Articles tagged with: food trends

EatKit Archive: KALE AND GREEN VEGETABLES

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Sunday, 30 March 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: EatKit, food acid, food trends, Foodwatch website, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, herbs, trends, Twitter, vegetables

EatKit Archive: KALE AND GREEN VEGETABLES

We had a great chat wtih a group of friendly practical dietitians, foodies, teachers and chefs on Twitter called EatKit. We talked about the latest craze for kale (the green veg) and whether it's hit your stores and whether it helps you eat more of the good stuff! Scroll down and read our archive from the night.

My 6 favourite ancient grains

on Saturday, 01 June 2013. Posted in Super foods
Tagged: ancient grains, coeliac, fibre, food trends, food variety, gluten-free, glycemic index, grains, low GI, oats, smart carbs, super foods, trends, vegetarian, wellness

My 6 favourite ancient grains

People are often not sure about what are ancient grains, how to cook ancient grains and how to incorporate them into their everyday meals. So here are six of my favourites and what I like to do with them. Some are better in salads and sides, some become "mushy" when cooked so are useful for soups and thickening, while some make great breads and baked things.

Q. Does pineapple help stop indigestion?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 28 May 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, fads, food trends, fruit, fullness, heartburn, hunger, special diets

Q. Does pineapple help stop indigestion?

THE QUESTION IN FULL

Q. My husband suffers indigestion. A friend suggested he eat fresh pineapple before or after each meal. Since he's been on the pineapple he no longer has the problem. Is this an old wives' tale or is there a scientific reason for it?

 

Ancient Grains Photo-a-Day Challenge

on Thursday, 23 May 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: ancient grains, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, dinners, food trends, gluten-free, glycemic index, grains, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, low GI, super foods, Twitter

Ancient Grains Photo-a-Day Challenge

I’m running my first Photo-a-day challenge on Instagram during the month of June. I’d love you to join me and upload your photos of quinoa, spelt, barley, rice or bulgur or whatever grains, breads or cereals  you’re buying, cooking or consuming. Read on for more details of how to do it.

Detox kits - why they don't work

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 11 April 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: calories, detox diet, diet, diet foods, dieting, diets, fat loss, fluids, food trends, hunger, liquid diet, overweight, review, salad, salads, vegetables, water, weight loss

Detox kits - why they don't work

Detox diets and detox 'cleansing' kits are big sellers. They promise lots of things - to purify the body, remove 'wastes' and eliminate 'toxins' (which are never really defined) and rejuvenate the liver. They say they can improve a sluggish digestion, revitalise the skin and boost your energy. Detox has become so accepted in our time-poor, instant world that many people embark on one whenever they've overdone the excesses of life and feel the need to refresh and revitalise. After Christmas is a classic time.

What does the McCormick Foodie Crystal Ball predict for 2013?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 18 February 2013. Posted in Foodie Favourites
Tagged: celebrity chefs, dinners, drinks, eating out, fads, food trends, food variety, foodie, fresh foods, fresh markets, grains, Japanese food, reviews, trends, vegetables

What does the McCormick Foodie Crystal Ball predict for 2013?

Last week I was invited to a fabulous lunch put on by McCormick (makers of herbs and spices among other things) to hear how they've looked into their foodie crystal ball and are brave enough to predict five key global food trends for 2013. Known as the McCormick Flavour Forecast®, they've pulled together the best hunches from their chefs, sensory scientists, dietitians and culinary trend trackers to have a stab at forecasting what will be in fashion for the year head.

Technology and your tummy

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 23 January 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: exercise, food trends, metabolism, obesity, overweight, technology, weight loss

Technology and your tummy

Researchers now blame much of the obesity epidemic on the decline in everyday movement (called incidental exercise) over the last 30 years.  In other words, our lives have become sedentary. We sit more. We move less. Is it any wonder we've become a bit "hefty"?  Here's my take on this issue ...

How Catherine reviews products

on Wednesday, 19 December 2012. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: diet foods, diet meals, food trends, guides, health fads, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, reviews

How Catherine reviews products

At Foodwatch we take product reviewing very seriously. Our readers rely on the fact that we “say it like it is” without fear or favour. Catherine reviews many products as they come to her attention via readers or at the supermarket or food store. That is, she chooses to review them. However, if you have a product you would like Catherine to review,you can request a review.