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Friday, 26 September 2014

Food: Whole Grain Salad

In my attempt to eat my 5-a-day I've increasingly been turning to salads for lunch as this is a quick and easy way of packing in the fruit and vegetables. This is also a lunch that can be made with whatever you find left over in your fridge, and while being healthy, is also very tasty.

For the whole grains I tend to buy pre-packed grains that can be heated in the microwave oven in a minute or cold rice from the fridge. My favourites are the Merchant Gourmet Red and White Quinoa or Mixed Grains.

Bulghur Wheat Quinoa Salad

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Travel: Travel writing - Food Memoirs

My two great passions in life are travel and food and as a result, I love reading food memoirs, especially those with an element of travel. I often feel that I can understand a person more if I know what they like to eat. My holiday reading always includes  a book set in the place I will be visiting, and if that book includes food, all the better. Here are a few recommendations:

Friday, 5 September 2014

Travel: Memories of Tibet

Lhasa, Tibet. Even the name evokes images of somewhere mythical. This was a trip we'd always talked about taking and we jumped at the opportunity, even though we were only able to spend a few days there. Even flying into Lhasa was exciting. The majestic mountains seemed everywhere and at  3490m above sea level breathing was slightly laboured - even walking up to our 3rd floor hotel room felt like we were scaling a peak. The city thrummed with religious fervour as so many people had undertaken a pilgrimage to the city. Even on the way from the airport I spotted  a lone Japanese man prostrating himself with every step he'd travelled.

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