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Ginger shots

I discovered ginger shots last year, inspired by Carpool Karaoke video with Selena Gomez where she drank strange looking liquid with James Corden. “Absolutely disgusting,” he choked after downing a shot. The verdict didn’t stop the world from asking “what is a ginger shot and why would anyone drink it?” though. A ginger shot is a drink that’s made of ginger and whatever else you like to soften the sharp gingery taste. And benefits of it are: it soothes upset stomach and aids digestion; it boosts immune system; it fights infections; it revs up metabolism; it helps your body recover faster from workouts; it regulates blood sugar. Oh, and it also makes you look and sound very healthy, hipster and cool. What’s there not to like, right? Well, there are two things not to like. First of all, the price of ginger shots in supermarkets. A small 100 ml bottle costs about £1.5 in the UK, which is just not right given the cost of ingredients. I know, I know – production costs, margins, etc. …

Comfort food made healthy: hot & sour fish soup

When days are getting colder and shorter, comfort food gets yummier. If I have to tolerate chilly weather, the least I can do is warm myself up with some fats and carbs to keep myself cheerful. But comfort food isn’t always bad. For me, a bowl of steaming soup is the ultimate comfort food, and the good news is that soups are very easy to make healthy. This hot and sour fish soup was inspired by Jamie Oliver. I’ve chucked out some ingredients (not a fan of lemongrass) and added some others (Sriracha rules), and it never disappoints. The heat is just right, the sourness is perfect, the texture is great and the sweetness is on spot. To make 2 bowls, you’ll need: 2 tbsp of groundnut oil (toasted sesame oil will do, too) 4 spring onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 small chilli, sliced 1 small piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks 1.5 litres of hot fish/vegetable stock 1 tbsp of fish/oyster sauce 2 tbsp of runny honey (more …

Light and easy: beetroot salad with goat cheese

This salad is perfect for days when you want something easy, quick and healthy.  It’s light and full of flavour and boast a yummy texture but also filling enough to help you last until dinner. Ingredients: 250 gr of cooked baby beetroots 75 gr of soft goat cheese a bunch of fresh basil leaves a handful of pine kernels 1 tbs of olive oil 2 tbs of balsamic vinegar juice of half lemon Preparation: Cut the beetroots into wedges into a bowl; Crumble the goat cheese and add to the beetroots; Tear basil leaves and add to to the bowl; Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice; Give it a light mix; Sprinkle pine kernels on top; And enjoy!