Chicken Stew for Chilly Weather

It seems as though the whole northern hemisphere is under a deep freeze. I’ve never been a fan of the cold weather and considering I live in one of the coldest countries on the planet, I’ve learned a couple keys ways to adapt.  One way is to live off a steady diet of warm drinks and stew.

17 Jan 2013 13:00 GMT

Homemade Chai Tea Loaf Cake

Imagine you bought a box of what you thought were chai tea bags and it turned out to be loose leaf tea. Maybe this wouldn't matter, if you’re the kind of person who has time to sit at the kitchen table, lining up your teapot, cup, saucer, tea strainer, marmalade on toast and enlightened conversation of a morning. But if you’re the type whose toast doesn't make it to a plate, or indeed the toaster, during breakfast, tea bags are very much the order of...

16 Jan 2013 14:00 GMT

How to Make Spinach & Couscous Salad

What is it about salad? What is it about the word salad that makes me cringe? We all know the old saying “you don’t make friends with salad”, and in my opinion it’stotally true.  But as much as I’ve always been a comfort food kind of girl, once January rolls around I start thinking about healthy meals and snacks in every effort to attain those resolutions.

15 Jan 2013 13:30 GMT

How to Make Vegetarian Halloumi Pie

One of the best things about winter is that it poses a brilliant excuse to eat warm, hearty, filling meals.  This is a vegetarian fish pie recipe whereby halloumi replaces the fish. For those who haven’t tried halloumi, you’re missing out. It’s a Greek cheese that is firm, chewy and salty. You grill or fry it and it’s absolutely gorgeous. I think this vegetarian take on a classic dish is better than the real deal!

11 Jan 2013 14:30 GMT

Homemade Special Fried Rice

I usually hate recipes which call for the use of leftovers, since I very rarely have any. I like to think this is down to my excellent menu planning skills, rather than my propensity to eat everything in sight. One thing I do have in abundance, however, is rice. No matter how few grains of basmati I opt to cook, they always explode from the pan 10 minutes later by the fluffy white truck load.

09 Jan 2013 15:00 GMT

A Fresh Start With Maple Pecan Granola

I've recently read on Twitter that the whole month of January might as well be composed of only Mondays.  And it’s kind of true. December was a month long weekend, full of celebration and indulgence. So it only makes sense that January is the month of perpetual new beginnings and resolutions.  Every year I make a list of goals that includes eating better, and exercising more.  But let me be clear, I do not make a resolution with a weight loss goal in mind.  Pe...

08 Jan 2013 14:00 GMT

Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drink Options

Nothing says ‘festive' like a glass of wine (or four). But, if after almost four weeks of supping moonshine, your insides feel like pain stripper, help is on hand in the form of January. January means resolutions, health and fitness…it’s the perfect time to implement a booze ban. I’ve done it once before and this year I’m doing it again.

04 Jan 2013 10:00 GMT

Don't Diet: Easy & Simple Ways to Eat Healthier

It’s all to easy to overindulge in the winter. It’s cold outsie so we want big, hearty meals, while Christmas brings a whole host of decisions to make about the foods we eat. But I think the moment you announce you’re on a ‘diet’ you’ve set yourself up to fail.

02 Jan 2013 13:29 GMT

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables

Of all the good intentions of the new year, eating food in season is a habit worth forming. Not only does it get you a higher quality of fruit and veg for your money, it's also better for the planet. How virtuous. The Eat Seasonably website can keep you up to date on what to eat on a month by month basis, with their clever spinning calendar gadget. But, for now, here's what to put on your shopping l...

01 Jan 2013 10:00 GMT

The BitchBuzz Hangover Guide

Christmas is over. You have just about got over the horrendous effects those sprouts and that entire box of Roses has had on your digestive system (and your waistline). There is just one event left: New Years Eve. Whilst the run up can be full of anticipation or dread, depending on your feelings on the night in question, there is one thing that can be guaranteed.... you will be hungover. Whether it be just a fuzzy head or leave you clinging to the toilet praying it will end, the...

31 Dec 2012 10:00 GMT

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