we are all being urged to eat more fruit,
and no-one challenges the fact that it is good
for you, it can cause pain and discomfort to those
who suffer from sensitive teeth or a sensitive
Fruit acid is particularly aggravating to sensitive
teeth and if you are a sufferer you must make
sure to use an enamel strengthening toothpaste.
Brushing after eating fruit can help, but if the
problem persists you may be wise to decrease the
fruit in your diet and increase your intake of
vegetables – making sure of a good variety and
including as many different colours of vegetables
acid can also aggravate digestive problems such
as reflux, oesophagitus and stomach ulcers, citrus
fruit being a particular problem.
Again, increasing vegetable intake and decreasing
acidic fruit can help – ask your GP which veg
are less likely to irritate or cause excess stomach
acid and your dentist will be able to give advice
on which fruits to avoid.
& Broccoli Bake
350g Cooked Chicken Breast
200-250g of Cooked Broccoli Florets
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
4 Rashers of Lean Bacon
½ Glass of White Wine (Optional)
¼ Pint Double Cream
100g Cheddar Cheese
Cut the Bacon into strips
Wipe and halve the Mushrooms
Grate the Cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
Heat the Oil in a large frying pan or wok, add
the strips of bacon and quickly fry until the
bacon starts to crisp, then add the mushrooms
and cook for around 2 minutes, just to soften
Stir in the broccoli and chicken, add the wine
(if using) and season with a little salt and
Transfer to an oven-proof dish, pour over the
cream and sprinkle the grated cheddar on the
top. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes
until thoroughly warmed through and the cheese
has began to bubble and brown.
a New Pan or Wok
All new pans take time to become ‘seasoned’ but to give
them a start;- • Wash and dry the pan to remove any production
oils or greases.
• Smear a small amount of cooking oil and a few tablespoons
of salt all over the inside of the pan, covering the
entire base and internal sides.
• Fry for about ten minutes.
• Let the pan cool naturally with the salt and oil
still in it.
• Wipe out with kitchen roll.
is little need to wash your wok, cleaning with kitchen
roll after each use is sufficient. To help seal in the
flavours, brush with a small amount of oil before storage.
The more you use your wok, the better it will become.
the children back at School
and chilly autumn evenings ahead you’ll be looking for
some filling and nutritious meals to serve them when
they come home starving.
Take a look at Annabel Karmel’s After School Meal Planner
for some new ideas on what to feed them and for the
under 5’s, why not invest in Annabel Karmel’s Superfoods
for Babies and Children.
Both books offer a variety of easy to prepare after
school meals and are available at all good book shops
or from the Annabel Karmel website, or at www.amazon.co.uk.