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My new favorite product – Artisana’s walnut butter

Artisana Walnut Butter

 A few weeks ago, I found Artisana’s walnut butter in my local shop and knowing that walnuts are a good source of unsaturated fat, I couldn’t resist buying it. Having shunned nut butters in the past, I was surprised just how delicious it was. It tasted exactly like eating whole walnuts. The smooth yet grainy texture worked perfectly on my piece of wholegrain toast.

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How do I choose the best yogurt?

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Like with everything, not all yogurts are created equal. In fact, there is quite a jungle of yogurts out there and you would be surprised just how much they differ. There are those that are really good for you and there are those that are simply not. On my last trip to Safeway I picked up a yogurt, their pantry essential brand, and I was horrified when I read the list of ingredients. Not only did the yogurt contain high corn fructose syrup as the third ingredient on the list after milk and vanilla base, the yogurt was lacking the live and active cultures which make yogurt healthy in the first place. In addition, the yogurt contained colors yellow 5 and yellow 6 not to mention pectin, carrageenan, modified corn starch and phenylalanine. Studies show that yogurt is really good for us, so how do you chose a good and healthy yogurt and where do you begin? Continue reading


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Perfect Breakfast Recipe – Toast with Black Olive Tapenade, Avocado and Poached Egg

Toast with tapenade avocado and egg

I love toast in the morning. It is simple and takes minutes to prepare. The problem was that it did not keep me full for long when I ate it on its own. So I experimented with various combinations adding proteins and fats to keep me from reaching for the mid morning snack. I settled on the combination of toast with black olive tapenade, avocado and poached egg. This combination is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare. The great thing about this recipe is that it is very rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) found in avocado, black olives and extra virgin olive oil. MUFAs are good fats. They can improve blood cholesterol levels and some research also points to MUFAs having sugar stabilising effects which can be helpful for those with Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading