Moon & Hare: Don’t be fooled by the name – this Clean Eating cafe serves vegetarian and vegan fare that is a far cry from Rabbit Food

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Do you think healthy food can’t taste good?  Do you think you can’t get healthy food in a hurry or that locally sourced, healthy food costs the earth?  Then you probably haven’t been to the new Moon & Hare artisan eatery and deli at 167 Bruntsfield Place. And if you hate having to ask – … Read more…

Putting REAL FOODS to the “Elimination Diet” Challenge

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Real Foods Passes the Elimination Diet shopping test with Flying Colours! My passion for healthy eating and cooking has led me to enrol on a 3 year Nutritional Therapy course.  As much as I love the theory and study of nutrition, it’s all meaningless unless you actually can help people to eat better.  That’s why … Read more…

Earthy Foods – Edinburgh’s coolest place to buy and eat fresh food

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It seems like ages ago since I watched the odd little building sitting on its own just where Canonmills meets the Water of Leith metamorphose and blossom into ‘Earthy Foods’.  Just the name alone gave a BIG hint as to what I would find inside – food from the earth – not from a factory … Read more…

Dig-in Bruntsfield –  Greengrocer at the heart of the community

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Walk down nearly any street in one of Edinburgh’s many neighbourhoods and you’re bound to see at least one shop with carboard boxes of veg out on the pavement.  But have a closer look and the veg may not be so fresh, or local and once you get into the shop – you find it’s … Read more…

Keeping Food Off The Bin: How to reduce our food waste

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 An eye-opening event with The New Leaf Co-op; 23 Argyle Place, Edinburgh I love food – I’m much happier browsing the shelves of independent grocers than designer boutiques, and whenever and wherever I travel, my first stop is a local market or grocery store.  Because I place such a high value on food – nutritionally, … Read more…

Confessions of a Foodie: Review of Al’fez Moroccan Cuisine Sumac for Real Foods, Edinburgh

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Recipe:  Exotic Sumac Sorbet – No Ice Cream Maker Required!! (vegan, gluten free) Confession number 1:  Foodies LOVE shopping for ingredients; on-line doesn’t do it for us – we need to touch, see, smell, compare.  Luckily in Edinburgh we have an array of specialty shops, markets and independent retailers to choose from.  One of my … Read more…