Food choice is a big part of everyday family life and having a son with coeliac disease makes it a little more challenging, but nothing that can’t be managed. By Alice Sheahan, Communications Executive at safefood.
We all have busy lives and it can be difficult to come home after a long day and prepare a healthy meal from scratch. Having a few things prepared in advance means you can still enjoy a delicious healthy meal with little effort. Here are some tips from Anne Parle, Human Health and Nutrition Research Fellow at safefood.
The food safety facts on slow cooking
Slow cooking is a method of cooking which uses relatively low temperatures (79°C – 93°C) for a long period of time to cook food. By Sarah Norberg, Technical Executive in the Food Science Department at safefood.
They’re inexpensive to buy, most of the major supermarkets stock them from time to time and they can cost as little as €20, they’re economical to run, and they’re perfect for cooking cheaper cuts of meat. By Corinna Hardgrave, research fellow at safefood.
Burnt toast and how much is too much
When we’re not quite sure what a "safe" level is or how dangerous a chemical can be is when problems arise. A good example of this is the news reports this week about something called acrylamide and food like burnt toast. By James McIntosh, Chief Specialist in Toxicology at safefood.
Healthy eating on a student budget
My housemates preferred takeaways and ready-made meals over cooking homemade meals and they used to wonder how so much of their money kept “disappearing”. By Niamh Dowling, placement student from Ulster University.
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