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The Organic and Natural Beauty Show 2014: Ice Cream

I was at the just ended Organic and Natural Beauty Show (13-14 April) at Olympia and as usual it was worth the visit. The show is mostly a trade event but I always love to attend because there’s no place better to find out about the latest organic and natural food, drink and beauty products. It’s also one of those …

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Recipe: Blueberry focaccia

If you’ve had a manic week at work, unwind and make this rustic, artisan looking loaf, kneading warm bread dough will soon get rid of those feelings of stress, there’s only one rising, so it’s much quicker than most breads and you’ll fill the house with an amazing smell while it bakes. Then sit back and tuck into bread fresh …

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Review: La polenteria

Polenta, God’s gift to the gluten free brigade and Italy’s secret staple finally has its own restaurant in London. Well, Polenta isn’t such a secret only that the rest of the world are more aware of pizza and pasta when it comes to Italian cuisine than they are of polenta. Anyway, the corn flower power house was tipped as one …

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Recipe: Blackberry and coconut parfait

This easy dessert can be made the day before, even the week before and kept in the freezer all ready and waiting to go. Just remember to take it out of the freezer when you sit down for your main course so that it has a little time to defrost slightly so that the flavour of the blackberries comes through …

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Urban Food Fest is back!

Yes, Urban Food Fest is officially back at its usual location on Shoreditch High Street between now and 21st June. Urban Food Fest doesn’t really need an introduction as it has been around for some time and is generally known as one of the best food truck events in London. The official launch of this year’s Urban Food Fest took …

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This recipe has so much goodness. Fresh Tuna steak provides a good source of protein and omega 3 fats. Omega-3 fats help you burn fat by helping your body respond better to a hormone called Leptin. Recipe serves 3 Ingredients For beans 1 (14- to 15-oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh …

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Review: Ergon, London

I was recently at Greek restaurant Ergon to sample their new deli menu. Ergon is fairly new, it’s been around for about five months so a baby in restaurant years but its success is not a surprise. Fuelled by delicious authentic Greek food and an ambitious owner, Ergon is going places. Mostly Europe and then America in early 2015. I …

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This one will be a hit with vegetarians. Hummus contains chick peas which are a vegetarian source of protein and healthy fats. This recipe serves 3 Ingredients 1 courgette, cut lengthwise into 1/4″ slices 1/2 a medium aubergine, cut into 1/4″ slices 1/2 a sweet onion, cut into 1/4″ rings olive oil, salt, and pepper 6 slices of LivLife bread …

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  Boost your happy hormones with this Turkey sandwiches recipe! Ingredients 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons honey 8 slices of LivLife 4 thin slices of Brie 8 slices of cooked Turkey 1/2 green apple, cored and thinly sliced Method In a small bowl combine the mustard and the honey and mix until smooth. Spread the bottom slice with 1/4 …

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