Saying Goodbye to Anonymous Food

Summer, sunshine, parks, picnics, and the first order of business before heading out to enjoy the beautiful weather is to make certain you’ve packed your strawberries. That’s right, it’s strawberry season, and this summer we’ve decided to make buying strawberries all the more fun and sustainable by working with our local farmer Hugh Lowe. At…

How to make and use vegan butter

Having learned to cook Indian food from my mother in law, it was particularly fun to showcase a vegan butter “chicken” recipe for the recent Sunday Brunch episode on Channel 4 which aired on May 8th.  The first step was to re-create a creamy butter without the use of any animal products.  I made my butter with…

How can I reduce my sugar intake?

In his recent budget, the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry – a move hailed by campaigners as a positive step in the fight against obesity, specifically in children. Sweetened drinks are the single largest source of sugar in children and teenagers, one of the largest in adults,…

A brunch friendly warm salad…

I recently went for brunch at one of our local pubs with my family. Looking at the menu, I immediately gravitated towards the classics – fluffy scrambled eggs with chilli lime avocado toast or with smoked salmon toast (even though the toasts are daily regulars on our M&F menu). Torn between the two, I had to…

Stronger together, not alone

I have been helped by so many amazing people to get Maple & Fitz to where it is today. The advice and support I have had from my mentors is invaluable so when I was asked to be a part of the Mentor MatcHER campaign, supported by the UK Minister for Women and Equalities, I…

What makes a grain ‘ancient’ and how to use them (recipes below)?

WHAT? There is no official definition of ‘ancient grains’ and nearly all whole grains are ‘ancient’ as we can trace their roots back 10,000 years ago! They can however be loosely defined as grains that are largely unchanged since the beginning of time. This means that the constantly evolving and modified modern wheat is no…

Loving Lululemon

In case you hadn’t already noticed, sportswear is having a moment. Gone are the days where gym kit consisted of your ex’s baggy T-shirt and that pair of faded tracksuit bottoms you also wear to do the housework in. Both luxury and high street brands like Lululemon (a favourite of ours here at Maple &…

The Perfect Pancake for Pancake Day

Think warm, fluffy, sweet yet nutty but also gluten and dairy-free. Yes, it’s our Mango Cherry Oat Pancakes which was featured in Men’s Health magazine!  Last night, I not-so-subtly handed the issue to my husband but it’s nearly 8am and no such luck on this Shrove Tuesday morning. Whether you are making these pancakes or someone else…

A Resolution Revolution

With February already here, many of us will already be looking guiltily over our shoulders at resolutions we made back on New Year’s Day, some of which will already have fallen by the wayside – oops. Whether your heart was set on getting fitter, taking better care of your body or spending more time with…

This Porridge Was Just Right….

Last weekend was a hugely exciting one for the team at Maple & Fitz, as it saw us make our TV debut on Channel 4’s weekly food show, Sunday Brunch. The lovely Rebecca Seal had invited us to help out with a piece on one of the hottest trends in the food world… the humble…