Friday, 28 February 2014

Dairy-free sticky ginger cake

This is an indulgent treat for people who can’t eat dairy. The sugar and treacle produce a really sticky cake, which will taste even better after a day or two.

Prep 20 min Cook 40 min Cuts into 8

Cooking oil spray, to grease
150ml soya milk (or dairy-free alternative to milk)
2tbsp black treacle
100ml groundnut oil
225g self-raising flour
½tsp baking powder
100g Whitworths dark soft brown sugar
1tsp ground ginger
50g crystallised ginger, finely chopped
1tsp white wine vinegar
1tsp bicarbonate of soda

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Is coconut oil healthy?

By Liz Atkins

At Healthy Food Guide we get a lot of enquiries about coconut oil. Is it better for you than other oils, is it really full of antioxidants, can it help you lose weight, and do all those coconut-crazed celebrities know something the rest of us don’t? It certainly seems to be taking up a lot of supermarket shelf space at the moment…

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

How to cut your risk of type 2 diabetes

By Tracy Kelly, Diabetes UK
Diabetes levels are soaring with no signs of slowing down.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

How to cook a healthy Valentine’s supper

By Melanie Leyshon
HFG crème brûlée: pure indulgence for under 200kcal 

One Valentine’s Day, before joining Healthy Food Guide, I was planning a night-in for two. I spent an age on recipe sites, trying to find three perfect courses – not too everyday, not too indulgent. There’s nothing seductive about a pudding that delivers 900 calories in one go or a meal that makes you feel so stuffed that you want to go to bed early… to sleep it off.