Protein in Food - all you need to know

Everyone knows that protein is an essential part of our diet but do we understand why it’s so vital and where we can get the most protein from?  It can sometimes be confusing to know what foods can offer the most protein.

I'm loving this infographic as it shows you which foods you can get protein from as part of a healthy balanced diet, no matter if you’re a meat eater, vegan or vegetarian.  You may be surprised with the results shown below.

All You Need To Know About Protein

So the next time you’re preparing your meal, you may want to think about including some of these protein packed foods.  Looks like we should be fine in this house then as we eat a LOT of chicken, eggs, Greek yogurt and cheese (too much cheese probably)! 

Brought to you by Fysiqal Nutrition
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Perfect Partners - Coffee Grinder and Cafetiere from Judge Cookware

Forget 'instant' coffee and instead grind your own beans with this Stainless Steel Coffee Bean Grinder from Judge Cookware.

I'd never used a manual coffee grinder before but it's really simple to use.  All you do is pour in your coffee beans, turn the handle and you have your very own freshly ground coffee.  It does take a good few turns but the smell is amazing which makes it so worth the relatively small amount of effort.

Coffee

Depending on the way you are going to brew your coffee you can easily adjust the grind setting from coarse to fine - I had the grinder set to fine.

Coffee Grinder

The ceramic burr mechanism means that coffee beans are ground rather than cut which gives maximum aroma and maintains nutrients.

The perfect partner for your Coffee Bean Grinder is this Judge Glass Cafetiere.

Cafetiere

The Cafetiere is made from Borosilicate Glass which is scratch and thermal shock resistant (0 to
180°C).  It has a stainless steel filter so it will last longer and has a stylish polished lid and plunger and the whole thing is dishwasher safe too.

With Christmas just around the corner either one of these (or both) would make a great present for any coffee lovers; or of course you could just treat yourself!

JA85 Judge Steel Coffee Bean Grinder
JA65 Judge 3 Cup (350ml) Glass Cafetiere

To find your nearest stockist pop over to Judge Cookware.


Disclosure:  Many thanks to Pam PBM Marketing and Public Relations and Judge for sending me these to review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  As always, I was not required to write anything positive.
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Top Four Halloween Themed Recipes

I know we say it every year but this year really does seem to have flown by and it's almost Halloween again!  Halloween is a time for sweets, chocolates and a whole lot of face paint.  The kids (and even the adults) are in fancy dress, the trick or treaters are on their way and October is already drawing to a close.

This year, try something new, push the Halloween themed boat out, give yourself an excuse to splash out on that Neff oven you have always wanted and have a go at cooking up some spooky, tasty and easy to make treats.  Stand out from the rest of the neighbours, have an amazing Halloween and try your hand at these top four Halloween themed recipes:

#1 Marshmallow People




These little treats are not only great for the kids to enjoy but they can be decorated exactly how you and your children like.  Transform the marshmallows from a boring old sweet to witches, wizards and other spooky people using some sweets and food colouring.
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National Curry Week - Perfect Rosé Wine Parings from Provence Wines

Just in case you didn't know, it's National Curry Week.  Personally I can't think of anything better than a nice cold glass of Rosé to cool down a lovely spicy curry.  Provence Wines have come up with this really delicious looking recipe for Curried Mussels and they've also picked a few of their wines that are the perfect match with curry.


Image supplied by Provence Wines.

Château La Gordonne, Vérité du Terroir, AOP Côtes de Provence, 2015 – £14.99 from Ocado

A bright pink wine showing notes of raspberry and redcurrant that seduces with its elegance and its freshness from the nose to the palate.

Manon, AOP Côtes de Provence, 2015 - £9 from Tesco

Boasting a brilliant pink colour, this delicious dry Rosé from sunny Provence is bursting with  aromas of  pit fruits and white flowers. The mouthfeel is rich yet refreshing with a silky structure and lingering finish.

Château d’Ollières Classique, AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence, 2015 - £12.99 from Selfridges

Château d’Ollières lies between Aix and Nice. Crisp, well balanced with a bouquet redolent of soft spices, this Provençal Rosé comes from a region that is synonymous with this style of wine.

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Mini Chopper JEA75 by Judge Cookware - Review

If you're reading this then chances are you may well like cooking, but if you hate the bother of chopping onions and carrots etc. and are looking for a neat little chopper to do the job for you, then this is one of the Best Mini Chopper's I've seen.

It's easy to operate, just by pressing down the power button in short bursts until the desired level of chopping has been achieved.  The glass bowl allows you to see your ingredients and check how things are going.

Mini Chopper

The above image has been supplied by Judge Cookware as this product is almost impossible to photograph unless you want to see me in the shiny part of the power unit taking the photo  - not recommended!

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Tuna Napolitana - Quick and Easy Recipe

If you're stuck for ideas on what to cook for dinner and you're also in a hurry, this tasty Tuna Napolitana can be on the table and ready to eat in just 15 minutes; and most of the time I've quoted is bringing a pan of water to the boil to cook the pasta.

There are no fancy spices or expensive ingredients to buy either.  To find out what the big secret is please read on.......

Packet Mix

The secret is a packet mix!

Yep it's true - Knorr Naturally Tasty packet mixes have been designed to make authentic, great tasting meals that are quick and easy to prepare.  Of course I love cooking and so I wouldn't normally use a packet mix but having been sent some to try I have to say I'm impressed and love that they contain real vegetables and all the herbs, spices and seasoning.
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