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Why Broad Beans Are Good For You

With their verdant sheen and kidney-shaped curves, few vegetables rival broad beans in the looks department. True, a little effort in the form of double podding is needed to show them off. First you liberate the beans from their outer jackets (a doddle). Next, you immerse the beans in boiling water for two minutes, refresh them in cold, and drain them. Then by squeezing them gently, you can slip the seductive green beans out of their grey, papery skins. Broad beans are most definitely not fast food, but when you bite through their silky exterior into their sweetly leguminous floury...

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5 Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home

5 Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home

Food waste is as damaging environmentally as plastic waste. While plastic creates unnecessary CO2 emissions, food waste that's left to rot produces large amounts of methane, another greenhouse gas.  Most food waste comes from individual households, so how can you cut down the amount that ends up in the bin? We've rounded up some simple switches you can make to get on top of food waste at home - from organising your kitchen effectively to easy ways to use up leftovers. You'll save a few pennies too.  Ensure The Fruit and Veg You Buy Is Fresh The fresher your fruit and veg, the longer you'll have to use it up. It will be...

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Teaching Your Child Chef Kitchen Safety

Teaching Your Child Chef Kitchen Safety

Before you ask your five-year-old to chop up that onion or turn on the mixer, read this primer on teaching them kitchen safety. You don’t want your bonding experience to turn into a kitchen disaster.

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Green Vegetables

6 Green Vegetables That Can Help Manage Your Hypertension

It's always an excellent idea to include lots of green vegetables in your diet. But when you're dealing with hypertension, you'd want to know which particular vegetables can be more effective in managing your blood pressure levels. 1. Kale Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables. It contains calcium, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. It's also a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Kale is also rich in fibre. Also, research has shown that kale can lower high blood pressure. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, this...

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