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This month you take us
totask on pouches and
seek sweetener advice
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a copyofNovember’sHFGinmytrolley.I wasgoingtoput
it backwhenI gottothetill,butdecidedtobuyit anyway.
AndI’msogladI did.Whataninterestingmagazine– it couldhavebeen
writtenjustforme!I readeveryarticlewithinterestasI havefamilyand
I wasencouragedtotrytheDASHdiettoimproveit.WhileI wasa little
DASHdietappropriate.I boughta fewbooks
online– butI onlyrealisedtheyhadUS
Our Healthy Food
tool has recipes
to suit most
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EditorMelaniesays:Weagree– purchasing single-use plastic is not
ideal.Wewouldalwaysrecommendbuying larger quantities of grains
andcookingathomewherepossible,and take this as understood within
eachrecipemethod.However,wethink it’s important to include healthy
optionsforthosewholackconfidence in the kitchen, are adapting to
a newdietorfindthemselveseatingaround a busy schedule. We hope
peoplewillmakeanefforttoditchtheplastic whenever they can.
I would like to make the
flourless chocolate cake from
the November issue, but I’m
having trouble finding Natvia
sweetener locally. What
other sweeteners would you
recommend as a substitute?
CAROL, VIA EMAIL
Recipe consultant Phil says:
Any other granulated
sweetener that resembles
sugar should work. Total
Sweet xylitol would be fine,
for example Just avoid those
that come in a powdery form.
I haverecentlyre-subscribedtoHFGbecause I enjoy discovering
environmentalissuesregardingfoodin general. However, last month
I wasverydisappointedtoseethatthe recipes included ‘pouches’ of
readytoheatriceandgrains.Surelywe should be encouraging people
tobuylargerquantitiesoftheseingredients to reduce the purchase
ofsingle-useplastic?Plus,quinoaand rice aren’t exactly difficult or
Our star letter writer this month wins a
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means access to 2 for 1 meals or 50% off
your food bill at over 6,000 participating
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£19 per restaurant visit. In addition, you can get 40% off cinema
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