Articles tagged with: nutrition

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Fasts and fasting – religious and nutrition based

Every major religion has some sort of fast. In the 1960s, I grew up as a Catholic and the Lenten ritual of giving up something (for me it was sugar in my tea and coffee) and fasting was a normal part of the year. We also used to fast one hour before Mass so we could receive the sacrament of Holy Communion on an empty stomach. No meat was allowed on Fridays (which later morphed into only the Fridays of Lent). Here we examine the traditional fasts of major religions as well the newer...

16 January 2019 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Meal kits for busy women

Are these really a time saver for busy women? Should you start using them? Who are they best for – singles? Couples? Or families?...

19 December 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

Product snapshot: Handsome Devils Dill Pickles

I really enjoy dill pickles but a search of supermarket shelves reveals that almost all of them are now made in India! That’s why I...

12 December 2018 by Guest reviewer

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Healthy Christmas gift ideas

Less than a month to go before Christmas! Each year it seems to get harder and harder to find gifts that are useful, healthy and...

5 December 2018 by Guest post

November 2018 Foodwatch Newsletter - Hot Food Trends for 2019, plus a special book offer

November 2018 Foodwatch Newsletter - Hot Food Trends for 2019, plus a special book offer

This will be my last Newsletter for 2018, so it’s fitting that it should cover my predictions for hot topics for 2019. I’d also...

27 November 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

In traditional Ayurverdic Indian medicine, turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright orange-yellow spice used as the basis of curries, is...

21 November 2018 by Catherine Saxelby