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What to Grow: Fruit and Vegetables in the UK

For the vast majority of the UK the thought to grow your own vegetables seems a formidable task that is bound to take up a large amount of time as well as energy. The long hours spent in your garden begin to wear thin with originality which means that many people give up. However, with the help of Suttons and Dobbies, who’re both premium seeds retailers, we can provide a list of the best fruit and veg to grow in your garden.

Spring Onions and Radishes

Both of these vegetables are able to be grown in a pot or in the garden, whichever you prefer! They’re both perfect for a fresh, tasty salad. The spring onion supplies a sweet yet sharp crunch and the radish adds a peppery taste to the spread. For the best results in growing your spring onions and radishes, wait until the end of Spring when there’s plenty of sunlight before planting your seeds.

Potatoes

Potatoes are great for growing in spring, they’re the foremost of many dishes Continue reading What to Grow: Fruit and Vegetables in the UK

Easy Dairy Free and Egg Free Pasta Sauce Recipe

This dairy free and egg free pasta sauce recipe has been a favourite of mine since I was about 18 years old.  When I first left home, pasta became a huge part of my diet.  From making spaghetti bolognaise to my favourite pasta and sauce dishes, I have continued to make many pasta dishes over the years.  I was asked to write about this dish as a part of the Belling’s Cooking in Style campaign.  You can find more wonderful recipes by searching for the hashtag  #GoodLookingCooking on social media.

I’ve always dreamed of having one of the Belling range ovens to enable me to create new dishes.  I love that these come in different colours too.

The Problem with Pre-made Pasta Sauces

After finally figuring out that I had some food intolerances, I realised that many of the pasta sauces I was using actually contained some of the foods I was intolerant to.  I can’t have cows’ milk (unless it is a2 milk), eggs, bell peppers or chilli peppers (including paprika).  It is very difficult to find pasta sauces that don’t contain these foods.

As a result, I have spent some time devising my own pasta sauce recipes that are just as quick and easy as the store bought sauces.

Easy Dairy Free and Egg Free Pasta Sauce Recipe

Enjoy your dairy free and egg free pasta!

Serves 3 Continue reading Easy Dairy Free and Egg Free Pasta Sauce Recipe

How To Get More Of Your Five A Day

Convenience food is at an all time best isn’t it? Microwave burgers, rice and everything nice. Meals you pour hot water over and eat out of a pot. Ready made everything that you can eat out of the packet, or chuck in the oven for half an hour and it’s cooked. Then there’s the various street vendors and high street chains offering high quality tasty treats for super low prices and all ready almost instantly. Food is definitely, the most convenient it has ever been.

The problem with this is, we as a country are also more obese than we have ever been before. Studies show that in 2015 nearly 70% of men in the UK were obese, and nearly 60% of women were also found to be obese. Rising trends tracked from 2001 show that this percentage has been constantly rising over the years. This is not just because of convenience foods, lack of exercise, computer games, busy lifestyles or any one factor, it is because of a combination of things leading to any one person piling on the pounds unknowingly. Continue reading How To Get More Of Your Five A Day