Food & Drink

16 March 2020

Seven things you need to know about peanuts

Everyone knows peanuts are delicious and everyone’s grown up knowing they are the ultimate snack to enjoy whilst at the pub, picnics, Christmas parties or basically any time you’re hungry ...

25 February 2020

Seven reasons to cook with macadamia nut oil

Macadamia Nut Oil is a truly versatile ingredient to enjoy with any meal, whether you are frying mushrooms and spinach for a mouth-watering brekky, drizzling over a salad or using ...

24 February 2020

Seven things you need to know about jackfruit

Jackfruit has been around for thousands of years, but it only recently emerged as a top food trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Here are seven things to ...

16 January 2020

Halfway through Dry January? Here are some drink suggestions to keep you on the straight and narrow!

We're halfway through Dry January, and a lack of drive may be something you're close to experiencing. So, to keep you on the right path, we've popped together a small ...

15 January 2020

How did Zizzi's limited edition menu choices fare with FemaleFirst? [REVIEW]

Nothing like breaking up the week (er... on a Monday) than a date night at Zizzi at The Light, Leeds, and it was a good chance to try out their ...
15 January 2020

Mini Chilean blueberry cheesecakes

Make these easy, no cook cheesecakes the night before and leave in the fridge. If you have room, there are some spare for second helpings or just freeze the extras ...

13 January 2020

Did the Veganuary menu at the Slug & Lettuce turn me vegan? [REVIEW]

January is the month we all pick to start working on our bad habits, and I'm no different in making healthy eating my number one New Year's resolution. On the ...
20 December 2019

Roast Tesco Free Range Bronze Turkey with Turkey Leg Pie and all the trimmings

Serves: 6 Difficulty: Advanced For the Root Vegetable Puree: ...
20 December 2019

Aquafaba cinnamon pavlova with whisky and brown bread ice cream and crumbled Christmas pudding

Serves: 6 Difficulty: Advanced For the whisky & brown bread ice cream: ...
17 December 2019

Five ways to use maple syrup in both sweet and savoury snacks

You might associate maple syrup with pancakes, or just a substitute for honey. But there are many other uses for one of Mother Nature’s tastiest treasures. There are many ways ...
5 December 2019

Christmas date night at ASK Italian [REVIEW]

It's officially Christmastime and the hubby and I were determined to celebrate with a romantic meal to break up what was looking to be a particularly challenging working week. Plus, ...
4 December 2019

Female First exclusive recipe: Rhubarb and strawberry punch

-  1 tsp of strawberry jam and a small amount of hot water, mixed to create 25ml of simple syrup 50ml of J.J Whitley Rhubarb Vodka ...
4 December 2019

How to have a very merry vegan Christmas

One of the best parts of Christmas is planning what to eat. But if you have vegetarians or vegans coming to stay, or even if you're just looking for an ...
1 December 2019

December voted worst month of year to eat out

Waiting ages to be seated, poor customer service, cold food and mistakes with the bill are just some of the common complaints Brits have about eating out just before Christmas. During ...
27 November 2019

Spaghetti Bolognaise? Again?! Mums make the same meal every Wednesday

If you're having spag bol tonight, you’re not alone as a fifth of UK families tuck in to this Italian staple every Wednesday. Despite the average mum owning over a dozen ...
22 November 2019

The benefits of eating cranberries

Cranberries burst with health benefits that make them in many ways the king of berries.  They deserve this reputation as they have worked hard to collect an impressive resumé of health benefits that make them ...

19 November 2019

Caffeine confused Brits

-  Research shows that over half of people find it difficult to know how much caffeine they are consuming every day through coffee because of the different types of coffee ...
15 November 2019

How my food intolerance led to a business idea by Olivia Wollenberg

Starting a business was never my plan. In fact, I was in my final year studying Neuroscience at UCL when I was diagnosed with a number of food intolerances including wheat ...

11 November 2019

A day in the life of a drinks company founder

A day in the life of a founder, is a hard one to describe, mainly because each day is different and can involve so many different things. I could be ...
4 November 2019

Tom Daley shares his top tips to kickstart your day

- Please tell us about the Daley Kickstart campaign So many people wake up feeling groggy, not always getting up on the right side of bed. So I have teamed ...
14 October 2019

Seven things Rosie Birkett wants you to know about her

It’s been a big part of my life since childhood, as meals were always the heartbeat of our family. My mum made really delicious home cooked food and we grew our ...

9 October 2019

Gino D'Acampo on family, food and his brand new range at Iceland [EXCLUSIVE]

A whirlwind of joy wafts into the room as Gino D’Acampo’s distinctive tones bounce off the walls. Loud, brash, passionate and universally loved by an army of fans in his adopted corner of Europe, ...
6 October 2019

Seven ways to get your ten a day

Mays Al-Ali of HealthyMays.com is a nutritionist and yoga teacher based in London who, regularly teaches her clients that they should be aiming for 10 portions of fruits and vegetables ...