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How to Cut Down on Soft Drinks

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5 February 2019

Cutting down on soft drinks

If you’re looking forward to a can of coke at lunchtime, today is a good day to reconsider: Fizz Free February has kicked off.

The campaign hopes to encourage people – and particularly young adults and children – to quit drinking fizzy pop for a whole month, in an effort to cut our sugar intake.

Last year, research found that soft drinks amount to 22% of 11-18-year-olds’ sugar intake – their single largest source of the white stuff. And with diabetes a huge risk in the UAE, it's important residents look at their fizzy drink habits.

Why Flexi-Veganism Might Be The Perfect Diet to Adopt This Year

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27 January 2019

The flexi-veganism diet to adopt for this year

You’d have to be living under a rock (or doing a digital detox) to avoid the hype around Veganuary.

It's a yearly challenge that asks people to give up all animal-based products for 31 days, following the unbridled meat-fest of Christmas.

The charity says that record numbers started the New Year by signing up to the pledge this year, with over 250,000 people committing to going meat-free for January.

The Dos and Don'ts of Being a Vegan Gardener

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23 January 2019

Things to do when you're a vegan gardener

If you care about what you eat, you probably care about how food is grown too.

So if you’re a gardener who likes to grow their own, and – like many others right now – have decided to go vegan, then it’s useful to know how to approach this at every stage of the process.

So says committed vegan and gardening expert Matthew Appleby, whose new book, "Super Organic Gardener: Everything You Need to Know About A Vegan Garden", explains all – from the types of produce you might go for, to the techniques you’ll need to use to ensure your garden remains truly vegan.

Moon Milk is the Latest Wellness Trend That's Taking Over Your Feed

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21 January 2019

How to make moon milk

Move over rainbow bagels, avocado art and glitter lattes...

There’s a new highly Instagrammable food and drink trend that’s brewing up a storm on social media.

‘Moon milk’ is the latest drink to experience a moment with food bloggers, but far from being a novelty sip that just looks good for the ‘gram, wellness buffs are claiming that it has some pretty potent health perks too.

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How To Make Ella Risbridger’s (Not Quite) Chao Xa Ga

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17 January 2019

Vietnamese dish

“I should make clear at once that this probably has very little to do with authentic chao xa ga, a kind of Vietnamese lemongrass rice porridge (this sounds terrible in English, which is why it isn’t the title of this recipe), but it does share most of the same flavours, and some of the same techniques,” explains writer of new cookbook Midnight Chicken, Ella Risbridger.

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).