Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

Written by Guest reviewer on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: legumes, Lupin, Lupins flake, Product snapshot, review, Taste test

Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

Move over quinoa, there’s a new kid on the block - lupin. It’s nutritional scorecard shines, with this new lupin flake boasting claims of an “excellent source of fibre” and a “good source of protein”, even more so than other legumes and grains. But how can we actually use flaked lupin? And does it taste good enough to be the next super food?

Coconut sugar

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: carbs, coconut sugar, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, nutrition, sugar

Coconut sugar

Hardly a week passes without my being asked about coconut. Coconut fat, coconut water, coconut yoghurt and lately coconut sugar. Is coconut sugar more natural and healthier? Is it a better-for-you alternative to brown sugar refined from cane? Is it lower GI than ordinary cane sugar? Is it really low in fructose? Here’s what I discovered.

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: December, Foodwatch Newsletter, Healthy gifts, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe, Xmas gifts

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

It's so tempting at Christmas to go with the tried-and-true shortbreads, wine, gourmet hampers and the latest gadget that will never be used. That's why I've come up with my ten favourite kitchen helpers. These are gifts that are useful and that will help you maintain a healthy diet. This and more in the December Foodwatch Newsletter.

Product Snapshot: Loving Earth Coconut Sugar

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: Coconut sugar, Organic, review, Taste test

Product Snapshot: Loving Earth Coconut Sugar

Coconut is shaping up to be the foodie ingredient of the decade with coconut sugar being touted as the next big thing in natural sweeteners. So when I spotted a pack of the Loving Earth brand at an About Life health food store, I thought I’d check it out and see how it compares with regular cane sugar. Here are my reactions to its taste, nutrition and sustainability.

What is riboflavin (vitamin B2)?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 26 November 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: B2, bread, breakfast cereals, energy, grains, liver, riboflavin, vitamins, yeast

What is riboflavin (vitamin B2)?

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2 as it was the second substance shown to be essential for human health (after Vitamin B1), is a water-soluble vitamin. It is the vitamin responsible for the yellow-orange colour of fizzy multi-B vitamin supplements and for turning your urine a bright yellow-green colour.

My lunch at Tanya’s Raw Food Café in Chelsea, London

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. Posted in Foodie Favourites
Tagged: foodie, fresh, fresh foods, raw food diet, raw foods, raw vegetables, vegetables

My lunch at Tanya’s Raw Food Café in Chelsea, London

A 100% Raw Food Diet isn’t for me but I do love how the raw kitchen methods make any veges and salads seem so attractive and enticing. Often I’m gob-smacked by the tantalising no-cook dishes that emerge as main meals such as zucchini noodles, marinated raw vegetables, interesting salads, tangy salsas, pesto sauces, guacamole, fermented vegetables, cold-pressed juices and green smoothies. Oh and not forgetting those sweet, raw, cacao bombs and raw cheese cakes.

How to create your own Ingredient List

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: Food labels, Ingredients, Labelling

How to create your own Ingredient List

Ever wondered how food manufacturers work out their long lists of ingredients? You know those lists of what’s in the packet or jar that are in small font buried somewhere on the back of the label? I decided to work out my own Ingredient List after cooking up a batch of tomato chutney at the end of summer when tomatoes were cheap, ripe and plentiful.

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Apps, Foodwatch Newsletter, newsletter, November, nutrition, Nutrition Apps, Subscribe

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

These days there are Apps for just about everything and nutrition is no exception. This month we'll be reviewing some of the more popular and interesting food and nutrition Apps that you can access via your mobile phone, iPad or tablet.