All posts tagged: lemon

Popeye Potion

Popeye, the internationally renowned cartoon sailor, had the right idea when it came to greens. Long before superfoods were even a thing, he was chugging away at can after can of iron-rich spinach to make his biceps level up Mario-style. Despite not being a nautical hero on a never ending quest to impress a lady named Olive Oyl, I do need a good dose of iron every day – especially now. Today marks the beginning of my 6 weeks of veganism. You heard me correctly, I am doing the vegan thing. I recently watched VegucatedĀ on Netflix hoping to learn a little more about the wave of veganism that is sweeping the nation, and see how three New Yorkers fared without animal products for six weeks. The facts and figures that made up the argument for the vegan diet ranged from Co2 levels to scientific research into the causes of disease in the modern world and all in all they were pretty convincing. So, even if only for six weeks, I’m going for it all in. …

Pomegranate Cocktail

My little sister is a little hungover today, so an attempt to coax her towards the hair of the dog method may be in order. Not only do I want to give her just enough alcohol to transform her back to her human self, I thought it might also be nice to give it a hint of healthy. I had some POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice in the fridge and as we all know, pomegranate is a certified ‘superfood’. (if you don’t trust me on this, I’m sure you’ll take the all knowing Guardian’s word for it). This stuff is a little expensive depending on where you buy it, but it makes a delicious addition to pretty much anything with ice in it and its healthy so don’t be tight.   I happen to be lucky enough to have a super-hippy for a mother who rents an allotment generating an abundance of organic green things, so the mint I use in this recipe is 100% fresh and delicious – however if you don’t have my good …