A truth or two about preservatives (numbered in 200s)

Engineered (yes, in a lab!) to prolong shelf life of many foods, preservatives are linked to asthma and can be found in soft drinks, processed meats, chips, butter and margarines, dried fruits, wine and ice cream. In drinks a combination of sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate (212) and ascorbic acid […]

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A truth or two about artificial food colourings (numbered in 100s)

Artificial colours contain no nutritional value and are used purely for visual product enhancement.  The 5 most common food colourings have been found to cause cancer in animal testing and behavioural changes in children (Choice), yet they remain in widespread use and in many products such as kids’ cereals, lollies, […]

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Nuts about nuts: but what’s really lurking in commercially made peanut butter

The label on my peanut butter jar proclaims with pride it has “No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives”, but is it?

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Russian Potato Salad (aka Polska Sałatka)

Given that everyone who has tried my version of this salad begged me for the recipe, it is no wonder that both the Poles and the Russians claim a version of this potato and vegetable salad as their own. Dairy- and gluten-free too!

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie with the Added Benefit of LSA

This decadently rich chocolate banana smoothie has the added benefit of LSA and is one of my breakfast favourites. Perfect if you are craving something sweet and chocolatey.

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