Karen Towers

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Banana Milk Chocolate Weekend Pancakes

Welcome to the weekend where there’s time enough for pancakes and reason enough for chocolate inside of them. I hope you allow yourself at least one …

Breakfast

Healthy Pancake Recipes That Won't Put You In a Carb Coma

Ambitious Kitchen<p>Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes<p>Looking to pack in the satisfying protein? This Greek-yogurt-based pancake is full of it, and you …

The Top 5 Breakfast Foods For Healthy Weight Loss!

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of eating breakfast. People who take time for a morning meal consume fewer calories over the course of …

Cook These Dishes On Sunday, Eat Healthier Throughout The Week

With the right foods waiting for you in the fridge, eating healthy is a breeze. But what recipes to make? Lucky for you, we have five perfect dishes that'll encourage you to make healthy choices all week.<p>As part of our month-long Eat Well, Feel Great Challenge, we found recipes for you to prep on …

Healthy Eating

This Malted Coconut Cake Is the Most Delicious Way to Celebrate Easter

There's no better way to welcome spring.<p>With the start of spring comes a slew of gatherings: Mother's Day luncheons, Easter brunches, bridal and baby showers, and then some. If this sounds like your social schedule, we wanted to humbly suggest a cake so beautiful, it just might put all your other …

Chickpea and potato-curry-stuffed flatbread recipe

If you've never had curry for breakfast, you're missing out. Try this veggie one in a homemade flatbread<p>I know curry seems a bit full-on first thing in the morning but with a strong cup of tea and a downpour outside it works fabulously well.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 large red onion, …

Bread

Lady Grey and white chocolate biscotti

MAKES<p>30-40 biscotti<p>INGREDIENTS<p>220g caster sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1 orange, zested<br>• 200g hazelnuts<br>• 300g plain flour<br>• ½ tsp baking powder<br>• 4 Lady Grey teabags<br>• 150g white chocolate<p>METHOD<p>Preheat your oven to 170C, and line a large baking tray with parchment.<p>Weigh your sugar into a large bowl, add the orange zest and the …

Green St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with colorful inspiration: green recipes.<p>St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cupcake Shamrocks<p>The old-fashioned boiled …

Ice Cream

20 best chocolate recipes: part 4

James Clarke’s Balthazar boulangerie pain au chocolat<p>Makes roughly 20<b><br>salt</b> 4 level tsp<b><br>caster sugar</b> 100g<b><br>water</b> 275ml<b><br>organic full fat milk</b> 275ml<b><br>fresh yeast</b> 45g (30g dried yeast)<b><br>free range egg</b> 1 medium<b><br>strong bread flour</b> 1.15kg<b><br>unsalted butter</b> 500g, at room temperature<b><br>dark chocolate</b> 200g (we use a low …

Baking

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

44 Easy Breakfast Recipes You Won't Believe Are Gluten-Free

In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it’s not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on …

Breakfast

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

Dessert

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday (and Valentine’s Day)

Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday are only a few days apart this year, so if the thought of curling up and munching delicious food with someone you fancy is your idea of the perfect night, read on. Whenever you choose to eat today’s dishes, I hope you’ll like them as much as I do: one features a …

Pancakes

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

The truth about ‘miracle foods’ – from chia seeds to coconut oil

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, dandruff… can these things really be cured, or at least prevented, by what we eat?<p>As books that give answers go, there’s one classic that often gets overlooked – the dictionary. So next time you’re wondering whether a £10 tub of the latest miracle food can really …

Nutrition

Welcome to February’s Observer Food Monthly

Our kids special this month has Claire Thomson’s recipes to tantalise young tastebuds, a look at what the professionals feed their children and Jay Rayner’s report on charity Kids Company<p>I have spent the last half-century fork in hand, catching up on all the good things I missed out on as a kid. I …

Sausages

Health warning over frozen berries linked to hepatitis A in Australia

People are being urged to dump a brand of frozen berries that have been linked to hepatitis A infections in Victoria and NSW<p>People are being urged to dump a brand of frozen berries that have been linked to hepatitis A infections in Victoria and New South Wales.<p>Victoria’s health department has urged …

Environmental Health