Healthy cooking

8 great reasons to love lemons

8 great reasons to love lemons

I always have a couple of lemons in my kitchen and on every shopping list. Whether for juice, zest or slices, I love lemons and find them useful in so many ways. You can really taste how lemon juice lifts a vinaigrette dressing in a way that vinegar just can’t and how much better-tasting water is when you throw a slice of lemon into a jug of tap water. Then there’s that old-fashioned favourite of tea with lemon and honey, not forgetting the sharp hint from lemon zest in baking or the...

5 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

5 ways to cook fast, healthy dinners

5 ways to cook fast, healthy dinners

These days everyone is busy and the phrase ‘time-poor’ seems to be on everyone’s lips. However, there are 5 easy tips and hacks...

1 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

‘Spoon salad’

‘Spoon salad’

(chopped tomato, walnut and sumac salad) I love this salad at the end of summer when tomatoes are ripe and plentiful and fresh...

13 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

This salad is a real BBQ super star!

This salad is a real BBQ super star!

We all love a BBQ in summer but they're often meat-heavy and that's not good; what's more the salads on offer are usually those...

14 January 2015 by Guest post

A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

A healthy, high-fibre, low GI, high-protein and quick lunch from two cans

I don’t know about you but I need SOMETHING in the middle of the day, to get me from breakfast to dinner. I find it hard to make it...

2 July 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Which is correct? To put hot food in the fridge or to leave it cooling on the bench?

Q. Which is correct? To put hot food in the fridge or to leave it cooling on the bench?

Q. It used to be a no-no to put hot food into the fridge because it raises the temperature inside the fridge. But we're also told not...

24 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby