Author: andrea

Lemon & Pomegranate Couscous Salad

Lemon and pomegranate couscous A quick and easy Moroccan couscous salad that’s great for a lunchbox or to serve with cold chicken. Ingredients 1 large or 2 small pomegranates 200g couscous 250ml boiling chicken stock or water sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 lemons, juice only 6 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp chopped, fresh mint or coriander Large handful spinach leaves Radishes to garnish Preparation method Cut the pomegranates in half and scoop out the seeds using a teaspoon and remove the white membrane around the seeds. Technique: How to prepare a pomegranate .Watch technique 2. Place...

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Six Super Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol

CHOLESTEROL levels are something that concerns us all and some foods punch well above their weight in helping to reduce these. Choosing a healthy diet which is low in saturated fat is important in helping to keep levels low, but according to charity Heart UK, you can reduce your cholesterol levels further by including these super six foods in your every day diet. Super Food One – Soya Foods Being naturally low in saturated fat, soya foods help lower levels. The special proteins in soya also appear to influence how the body regulates cholesterol too.  Studies show you can lower your levels by...

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Summer Fashion 2017 – What’s Hot This Season

Dress – Monsoon SUMMER is fast approaching and it appears that everything is coming up roses…and daisies and tulips…. For it is time to turn up the heat on your wardrobe and update your summer fashion – topping up your seasonal style, as well as your tan. And bang on trend this season is head-to-toe florals, proving in true Devil Wears Prada-style, that florals for spring are ground-breaking after all. Garden Floral Playsuit, £42; Hero Floral Lace Trim Cami , £28; Black Raw Hem Mom Denim Shorts,£30. Miss Selfridge   Light pink Floral Print Skater Dress £44.99, New Look...

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Harry Styles Album Review

  As the world awaited the release of Harry Styles debut solo album, Amelia Barker attended an exclusive First Listen Album Playback at Sony Music Entertainment HQ, in London. Harry Styles Album Review WHEN you’re a member of a globally successful boy band such as One Direction, releasing your first solo effort is always going to be a daunting and curious challenge. You need to straddle the line between not alienating your army of fans while trying to prove that musically you’ve got something credible and new to offer. And Harry Styles has risen well to that challenge with...

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What To Do With Your Old £5 Notes

TIME has been called on the old £5 notes – but what do you do if you find one tucked away in your purse or pocket? Well although the old cotton fivers are no longer legal tender in the UK after May 5, when they became replaced with the new polymer version, they won’t become completely worthless overnight. Options So if you’re holding an old £5 note after the cut-off, you still have options for cashing it in. Basically you will no longer be able to spend old £5 notes in shops and likewise if you receive a cotton...

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