Health and Life

Taleggio hummus

his is best served at room temperature and will become thicker as it cools. Ingredients 200g chickpeas, soaked overnight in cold water 2 fresh bay leaves flaked salt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil juice of 1/2 a lemon 1/2 tsp ground cumin 30g grated parmesan cheese 80g taleggio cheese,[Read More…]

Meat-free mushroom and lentil bolognese

This vegetarian “bolognese” uses the protein hit of lentils and umami blast of mushrooms, miso and soy to make it just as satisfying as the traditional variety. Ingredients 5 dried shiitake mushrooms 300g fresh shiitake or swiss brown mushrooms 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely diced 2[Read More…]

Seven myths and truths about healthy skin

Skin is our largest organ and something we may take for granted when it’s healthy.As an academic dermatologist I frequently hear misleading “facts” that seem to be stubbornly enduring.Here are some of the most commonly shared myths that can be cleared up immediately, and some truths you can rely on. The skin[Read More…]