Nutrition, Food And Exercise

Autumn food

This Autumn It's more important than ever to 'Eat Local'   With empty shelves in supermarkets, it's a good idea to work out what food you can buy locally, in case lack of lorry drivers, etc. means we are going to have a shortage. Since lockdown, many local...

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August food

Using up left-overs The rainy summer has meant I spent far too much on ordering food online, so now am having an 'austerity kick' and using up left-overs in the fridge, rather than throwing them away. Harking back to my childhood, when nothing was ever thrown away,...

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Sneaky ways that weight piles on

Ways excess weight sneaks up   The majority of us pile on the pounds when taking cancer drugs;  it comes with the territory. 'Culprit foods' we grab to give us a quick lift when we need a snack could be to blame, according to the Daily Mail.  The bad news is that...

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Mid-summer food

Lazy food for Summer My favourite hotel in Rome is the Hotel Quirinale, one of Europe's Grand Hotels, with its cool garden (above) that was a haven in the noise and heat of a Roman summer.  Sitting on the restaurant terrace, overlooking the garden, my favourite meal...

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June food

Summer food When the sun finally appears, no-one wants to waste time cooking big meals when you can be outdoors. Take a tip from the Greeks, Italians and the rest of the Mediterranean, and serve up big platters of cold salads, with hard-boiled eggs,  cold sausages,...

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May Food

Summer Salads are here! Verité Reily Collins © Tis the season for fresh, crispy salads. Which is a lovely way to eat healthily, lose weight and get a big dose of Vitamin 'C'. If you are suffering from fatigue, Salads are very 'accommodating.  They don't need cooking,...

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May Food

Summer Salads are here! Verité Reily Collins © Tis the season for fresh, crispy salads. Which is a lovely way to eat healthily, lose weight and get a big dose of Vitamin 'C'. If you are suffering from fatigue, Salads are very 'accommodating.  They don't need cooking,...

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March food

Easter food For centuries, Easter was the time when people feasted.  It signified the end of Lent, Spring fruit and vegetables were coming through, and all sorts of goodies were in season. Easter Sunday Lunch  Traditionally, this would have been lamb - but as a joint...

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