Healthy cooking

Can frozen vegetables take the place of fresh?

Can frozen vegetables take the place of fresh?

The motto for healthy eating used to be ‘Eat fresh’. However, many of us have little time, so frozen ingredients are a handy replacement for most fresh ones. Plus, the price of fresh vegetables has risen recently due to floods and a shortage of pickers. So yes, some frozen vegies can make up your five serves a day. But you still need to eat some fresh produce to get enough vitamin C, folate and thiamine in your diet. This includes vitamin C–rich fresh fruit such as oranges or kiwi fruit...

10 August 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

6 tips to preserve the goodness in your vegetables

6 tips to preserve the goodness in your vegetables

We all know vegetables are important in a healthy diet. From cabbage to fennel, I love vegetables and try to eat big portions of them...

20 July 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

Back-up meals

Back-up meals when time is tight

Arriving home late and hungry? No time to shop or cook?  Here are four tricks to whip out quick-and-easy meal solutions that...

13 July 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

Canned and tinned items - can they be good?

Cans and tins – can they be good?

Canned food is convenient, mostly nutritious, inexpensive and your nearest supermarket has a huge selection. It has a long shelf...

17 November 2021 by Catherine Saxelby

Recipe Salmon, baby spinach and rice salad

Salmon, baby spinach and rice salad

This easy salad is one I’ve adapted from the Canadian Salmon Advisory Service and used with their permission. Because it uses up a...

3 November 2021 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Fake News! “Microwaving destroys a food’s goodness.”

Ever since microwave ovens first started to appear in the late 1960s, there has been fear-mongering and myth making to the effect...

11 August 2021 by Catherine Saxelby