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This is How Insects are Eaten Around the World

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16 June 2019

This is How Insects are Eaten Around the World

From wasps and hornets to spiders and crickets - would you try these delicacies?

You’re not alone if you watched Timon and Pumbaa singing Hakuna Matata while eating big fat grubs in The Lion King, and thought: ‘I wonder what those actually taste like.’

In Britain, insect-eating has not yet caught on (although you can order edible critters online, and the odd snack pack of crickets can be found in specialist supermarkets), but we’re somewhat behind.

3 Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs to Perk Up Your Palate

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28 May 2019

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Maebelle

3 Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs to Perk Up Your Palate

Summer sunshine and cue the aperitif… that wonderful time of the day when we whet our appetite with a light bite and a glass of something soberingly refreshing.

Yep, that’s right. Rather than a bitter-sweet cocktail before dinner, we’re opting for something lighter than a spritz, and much more agreeable than a kiddies cocktail – aka a Shirley Temple.

“The aperitif moment is all about fun, anticipation of a great evening or meal, and marking the moment where work becomes play,” says Paul Mathew, bartender and founder, Everleaf Non-alcoholic Aperitif.”

What is Moringa? The New Superfood Could Help Beat Stress and Fatigue

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19 May 2019

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Maebelle

The New Superfood Could Help Beat Stress and Fatigue

If you’re the type of person that spoons chia seeds onto your porridge and whizzes kale into your smoothies like there’s no tomorrow, then you might want to listen up, because there’s a new superfood that wellness types are getting hyped about.

Called moringa, it’s a small leafy tree that’s native to India, and is gaining popularity with health buffs thanks to its rich nutritional profile and powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Here’s What One Portion of Your Five-A-Day Actually Looks Like

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24 April 2019

Your Portion of Five-A-Day

You may think that you’re a pro at ensuring you eat your 5 a day, but it turns out what counts as a portion varies widely depending on the colour of the fruit or veg you’re chomping on.

BBC Good Food magazine has released six nifty infographics – yellow, purple, red, white, orange and green – to show just how much you need to eat of different foods to reach your goal.

11 Things You Only Know If You Like Eating Out Alone

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10 April 2019

Eating Out Alone

In New York particular, it’s fairly standard to eat solo in public.

In other places though, solitary diners are often considered a little odd and lonely – and sometimes even a nuisance at fussy restaurants with strict seating plans.

Sure, there are downsides to eating alone – servers asking, ‘Are you waiting for anyone?’, fellow diners assuming you’ve been stood up – but there are also a lot of positives to grabbing a table for one (for instance, not having to begrudgingly split a dessert).

Why Banana Peels Are The Next Big Thing in Vegan Meat Replacement

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4 April 2019

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Maebelle

Banana Peels

Society’s becoming more and more conscious of food waste, and a lot of us are making a concerted effort to use up all the food we buy and limit how much gets chucked.

But, while only buying what we’ll actually eat is one thing, what about using up more of each item? For example, have you ever considered eating the banana skin, once you’ve munched through the soft fruity centre?

Are Egg Yolks Actually Bad For You?

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27 December 2018

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Lara

egg yolk

Whether scrambled with avocado on toast, poached with asparagus or boiled with whole wheat soldiers...

It’s hard to resist the lure of a perfectly cooked egg for breakfast.

They’re easy to whip up, a tasty addition to lots of different dishes and – as an added bonus – they look great on Instagram.

But there’s still a lot of confusion about whether eggs are harmful or healthy.

Why do people think that eggs are bad for our health?

Eggs have got a bad rep in the past; namely, the golden yolks.

5 Gold Plated Edibles That Are Just SO Dubai

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24 December 2018

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Lara

Gold food

If you thought Dubai was extra, wait till you see these…

Undeniably enough to those that live in Dubai, if you seem extravagance…you will find extravagance.

From the cars to the houses, to the luxury brands - extravagances seems to surround you in this city.

But luxury has even made it to the plates of Dubai and we’re not even joking.

If you’ve seen a golden Ferrari, a gold-plated bathroom or even a gold-plated iPhone then those are the news of the past.