Nicky Billington

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Six of the best healthy breakfasts

<b>Ashura cereal with yoghurt and fresh fruit (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>95ml vegetable oil</b><b><br>110g honey</b><b><br>110g dark brown soft sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp table salt</b><b><br>1 tsp ground cinnamon</b><b><br>½ tsp ground</b> <b>mahlab seeds</b><b><br>½ tsp ground cardamom</b> <b><br>160g puffed wheat</b><b><br>85g pecans</b>,halved<b><br>40g sunflower seeds</b><b><br>50g pumpkin seeds</b><b><br>30g</b> …

Breakfast

Rediscovering the most heavenly corner of Africa

It is dusk, and from a deck perched on a 6,000ft escarpment above the Loisaba Conservancy in northern Kenya, it feels as if the whole of Africa is stretched out before me. On the horizon, the silhouette of Mount Kenya rises into the hazy lavender sky. Below, the dusty bush echoes with the …

Chocolate hummus is shockingly good (recipe + nutrition facts)

<b>There's some kind of kitchen wizardry that happens when chick peas meet cocoa powder; here's how to find out in five minutes flat.</b><p>I felt conflicted, …

The 10 best French adventures for 2018

For more general advice on booking a holiday in France, see our France summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drinkand activity holidays.<p>All prices are for the cheapest double room in spring or summer unless stated otherwise. They …

11 spicy dishes for people who can handle the heat

When I was a toddler, anytime I didn't want to eat something, I claimed it was "too spicy.” My mom reminds me (often!) that I once declared steamed …

New App Lets You Bid on Unsold Airline Seats at the Last Minute

Snag a last-minute deal to your dream destination.<p>A new startup is here to reward spontaneous travelers who like to plan trips on a whim, as well as …

10 Picturesque Towns In Northern France To Explore

<i>Featured header image by verrier.claude.</i><p>France isn’t a country that has incredible cities and towns in short supply. In fact, it’s almost unheard of …

European Travel

Cape Le Grand - The Rugged Beauty of Western Australia's South Coast

I was ready to cover ground from Perth, all the way through the Golden Outback and down to the stunning beaches of Esperance and Australia’s South …

The 10 Healthiest, Tastiest Vegetarian Dinners We've Got

What does eating healthy as a vegetarian look like? We think it's about loading your plate with as many veggies as you can fit, while also ensuring …

Healthy Eating

The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2018

Browse most travel-focused Instagram feeds or peruse popular where-to-travel lists, and you’ll likely be presented with the usual suspects: Paris, …

European Travel

The top investments that will pay you a monthly salary

If an investor’s primary aim is to receive a high income, the next requirements are that the income is regular and reliable.<p>The start of a new year brings the usual flurry of requests for details of the best available investments that pay income monthly. It’s a common request, yet the information …

Personal Finance

The quietest places on Earth

From remote forests and silent rooms to the city with the least noise pollution, here are 15 of the best places for a quiet escape.<p>1. Building 87, Washington, US<p>Described as “where sound goes to die”, this Microsoft research lab in the city of Redmond, Washington, is officially the quietest place …

Volunteering on St Kilda is all about DIY and clearing ditches. Yay!

Volunteer working trips to St Kilda are oversubscribed every summer. After her two-week stint on these wild Atlantic islands, Jay Sivell can fully understand why<p>Wanted: DIY-er with retail skills – or shop assistant handy with paint brush. Fit outdoor types preferred. Must be happy to be marooned on …

Scotland

I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

Ice Cream
Cooking

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

Apps

33 amazing places to visit in Italy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the land of "La Dolce Vita," and there are few places as sweet as Italy .<p>Its diverse landscape, artistic treasures and fabulous food make Italy a feast for the soul, offering something for everyone, like a spoonful of good minestrone soup.<p>There are the mountains and lakes of the Alps …

Italy

How would you like to travel in style with your own pop-up hotel?

Whether it’s the beach, a lake, the mountains or somewhere else, nature travel may be memorable for the sights. But if you’re not the camping sorts, …

Dropbox

5 offbeat European rail adventures to take it slow and see more

Forget the busy high speed routes. Try these little-used rural routes and discover a Europe that's a little slower and a lot more interesting, as …

Trains

Chocolate and peanut butter microwave mug cake recipe

A chocolatey sponge with a peanut-butter melting middle, topped with chocolate sprinkles<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 slice of butter 1cm thick (30g)<p>• 6 squares of dark chocolate (30g)<p>• 1½ tsp peanut butter<p>• 1 egg<p>• 1 tbsp soft brown sugar<p>• 5 tbsp plain flour<p>• ½ tsp baking powder<p><b>For the filling and</b> …

Dessert

Classic chocolate microwave mug cake recipe

The ultimate recipe for chocolate mug cake, made with melted squares of milk chocolate<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 slice of butter 1cm thick (30g)<p>• 6 squares of milk chocolate (30g)<p>• 1 egg<p>• 2 tbp caster sugar<p>• 1½ tsp vanilla sugar or ½ tsp vanilla extract<p>• 4½ tbsp plain flour<p>• ½ tsp baking powder<p>METHOD<p>In …

Buenos Aires: what to see, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

With its modern art museums, hidden basement bars, and fast-evolving food scene, Argentina’s capital is the most sophisticated city in Latin America<p>One of Latin America’s most energetic metropolises, Buenos Aires today is a city for good times, and late nights. Just bear in mind that 1am is an …

Argentina

The ultimate guide to seeing New York on a budget

A stay at Trump Tower is out of the question, of course. But in case you are tempted by the current range of cheap flights to New York – including the new £238 return fares offered by Wow Air – our experts have picked out five favourite places to stay for less than £120 a night, plenty of budget …

10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France

These charming B&Bs, guesthouses and gîtes offer comfortable pitstops on a French adventure, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may prove hard to leave<p>Manoir de Troezel Vras, Brittany<p>Strawberries, squash, lemon verbena and lettuce come from Françoise Maynier’s immaculately …

France

Doom and Gloom: What foreign firms are told about South Africa

By Simon Allison<p>Even for those of us who know the country well, these are uncertain times in South Africa both politically and economically. So how …

My favourite Chinese restaurant: food bloggers reveal the restaurants they love

To welcome in the Year of the Fire Monkey, foodiehub writers share their top tips for Chinese restaurants in Asia and beyond<p>• Tell us about your favourite Chinese restaurant whether it’s in Hull or Hawaii<p>Yat Lok in Hong Kong<p>Michelin-starred Yat Lok is a world-famous restaurant on Stanley Street and …

Hong Kong

Mexican Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>Instead of vanilla extract for this Mexican hot chocolate recipe, try almond extract if you’ve got it handy, which adds even more depth of flavor.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups whole milk<p>3 tablespoons crushed cinnamon sticks (preferably Ceylon)<p>6 ounces semisweet chocolate (preferably …

Dessert

How to escape: tips and sites for working or volunteering abroad

If you dream of swapping the nine-to-five for more fulfilling work overseas, take a look at these courses and sharing websites that could see you teaching, farming, or looking after a millionaire’s pad, for free<p><b>Transportable skills</b><p>Yoga instructors can work all over the world – and the initial …

Costa Rica

3 Simple Equations All Investors Should Know

You might be wasting money on high fees in your 401(k) or chasing the wrong stocks. This easy math will bring you back down to earth.<p>Whether you love …

Investing