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The avocado aficionado

Like Gwyneth Paltrow, I'm an advocate of avocado on toast.<p>I can't say that I absolutely share Gwyneth Paltrow's philosophy of eating. In her second cookbook, <i>It's All Good</i> (Sphere, £20), written as part of her "passage into spiritual adulthood" (turning 40 to you and me), she often approaches …

Beauty how to: Smoky plum eyes

Go sultry with this season's sophisticated new colour twist on the make-up classic.<p>BY <b>Sonia Haria</b> | 05 October 2013<p>This dramatic eyeshadow gives the perfect look for autumn: the plum is as intense as black and makes a modern alternative to the usual smoky eye.<p>First apply a plum eyeshadow such as …

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cupcakes

<i>An unusual dessert but one that will satisfy any sweet tooth cravings, these extra virgin olive oil cupcakes are one to try. Creating a moreish</i> …

Hands up for wholegrains

Are you a farro aficionado or kamut connoisseur? Here are some suitably swell recipes for you to get your teeth into.<p>I am an out and proud wholegrain lover and clearly not the only one. Now that people have become competent cookers of quinoa I’m getting asked more and more what to do with other …

Whole Foods trip this afternoon

Beauty: CC creams

CC creams are the biggest thing since BB creams, but I can find only one I like (by <b>Clinique</b>, £28). CC stands for colour correcting: the ability to neutralise redness and blend together dark patches to give an even-toned complexion. Those I've tried mainly did an OK job; but, just as with BB creams, …