Roasted Broccoli with Miso Glaze

The lovely Natalie Brady (our favourite holistic nutritionist) has shared one of her favourite side dish recipes on the blog this week.  “I’m a Japanese food lover, and I’ve been to so many Japanese restaurants that offer broccoli coated in a delicious miso dressing so decided it was time that I created my own version of it. So here you go! This is the perfect simple, crunchy, healthy and quick side dish to any main …

 

 

Olive Oil For A Healthy Heart

This weeks guest blogger is Jenny Mc Gee who’s is sharing her article on the health benefits of olive oil. “Olive oil originated in the Mediterranean and forms the basis of the famous Mediterranean diet. People from countries such as Spain, Italy and France rely heavily on olive oil in their diets. They use it in breads, pastas, meats, salads – making it a key part of the daily diet. Scientists believe that the numerous …

 

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Cook with lard!

As you know I’m a big fan of using butter and lard because I would rather use an unprocessed fat than something which has chemicals, colourings and flavourings added such as margarine or spread. I also use olive oil. So I was fascinated to read this article about how heating some oils can be harmful. Scientists found that heating up vegetable oils led to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, which have …