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Why We Need To Stop Buying ‘Lower Fat’ Things

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26 March 2021

Is low fat food bad for you?

Diet trends broadly go in waves...

In the early 2010s people were obsessed with the 5:2 diet, and in the Nineties and Noughties it was all about vilifying carbs. But before this – in the Eighties – it was all about everything and anything low-fat.

The craze for lower fat products isn’t quite as intense as it was 30 years ago, but if you go to your local supermarket you’ll find the shelves packed with loudly-branded versions of low-fat yoghurts, spreads and cheeses.

Soya, Oat Or Almond? 4 Of The Most Popular Milk Alternatives Explained

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27 March 2019

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Milk Alternatives Explained

Not that long ago, regular cow’s milk was pretty much the only choice available. Now, supermarkets offer a variety of dairy-free milk alternatives, and you’ll often find the same at coffee shops and cafes, thanks to the rise of plant-based eating and better awareness of food intolerance and allergies.

Why Pea Milk Should Be Your New Favourite Dairy-Free Alternative

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5 February 2019

Dairy-Free Alternative

It’s easier than ever to live a plant-based life – long gone are the days when you would be shunned from coffee shops if you asked for dairy-free milk. The vegan milk industry is booming, and whether you favour almond, oat or soy, it’s worth trying a new name on the scene: pea milk.

Whole Foods predicts pea milk will be big this year, with the brand Mighty Society Pea Milk launching exclusively instore in the UK this month.

How To Make Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken

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17 January 2019

 Ella Risbridger’s Midnight Chicken

“There are lots of ways to start a story, but this one begins with a chicken. It was the first story I ever wrote about food, and it begins with a chicken in a cloth bag hanging on the back of a kitchen chair. It was dark outside, and I was lying on the hall floor, looking at the chicken through the door, and looking at the rust in the door hinges, and wondering if I was ever going to get up,” explains Ella Risbridger, author of new cookbook Midnight Chicken (named after this very recipe).