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The sourdough revolution

The sourdough revolution

It’s no secret that I love bread! It’s my favourite carbohydrate, way ahead of potato, rice or pasta. So, it breaks my heart when I hear that people are giving up bread or forgoing any yeasted or wheat offerings at all. I understand there are those, like coeliacs, who just can’t eat bread but for others, sourdough may be the answer.

3 July 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

Seven additives you don’t need to worry about

Seven additives you don’t need to worry about

If you are serious about a healthy diet then you probably check your food labels for additives. As a rule, acidity regulators,...

31 August 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Sugar vs sugars

Sugar vs sugars

Two words, differentiated only by a single letter: ‘s’. However, this one little letter actually makes a lot of difference,...

12 August 2015 by Megan Cameron-Lee

Eat to beat heartburn

Eat to beat heartburn

UPDATED INFORMATION Indigestion and/or heartburn is a weekly occurrence for about one in five of us. It’s that burning, painful...

1 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

How to create your own Ingredient List

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...

12 November 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

A. All types of bran are concentrated sources of fibre, being the outer fibrous layers of a grain. They are all useful but act in...

28 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby