Young Farmer Mai Nguyen helping to secure the future of grain farming in the US

California-based farmer Mai Nguyen is one of a few young farmers ensuring the future of high quality, sustainably grown grains in the US. Sustainably grown and organic food is on the rise in the US, yet the country is facing a shortage of young farmers to secure the future of farming. Farmers over 65 in the US outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of … Continue reading Young Farmer Mai Nguyen helping to secure the future of grain farming in the US

Recipe: Yogurt, Cumin and Coriander Dip

Yogurt-based dips are a healthy alternative to cream based dips, yet do not compromise on taste or flavour. This recipe for yogurt, cumin and coriander dip is full of flavour thanks to the toasted cumin seeds, giving it an Indian-style taste sensation. This dip is perfect served with crudités, finger foods such as samosas and onion bhajis, or plain tortilla chips. Ingredients: 500g Natural Yogurt … Continue reading Recipe: Yogurt, Cumin and Coriander Dip

Sustainable Coffee Challenge ensuring coffee’s future

The nation’s favourite cuppa is high on the agenda as London is in the midst of the London Coffee Festival this weekend and the UK celebrates UK Coffee Week from 16-22 April. Coffee is one of the world’s favourite drinks, but right now, the future of coffee is uncertain due to climate change. Rising temperatures, drought and changing weather patterns caused by climate change are … Continue reading Sustainable Coffee Challenge ensuring coffee’s future

Recipe: Bread Chips with Sea Salt and Rosemary

If you buy fresh bread from a bakery or make your own bread, you probably notice how quickly it becomes dry or stale if not eaten on the day. So then how do you make the most of your homemade bread and make sure there’s no waste? Make your own bread chips or crackers from the leftover loaf. This bread chip recipe can be used … Continue reading Recipe: Bread Chips with Sea Salt and Rosemary

Recipe: Creamed Spinach

Dress up your side dishes of vitamin-enriched greens such as spinach by adding a creamy sauce. Creamed spinach is a perfect accompaniment to meat, chicken or fish dishes. This recipe for creamed spinach uses few ingredients and is spiced with the warming nutmeg. You can use frozen spinach for this dish. In fact frozen spinach often works better in cooking. Ingredients: 500g frozen spinach, thawed … Continue reading Recipe: Creamed Spinach

Recipe: Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a delightfully delicious and easy-to-make dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth. This traditional English dessert comprises of whipped cream, strawberries and broken pieces of meringues. Usually served in the summer when it’s strawberry season, the recipe below can be made using frozen strawberries so you can get a taste for this traditional dessert and of sweet things to come during the … Continue reading Recipe: Eton Mess

Karma Cola: Ethical cola kicks that’s good for the land, growers and people who drink it

Cocktail fiends will be pleased to know that there is an ethical alternative to the traditional mixer of cola used in a Cuba Libre – Karma Cola to be precise. The New Zealand product sources organic kola nuts from farmers in the village of Boma in Sierra Leone. Native to the tropical forests of West Africa, kola belongs to the same family as cacao and … Continue reading Karma Cola: Ethical cola kicks that’s good for the land, growers and people who drink it

Kid Chef Baked Chips — Cooking Magic for Kids

Kids can make their own healthy delicious chips with these quick and easy recipes. Store bought chips are loaded with salt and fat and are more expensive. Chips are wonderful for dipping in guacamole, salsa, or hummus. Organic whole wheat or corn tortillas or organic whole wheat pitas make great baked chips. Kids can find […] via Kid Chef Baked Chips — Cooking Magic for Kids Continue reading Kid Chef Baked Chips — Cooking Magic for Kids

Recipe: Macaroni Cheese with Kale, Cauliflower and Bacon

Macaroni cheese is a classic dish loved by generations. Serve up this treat of a mac’n’cheese with the addition of vegetables – cauliflower and kale – for a special family feast. The smokey bacon and single cream give this meal a luxurious touch, without it feeling too heavy given that the smokey bacon flavour balances out the creamy texture and taste. This recipe is easily adaptable … Continue reading Recipe: Macaroni Cheese with Kale, Cauliflower and Bacon