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Health and Wellbeing

15/02/2019
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Feel Good Friday: Healthy Full English Breakfast

A Full English breakfast is one of the greatest meals on the planet. And we’ll have words with anyone who says otherwise.   But, in these times of watching weight and counting calories, how can we enjoy a fantastic fry up without thinking about what it’s going to do to our figures? Glad you asked! Here’s a rundown of the classic ingredients of an English Breakfast that are delicious and not as fatty as they have to be. Healthy sausages We probably use pigs for food more than any other... Read More

07/02/2019
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SW Syn Free Salt and Pepper Chips Recipe by Ebba Christine

Salt and Pepper Air Fryer Chips Recipe Suitable for vegetarians and fussy bairns, this recipe is syn-free on Slimming World and comes from social media extraordinnaire, Ebba Christine! Ingredients 2 jacket potatoes, cut into chips 1 pack of tender stem broccoli 1 red pepper, thinly sliced JD salt and pepper seasoning (alternatively, you could use 1.5 tsps of Chinese 5 spice) Black pepper Fry light Method Microwave the broccoli and leave to one side. Do the same with the red pepper. Place your chips into the air fryer, spray with... Read More

07/02/2019
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Time to Talk Day

It’s time to talk about mental health. Believe it or not, but it’s still harder for people to open up about their own mental health than it is for family members, friends, colleagues and casual acquaintances to approach someone they may be worried about. That’s why this Time to Talk Day, we’re encouraging you all to find Time to Talk to anyone you have concerns for.   Not sure what we mean? Well, if you’ve noticed any of the following in anyone you spend a lot of time with: Have... Read More

04/02/2019
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Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019

This week is Tinnitus Awareness Week and the theme for 2019 is isolation. Too many people who have the condition say they feel alone and don’t have many people they can reach out to and we want to make sure they aren’t on their own. That’s why here at Andrew James, we’re supporting Tea for Tinnitus. It is a great opportunity for those who hear noises to reach out over a brew OR for those who know someone with Tinnitus to pop the kettle on and invite friends over. The... Read More

01/02/2019
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National Storytelling Week: Drinks inspired by two different stories (Orange Milkshake recipe and Bond’s Martini recipe)

  Rounding off our National Storytelling Week Menu, we’ve got a couple of beverages to wash the three-course meal down. One for kids and one not for kids, these two drinks are so iconic and are incredibly easy to make. First up, is the children-friendly drink (from a not-so children-friendly story). Orange Milkshake recipe (inspired by Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange) Ingredients 2 cups of fresh orange juice 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream ½ cup of milk 2 tsps of white sugar How to make an Orange Milkshake Pour... Read More

01/02/2019
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Feel Good Friday: Why February is fantastic!

Can February march? No, but April may. Hello? Is this thing on? Okay, okay. Bad joke. But, for this week’s Feel Good Friday blog, we’re looking at the calendar and taking in a few lovely things about February 2019. 1. It’s not January We’re not against January as a month, but it was a helluva long wait between paydays, wasn’t it? Also, it’s no longer Dry January, so enjoy your tipples. However you have them. 2. Snow Okay, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but getting a phone... Read More

31/01/2019
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Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

  If you’re anything like us, you probably read the name of this blog post and thought ‘hey, there’s a day for absolutely everything at the minute, isn’t there?’ and you’d be right. There is. But, in these modern times of uncertainty, we’re certain of this. Today – Young Carers Awareness Day – is important. What are young carers? Young carers are those under 18 who look after others. They could be a member of their family or a friend who may be ill, disabled or possible misuses drugs or... Read More

30/01/2019
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Turning your GF Fish Batter Mix into Tempura Batter

  Not content with using our Gluten Free Fish Batter Mix for plain old fish and chips? Fair enough. There are other options for this great institution of ours. Like Tempura Batter, for instance. And transforming your fish batter into Tempura Batter could not be easier: Whilst mixing water into your Gluten Free Fish Batter Mix, simply add the whites of 2 eggs. Then, you are free to cover your fish, meat or vegetables with the batter. Fry until they are light, crispy and delicious. What do you fry in... Read More

30/01/2019
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The best products to help avoid the snow

  The experts say it’s going to snow this week. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about that, but we can make sure you’re full of delicious warm coffee and tasty warm meals when the nasty weather hits. Wet & Dry Coffee Grinder Ideal for grinding aromatic coffee beans, as well as nuts and spices, this grinder has stainless steel blades that will easily chop through wet and dry foodstuffs. Premium 12 Litre Digital Halogen Oven Previously featured on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, this model is perfect for cooking healthy... Read More

25/01/2019
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6 reasons why you’re STILL doing Dry January 2019

  Guys, guys, guys! The end’s in sight! Yes, if you are taking part in Dry January 2019, you have less than a week left and only one more weekend to pass before we hit February. Gorgeously damp, soaked through to the skin, gin and fanta-stic February! So, here at Andrew James, we thought we’d give you 6 little motivational reminders as to why you thought quitting alcohol for a month was a good idea in the first place. You know, just to see you over the finish line…  ... Read More