Healthy cooking

‘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 pomegranates are in season. It’s reproduced here, with permission, from a beautiful new book - Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Cooking by Somer Sivrioglu and David Dale.

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

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

We all have meals we love, the ones we look forward to, crave even, but so often these favourite dinners are not the healthiest. They...

21 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Keeping your food safe 1, 2 and 3

Keeping your food safe 1, 2 and 3

Here's tried-and-tested advice on how to handle food safely and avoid food poisoning in the kitchen. The risk of food poisoning is...

26 September 2012 by Catherine Saxelby