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Detox without the denial

Detox without the denial

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Happy new year from all at Real Foods! Following the inevitable excesses of the festive season, we all feel rather compelled to hurl ourselves in the opposite direction of utmost healthiness and efficiency. We think there's a healthier, and more realistic balance, for this slightly sluggish, bleak time of year, so here we have some items to help ease you into 2016 without the extremes.

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Real Foods guide to the Great British Bake Off 2016

Real Foods guide to the Great British Bake Off 2016

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On your marks… get set… Bake!

Bake Off is back on Wednesday night telly on BBC1 and we’re ready for the Bake Off related questions and queries…

 

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Healthy Lunches Help Children Learn with Infographic

Healthy Lunches Help Children Learn with Infographic

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Give your child a head start with a healthy lunch - use these tips from Real Foods

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Swing into Spring and enjoy the season

Swing into Spring and enjoy the season

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As fresh as Spring Time – put colourful clothes on, pick up green vegetables and catch the early sunshine. Hopefully you'll start feeling lighter and brighter! Here are a few more ways to get some spring back in your step with a new Real Food’s Newsletter...

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August Edinburgh Festival Tips 2016

August Edinburgh Festival Tips 2016

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Tips and hints on how to survive the Edinburgh festival season

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Countdown to Christmas 2015 Infographic

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Infographic

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An infographic showing Real Foods' last ordering dates to get your goods in time for Christmas. Along with the last international posting dates.

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Christmas Baking around Europe

Christmas Baking around Europe

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If you’ve ever wanted to include something different to your usual, traditional Christmas dishes you don’t need to travel around the world to do it – now you can be inspired without even leaving your kitchen!  There are great recipes to discover, but if the feeling of organising a completely different Christmas seems a little too overwhelming, you can just try some of our favourite baking specials without turning your Christmas entire plan upside-down. Ready for a trip?

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Meadowsweet Organics

Meadowsweet Organics

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Rosy and David, proprietors of Meadowsweet Organics, have a shared passion for organic growing at their new enterprise in Fife.

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Summer fruit salvation

Summer fruit salvation

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Here at Real Foods we know what’s good about fruit – and how to take as much enjoyment as you can from the summer months!

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Get fresh for the New Year

Get fresh for the New Year

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Ready for a new start in the New Year? Remember that it doesn’t mean your diet has to be brand new! Mixing it up with a few exciting but wholesome alternatives can be enough to keep you and your body happy. Welcome the New Year with Real Foods and a balanced, healthy diet. 

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Stocking Fillers Small Medium and Large

Stocking Fillers Small Medium and Large

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Ideas for stocking fillers, including nuts, fruit and chocolate. Want to decorate a gingerbread house? Or track down chocolate coins? Here's our guide...

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Summer’s here, go out and play

Summer’s here, go out and play

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It’s Summer and so far we have already had some fantastic, warm, sunny weather so let’s all get outside, enjoy the sun and top up the vitamin D levels.

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Spring time to be fruitful

Spring time to be fruitful

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What do we need after months of darkness and warming meals made from squirrelled-away stores? Oodles of fresh, organic fruit. 

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Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday Recipes and Ideas

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday Recipes and Ideas

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A quick history of Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), some great free-from recipes and the best topping ideas we've come across

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Independent Reviewer on making a tipsy Stollen

Independent Reviewer on making a tipsy Stollen

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Take a look at what Independent Reviewer Pam Reichhartinger-Lawlor, who writes the blog thebreadshebakes, has to say about  making Stollen. Christmas Stollen is a rich, sweet bread made with butter, milk, spices and rum-soaked dried fruit and nuts.

To see ready made Stollen click here

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What's in season at Real Foods

What's in season at Real Foods

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A quick guide to some of the current and upcoming vegetables this season. With a few handy recipe ideas...

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Fasting for better health

Fasting for better health

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People often fast for health or religious reasons, here are a few of our do's and don'ts...

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Boxing Day and Hogmanay

Boxing Day and Hogmanay

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Some facts about the holidays

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Christmas 2015 Opening

Christmas 2015 Opening

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Here are the details you need to plan your shopping with Real Foods in the run up to Christmas and beyond

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Our Christmas Shop is now online

Our Christmas Shop is now online

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A quick guide to our Christmas Shop, from baking cakes and puddings (or if you prefer, simply buying them!)

We have gorgeous gifts and treats,  a great range of advent calendars and sparkling wines! (We've got some hangover cures too...)

As always, we have a wide range of ethical, organic and free-from goodies, so whether you're looking for a dairy free chocolate bauble for the kids or a luxury gift for your gran, we've got it here...

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Fruit du jour Cherries

Fruit du jour Cherries

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Is there anything so delectable than ripe, juicy cherries in summertime? We love them so much we use one as our emblem!

Tasty, organic French cherries are now in season and available in-store, ideal for summer snacking, picnics, baking and desserts

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Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

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A guide to all the Christmas Baking recipes, ideas and tricks. 

From starting your Christmas Pudding early, to making desserts that can be stored in advance, we've got some great gift ideas and suggestions to make the festive period a joyous one.

Have a look at the Stollen recipe from Pam Reichhartinger-Lawlor, who writes the blog thebreadshebakes, or our best tips for a tasty Christmas cake.

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Summer Time is Party Time

Summer Time is Party Time

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10 quick and easy recipes to make your summer party go with a zing

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Healthy Snacks for Festival Goers

Healthy Snacks for Festival Goers

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Some ideas to keep your energy levels high and your diet healthy

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Summer Berries

Summer Berries

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Berries have been eaten in Britain for centuries, find out more about them

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Summer Sun, Picnic Fun

Summer Sun, Picnic Fun

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Some great ideas for picnic food this summer

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Preparing for a holiday

Preparing for a holiday

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Why you should take a small bottle of Dr Bronner's Castile Soap in your holiday luggage

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Natural Hay Fever remedies

Natural Hay Fever remedies

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Does the sunshine have you reaching for the tissues? Here are some natural remedies that may help with allergies, sniffles and sneezing...

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

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With the warm weather of Spring and Summer arrives daydreams of sitting in a beautiful, sunny garden enjoying the great British tradition of afternoon tea... and cake, everyone deserves a little cake! This is a quick guide to the traditions of a British afternoon tea, some great ideas for tasty recipes, the best biscuits for dunking and a few links to our bestselling teas.

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Activities for kids in the holidays

Activities for kids in the holidays

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A few cheap and cheerful ideas to entertain the kids in the holidays, including how to make a CD Hovercraft, papier-mache, ideas for picnics and painting and links to some interesting sites for kids.

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Spring cleaning, naturally

Spring cleaning, naturally

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A brief introduction into how you can keep your house clean without making the environment dirty

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Seasonal Eating into Spring

Seasonal Eating into Spring

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Locally sourced, freshly picked vegetables not only taste better, they're nicer to the environment and quite often a wee bit cheaper too. So here are our tastiest recipes and top tips on how to make the most of the fruit and vegetables available this season...

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

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Read up on your Valentine's history and see what Real Foods have to offer by way of gifts and pampering for the one you love.

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Burns Night Supper

Burns Night Supper

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Traditionally held on or around the 25th January - this year it's Monday 25th January 2016. Here's a quick guide to the poet, the evening and the food...

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Keeping an eye on the pounds

Keeping an eye on the pounds

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It’s January, a long and bleak winter month only made worse by the fact that many of us are a few pounds heavier and many pounds poorer, so we thought we’d give you a few tips to make your way frugally to the end of the month and perhaps beyond!

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Top Tips for last minute cake decorations

Top Tips for last minute cake decorations

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Suddenly decided you must have a Christmas cake and are panicking. Here are a few ideas...

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Crafty For Christmas

Crafty For Christmas

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Nothing beats a homemade Christmas present (at least that's what generations of grannies have told us!) So here are a few edible treats, pretty decorations and ways to keep kids occupied until Santa comes...

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St Andrew's Day

St Andrew's Day

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St Andrew's Day is basically an excuse to indulge in all things Scottish. Frankly if it's named after St Andrew it's likely to have some sort of celebration going on this week! Here's a quick guide to the festival and its food...

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Seasonal Vegetables For Winter

Seasonal Vegetables For Winter

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Real Foods is committed to buying organic fruit and vegetables, in season and as local as we can get it. 

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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

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Real Foods take on a traditional Christmas song

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Poppies and Remembrance

Poppies and Remembrance

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November 11th is Remembrance Day and in this country and many other Commonwealth countries people will have been wearing poppies as a sign of remembrance.

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Remember Remember the 5th of November

Remember Remember the 5th of November

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10 things you might not know about bonfire night and our recipe for the traditional Parkin cake. A quick guide to local Edinburgh events, or try our winter warming soup recipes and hot toddy drinks.

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Get Ready for Christmas

Get Ready for Christmas

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Make start now and beat the rush with  some suggestions from Real Foods for making your own delicious Christmas cake with the kids this half term.

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Halloween

Halloween

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Did you know that Halloween is a Scottish word? Read on for some history and some celebration suggestions...

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Gather at the allotted time

Gather at the allotted time

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A brief history of the traditions of Harvest, a few links to some of the most popular produce and a guide to allotments – so you can get properly into the spirit of things and have your own harvest!

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Mood Boosting

Mood Boosting

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A guide to the foods that make you happy! Or at least give you the energy you need to fight off the blues...

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Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables September

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables September

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A quick guide to what's in season for the next few months, with some links to easy recipes and a few of the products we have available in our webshop. That's right you can even buy your vegetables online now!

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Capital Picnics in the Park

Capital Picnics in the Park

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Edinburgh is covered in good places to picnic, from the seven hills, to the Water of Leith, the canal and hidden parks, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We'll give you our top suggestions for recipes, ingredients and destinations, from family friendly to the lone picnicker…. (OK person on a lunch break!)
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Back To School Lunchbox Ideas

Back To School Lunchbox Ideas

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10 Ways to Make Your Child’s Lunch Healthy AND Fun

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Cherries

Cherries

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Don't miss out on cherries this summer - read about their great health benefits here.

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Summer Fruits and Superfoods

Summer Fruits and Superfoods

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The best selection of local, seasonal, vegetarian, organic, ethical and free-from foods in Edinburgh.

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Holiday essentials and treats

Holiday essentials and treats

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Travel-size lotions and potions, links to amazing self tanning and sun care, some natural remedies and a range of the all important drinks, snacks and treats. We've even got some recycled toothbrushes!

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Father's Day Sunday 20th June 2010

Father's Day Sunday 20th June 2010

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Great gift ideas, family-friendly recipes and a brief history of the day to give you some ideas to make your dad happy.

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A vegetarian guide to brilliant barbecues

A vegetarian guide to brilliant barbecues

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A step by step guide to having a vegetarian barbecue, with recipes for grilling, side dishes and how to make the perfect summer drinks. We recommend some of our top summer sellers and cool new products for you to impress all your non meat eating friends. Now all you need is some sun!

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Vegan Fairtrade Organic and Gluten Free Easter Treats

Vegan Fairtrade Organic and Gluten Free Easter Treats

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Easter, eggsactly what is it all about...

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Mum's Day Off

Mum's Day Off

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Try our Natural Beauty shop for luxurious pampering treats, the Chocolate shop for decadent delights or buy her favourite ingredients and bake her a cake!

Go on, spoil your mum!

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