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5 “Cheat Day” Foods

5 Things Tuesday In current times, the concept of a Chrat Day has become quite popular among dieters. They “eat clean” six days a week and then eat their favourite high calorie “forbidden ” food on the seventh. I personally do not like this idea very much. It is far more enjoyable to have a little of what you fancy when you want rather than … Continue reading 5 “Cheat Day” Foods

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5 Fave Healthy Foods

5 things Tuesday The Internet is full of advice about what food is healthy and what food will rot our teeth and our brains. In an attempt to live longer healthier lives and to avoid falling prey to pandemics you might be trying to eat healthier. Health foods or healthy foods do not always have to be the less tasty option. Thankfully there ae several … Continue reading 5 Fave Healthy Foods

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5 Traditional Celebration Foods

After a month’s absence, 5things Tuesday returns today with a fun topic. Today i ask you to list five of your favourite celebration foods. For me, this is quite topical as I have just celebrated Eid which is a big Muslim festival. It has a lot of yummy dishes associated with it so here goes: 1.(Sweet Vermicelli) After a month’s fasting for the holy month … Continue reading 5 Traditional Celebration Foods

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5 Quick Workday Breakfasts

Before the pandemic turned the world on its head, breakfast was a hurried meal. Some skipped it altogether while others had it on the go. Being a “brekfast person” I am unable to face my workday without a morning meal no matter how rushed. I have put together a list of five of my favourites: Overnight Oats This is the quickest breakfast ever since you … Continue reading 5 Quick Workday Breakfasts

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5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

Every Tuesday, here on 5things , I ask you to tell us about 5 of your favourite things based on a theme. This week, instead of asking you to name things you love, I want you to list food fads trends that you hate. Here is my list : Avocado Articles on health, food, and healthy food are full of the virtues of this fruit. … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

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5 Things Tuesday —- Food Fads You Like

Food fads come and go just like trends in clothes, shoes and make up. Some stand the test of time while others are just a passing fancy. Here are five of the ones I love: Overnight Oats This is a convenient and healthy trend, perfect for those who have no time to prepare breakfast. Just layer quick cooking oatmeal with milk and your choice of … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- Food Fads You Like

5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

We have been talking about different kinds of bread in the last two installments of #5things. It follows quite naturally for the conversation to progress to Jams. Here are my favourites: Marmalade Strawberry Jam Blackcurrant Jam, Fig Jam, Apple Jelly Buttered toast and jam were regular parts of my childhood as was cream. I have tried not to let my kids get too used to … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

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5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Bread Rolls

Bread is something I cannot live without — I don’t understand my no carb and keto friends. Rolls are bread carried to the next level. Today I share with you some of my favourite rolls: Sesame & other seed rolls When I order soup in a restaurant I am more interested in the accompanying bread basket. If the rolls are numerous, in various shapes and … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Bread Rolls

5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

Although it cannot take the place of fresh food, you can’t beat tinned food for convenience. Requiring no special storage conditions and taking up very little storage space, canned food can be a life saver. Today I ask you to name 5 favourites. These can be ready to eat or ingredients for your recipes. Here are my favourites: Heinz baked beans In our family, this … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods