Toast

25 Jun 19
Nayla Loik

Chapter 1: Tony “Everybody wants a happy ending, right? But it doesn’t always roll that way. Maybe this time. I’m hoping if you play this back… it’s in celebration. I hope families are reunited. I hope we get it back, in somewhat like a normal version of the planet has been restored, if there ever […]

25 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
IT’S said to be the most important meal of the day. But, a few simple swaps could make breakfast the healthiest too. We all love a fryup and you can still have that – with just a few tweaks. Try grilling the bacon. Have scrambled eggs instead. How about trying salmon? For the millions of people in Britain with type 2 diabetes, switching up your breakfast choices, could make all the difference. The condition is linked to poor diet, obesity and a lack of exercise. But just because you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve – or even reverse – the condition. Here, we reveal the simple swaps you can make first thing, to kickstart your day in a healthier way, according to Diabetes UK: Swap #1: Cereal for porridge Not all cereals are as healthy as you might think. Some brands are so packed full of sugar that health authorities are now urging parents not to give their kids certain cereals anymore. The government watchdog wants parents to swap ‘frosted or chocolate cereals’ for low-sugar alternatives Even granola can be full of the sweet stuff, as well as fat. Try having a bowl of porridge instead. But be careful not to smother it in gold syrup – just use fresh fruit if you want a hit of sweetness. If oats don’t float your boat, have a go at making your own flavoured yoghurt. Simply buy some low or zero fat yoghurt and mix in a handful of nuts, seeds and cropped fruit. Swap #2: White for wholemeal You really want to avoid refined carbs as these can play havoc with blood sugar. Ever noticed how jam on toast can often leave you starving by 11am? Well, it’s all down to blood sugar. When we eat a carb, the body converts it into glucose (sugar) and that goes into our blood. Our blood glucose levels then rise. The quicker they rise, the quicker they fall – and that’s what causes hunger, lethargy, sugar cravings. The difference between healthy whole grains and refined sugars and white carbs is how long that process takes. The more fibre you eat, the longer it takes to digest – and the fuller you feel. “When you eat a meal with lots of refined carbohydrates, your pancreas sees a huge spike in blood glucose levels, so it starts to release insulin as quickly as it can to try to catch up,” Harley Street nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert, told The Sun. “But this can often result in too much glucose being removed from your blood, causing a blood sugar crash or very low blood sugar levels, which is when you often may want to reach for that biscuit to give you more sugar. “For example, having a slice of white bread with jam for breakfast will rarely keep you full for long owing to the rapid release of energy.” So go for wholegrain bread and top with mashed banana, nut butter, or cottage cheese with some chopped dates. There are obviously loads of savoury options you could have too, like avocado, tomatoes and mushrooms on toast. Swap #3: Fried for scrambled Everyone loves a fry up. But, why not try grilling rather than frying your bacon and sausages? And where possible, swap red meat for oily fish like salmon or kippers. Serve with scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and wholegrain toast for a nutritious and delicious breakfast. It could also help slash your cancer risk after a study found a pack of bacon a week increases your risk of bowel cancer by a fifth. [boxout headline=”Quick breakfast tips”] Always choose brown over white when it comes to bread keep croissants, muffins and pastries as an occasional treat use as little oil as possible and use sunflower, olive or rapeseed oil instead of butter add extra fruit and veg whenever you can ditch the “breakfast drinks” – Diabetes UK tested one 330ml drink and found it contained 32g of sugar which is more than the RDA of free sugars for adults don’t buy kids cereals. Only buy low-sugar alternatives like Shredded Wheat Source: Diabetes UK [/boxout] Swap #4: Full-fat for skimmed Did you know that swapping from whole to skimmed milk can save you 164 calories and 19.8g of fat per pint? That’s the equivalent of four chocolate digestive biscuits. Use skimmed in your teas and coffees and hold off on the sugar. If you like having a morning glass of juice, remember that shop-bought juice often has added sugar or little fibre. Try making your own instead, blending a mixture fruit and veg. Swap #5: Cereal bars for fruit Not everyone has the time to sit down to a full breakfast. It’s really tempting just to grab a couple of cereal bars on your way out and snack on them en route to work. But cereal bars are often really high in sugar and fats too. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON DIABETES” term_id=”7208″ posts_number=”12″ /] They’re often bound together by syrups and aren’t as protein-packed as you might think. Instead, why not cut up an apple and pop it in a pot with some nut butter? Or take a container of nuts to have alongside a banana? That way you’ve actually got more food for fewer calories and way less sugar. And it’s just as convenient. [boxout headline=”How to make guilt-free pancakes”]Diabetes UK has a “guilt-free” blueberry pancake recipe for anyone who loves the American classic. Ingredients 200g wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 medium egg, beaten 250ml skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 200g fresh blueberries 2 tsp sunflower oil 1 tsp caster sugar (optional) Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Make a well in the middle of the flour, then gradually stir in the egg and milk mixture until you get a smooth batter. Ideally, leave the batter to stand for a few minutes before cooking. Lightly crush half the blueberries with a fork and mix these into the batter, along with the remaining (whole) blueberries. Add a little oil to a non-stick pan, then add the batter to the pan, 1 tbsp at a time, to create small pancakes, making sure the blueberries are evenly distributed. Cook the pancakes on a medium heat for 2–3 minutes, then turn and cook for a further 2 minutes. The pancakes are ready to turn when you see bubbles appearing on the surface. Sprinkle with a little sugar before serving, if using. Serve with some low-fat yogurt or low-fat crème fraiche, if liked. Freeze pancake mix ahead of time to save time and defrost before frying. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6052097343001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Healthy breakfast recommendations from someone who’s combatting type 2 diabetes”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
25 Jun 19
The Joy of Cooking Milhouse

“Homer vs. the 18th Amendment,” season 8, episode 18 With the 4th coming up, it’s time for a festive Simpsons-style treat. And thanks to Rex Banner’s birthday, this week we’re making the ultimate patriotic treat: a Banana Kaboom! (The exclamation point is required!) Meanwhile, in the world of season 8 Simpsons, it’s St. Patrick’s Day […]

25 Jun 19
Run, Sweat, Eat, Repeat

A couple of years ago I had brunch with a friend on Newbury Street. I’m a big proponent of trying new things when dining out because the hope is that the chef knows the perfect preparation and that it’s something I can try to recreate on my own. I tried Shakshuka, also spelled shakshouka at […]

25 Jun 19
The Sun
IT’S said to be the most important meal of the day. But, a few simple swaps could make breakfast the healthiest too. We all love a fryup and you can still have that – with just a few tweaks. Try grilling the bacon. Have scrambled eggs instead. How about trying salmon? For the millions of people in Britain with type 2 diabetes, switching up your breakfast choices, could make all the difference. The condition is linked to poor diet, obesity and a lack of exercise. But just because you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve – or even reverse – the condition. Here, we reveal the simple swaps you can make first thing, to kickstart your day in a healthier way, according to Diabetes UK: Swap #1: Cereal for porridge Not all cereals are as healthy as you might think. Some brands are so packed full of sugar that health authorities are now urging parents not to give their kids certain cereals anymore. The government watchdog wants parents to swap ‘frosted or chocolate cereals’ for low-sugar alternatives Even granola can be full of the sweet stuff, as well as fat. Try having a bowl of porridge instead. But be careful not to smother it in gold syrup – just use fresh fruit if you want a hit of sweetness. If oats don’t float your boat, have a go at making your own flavoured yoghurt. Simply buy some low or zero fat yoghurt and mix in a handful of nuts, seeds and cropped fruit. Swap #2: White for wholemeal You really want to avoid refined carbs as these can play havoc with blood sugar. Ever noticed how jam on toast can often leave you starving by 11am? Well, it’s all down to blood sugar. When we eat a carb, the body converts it into glucose (sugar) and that goes into our blood. Our blood glucose levels then rise. The quicker they rise, the quicker they fall – and that’s what causes hunger, lethargy, sugar cravings. The difference between healthy whole grains and refined sugars and white carbs is how long that process takes. The more fibre you eat, the longer it takes to digest – and the fuller you feel. “When you eat a meal with lots of refined carbohydrates, your pancreas sees a huge spike in blood glucose levels, so it starts to release insulin as quickly as it can to try to catch up,” Harley Street nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert, told The Sun. “But this can often result in too much glucose being removed from your blood, causing a blood sugar crash or very low blood sugar levels, which is when you often may want to reach for that biscuit to give you more sugar. “For example, having a slice of white bread with jam for breakfast will rarely keep you full for long owing to the rapid release of energy.” So go for wholegrain bread and top with mashed banana, nut butter, or cottage cheese with some chopped dates. There are obviously loads of savoury options you could have too, like avocado, tomatoes and mushrooms on toast. Swap #3: Fried for scrambled Everyone loves a fry up. But, why not try grilling rather than frying your bacon and sausages? And where possible, swap red meat for oily fish like salmon or kippers. Serve with scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and wholegrain toast for a nutritious and delicious breakfast. It could also help slash your cancer risk after a study found a pack of bacon a week increases your risk of bowel cancer by a fifth. [boxout headline=”Quick breakfast tips”] Always choose brown over white when it comes to bread keep croissants, muffins and pastries as an occasional treat use as little oil as possible and use sunflower, olive or rapeseed oil instead of butter add extra fruit and veg whenever you can ditch the “breakfast drinks” – Diabetes UK tested one 330ml drink and found it contained 32g of sugar which is more than the RDA of free sugars for adults don’t buy kids cereals. Only buy low-sugar alternatives like Shredded Wheat Source: Diabetes UK [/boxout] Swap #4: Full-fat for skimmed Did you know that swapping from whole to skimmed milk can save you 164 calories and 19.8g of fat per pint? That’s the equivalent of four chocolate digestive biscuits. Use skimmed in your teas and coffees and hold off on the sugar. If you like having a morning glass of juice, remember that shop-bought juice often has added sugar or little fibre. Try making your own instead, blending a mixture fruit and veg. Swap #5: Cereal bars for fruit Not everyone has the time to sit down to a full breakfast. It’s really tempting just to grab a couple of cereal bars on your way out and snack on them en route to work. But cereal bars are often really high in sugar and fats too. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON DIABETES” term_id=”7208″ posts_number=”12″ /] They’re often bound together by syrups and aren’t as protein-packed as you might think. Instead, why not cut up an apple and pop it in a pot with some nut butter? Or take a container of nuts to have alongside a banana? That way you’ve actually got more food for fewer calories and way less sugar. And it’s just as convenient. [boxout headline=”How to make guilt-free pancakes”]Diabetes UK has a “guilt-free” blueberry pancake recipe for anyone who loves the American classic. Ingredients 200g wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 medium egg, beaten 250ml skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 200g fresh blueberries 2 tsp sunflower oil 1 tsp caster sugar (optional) Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Make a well in the middle of the flour, then gradually stir in the egg and milk mixture until you get a smooth batter. Ideally, leave the batter to stand for a few minutes before cooking. Lightly crush half the blueberries with a fork and mix these into the batter, along with the remaining (whole) blueberries. Add a little oil to a non-stick pan, then add the batter to the pan, 1 tbsp at a time, to create small pancakes, making sure the blueberries are evenly distributed. Cook the pancakes on a medium heat for 2–3 minutes, then turn and cook for a further 2 minutes. The pancakes are ready to turn when you see bubbles appearing on the surface. Sprinkle with a little sugar before serving, if using. Serve with some low-fat yogurt or low-fat crème fraiche, if liked. Freeze pancake mix ahead of time to save time and defrost before frying. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6052097343001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Healthy breakfast recommendations from someone who’s combatting type 2 diabetes”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
25 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
IT’S said to be the most important meal of the day. But, a few simple swaps could make breakfast the healthiest too. We all love a fryup and you can still have that – with just a few tweaks. Try grilling the bacon. Have scrambled eggs instead. How about trying salmon? For the millions of people in Britain with type 2 diabetes, switching up your breakfast choices, could make all the difference. The condition is linked to poor diet, obesity and a lack of exercise. But just because you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve – or even reverse – the condition. Here, we reveal the simple swaps you can make first thing, to kickstart your day in a healthier way, according to Diabetes UK: Swap #1: Cereal for porridge Not all cereals are as healthy as you might think. Some brands are so packed full of sugar that health authorities are now urging parents not to give their kids certain cereals anymore. The government watchdog wants parents to swap ‘frosted or chocolate cereals’ for low-sugar alternatives Even granola can be full of the sweet stuff, as well as fat. Try having a bowl of porridge instead. But be careful not to smother it in gold syrup – just use fresh fruit if you want a hit of sweetness. If oats don’t float your boat, have a go at making your own flavoured yoghurt. Simply buy some low or zero fat yoghurt and mix in a handful of nuts, seeds and cropped fruit. Swap #2: White for wholemeal You really want to avoid refined carbs as these can play havoc with blood sugar. Ever noticed how jam on toast can often leave you starving by 11am? Well, it’s all down to blood sugar. When we eat a carb, the body converts it into glucose (sugar) and that goes into our blood. Our blood glucose levels then rise. The quicker they rise, the quicker they fall – and that’s what causes hunger, lethargy, sugar cravings. The difference between healthy whole grains and refined sugars and white carbs is how long that process takes. The more fibre you eat, the longer it takes to digest – and the fuller you feel. “When you eat a meal with lots of refined carbohydrates, your pancreas sees a huge spike in blood glucose levels, so it starts to release insulin as quickly as it can to try to catch up,” Harley Street nutritionist, Rhiannon Lambert, told The Sun. “But this can often result in too much glucose being removed from your blood, causing a blood sugar crash or very low blood sugar levels, which is when you often may want to reach for that biscuit to give you more sugar. “For example, having a slice of white bread with jam for breakfast will rarely keep you full for long owing to the rapid release of energy.” So go for wholegrain bread and top with mashed banana, nut butter, or cottage cheese with some chopped dates. There are obviously loads of savoury options you could have too, like avocado, tomatoes and mushrooms on toast. Swap #3: Fried for scrambled Everyone loves a fry up. But, why not try grilling rather than frying your bacon and sausages? And where possible, swap red meat for oily fish like salmon or kippers. Serve with scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and wholegrain toast for a nutritious and delicious breakfast. It could also help slash your cancer risk after a study found a pack of bacon a week increases your risk of bowel cancer by a fifth. [boxout headline=”Quick breakfast tips”] Always choose brown over white when it comes to bread keep croissants, muffins and pastries as an occasional treat use as little oil as possible and use sunflower, olive or rapeseed oil instead of butter add extra fruit and veg whenever you can ditch the “breakfast drinks” – Diabetes UK tested one 330ml drink and found it contained 32g of sugar which is more than the RDA of free sugars for adults don’t buy kids cereals. Only buy low-sugar alternatives like Shredded Wheat Source: Diabetes UK [/boxout] Swap #4: Full-fat for skimmed Did you know that swapping from whole to skimmed milk can save you 164 calories and 19.8g of fat per pint? That’s the equivalent of four chocolate digestive biscuits. Use skimmed in your teas and coffees and hold off on the sugar. If you like having a morning glass of juice, remember that shop-bought juice often has added sugar or little fibre. Try making your own instead, blending a mixture fruit and veg. Swap #5: Cereal bars for fruit Not everyone has the time to sit down to a full breakfast. It’s really tempting just to grab a couple of cereal bars on your way out and snack on them en route to work. But cereal bars are often really high in sugar and fats too. [article-rail-topic title=”MORE ON DIABETES” term_id=”7208″ posts_number=”12″ /] They’re often bound together by syrups and aren’t as protein-packed as you might think. Instead, why not cut up an apple and pop it in a pot with some nut butter? Or take a container of nuts to have alongside a banana? That way you’ve actually got more food for fewer calories and way less sugar. And it’s just as convenient. [boxout headline=”How to make guilt-free pancakes”]Diabetes UK has a “guilt-free” blueberry pancake recipe for anyone who loves the American classic. Ingredients 200g wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 medium egg, beaten 250ml skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 200g fresh blueberries 2 tsp sunflower oil 1 tsp caster sugar (optional) Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Make a well in the middle of the flour, then gradually stir in the egg and milk mixture until you get a smooth batter. Ideally, leave the batter to stand for a few minutes before cooking. Lightly crush half the blueberries with a fork and mix these into the batter, along with the remaining (whole) blueberries. Add a little oil to a non-stick pan, then add the batter to the pan, 1 tbsp at a time, to create small pancakes, making sure the blueberries are evenly distributed. Cook the pancakes on a medium heat for 2–3 minutes, then turn and cook for a further 2 minutes. The pancakes are ready to turn when you see bubbles appearing on the surface. Sprinkle with a little sugar before serving, if using. Serve with some low-fat yogurt or low-fat crème fraiche, if liked. Freeze pancake mix ahead of time to save time and defrost before frying. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6052097343001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Healthy breakfast recommendations from someone who’s combatting type 2 diabetes”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
25 Jun 19
Mad About Argentina

A non-exhaustive post about alfajores in Tucuman and northern Argentina. Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for! The reason to travel to Argentina- ALFAJORES. These traditional Argentine treats originally came from the Arab world to Spain and then South America. They are two round cookies with a sweet filling between them. Most often, the filling […]

25 Jun 19
Gracefully Broken

  Its been almost a year to the day that I last wrote on this blog.  There is absolutely no way I can tell you about the last 12 months in one single post!  Honestly, I don’t even really know where to start.  It has been a series of amazing adventures, some big and some […]

25 Jun 19
Bargain Believer

Super deals this week ~ Gatorade 25¢, Sweet Baby Ray’s 42¢, mini watermelon 88¢, Dreyer’s, Haagen Dazs or Outshine $1.38, baby back ribs $1.77/lb and Coppertone $3.99. Friday only deals are good all weekend this week with awesome deals like huge bottles of ketchup, mustard or mayo $1, Doritos $1.25 and boneless New York steaks […]

25 Jun 19
Pease Porridge Hot

It all started when my husband brought home chicken thighs for dinner, and nothing else. He was planning on marinating and grilling them, but he only bought five thighs for our family of four (including two teenagers), and had no plans for sides, except ‘I think we have stuff for salad?’. We did have some […]

25 Jun 19
Created Thing

So we learn, the only way we can that the gardens grown of our past are not mere graves but deep barrows that deform our landscape with superstition and dread. So we toast our health and happiness and let our eyes slide away and our ears not hear the sussurations that come from that burying […]

25 Jun 19
Paul McCarthy

Monday, 6/24 (54) ============== The List: Let it go! Sunday morning (53) ================ Not easy but still slept well. 22 minute break. Dozed a moment. 45 minutes. Dozed. NGF/EDS/DSD (52) ============== Sometimes Life Sucks. Fuck It – NOTs & DOs. Do Something Different. Saturday morning (51) ============= A little late to bed and up a […]

25 Jun 19
The Blog of Natalie

Over the last month or so I have been trying to change to a healthier lifestyle. I decided to quit the fad diets and eat what fuels me and makes me feel good and satisfied. I am still learning, but I just thought I would share some of my go to meals throughout the day. […]

25 Jun 19
Tall Poppy Teaching

I was given the opportunity to present a session at a conference out of state last week in beautiful Moorhead, Minnesota. I’ve spent months going rounds in my head over the logistics of it, my reasons for wanting to go at all and whether or not they were the right ones, who would be adversely […]

25 Jun 19
Is this a keeper?

This one sounded so unique…I was all in!  Bought my coffee can and I was ready to begin.  There were some short cuts available…I did buy my ice cream, but I made the brioche..in a coffee can and the Hot Salted Caramel Sauce. I was so intrigued by this one…so fun to bake bread in […]

15 Jun 19
Masala Toast

What happens when there is a 20-year-old film franchise, and its makers decide to create a new movie? You get two kinds of people who end up watching the film. One, a bunch of nostalgia-ridden millennials. Others who are new to the film and are watching it out of curiosity or plainly for entertainment. The […]