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Heatwave-Friendly Food Ideas

Heatwave-Friendly Food Ideas

I think we can all agree that England is currently roasting like a Christmas turkey basted in oil! Temperatures are reaching record highs this week and much of the country seems to have ground to a halt. As a country that isn’t designed for extreme heat, it is important to get creative with ways to keep your cool. Considering most houses in the UK do not have air conditioning, switching the oven on in this heat is not a desirable activity so we are sharing some of our favourite heat-free cooking ideas to help you keep your cool.

Tips for Eating Local

Tips for Eating Local

The UK’s relationship with food and its supply chain is under increasing pressure to reform and become better for the environment. The hottest topic behind this reform at the moment is switching to a more plant based diet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside that, there are demands to reduce food waste, increase recycling and composting, reduce packaging and improve the sustainability of all products. Eating seasonal, local food is a great way to improve your personal impact on a lot of these elements with just a few small changes to your lifestyle and routine.

Growing Kitchen Herbs

Growing Kitchen Herbs

The joy of discovering a soggy packet of herbs at the back of your fridge. Most of us have probably been there! Not only do packaged herbs seem to go off and wilt very quickly, it can also be difficult to use them up when your meal plan for the week requires lots of different herbs. Growing your own herbs is surprisingly easy and is an amazing way to cut down your food waste and always have fresh herbs on hand. Summer is the perfect time to grow some herbs on your kitchen windowsill so we are going to share some easy tips to get you going!

Summer Fruits & Veggies in the UK

Summer Fruits & Veggies in the UK

The UK has a bit of a reputation for being full of potatoes, cabbage, parsnips and other wintery vegetables. For good reason some may say! Our weather can be grey and rainy even in the height of June (referring to the horrendous weather the last week of course) and this means that some of our favourite fruits and veggies have quite short growing seasons or cannot be grown in the UK easily at all. Shopping, cooking and selling in season produce is one of the best ways to support the environment and enjoy delicious food. 

Fad Diets: a Review of the Most Trendy Diets

Fad Diets: a Review of the Most Trendy Diets

The term fad diets can mean different things to different people, but ultimately fad diets are popular/trendy diets that tend to guarantee drastic results with no scientific backing. They can be dangerous depending on the level of restriction and now pose a bigger threat than ever before due to the influencing powers of social media.

What's Hot in Plant-Based? 3 Top Trends that you Need to Know About

What's Hot in Plant-Based? 3 Top Trends that you Need to Know About

With over half of the UK trying to reduce their meat consumption, brands are having to become increasingly innovative with meatless product launches. With options ranging from the cleanest, healthiest vegan foods to the “dirty vegan” junk food trend, this sector is growing quicker than ever.