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Broccoli Takes a Bat at Breast Cancer

What is Broccoli? Broccoli is part of the cruciferous (cabbage) family of vegetables. The most common type you see in the UK and the United States is the Calabrese, or Italian green. When speaking about broccoli, we include broccolini, which is a mix of broccoli and kale; the broccoflower, which is a mix of broccoli and cauliflower, and broccoli […]

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Two Peas in a Pod

When you have two people that are similar, we say, “Those two are just like two peas in a pod!”. I have that with my BFF and I’d like to think that a lot of the vegetables we’re talking about are also very similar to each other. Some good examples include turmeric and ginger, which both have […]

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Coriander: You Love it or You Hate it

What is Coriander? Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is both a herb and a spice (as both leaves and seeds are used) that causes much contention. If you come from the US, you may call the leaves cilantro and the seeds coriander, but in Europe, the entire plant is called coriander. The seeds tend to taste fragrantly of sage […]

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Free Introduction to Fermentation

Since 2014, we’ve been offering a free introduction to fermentation so you can get over the fear of the bubbling jars (kidding!). You’ll receive the basics of how to ferment foods and the health benefits at the same time as meeting some lovely people. In November we made sauerkraut and in December it was kombucha, […]

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What is Epigenetics?!!

Epigenetics and Neuroepigenetics We all know that our genes play a role in who we are, what colour our hair and eyes are and whether we are artistic or sporty. What is really important though, is how those genes present themselves. Genes can be turned off, on, cranked up or toned down depending on our environment […]

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5 Tips for Detoxing Safely

Doing a detox sounds very trendy at the moment, but do we really know what it means? Is it just about giving up alcohol and sugar? You may have heard of the Maple sugar detox (sometimes called the Lemon detox), the Foot spa detox, the Detox food patch and more, but are they safe? A […]

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Highlights on Horseradish

Horseradish, wasabi, mustard…all of these cause that distinctive sharpness in your nose. There’s a reason that they have a similar reaction and we’re going to give you our horseradish highlights. The long white root we call horseradish, like wasabi, is from the Brassica family of plants (as well as broccoli, cabbage and Brussel sprouts). Mustard […]

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Top 5 tips for Balancing Blood Sugar

Feeling fatigued? I was at the opening of a new salad restaurant in Amsterdam called Venkel this past Sunday and had the chance to taste again their delicious Linzenliefde (Lentil Love) salad. What I love about this salad is the beautiful mix of flavours and textures between the lentils, the dates, the goat’s cheese and the crunchy […]

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The Citrus Paradise

Juicy, tart and tangy, with an underlying sweetness, the grapefruit was named Citrus paradisi in Latin, meaning paradise. First discovered in Barbados, it was a natural cross between the orange and the pomelo. Highlighting the Nutrients Low in calories, grapefruits are a good source of phytochemicals, including flavonoids, lycopene, limonenes and glucarates. Grapefruit pectin has […]