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What’s all the fuss about fibre?

Did you know that 40% of the population regularly suffers from bloating? Irregular digestive transit can cause great discomfort, but there are simple ways you can take control of your tummy troubles. Fibre helps your body absorb all of the nutrients and energy you need from your food, whilst getting rid of everything you don’t. You could finally say goodbye to those sluggish afternoon slumps! How does it wo ...

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Delicious Del Monte® peach and coconut cheesecake recipe

Spring is finally here. The days are longer, the air is warmer and people are celebrating the fresh new season. Whether you're dusting off the BBQ and need a fruity al fresco pudding, or maybe you're sick of the site of Easter eggs and want a tasty alternative; this simple DEL MONTE® cheesecake will go down a treat! Ingredients: 1 packet coconut flavoured biscuits 100g melted butter 125ml lemon juice 250g c ...

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Spoil Mum with an easy Del Monte® pear and blackberry crumble

Say Happy Mother's Day with a tasty home cooked treat. This DEL MONTE® crumble is so quick and easy to make, mum will have no idea you whipped it up so quickly! 15 minutes preparation time - 35 minutes cooking Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tin DEL MONTE® Pear Halves, drained 150g blackberries 250g plain flour 125g unsalted butter 100g soft light brown Sugar 50g porridge oats How to make 1 - Preheat the oven to 180 ...

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Why apple cider vinegar is so applicious!

Not only do apples provide vitamin C to help our immune systems but are a rich source of phytochemicals with powerful antioxidant activity. Studies have linked the consumption of apples with a reduced risk of asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. As well as this, fermenting apples to produce apple cider vinegar may bring even more benefits. Vinegars are a source of polyphenols, which pr ...

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Treat your loved one to some tasty home made ice cream

Close your eyes while eating this and it’s like eating a creamy pint of Old Speckled Hen. Ideal served with dark berry fruits, a short-crust pie or even just on its own in a wafer cone. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Chilling and Freezing Time: 6 hours Serves: 6 (approx.) Ingredients: 300ml Old Speckled Hen 300ml double cream 125g unrefined caster sugar 6 egg yolks Method: Pour the Old Speckled Hen and cream ...

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Old Speckled Hen parsnip and chestnut soup

The perfect heart warming dish, serve small portions as a starter on Valentines day or in mugs after a brisk Sunday afternoon walk with the family. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 100g unsalted butter 600g parsnips, peeled and chopped 1 small leek, trimmed and chopped 150ml Old Speckled Hen 200g cooked chestnuts (sold vacuum-packed) 5 litre vegetable stock 1 few ...

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Foods of love

Do you love food? Have you stopped to think how food may play a role in your love life? There are many foods that are rich in natural aphrodisiacs, and are a great way to subtly woo your Valentine. Check out why the following foods are deemed love foods: Dark chocolate has a compound in it called phenethylamine, also called PEA or the ‘love chemical’. PEA is involved in dopamine release and stimulates the p ...

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3 ancient South American seeds to try

Once only available in specialist health shops, ancient seeds with amazing health benefits are popping up everywhere. But which seeds really cut the mustard? We’ve rounded up three of South America’s most nutritious supergrains. Gluten-free, high in protein and rich in vitamins, these seeds are all worth seeking out. Quinoa Pronounced 'keen-wah', this nutritious Peruvian supergrain is a complete vegetable p ...

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Healthy big bean broth recipe

Irresistible, rustic soup of cannellini beans, butter beans, red kidney beans and sweetcorn kernels, spiked with Tabasco and served with crusty hunks of bread. Legumes such as kidney beans and cannellini beans are full of antioxidants and can have a detoxifying effect on the body. It also makes a great dish for those following the ‘Meat Free Monday’ trend, or just those who want to add some spice to their d ...

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Understanding gluten free

  More people are becoming aware of their dietary needs and are learning to be conscious of what they consume. Gluten and wheat free choices haven't always been as widely available as perhaps they could be. But now, with careful preparation from your trusted baker, Warbutons, your meal time favourites can now be catered for hassle free! You don't have to miss out on variety whilst taking care of your body's ...

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