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The Co-operative Magazine Poll Reveals 50/50 Split On Growing Veg

The Co-operative Magazine poll reveals 50/50 split on growing veg October 18 2011.

This month The Co-operative Magazine asked its readers: “Have you ever tried growing your own vegetables?” And the results are in. More than half (55.4 per cent) of respondents answered yes, 18.9 per cent answered no, and 25.7 per cent said no but they would like to.

The results of The Co-operative Magazine’s latest poll show that more than half of those asked have tried to grow their own vegetables and therefore are aiming at becoming increasingly self-sufficient. It also showed that while a significant percentage of people have never tried to grow their own vegetables, of these more than half would like to in the future.

With delicious autumn recipes, ideas for cooking seasonal food and bags of nutrition advice available online as part of the Magazine, readers can get lots of help with how to use any vegetables they do grow.

Jeanette Franks, editor of The Co-operative Magazine, said: “Our aim is to help people make small changes to the way they live day-to-day, and to help our readers live a more sustainable lifestyle.

“We’re not here to lecture, we’re here to offer fun features, facts and healthy recipes online to encourage everyone to do their bit without drastically changing their lifestyle in the process.”

The current issue of the online Magazine – Happy Autumn – features 10 top tips on how to stay happy and healthy throughout autumn, and an in-depth article on how different colours can affect your mood. Readers can also keep up with the latest fashions and find the best places to shop by visiting the shopping and culture section.

Read this month’s issue and sign up to the eNewsletter to be in with a chance of winning a pair of colourful Aigle wellies, a copy of Jules Standish’s book ‘How Not to Wear Black’, or a top of the range Samsung laptop.

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FoodTV Promotes Prudent Portions

With obesity rates rising, it is more important than ever that people eat healthily and take enough exercise. That is why FoodTV provide hundreds of simple and nutritious recipes, as well as demonstration videos to view online. However, when you begin to experiment and create your own dishes you shouldn’t forget the advice gained from FoodTV.

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Every meal should include a variety of vegetables, carbohydrates and protein. You should also follow these tips for simple portion control:

Pasta
When cooking dried spaghetti, you should prepare a small handful for each person. Obviously this won’t work with some of the numerous varieties of pasta – a handful of penne pasta is not the same as a handful of tagliatelle.

Instead, a 230 gram serving of pasta is roughly the same size as a tennis ball. To make your pasta dishes even healthier, choose the wholegrain option.

Meat and fish
Both meat and fish are great sources of protein. However, nutritionists recommend you limit your intake of red meat, such as beef or lamb.

An average serving of meat should be about the same size as a deck of cards or a chequebook. A serving of fish – which is high in Omega 3 – should be about the same.

Vegetables
Whenever possible you should steam vegetables, as this means they will retain more of their nutrients. A 115 gram serving of cooked vegetables should be around the same size as an orange.

Dried fruit
While dried fruit will last much longer than fresh, it has around five times the calories by weight. To make sure you don’t overindulge, you should remember that a single serving of dried fruits should be about the same size as an egg or a golf ball.

Salad dressing
There is no need to add spoonfuls of dressing to add life to a salad. Instead, a drizzle of about five grams (roughly the size of your thumbnail) should be sufficient.

FoodTV provides hundreds of hours of online food-related videos, as well as easy recipesbudget cooking and drinks for all ages. Users can share recipes through the FoodTV community.

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Waitrose Launches New Range Of Seasonal Fine Foods With An International Twist Which Has Something To Suit All Tastes And Budgets

Waitrose has announced the launch of their new range of seasonal fine foods with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

As the credit crunch drives the appeal for home entertaining and dining, those watching the pennies this festive period can still enjoy the finest foods with the fresh party collection from Waitrose.

The new range offers an exciting collection of 38 contemporary canapés, with something to suit all tastes.

This latest range includes bite-sized classics from around the world, such as traditional styled classics with British recipes like Mini Beef Wellingtons, and Mini Yorkshire Puddings filled with beef, onion relish and crème fraîche with horseradish and mustard.

The Mediterranean collection includes Scallop and Chorizo Skewers, which are hand-made with slices of spicy Spanish chorizo and succulent scallops, marinated with roasted peppers, Sunblush tomato paste and parsley. Other Mediterranean favourites include the ever popular Brie and Cranberry Parcels, as well as Mushroom and Mascarpone Cups, Mini Bruschettas and Lamb Koftas.

The Oriental flavours which are on offer include Mini Salmon Fishcakes with a garlic and ginger dip, Mini Duck Spring Rolls, Spiced Chicken and Cashew Cakes and Paper Prawns.

The new Christmas recipes party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th ensuring anyone can lay on an impressive buffet spread for their New Year’s celebration with minimum effort.

All items are suitable for home-freezing too, so they can keep be kept in the freezer through Christmas and into the New Year, and of course all come with the assurance that they are made with the highest quality ingredients.

The new party food collection will be available in Waitrose branches from November 17th About Waitrose Waitrose has 191 branches in its estate including stores in Wales and Scotland and has just been named Britain’s Best High Street Retailer at the Which? Awards 2008 and Supermarket of the Year by the RSPCA at its Good Business Awards in 2008. The food shop has won more major wine awards than any other retailer and was named Supermarket of the Year 2007 at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Waitrose sells over 1,700 organic products, over 60 different types of fish and seafood and more than 100 different cheeses. The food shop also enjoys one of the best reputations for dealing with farmers and suppliers

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