Towards the end of last year, a reader wrote in to request a chilli recipe for vegetarians. I thought it would be rather fitting for January, when there is a push to eat less meat, but most of us still need rich, comforting food to get through the cold evenings. Using different root vegetables builds layers of flavour in the chilli, so you might like to try carrots, parsnips and other roots, too. … [Read more...] about Thomasina Miers’ recipe for vegetarian chilli with roasted squash and black beans
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Tutt, who owns Pitch Restaurant in Worthing, says his love of cooking was inspired by his mum, who he claims absolutely "bossed the kitchen" when he was growing up - however, when it came to making a full English, it was his dad who was in charge. … [Read more...] about MasterChef winner shares how he makes ‘next level’ full English – with super creamy beans
Pret's new vegan products - full list Sashimi Style Watermelon Poké Bowl, from £5.50 Marinated Tofu Poké Bowl, from £5.50 Mango & Banana Sunshine Smoothie Bowl, from £3.75 Acai & Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl, from £3.75 Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie Bowl, from £3.75 Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl, from £3.75 Cocoa, Nuts & Berries Smoothie Bowl, from £3.75 Humous, Sweet Potato & Kale Buddha Bowl, from £5.25 Sweet Potato Falafel Mezze Salad Bowl, from £4.50 Chocolate, Almond Butter & Banana Smoothie, from £4.50 Avocado, Mango & Ginger Smoothie, from £3.99 Raspberry, Mango & Ginger Smoothie, from £4.50 Apricot & Pistachio Overnight Oats, from £3.25 Mexican Inspired Sweet Potato Wrap, from £3.50 Lightly Spiced Carrot & Coriander Soup, from £3.80 or £2.40 for side soup portion … [Read more...] about Pret is launching 15 new vegan products – here’s what you can buy
In 2002 the Women's Health Initiative released the results of a 10-year study into the effects of conventional HRT on women's bodies. Funded by the US government after years of lobbying by women's groups, the study began in 1991 but had to be halted early as the shocking results became clear. Women on conventional HRT were suffering from a huge increase in heart attacks, blood clots, strokes and breast cancer. The study was a triumph of science over marketing but it left women with an impossible choice: we are living longer but our bodies must do so unsupported by the protecting and vitalising hormones we produce naturally when we are younger. Do we take HRT, and close our eyes to the side effects, or do we take nothing and hope we don't suffer from fragile bones, lack of energy, loss of libido, depression etc? … [Read more...] about Jeanette Winterson: can you stop the menopause?
Fad diets are all the rage in January, but restrictive and extreme ways of eating that have a 'focus on miracles, quick fixes and demonising foods' are never a good idea according to the heart surgeon. … [Read more...] about Heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp reveals the five pieces of health advice to follow this year – and what you should ALWAYS ignore