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The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Breakfast

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings Recipe

Whether you're baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you …

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …

Breakfast

London's most unusual brunches

Fancy quinoa waffles, bacon naan or unlimited milkshakes for breakfast? We reveal London's quirkiest - and best - brunch spots. Come hungry...<p>Whether you're tucking into towers of pancakes, lashings of Hollandaise sauce or trusty fry-up, there’s nothing a good brunch can’t solve. If you’re bored of …

England

Party food recipes: Crackling and pork belly, roast potatoes, apple sauce, walnuts and parsley

Offer a forkful of roast pork this with our delicious, simple party recipe<p>Satisfying and easy to make, these can be kept warm in the oven while you get ready. Free-range pork tends to cook best, the fat rendering away to leave meltingly tender meat.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2kg piece of boneless pork …

Six cities that are unexpected havens for birdwatching

For encounters with unusual birds, there is no need to go off the beaten track to some remote wilderness lodge or wildlife reserve in Africa or South America. Even the most time-poor and casual of bird-lovers can spot these avian beauties in the world’s great cities – and enjoy a decent cup of …

Plan your own Brexit: The 10 easiest countries for securing EU residency

Britain might be leaving the EU – but that doesn't mean you have to. Various countries on the continent have programmes that allow foreign citizens to invest their way to residency. So where best to buy into?<p>A study by the citizenship consultancy firm Henley & Partners analysed various programmes …

Coconut spiced prawns with crisp rice triangles

A rich little curry, flavoured with sweet onion, paprika and chilli, with crisp triangles of sticky rice. It is much easier to prepare the rice in a non-stick pan.<p>MAKES<p>20 bowls<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the crisp rice</b><p>400g Thai fragrant rice<br>• 2 tbsp vegetable oil<p><b>For the coconut spiced prawns</b><p>4 onions, finely …

King prawn, noodle and lemongrass broth recipe

This Thai soup from The Detox Kitchen - bursting with selenium, tryptophan, and potassium - is ideal for cleansing your system<p>This version of the classic noodle soup uses Thai flavours – ginger, coriander and lemongrass – to create a really fresh, fragrant, cleansing broth. If you can’t find brown …

'Tea leads to prostitution': amazing facts and legends about tea

Did you know that 75 per cent of the Irish population drink six cups a day? Here we share fascinating facts about tea from a book<p>Tea has a rich and fascinating history –as a drink, it is as old as the pyramids of Egypt and is second only to tap water as the nation’s most popular drink.<p><b>Here are some</b> …

Tea

The London Cheese Project 2018

The capital is set to be turned into a city of cheese for three days at the end of May. Here’s what’s going on across London and how you can get …

New rooftop bar Sisu is coming to Oxford Street – and it’s got a negroni machine!

Drop everything you had planned for May. A new rooftop bar is opening on Oxford Street. Sisu is coming to the Marble Arch end of the famed shopping …

The 100 best dishes in London

100<p>Restaurants, Contemporary European<p>BBQ-spiced crispy pigs' ears at Duck & Waffle<p><b>£5</b><br>As Fräulein Maria von Trapp taught us, many of our ‘favourite …

Anna Jones' grilled avocado with barley salad

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g pearl barley<br>• zest and juice of 1½ unwaxed lemons<br>• 50g almonds<br>• 50g sunflower or pumpkin seeds<br>• 2 ripe avocados<br>• large bunch fresh basil<br>• 200ml plain yogurt or coconut yogurt<br>• 100g feta cheese<br>• 200g spinach or greens<p>METHOD<p>Fill and boil a kettle.<p>Rinse the pearl barley well under cold water …

Hawaiian salmon poke with kale salad

This light and bright recipe for the traditional Hawaiian fish dish poke comes courtesy of Guy Jackson, from London food stall Eat Poke.<p>SERVES<p>Two<p>INGREDIENTS<p>150g salmon – ask your fishmonger for fish suitable for raw consumption<p><b>For the marinade</b><p>1 tbsp tamari soy sauce<br>• ½ tsp sesame oil<br>• ½ tsp minced …

These Are the Best Plants If You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a green thumb.<p>Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a green thumb. And for those of us with a …

Plants

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Healthy foods that could help stop dementia - Telegraph

22 reasons why Cape Town is the world’s best city

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The best quinoa recipes

It's quick. And it's so healthy, scientists reckon a bowl every day could save your life. But most importantly, it's delicious in everything from a salad to pilaff<p>It's not a good idea to tell me I 'must try' something. I am fashion-averse. Sarah Lund had disappeared in a hail of gunfire (and her …

19 amazing untranslatable words

14 Facts About Clara Barton

Lighting fires with your farts is not just a party trick; it’s also a surgery risk, apparently. A woman in Japan suffered serious burns due to a …

Red Cross

The perfect weekend in Paris for less than £200: here's how to do it

A two-night break in Paris for less than £200 a head? Sounds a bit over-optimistic, especially given the plunge in the value of the pound? Not so.<p>If you plan carefully it is perfectly feasible to find a good hotel and a return fare on the Eurostar and still have plenty of change left. And even when …

How to shell a boiled egg in seconds using a glass of water

This ingenious hack will save you time and effort in the kitchen. Roll on the egg mayo sandwiches<p>There's nothing more infuriating than mangling a <b>pefect boiled egg</b> with clumsy shelling.<p>But one YouTuber has come up with a way to peel hard-boiled eggs perfectly in a matter of seconds. No more fiddling …

Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

If you're suffering from gut pain, don't assume you're gluten intolerant: researchers believe other common foods such as garlic and onions could be to blame<p>So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the …

The most ridiculous (real) complaints made by tourists

5:2 diet: healthy fasting recipes 250 calories or less

<b>Read our comprehensive guide to the 5:2 diet</b><p>All recipes serve one, but can be multiplied up.<p><b>1. Scallops with pancetta and leeks</b><p>Scallops are good news for fasters, with relatively few calories but lots of flavour.<p><b>Boys’ perk:</b> add an extra slice of pancetta<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 paper-thin 8g slices of pancetta …

The best gluten-free healthy pancake recipes

People avoiding gluten should not have to miss out on our favourite breakfast dish.<p>Not only are all of these recipes free from gluten, but we have also selected some that are suitable for vegans, paleo dieters and those avoiding dairy - as well as those just wanting to eat healthily, but not miss …

Recipes from Sexy Fish, London's hottest new restaurant

Flashbulbs were popping last week at the opening party of Sexy Fish, the Asian-inspired seafood restaurant brought to you by the people behind The Ivy. The bash drew Kate Moss, Rita Ora, Topshop owner Sir Philip Green and his daughter Chloe, actress Lindsay Lohan, Goldie Hawn and singer Ciara.<p>The …

Parmesan and walnut jar salad with honey and balsamic dressing

Easy to transport and simple to make, our new jar salads series showcases a variety of recipes that are both pretty and practical.<p>In the final episode in the series, learn how to make a delicious parmesan and walnut jar salad with a sweet honey and balsamic dressing, perfect for lunch on the …