their busy livesin terms of diet and lifestyle. She hosts workshops called 'Sweets... Read more

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