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Sunday, 24 September 2017

It's All About the OLIVE OIL...

Olive oil is praised for its health benefits but did you know Olive trees have been grown around the Mediterranean since the 8th millennium BC? Or that Spain is the largest producer of olive oil, followed by Italy and Greece? However, per capita consumption is highest in Greece, followed by Spain, Italy, and Morocco. Consumption in North America and northern Europe is far less, but rising steadily.

Check out a few more interesting facts (and tips) about olive oil:

Thursday, 7 September 2017

'Kinda-healthy' Rum 'n Raisin BREAD PUDDIN'

About a few weeks ago I bought some whole wheat/grains bread - the 'Seed Lover's' version with no sugar added, no artificial colours, no flavours... NO NOTHING, which meant it was blah as hell. Sure it was healthy but it had no taste. Even after toasting it and plastering some butter on it, it was still blah. Usually toasting and plastering was enough to turn any blah bread into something worth eating - but not this one.

You could see the flax seeds, sesame seeds, barley flakes etc., so I know it was good for me and healthy as can be but...

after eating two or 3 slices I thought to myself, "I can't eat this? I ain't no bird." So I left it alone and went on to something else.

Another week went by when I noticed no one else was touching the bread. I had to do something with it. I didn't want it to go to waste. Then the usual lightbulb went off in my head.
"I know, I'll make some 'healthy' bread pudding out of it!" 

So I searched around for a simple bread pudding recipe that I was going to turn into a healthy one because let's face it, no matter what recipe I found, it'll be healthy after using this bread!

Monday, 26 June 2017

What Your Favourite FRUIT Says About You - according to the Experts

Well, my favourite fruits (because I have more than one), happens to be mangoes and pineapples followed by berries! I also love grapes and bananas - but these are not included in the informative image below.

Monday, 24 April 2017

It's National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day!

When was the last time you had some pigs in a blanket?...

Pigs in a blanket refers to a variety of different sausage-based foods in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Canada, and Japan. Many are large, but other recipes call for a dish that is small in size and can be eaten in one or two bites. For this reason, they are usually served as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre or are accompanied by other dishes in the 'main course' section of a meal.
In the West, especially in the United States and Canada, the bite-sized variety of pig in a blanket is a common hors d'oeuvre served at cocktail parties and is often accompanied by a mustard or aioli dipping sauce.

Pigs in a blanket are usually different from sausage rolls, which are a larger, more filling item served for breakfast and lunch in parts of Europe, Australia, and, more rarely, the United States and Canada.