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  • Simon the Chef
    What do you think? One of the best things about the Internet is how easy it is to follow our favourite chefs and creators of interesting produce. A couple of my faves are Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Glynn Purnell. One key difference between these two great people is that Hugh makes it very easy to become part of his online tribe, whereas Glynn is less inclusive and features his restaurant above himself. And the difference being is
  • Simon the Chef
    What do you think? Do you love Brussels Sprouts, or think they are the ‘devils food’ and taste like hard-boiled farts? If it’s the former then you’ll find 10 surprising recipes here on SimonStapleton.com. For what it’s worth, my two favorites are Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Pizza and Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Walnuts. Nothing like my old grandmother used to make at Christmas-time. She would ‘put the veg on’ at the end of November, and
  • Simon the Chef
    What do you think? Take a break from the processed and unhealthy foods. Try these healthy foods that not only taste great but also will make your heart healthier! Cholesterol is painted as the big bad heart-killing compound, but the truth is more complex than that. The body requires cholesterol to carry out important functions. There are two types- the LDL lipoproteins are the ‘bad’ cholesterol that builds up and clogs the arteries. The HDL
  • Simon the Chef
    What do you think? For your entire life you have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s a way to jumpstart your metabolism, giving your body the fuel it needs to get up and get going. If this is so, why are most ‘traditional’ breakfasts so unhealthy? Here is some food for thought – no pun intended, of course! Fat, Fat and More Fat This is a real dilemma
  • Simon the Chef
    What do you think? Healthy eating! One of the hardest aspects of life to keep up! We are told time and time again to make sure we maintain a healthy diet and to get enough nutrients and vitamins to enable us to keep up with our busy lives. But if you’ve ever tried to stick solely to a healthy diet, you’ll know the struggles and tribulations that will occur! But, out of the fields of