Articles tagged with: reviews

My brunch at Ottolenghi’s NOPI Restaurant in Soho, London

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Posted in Foodie Favourites
Tagged: celebrity chefs, eating out, food trends, foodie, Israeli, London, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Ottolenghi, reviews

My brunch at Ottolenghi’s NOPI Restaurant in Soho, London

Tucked away in a side street in Soho is NOPI, one of Ottolenghi’s two restaurants in London (the other is in Islington). Along with his two deli outlets in Notting Hill and Belgravia, the restaurants form a thriving food business based on the delicious things he’s cooked on his TV shows.

Product Review: Love Beets

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 23 May 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: beetroot, canned food, canned foods, convenience, fibre, healthy eating, Love Beets, review, reviews, salad, salads, vegetables

Product Review: Love Beets

I’m a fan of beetroot and love it in salads – imagine whole cooked beets tossed through mint leaves, coriander, orange segments, radish and pearl couscous. Yum. And there’s nothing more Aussie than a slice of that purple root peeping out of a burger or steak sandwich. So when I received a sample of the new Love Beets vacuum-sealed, whole cooked, baby beetroots, I had to “give them a go”.

Product Review: Saffron and Saffron Rice Taste Test

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 04 July 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: chicken, gluten-free, grains, indian, review, reviews, rice, saffron

Product Review: Saffron and Saffron Rice Taste Test

This post has been sponsored by Novin Saffron of Saffrondust 

clipboardSaffron is the world's most expensive and highly-prized spice. It's been known since antiquity for its colour, flavour and medicinal properties. I've often read how it adds a wonderful subtle flavour to just about anything from rice dishes to chicken, prawns (think paella), sauces and even puddings. I have to admit I have never used saffron before so I called in my colleague Munaiba to help me understand what I'm tasting and what to look for. We started with a saffron tea.

Product Review: HeartActive milk

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 04 April 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: cholesterol, convenience, dairy, diet foods, drinks, fat, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, milk, reviews, special diets, technology

Product Review: HeartActive milk

clipboardThis post has been sponsored by Heart Active

Milk. It’s one of those basic foods that’s been in our lives ever since our toddler days. Like all full-fat dairy foods, milk contains saturated fat and is often avoided if your doctor suddenly announces that you have to lower your cholesterol and you’re a sitting duck if you don’t do something FAST. Fortunately, there are many good-tasting no-fat, low-fat and skim milks on offer but if you’re out to lower your cholesterol then why not drink a milk that will actively help? Having put my husband on it as part of his cholesterol-lowering diet, I thought it was time to take a closer look at HeartActive.

Book review: The Fast Diet

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 27 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: book review, calories, diet meals, dieting, diets, fads, fat loss, fullness, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hunger, longevity, low GI, portion size, protein, reviews, salads, vegetables, weight loss

Book review: The Fast Diet

The Fast Diet by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

I recently happened to watch dietitian Matt O’Neill comment on the new Fast Diet (aka the 5:2 Diet) on morning TV. It caught my attention not only for Matt’s usual easy-to-grasp explanation but also for the book’s simplicity and lack of a set ‘diet formula’. So when I received a copy in the post, I thought it was time for a review. 

Product Review: Go Scan App

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: allergies, calories, egg allergy, FSANZ, gadgets, guides, kilojoules, nutrition, reviews, standard serves, technology, website

Product Review: Go Scan App

I’ve been waiting for the launch of Go Scan for months now, having caught wind of its pending development via occasional whispers on the industry grapevine. So it was great to be invited to the official launch of this new App and get to play around with it for a review here. This is a first for Australia and one I’ll be using from now on.

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.

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 08 February 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: calories, convenience, fat loss, healthy snacks, kilojoules, overweight, reviews, salt, snacks, sodium, vegetables, weight loss

Kettle vs Ajitas side by side

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

With their bright colours and pack shots of root vegetables, they scream "healthier snack". But are vegetable chips really better? We did a taste test side by side of two brands of vegetable chips and line them up against your standard salted potato crisp to see how they fare.