Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Channel the energy of love and passion with the colour red this Valentine’s Day by making a batch of Red Velvet Cupcakes to share with your significant other. The below recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes are easy to make and can be decorated simply or by adding Valentine’s touches such as heart sprinkles. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles … Continue reading Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe: Baked Apple Roses

Valentine’s Day is approaching and if you want to give the gift of roses over the breakfast table, check out this recipe for Baked Apple Roses. Using a few key ingredients including sliced apples, puff pastry, apricot preserve and cinnamon, you can conjure up some of these sweet treats for your Valentine and loved ones. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes … Continue reading Recipe: Baked Apple Roses

Apeel: Natural plant-derived coatings that extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and end reliance on plastic packaging

Food technology start-up Apeel Sciences has developed plant-derived coatings that fresh food growers, suppliers, and retailers can use to keep produce fresh, heralding in a natural solution to packaging and an end to single-use plastics. Made of plant-derived materials such as lipids and glycerolipids that exist already in the peels, seeds, and pulp of fruits and vegetables, Apeel adds a layer of plant-derived protection to … Continue reading Apeel: Natural plant-derived coatings that extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and end reliance on plastic packaging

Recipe: Pina Colada Protein Smoothie

Looking for some breakfast smoothie ideas? How about a non-alcoholic, protein-rich pina colada? Check out the below video which adds mango, banana and protein powder to the traditional pina colada ingredients of pineapple and coconut. You can also experiment by adding oats instead of protein powder and protein-packed greek yogurt. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and … Continue reading Recipe: Pina Colada Protein Smoothie

Recipe: Tzatziki

If you’re looking for a protein-rich accompaniment to serve with meats, kebabs, crudites or to eat simply on its own, it’s got to be tzatziki. Used in Greek, Middle Eastern and Levantine cuisines, tzatziki is typically served as a mezze dish. It is made using Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, shredded cucumber, vinegar, lemon juice and dill. Check out the below recipe for how to … Continue reading Recipe: Tzatziki

Sweet Potato: What Are The Health Benefits Plus Recipe for Sweet Potato Wedges

If there’s one vegetable that packs a punch nutritionally and works well as a side dish with most foods, it’s got to be sweet potato. A sweet-tasting root vegetable, sweet potato could not be any further apart from white potato. In fact, sweet potato belongs to the morning glory family, while white potato to the nightshade family. Sweet potato contains an abundant supply of vitamins … Continue reading Sweet Potato: What Are The Health Benefits Plus Recipe for Sweet Potato Wedges

Tiffin: Brussels-based food initiative connecting take-out customers with restaurants accommodating reusable tiffin containers

Brussels-based food initiative Tiffin is helping environmentally-conscious consumers in the city to enjoy take-outs while helping the environment by teaming them up with restaurants that are willing to accommodate reusable containers. The idea is that people sign up with the Tiffin project online, purchase a stainless steel container that comes in three styles – a plate, a small bowl or large bowl – and use this … Continue reading Tiffin: Brussels-based food initiative connecting take-out customers with restaurants accommodating reusable tiffin containers

Recipe: Spiced Mixed Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein and make an ideal healthy snack. If you are one who heads for the crisps aisle at the supermarket, chances are it’s more about the flavour of the crisps than anything else. Instead of reaching for the potato crisps, experiment at home by adding some flavour to a bag of nuts. With nuts, you feel full after eating them … Continue reading Recipe: Spiced Mixed Nuts

Christmas tree recycling ideas: How to make a Pine Simple Syrup

Looking to put some of those pine needles on your Christmas tree to good use? If you like making cocktails, you can make a simple syrup from pine needles which adds a delicate citrus-like flavour to cocktails and mocktails. Pine Simple Syrup can also be used in glazing meats, dressings and as a sweetener. Check out the below video on how to make a simple … Continue reading Christmas tree recycling ideas: How to make a Pine Simple Syrup

Providence: LA restaurant and bar championing sustainable practices

Providence, an LA-based seafood restaurant, has become world-renowned for its sustainable practices and wild-caught, sustainable produce. The bar at the two-star Michelin restaurant also aims to be sustainable in its endeavours, adopting a mindful approach to waste and re-using scraps from the kitchen, as Providence’s Bar Director Kim Stodel highlights in the below video. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about … Continue reading Providence: LA restaurant and bar championing sustainable practices