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Tuesday 15th October 2019

Tag: food

Best Valentine’s Day meal offers that won’t break the bank

It’s the most romantic day of the year so get ready to schmooze your other half by treating them to a delicious meal. Whether you love to dress up and dine out or stay in and get cosy, we’ve selected the 15 best Valentine’s Day meal offers especially for you. EATING IN A bottle of…

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Get ready for the Great Valentine’s Day Rip-off

It’s restaurateurs, not lovers, who should claim Saint Valentine as their patron saint. His titular day is an annual gift to them and the entire catering trade. Outside London, the reality is that most restaurants are short of customers for large parts of the year, a status quo punctuated by seasonal bursts of activity. Christmas,…

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Introducing our writers

They are students, mothers, artists, job-seekers, office workers, political activists – everyday people facing everyday money challenges.  Meet Mouthy Money’s new writers – they tell stories about their financial lives, dreams, successes and failures. And their words won’t just twang your heartstrings or make you clutch your sides with laughter – though they’ll certainly do…

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Your diet is making you fat (and nine alternatives that actually work)

In 1999, my sister and I embarked on ‘The Cabbage Soup Diet’. It is as ludicrous as it sounds but the fact that someone somewhere had written it’s what the health professionals recommended obese patients, we thought we’d give it a go. Neither of us was obese nor under doctor’s orders but back then, when…

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How vegan evangelists are propping up the ultra-processed food industry

Ultra-processing hands food manufacturers a licence to print money. Take potatoes. There’s only so much you could charge for them in their natural form, even if you were to market them as exclusive heirloom varieties, hand polished in mineral water by virgins. But transform them into crisps, or microwaveable chips, and the sky’s the limit.…

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Ten simple foodie hacks that will blow your mind

Ever find yourself scrolling through Facebook watching soundless food videos with disembodied hands? Their fingers nimbly assembling elaborate unicorn shaped cakes or turning lumps of barbecue coal into giant diamonds – just by dipping them in peanut butter. Every once in a while you’ll come across a genuine foodie hack guaranteed to make your life…

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January is a bad month to become a healthier you – here’s why

It’s January again, the month of food angst, apathy, and opportunism. We’re carrying more weight than we’d like. Dark days and seasonal illness make us sluggish. Dreaded tax returns and bills beckon. And this miscellany of midwinter delights is underpinned by an all too familiar new year reality: January is a very long month, and…

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How to grab birthday freebies and discounts

Your birthday is an event that comes once (or, if you’re the Queen, twice) a year. Other than being a blatant reminder that you’re getting older, and are thus another year closer to death, it’s also a good excuse to spoil yourself with some much needed treats. However, if splashing out isn’t your thing, it’s also…

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APP REVIEW: TooGoodToGo – eating leftovers and saving a fortune

TooGoodToGo was launched in 2015 by a group of friends in Denmark with a mission to save food, money and the planet. The food app encourages restaurants to sell and users to buy end-of-the-day leftovers for incredibly low prices in order to fight food waste and divert one million meals from landfills in Europe to…

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