Nutrition, Food And Exercise

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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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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February food

Comfort food for Winter In winter Vegans and Vegetarians come into their own when it comes to cooking healthy, comforting and warming meals.  Fresh British vegetables are in the shops, with no worries about shortages in case Brexit might have closed borders. For lucky...

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January Food

Easy cooking for Winter These two seasonal recipes, one for a basic inexpensive mince recipe that can use up left-overs, and the other for marmalade using Seville Oranges in season, can be made in stages;  do as much as you want, then come back to them a few hours...

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January Food

Easy cooking for Winter These two seasonal recipes, one for a basic inexpensive mince recipe that can use up left-overs, and the other for marmalade using Seville Oranges in season, can be made in stages;  do as much as you want, then come back to them a few hours...

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Cooking when disabled

The Cheating Chef   When I was eight, I decided it was time I learnt to cook, I made meringues, and had an early lesson in how to disgust people with my cooking.  Thinking that bright green coloured meringues were fun to make, it was disappointing that none of...

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