While beer and cider is not an essential item, an ice-cold bottle is a refreshing way to ring in the bank holiday weekend this Easter.Since your original plans have probably been scuppered amid the lockdown we're currently in, it doesn’t mean you can cheer on the weekend, the end of a working day or just for a pick-me-up at a strange time.
Amid the panic-buying and stockpiling, getting hold of your weekly food shop is proving to be a struggle, as supermarket delivery slots are booked well in advance.While many national chains have introduced priority shopping hours for the elderly and limited opening times to allow staff to restock bare shelves, now is the time to opt for a food subscription box, that can be delivered straight to your doorstep in time for dinner.
Around the country, everyone is showing their appreciation for NHS workers who are working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.Many of us are joining in by clapping for NHS and other key workers at 8pm on Thursdays, a new tradition that will hopefully continue in the coming weeks, while supermarkets are dedicating certain shopping hours to allow key workers who are doing long hours and night shifts, to buy food safely.
Whether you’re pairing a bottle with a nice dinner in the garden after being sat indoors working all day, or over a Zoom call for a catch up with friends, trying times often call for a glass of wine.Wine isn't counted as an essential item – although we all know the relaxing benefits of a glass or two, especially at this time – so we advise instead of making special trips out to buy wine, that you order online.
You might think tea bags are just simply paper and tea, and that of course they decompose, and that you’re doing your bit by putting them in your home food waste to compost.But, you’re wrong – unless you use plastic free tea bags, that is.
Supermarkets are under more strain than ever as new measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus kick in.Delivery slots are scarce and regular trips are discouraged unless it is to buy essentials. We've compiled the latest information on the supermarket's delivery slots here.
As the government lockdown looks set to continue, supermarkets are one of the few places that remain open in order to keep people fed as normal.If you’re unable to leave the house and are classed as being part of the vulnerable group, you’ll be able to find all the information on supermarket delivery slots here.
The new government measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus dictate you should not be leaving your house unless you are going to buy essential items like food, medicine or to exercise.Instead of going out to supermarkets to buy food frequently, many people have turned to online shopping.
For centuries, rice has been a staple food in many regions in India and in countries like China, Japan and across South East Asia. We all know how versatile RICE is. Combine it with curries, lentils, vegetables, meats, any other masalas, spices or grains and one immediately has a dish ready to be savored, relished and thoroughly enjoyed.Needless to say that the grain is packed with many health benefits. It has ability to provide fast and instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood levels and slow down aging process.So lets have a look at some delectable rice recipes, which shall send our taste buds into a tizzy.
Spinach commonly known as Palak, is one of the most popular leafy vegetable. From being an active ingredient in daily cooking at homes to featuring as a culinary delight in exotic menus, spinach is a versatile green. Apart from its rich colour, spinach is widely known for being a powerhouse of nutrients. Spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. It is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol.Studies have also shown that spinach contains nutrients that help in prevention of cancer, asthma, lowering of blood pressure, improving bone, skin & hair health. Now that’s what we call a powerhouse of good nutrition. Lets check some delicious ways to get your family to eat more of this ‘Magic Green’.
More & more people are being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. A fat soluble vitamin, deficiency of vitamin D leads to risk of developing bone abnormalities & lower immunity levels. Vitamin D has several important functions like regulating calcium absorption in the system. This vitamin also plays an important role in regulating mood & fighting depression.Though our bodies produce vitamin D when directly exposed to sunlight, certain foods can also help us get vitamin D when included in our diets. Let look at some easy delicious ways of getting more of this “sunshine vitamin”.
A simmering pot of dal (lentils) in Indian kitchens is a common sight. A staple dish across Indian households, dal is a favored source of protein for vegetarians. Though every Indian kitchen has its own favorite dal preparation, there are many ways to prepare dals. Dals are made differently across homes & can range from being spicy & sweet to extremely hot depending on regional influences.Usually, a dal recipe requires the dal to be boiled to a stew like consistency & many a times vegetables are added along with Indian spices like turmeric powder, coriander powder & garlic or ginger. A tempering is added towards the end to finish the preparation & lend smokey flavors. Lets look at some delicious Indian dal preparations.
Anyone who has ever struggled to drop off at night will know a relaxing hot drink can be a godsend.It goes without saying that even the best sleepers tend to shun caffeine after a certain time, so decaf options are the name of the game.
December is a time for indulgence, but January… not so much.After all that festive frolicking propped up by wheels of stilton, mince pies and too much Christmas spirit many of us find ourselves craving the opposite come the New Year.
What constitutes “healthy” food is very much a subjective term: no food alone is intrinsically healthy, rather health is achieved through balanced, non-faddy eating that generally incorporates all food groups.But with Christmas behind us – which is undoubtedly the most indulgent time of year when it comes to food – as well as those wonderful cheese courses, tins of chocolates and everything else, we're in search for some greenery back in our life.
Here’s a list of 10 Indian Breakfasts that are recommended for diabetics as well as pro-diabetics, however, people living sedentary lifestyles must also include these healthy breakfasts in their daily menus to enjoy a diabetes-free life: