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Maggie Beer

Foods for Your Brain

March 15 2018

Curcumin is the component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) that is responsible for its bright yellow colour and it is also the aspect of Turmeric that contributes to its ability to decrease inflammation and oxidative stress. Oxidative cells are thought to be one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. It is difficult for our bodies to absorb turmeric, but consuming it with black pepper enhances curcumin’s bioavailability many times over because of the piperine in black pepper. It’s also a good idea to include a good fat such as coconut oil, this enhances absorption because curcumin is fat-soluble. My recipe for Turmeric, Soy & Ginger Chicken can make this health giving spice an easy mid-week option. Read the rest...

5 Ways With Verjuice

February 28 2018

Use Verjuice to create a beautiful syrup when roasting. Read the rest...

5 Ways With Vino Cotto

January 22 2018

One of the best ways I could ever think to suggest adding the brilliance of Vino Cotto to your repertoire is when you find yourself with a punnet of strawberries that lack any depth of flavour, as is so often the case with the brightly coloured fruit we can all be seduced into buying purely based on visual appeal. It’s always the most disappointing thing when the flavour doesn’t stack up, but the addition of Vino Cotto changes with a wonderful alchemy that brings out every sweetness in strawberries. Read the rest...

Waste Not, Want Not

December 26 2017

A festive feast is the gift that keeps on giving! Despite people often helping themselves to larger serves than normal, and justifying it by saying 'it's Christmas!', more often than not you still have enough food leftover to feed an army. If you hate waste as much as we do, here's a list of recipes to transform those leftovers into delicious meals that will keep you going well and truly into the New Year. Read the rest...

Christmas at the Beers'

December 16 2017

Ever wondered what Christmas Day at the Beers' looks like? Well, here's a glimpse... Read the rest...

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