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Getting Creative with Recipes

While following the recipe usually yields the best results, they aren't always the healthiest; or even if they are, they may not be tailored to your specific palate or nutritional needs.

There are so many simple swaps and deviations which can turn a standard dish into something that's really going to nourish your body (emphasis on [...]

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Free Range Eggs in Your Backyard

Chickens make great pets: free range eggs from happy, well-loved chickens are miles ahead of anything you'd get at a supermarket, they'll eat your kitchen scraps, they're relatively low maintenance if you set them up properly, and kids love them (to be friendly, it's best if you raise them from babies). It's a way to [...]

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Spotlight On: Maple Syrup

Whether you're pouring it on your pancakes or using it instead of refined sugar in baking or sauces, real maple syrup has the most wonderful flavour.

It's so expensive because to get one litre of maple syrup, you need forty litres of maple sap. Unlike the red, sticky sap we're used to seeing come out of [...]

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Tips for a Solo Christmas

Nobody should be alone on Christmas, but sometimes circumstance gets the better of us - inability to get time off work, broken relationships, cancelled plans. Or, you may simply not feel up to doing Christmas if you've recently had a death in the family, or something else going on.

Regardless, you can still take some steps [...]

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Staying Healthy On a Road Trip

The holidays are about to hit, which for some people means getting in the car and heading to your campsite, a resort, a relative's house, a festival, somewhere that you can take a break and enjoy the sunshine. Here's our top tips for ensuring everyone stays safe, healthy and happy while you're on the road.

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Why It’s Important To Experiment in the Kitchen

We all have those moments after watching a few too many episodes of Masterchef where we think we could create something absolutely fantastic and revolutionary in the kitchen. While this sometimes results in a spectacular mess, experimenting in the kitchen is one of the best things you can do for your physical and emotional health.

Firstly: [...]

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Intolerances and Allergies: Spot the Difference

There are people who are lactose intolerant, and there are people who are allergic to dairy. There are people who are incredibly allergic to gluten, and there's people who just find it makes them bloated and uncomfortable. People often use the terms allergy and intolerance interchangably, but there's a few notable difference between them.

Allergies are [...]

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A Surprising Physical Sign of Depression

While it's always worth seeing a doctor if you have digestive problems, they may surprise you by finding that the problem's not in your belly: it's in your brain.

Your gastrointestinal tract is incredibly sensitive to your emotions; they can make you feel nauseous, lose your appetite, or crave comfort food. When you're going through a [...]

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Five Uses for Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are increasingly popular at the moment; they're great for you (packed with fiber and omega-3s), and their ability to create gel without gelatine or sugar makes them incredibly popular with vegetarians, vegans and experimental foodies alike. Here's some recipes to try at home.

Pudding

You'll have seen this everywhere lately; and it's incredibly easy to make. Add [...]

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The Easiest Ever Recipe for Homemade Bread

Store bought bread can include a lot of hidden additives and preservatives, but making your own without a breadmaker can be a long, fiddly process. The answer: beer bread. Three ingredients (unless you're inclined to add some olives, cheese, nuts or other flavorings), and you know exactly what's in it.

Three cups of self raising flour, three [...]

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