Posted by kathryn in Breakfast
- Asparagus & haloumi: A lovely idea from Food Lover’s Journey – asparagus with tomato salsa, haloumi & rocket. And just look at Anh’s photographs.
- Olive oil muffins: I’m intrigued by Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for olive oil muffins. They have citrus zest, almonds and balsamic vinegar. I’m going to try these out soon.
- Measuring your waist: Here in Australia there’s a new government health campaign, focussed on checking your waist measurement. You can see the advert and read all the information at the Measure Up website.
- Food diaries: I’ve written before about the benefits of keeping a food diary. Now there’s news of a study showing how it can help with weight loss. Thanks to Sue for sending me the article.
- Fast food: An article on the Forbes magazine website takes a look at where fast food really comes from. It’s not pleasant reading and the results are not conclusive, but an interesting perspective on the complexities of the food chain.
A few weeks ago I went to the launch of Allrecipes in Australia.
I’ve been aware of Allrecipes for a while – they always return high in Google search results. The site allows you to store your own recipes, search for others, rate recipes and connect with people who have similar food interests.
It’s a big resource – a few simple searches bring up hundreds and thousands of results. So it’s another place to go if you’re unsure what to cook.
The site is all user generated and there’s quite a variation in the quality of recipes and instructions.
In terms of health value – there’s a “Healthy” category, which is in the “Special Diets” group (am I the only one who thinks this is strange?). There are over a thousand recipes in this category. Although I would question the healthy-ness of some – a consequence of the site’s user-generated content.
There are also recipe collections for people with food intolerances – nut, egg, gluten, dairy and shellfish.
Have any of you used Allrecipes? How have you found it?
Photograph by Jek in the box.