Does eating organic always have to be more expensive? A few weeks ago I ordered an organic meat box from Abel and Cole - it included 6 braising steaks, 16 pork sausages, 8 pork steaks, 8 chicken drumsticks and 8 burgers (a fair bit of meat!). Now I don't eat a lot of meat in the week, probably only twice a week, so I put most of it into the freezer to last me a couple of months. How much did all this come to?£27.50.
Last night Emma, Lucia and I went to the film screening of a new short documentary film called Best Before at the Evolve Wellness Centre in South Kensington, London.
The film looks at the rising costs of food and the UK's current, unsustainable approach to food production. But it ends upbeat, showing us the alternatives out there to the current system that can lead to a healthier, more sustainable, more local food system.
In the UK we currently import 40% of our food from just about every corner of the world - this even includes foods we can grow ourselves such as carrots and herbs.
The holidays are supposed to be fun. Right?
Then how come most of us are stressing out and worrying for weeks ahead of the Big Day and dreading the day itself?
What happened to all the love, joy, reunions, gift giving, laughter and merriment associated with this, the biggest of all the holiday seasons?
To celebrate the re-launch of our popular newsletter packed with health info, hacks, tips and tricks we're giving you the chance to win a gorgeous chocolate cookbook (signed by the authors) AND a luxury organic chocolate advent calendar (can you believe it's almost December) from Britain's leading family chocolate maker, Montezuma! Yum!
"Inaction breeds fear and doubt. Action breeds confidence and if you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
I love this quote because it applies to so much of life. In our heads things often seem worse, because our thoughts can run away with themselves. Before we started VTV, I used to worry about so much of it - what will people think of our content? Will it work? Will we be able to pull it off? Who are we to try something so big?
Mention the word 'breast' and there's sure to be a reaction. If we watch TV or read a magazine we can't get away from them. By default or design, they are bigger than ever, and hard as it is to imagine, it's taken 50 years for plastic surgeons to discover that silicone implants may be not such a great idea.
Dark glasses on? Check. Collar turned up? Check. Head for the shelves in the local supermarket and find some interesting labels for Surinder's Food Label video (as co-founder of an online health channel I didn't want to be caught with a basket full of pop tarts).