April 2022 - news Home
As the year moves on, the world continues to be a place we recognise even less. Yet despite the continual curve balls we are thrown, we are grateful for the resources our country provides – especially when it comes to food. We have many good, small producers and farm shops nearby, all with fresh foods that help keep us healthy.
The latest food-buzz is ‘eating a rainbow’ – a term that focuses on the benefits of different coloured fruits and vegetables. This may seem obvious – the five-day principal has been pushed for a long time – but now we are being encouraged to eat more plant based foods of different colours. There is good science behind this.
Fruits and vegetables are colourful because they contain phytonutrients, which can help protect us from chronic diseases. Research papers note that a more varied range of brightly coloured plant foods may lead to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers. Because every food of a different colour contains a different set of nutrients, the more colours you eat, the more likely you will consume a full spectrum of vitamins leading to better all-round health.
And to inspire you to try it, here is a super-simple, fast recipe for a Rainbow Salad. Adapt the vegetables or fruits, as long as you include lots of colours, and you could add a protein like chicken if you prefer.
90ml white balsamic vinegar • 90ml extra-virgin olive oil • salt and pepper
2 large carrots and 1 large yellow pepper, diced • 2 spring onions, sliced
50-75 grams each of chopped kale, red cabbage and baby plum tomatoes
200 grams of mozzarella, diced • 15 grams of thinly sliced fresh basil
Now, here’s the hard part… whisk the balsamic, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Throw everything else in, mix and eat!
We are delighted to introduce our newest team member. Rebecca Langford started a apprenticeship in the beauty industry but very quickly realised that she was looking for a more caring role. She will start as a scribe for Estelle and Jo and you will also see her on the desk at times.
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