Nightshades: Vegetables To Be Careful With

Have you ever thought of a potato as possibly harmful? Along with tomato and eggplant it has that potential What do tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplant have in common with tobacco? They are all part of the Nightshade family. Many salads call for their use, including the Middle Eastern eggplant dish Baba Ghanoush, however, despite […]


7 New Ways to Use Lemons

Most people consider citrus fruit, such as lemon, a delicious seasoning when it comes to flavouring a salad (like tomato coriander salad), however these fruit are a great deal more versatile than that. The health benefit of lemons and oranges are well known, making them both great additions to a cup of tea. But have […]


Another Name for Sugar – High Fructose Corn Syrup

Would you think that this healthy vegetable could be converted into something unhealthy? When glancing at a list of ingredients, many of the words are not simply unfamiliar but completely unknown to the average consumer. This being the case, checking a list of ingredients seems an almost futile exercise as many of the foods listed […]


Organic Honey versus Mass Produced?

The honey bee chooses the flower, which changes the flavour of the honey. Which honey do you choose? The Jewish New Year, otherwise known as Rosh Hashanah, was celebrated just this past week, and one of the most common symbols of this time is honey. A jar of honey symbolises a sweet new year, so […]


The Hidden “Natural” Sugar in Your Food

A list of ingredients is often full of long, complicated words when all you really want to know is: “How much sugar is in this?” We live in an age where consumers are trying to become more health conscious. It is important to control what we eat, including the amount of items like salt and […]


Too Much Salt or Not? 6 Tips for Salt

Salt comes in many forms and has many uses. How many are you aware of? One of the most common features of a set table is the salt shaker sitting neatly next to the pepper grinder. Saltiness is not only one of the basic tastes next to sweetness, bitterness and sourness, it is also one […]


Some Tips to Help Break Your Coffee Habit

If coffee is the only way you can give yourself a kick start, then you need to find a healthier way to start your day Coffee in the morning is a tradition for many people. Coffee as a pick-me-up during the day is another familiar habit that people rely on; however, there is some point […]