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spices

Food & nutritionHealthy Lifestyle
January 18, 2017

How the world’s top chefs use spices

Spices have been adding that extra bit of zing to our lives for centuries. Salt has been a valuable food additive in all of history, mostly to preserve food before the fridge was invented. In China, pepper was used as a medicine for multiple diseases, and later, became so valuable that it served as a form of currency used for centuries in Europe to pay rent and taxes! There are similar stories for nearly all spice rack favourites, so here’s a look at the health benefits of a few common spices and how our favourite chefs use them to turn…
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Food & nutrition
July 10, 2016

Using winter spices as medicine

Spices are fragrant and delicious, and they are right at the heart of so many great winter dishes. But there are some fabulous healthy side-effects to spices that make winter better. Here is an inside look to how tantalising your taste buds also benefits your body: (more…)
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Food & nutrition
May 27, 2014

6 super spices to stock at home

Whole and ground spices don’t just add flavour to your favourite soup, stew or curry – it turns out that a lot of them have amazing health benefits too. Here are the top 6 spices to keep stocked at home – how many of them do you use? (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 30, 2014

No salt? But what can I use instead?

So, you’re reading food labels and you've cut down on your salt intake, excellent! But that’s no reason to settle for bland food. Remember to reduce the amount of salt you add to your meals gradually over time - your taste buds will start to adjust, and soon you won’t notice the difference. Also remember that there are so many delicious (and much healthier) alternatives to salt, that your dishes can still be packed with flavour. Here are our favourites: (more…)
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