Friday, 13 February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Win a Magimix and Kikkoman goodies

Chinese New Year begins on Thursday 19 February and it’s the Year of the Sheep. Say "baa" to a takeaway and instead get your friends and family together and celebrate with a delicious homemade oriental meal.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

How to make gluten-free chia and quinoa bread

In the second instalment of our chia celebration, we’ve adapted a gluten-free bread recipe from It’s quite different to a traditional sandwich loaf as the mixture makes a batter not a dough, and the baked result is more dense and cakey than light and airy. But the flavour is deliciously nutty and wholesome. We like to spread a slice with mashed avocado for a nutritious breakfast or brunch.

Should we go back to eating full fat?

This week’s headlines might make it seem that after years of being told to cut back on saturated fat, it’s time to bring back the butter dish and return to full-fat milk. But is this really the case? HFG’s nutrition consultant and registered dietitian Juliette Kellow goes behind the headlines…

Monday, 9 February 2015

How to add chia seeds to your diet

It’s the tiny seed that packs a big nutritional punch, which is why this week we’re saying ‘three cheers for chia’. 

Highly prized since the time of the Aztecs, chia seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant form of omega-3, which the body converts into the longer-chain omega-3 fats naturally found in oil-rich fish. Plus they’re high in fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium – and they contain all eight essential amino acids needed for the body to make complete proteins, making them a particularly good choice for people who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Celebrate Bramley Apple Week

Tangy bramleys are at their best now and, to celebrate, this week has been earmarked as Bramley Apple Week. This refreshing mackerel and apple slaw recipe recipe from TV chef Valentine Warner and herb expert Jekka McVicar combines the flavour of the crisp green fruit with the freshness of herbs, so there’s no need to add salt or sugar.

Why don’t we just move more?

By David Stalker, CEO of the not-for-profit health body, ukactive

There’s one single message that will help us tackle the inactivity crisis: Just do more than you’re currently doing.

Monday, 2 February 2015

The Medicinal Chef's Jerusalem artichoke soup

By Dale Pinnock

Let’s start with a little warning. When you first try this soup you may think I have played an evil prank on you. Because initially it may feel like digestive warfare has unfolded and you will feel bloated and gassy afterwards. But what you are experiencing is a massive feeding of the good bacteria in the gut, which will cause the bacterial colony to grow and strengthen.