Top foods to help beat arthritis

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Home spun remedies, based on local ingredients and handed down the generations, like chicken soup to combat flu, are often dismissed as placebos.  We live in an age dominated by over-reliance on prescription medicines and pill popping, even for minor … Continue reading

Tuna and olive tapenade

This is a really simple, yet healthy dish which only takes minutes to prepare.  Tapenade is a French recipe involving crushed olives,  although the Italians claim it was they who originally invented it thousands of years earlier.  As with all … Continue reading

Aubergine Parmigiani

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are a typical Mediterranean food packed full of vitamins and, like tomatoes, have been found to contain a compound that helps prevent cancer. They are so flavoursome and versatile that they are widely used in French, Spanish and Italian cooking. … Continue reading

Haricot beans and chorizo fabada

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Help! It’s March but the only white fluffy things leaping outside are snowflakes!  Where are the lambs-it’s just too cold! Temperatures are set to plummet even further so guess we’ll have to eat ourselves warmer this week. This one pot … Continue reading

Spanish Lentils

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This veggie recipe is quick to make, filling and cheap. A perfect rainy Monday recipe guaranteed to chase away the Autumn blues. This is my mother’s version of a Spanish classic. She doubled many of the ingredients of the original … Continue reading