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Friday, January 9, 2015

How to swap carbs for veg in your favourite pasta dishes

Swapping vegetables into your favourite carb-loaded meals, such as spaghetti and meatballs, creates a tastier, yet energising dish. It may not be magic, but it tastes like it ...


When we started working in food, we didn’t have a name for our business. Instead, our clients affectionately called us their “food fairies”. We’d swoop into their lives and give their fridges, freezers and pantries an overhaul – we’d replace refined table salt with proper sea salt, vegetable oil for cooking with ghee and coconut oil, soy sauce with tamari; we’d add lentils, dried beans and quinoa; we’d give buckwheat products and fermented foods, such as miso, pride of place over the less nutritious alternatives to which they’d grown accustomed. The idea was to give them the wherewithal to live healthier and more energised lives, first performing these “cupboard colonics” (another affectionate slang term we embraced!) and then cooking for them.


We love it when clients challenge us to come up with “better than” versions of their favourite foods; fudgy brownies made with black beans, creamy comforting mash from cauliflower, stir-fries with root veg ‘noodles’, or cucumber noodles in salads, and pies with an almond crust rather than pastry. It’s all about making food so delicious you forget it’s good for you. We’ve become experts at sneaking ever more vegetables into everything.


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How to make corn tortillas – recipe

A tortilla press is cheap and great fun to use, but a plate or pan will do for these simple, versatile tortillas


I found myself in the classroom this week. Teachers often like to introduce an element of fun in lessons in the first week after the Christmas holidays, so I helped with a session of 90 or so seven- to eight-year-olds learning about Guatemala. The teachers wanted to get the children cooking some food from the region.


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Felix Magath seeks technical director role after buying stake in Rangers

• Former Fulham manager bought 1% stake in Rangers last year

Magath hits out at Fulham over inability to train twice a day

The former Fulham and Bayern Munich manager, Felix Magath, has bought a 1% stake in Rangers and reportedly wants to take up the role as the club’s technical director.


Magath bought the stake last year and has held discussions with one of the many groups that are looking to take control of the Glasgow side but is not looking to take over from Ally McCoist as the club’s permanent manager.


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UK construction output and industrial production fell in November

Sharp drop in oil and gas output lowered production, according to official figures, but factory bounceback buoys economic hopes

A drop in construction and industrial production has added to evidence the UK economy lost momentum in recent months but a bounceback in factory output has buoyed hopes for the manufacturing sector.


Official figures released on Friday showed construction output fell and industrial production sank in November as oil and gas output dropped sharply. But there was more upbeat news on manufacturing and exports that suggested UK companies could weather troubles in their biggest trading partner, the eurozone.


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Santander shares slump after fundraising and dividend cut

Spanish bank asking shareholders for €7.5bn, about 10% of its share capital

Santander shares have fallen 10% after its new chair Ana Botín announced a major fundraising and dividend cuts to shore up the eurozone’s biggest bank.


The shares dropped to €6.17 a day after the Spanish bank asked shareholders for €7.5bn (£5.9bn), about 10% of its share capital, with plans to sell 1.258bn shares at €6.18-€6.50 a share. The stock was suspended on the Madrid stock exchange pending the announcement on Thursday.


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Born winner Ronald Koeman’s mindset can guide Southampton into top four

Former assistant Tonny Bruins Slot watched Koeman stand up to Johan Cruyff when he was dropped by Barcelona and knows that he usually comes out on top

Sadio Mané ruled out of Africa Cup of Nations

Ronald Koeman was affronted, and everyone who knows the Southampton manager knows how that tends to end up. It was the beginning of the 1993-94 season and Johan Cruyff had decided to shake things up at Barcelona by signing the Brazil striker Romário.


It was the days of the three-foreigner rule and Cruyff already had Koeman, Hristo Stoichkov and Michael Laudrup. Four into three would not go and there was much discussion about the manager’s lineup for the opening game of the season against Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.


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Morning Must Reads: January 9

Paris Terror Suspects Cornered The prime suspects in Wednesday’s attack at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo fired shots at French police as the massive dragnet closed on them in a factory northeast of Paris, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport, with at least one hostage. They have told negotiators they want to die…



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What does a woman wear to the menswear shows?

Borrow from the boys, flat shoes and glam-free: our menswear editor Helen Seamons reveals what a woman should wear to this weekend’s London Collections: Men


Anyone who says they don’t give any thought to what they wear to fashion week is lying. As the Guardian and Observer’s menswear editor, I have spent the past nine years – or 18 seasons, in fashion terms – at the menswear shows. For three weeks, twice a year, I have to look good among the most stylish men in the world, who this season are likely to wear classic navy cashmere or a a fresh from-the-catwalk top stitched Prada coat.


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Enter the holy waters: Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu – in pictures

Every year, the month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival sees Hindus taking holy baths, telling folk tales and fasting for peace, prosperity or a husband. Navesh Chitrakar from Reuters photographs the festival’s first day


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Why you really should (but really can't) eat horsemeat

An overabundance of wild horses in the American west is driving us to the brink of an environmental disaster – and the most sensible solution may be adding them to the menu


In 2013, in the wake of the horsemeat scandal that gripped Europe, a number of envelope-pushing, high-end restaurants decided to try to introduce horsemeat to the modern American palate. The result was disastrous.


Philadelphia chef Peter McAndrews, owner of upscale Italian restaurant Monsu, was sent graphic images of horses being slaughtered and even received bomb threats after he announced he would serve horsemeat in his dining room. He publicly declared that the intimidation tactics from horse advocates that had convinced other restaurants not to serve horse would not change his menu. But a visit from the FDA to all five of his restaurants did. The agency’s inspectors advised that he “stay away from it,” he told Eater Philadelphia. “I felt like I had the FBI of the food world on me.”


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The 10 best: film workout scenes

From Rocky to Bridesmaids, how to get fit in the movies


1 | GI Jane


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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Stunning frost formations, an underwater feeding frenzy and a rare bittern feature in this week’s best images from the natural world


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Steve Bell on the Charlie Hebdo attackers: 'Sinister figures with a severe case of jihadi's droop' – video

Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell reflects on his cartoon depicting the terrorists who attacked the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. He says it is easy to demonise and offend extremists and terrorists in a cartoon. In his cartoon, he represents the Charlie Hebdo attackers as clowns, ridiculing them rather than demonising them Continue reading...





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First Draft: Today in Politics

As the jobs numbers come out, Republicans are pondering how to handle good economic news.





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What Happened at Slate This Week?

Greetings, Slate Plus members! By which I really mean, with a bit of Salmonian flourish: Hellooooo!






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Argentina Grants an Orangutan Human-Like Rights

An appeals court sets a precedent by giving an ape legal rights to life, liberty and freedom from harm



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The public only likes ‘thesps’ if they’re national treasures. Why are we embarrassed of acting?

Actors are often dismissed as “luvvies” giving “turns”. Lawyers also wear silly wigs and do their best with hopeless scripts but they’re not lampooned like us


In his new book, Let Me Play the Lion Too: How to Be an Actor, Michael Pennington explores offers a personal A-Z guide. L is for luvvies and other insults…


Let’s be cheerful about all this, and keep a sense of humour when a journalist (as one recently did) describes the stage as a place where “luvvies strike their poses”.


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Stephen Daldry to work his directorial magic on Wicked film

British film-maker confirmed to take charge of adaptation of hit stage musical, with release pencilled in for as early as 2016


A long-gestating big-screen version of the hit stage musical Wicked could see a release as early as 2016, with the acclaimed British director Stephen Daldry taking charge of the cameras.


Producer Marc Platt, who was also behind the stage version, confirmed in an interview with Film Divider that work on developing the movie had begun, with Winnie Holzman, writer of the novelisation of Wicked, at work on a screenplay. Daldry, who studio Universal has been courting since at least 2012, remains attached to the project.


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Sri Lanka’s new president prepares to be sworn in after poll results

Maithripala Sirisena ends dynastic rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa, with election described as most significant for decades

Sri Lanka’s new president, Maithripala Sirisena, is expected to be sworn in later on Friday after final results from historic polls on Thursday showed him the clear victor over the incumbent, controversial Mahinda Rajapaksa.


The result, which surprised many onlookers, ends a decade of rule that critics said had become increasingly authoritarian and marred by nepotism and corruption.


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Leicester target France captain Thierry Dusautoir to bolster their squad

• CEO Simon Cohen: there are some negotiations going on

• Dusautoir is also wanted by several Top 14 sides

Leicester are targeting France captain Thierry Dusautoir to boost their squad for next season, although the Tigers are likely to face serious competition from several Top 14 clubs to sign him.


Dusautoir, 33, has a contract with current club Toulouse until the end of the season having spent eight years with them after joining from Biarritz. But despite Toulouse being keen to retain their captain and interest from other French clubs including Racing Métro, Leicester’s chief executive Simon Cohen has admitted he is attempting to lure the 33-year-old to Welford Road next season.


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Talking Horses: Friday’s best bets and latest racing news

Punters must decide whether another Barney Curley gamble is taking place

It’s a quiet midweek day in January, so we should probably just have a little look around in case Barney Curley might be sneaking up on somebody. There are at least four horses running today that could, in some way, be linked to him and one of them has been the subject of market interest.


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Norwich City appoint Hamilton’s Alex Neil as their new manager

• Neil: ‘It’s a forward-thinking club with ... and big ambition’

Norwich agree deal to appoint Neil as manager


Norwich City have announced that the Hamilton player-manager Alex Neil will take over as their manager following Neil Adams’ resignation this week.


Neil takes over a side sitting seventh in the Championship table, 11 points behind the leaders Bournemouth, and said that he is looking forward to the challenge. “I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of the stature of Norwich,” he told the club’s website. “It’s an exciting challenge at a huge club and one that I’m looking forward to. I’ve watched a lot of Premier League and Championship football over the years and I’ve always been really impressed with Carrow Road and the Norwich fans and the way they get the place going when they get behind the team.


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Australia recover from slow start to beat Kuwait in Asian Cup opener


This match was always going to end with a sigh, and fortunately for the hosts, it was sigh of relief, rather than one of disappointment. There might even have been a few double fist pumps, too.


The slight surprise pre-match was the inclusion of 22-year-old Massimo Luongo, and it proved to be the right one for Australia. The young Swindon Town attacker set up the first goal just past the half hour mark, squeezing through the Kuwait defence then cutting back to Tim Cahill, who was waiting in front of goal.


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Circle says it’s driven by its patients – but it’s been looking rather sick itself

‘Dream the impossible’ promise was left broken after care, hygiene and staffing at Hinchingbrooke hospital were criticised

Circle Holdings became the only private company to run an NHS hospital when it took over Hinchingbrooke NHS trust in early 2012.


The company owns 50.1% of Circle Health with the remainder owned by its doctors and employees. Circle Health was founded in 2004 by Massoud Fouladi, an NHS surgeon, and Ali Parsa, an entrepreneur and former investment banker.


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Why £0.79 is the new £0.69 on Apple's App Store

As promised, Apple raised prices on the App Store in Europe, which is now 20% more expensive than the US


The starting price of apps on Apple’s App Store has increased by up to 15% overnight, after the company raised prices to account for tax and foreign exchange changes.


On the British App Store, the new starting price for non-free apps has risen by 15% to £0.79. But the price rises aren’t uniform: the next tier has remained static at £1.49, while the tier after that has also increased by 15%, from £1.99 to £2.29.


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Frank Lampard: I signed commitment with NYCFC, not Manchester City

• Midfielder describes speculation over deal as ‘lies and nonsense’

• ‘I will now start playing for NYCFC at end of Premier League season’

• City have ‘no agreement with New York’ over Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has moved to clarify the confusion over his move to New York City FC, issuing a statement in which he describes some of the speculation over his current position as “lies and nonsense”.


The Premier League confirmed on Thursday that Manchester City have not broken any rules regarding Frank Lampard’s contract extension and stated that there is no agreement in place between the club or its owners and New York City FC over his registration.


Related: Manchester City have ‘no agreement with New York’ over Frank Lampard


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Since my mother’s death, my father has moved to Thailand to live with a young woman

He went straight after my mum’s funeral, leaving my brother and me to cope. He seems to have no understanding of how his behaviour has upset the family

My father, who is nearly 70, has in the last couple of years established a life for himself in Thailand and now spends more than half the year there, where he has a house and a girlfriend about 40 years his junior. My mother died three years ago, and he left for Thailand immediately after the funeral, leaving my brother and me to deal with the aftermath. My father had had a long-term affair with a young Asian woman while on business trips before Mum’s death, which created a huge amount of turbulence in the family. She forgave him, they worked it out, but she sadly died a few years later. A year after her death, my father was diagnosed with cancer while in England, which my brother and I nursed him through. He recovered and headed straight back to Thailand to continue his new life.


The lasting effect of all this is that my brother’s long-term partner cannot stand to be with my dad, as she feels his behaviour and attitude has been selfish and unacceptable, while my wife has witnessed the grief that my brother and I have suffered while he was away and has no love for him either, combined with a feeling that his reason for being in Thailand is rather seedy.


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Play emulators using OpenELEC and Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

By José Cerrejón Glez for Mis apuntes de… (a.k.a. My notes about the Pi): …Once upon a time a user called mezzo asked himself: “Why there is no retroarch addon for the raspberry pi?”. So without thinking twice decided to compile the Library so he can play their favorite emulators within their favorute Media Center. […]



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Geologists Are Going to Measure Seattle Seahawk Fans’ Feetquake

Geologists Are Going to Measure Seattle Seahawk Fans’ Feetquake

Geologists have installed earthquake sensors to measure the rowdy rumblings of Seattle Seahawks fans.


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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tiny, Giant-Eyed Primate That Was Probably the Inspiration for Yoda

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tiny, Giant-Eyed Primate That Was Probably the Inspiration for Yoda

What I’m about to say could well ignite sectarian conflict within the Star Wars fan community, but I’m pretty sure I know what the inspiration for Yoda was. It was a tiny, wide-eyed, positively adorable primate that bounds around the forests of Indonesia and the Philippines and Borneo: the tarsier.


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City Room: New York Today: 2015 in Review

Friday and the weekend: abiding cold, the Knicks extend their record losing streak, and the year so far in pictures.





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Bring Back Borstal? Not based on my experience

ITV’s televisual experiment has its merits. But as a borstal boy in the 70s, the punitive regime failed me


Review: Bring Back Borstal


The shocking failure rate of modern young offender institutions is the stated justification for Bring Back Borstal, ITV’s new faux prison reality show that began on Thursday night. And given that almost three-quarters of young people released from custody reoffend within 12 months of release, it’s a timely look at the issue.


­Before the era of YOIs, youngsters were sent down for “borstal training”, and the reoffending rate for released trainees was significantly lower than it currently stands – in the 1930s, the decade in which Bring Back Borstal is set, the figure was as low as 30%. This was because the trainees had to work hard, take part in sports and attend education classes, according to Professor David Wilson, the former prison governor and criminologist acting as governor of ITV’s Borstal. “It has to be tough so they can feel some pride in what they achieve,” he argues.


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Swedish court stops hotly-contested wolf hunt

Oerebro and Vaermland regions exceeded their powers by issuing hunting permits for species protected by EU nature legislation, court rules


A Swedish court has pulled the plug on a wolf hunt due to start Friday, favouring animal rights activists in one of the country’s most hotly disputed environmental issues.


Sweden resumed wolf hunting in 2010 and 2011, which led the European Commission to protest the country’s policy of hunting quotas.


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Climber and guide Kenton Cool on Kathmandu, Nepal

It’s attitude as much as altitude that lends Kathmandu its heady air of excitement and edginess, says the Everest veteran. Its position among Himalayan peaks, amazing food, bars, heritage and people makes it the ultimate base camp



For me, Kathmandu is the start of something special. Almost every expedition to Nepal, to Everest and Annapurna, starts and finishes there. It has an energetic feel. People are excited: they’re either going on the trip of a lifetime or coming back from one. I’ve been going to Nepal since 1995, climbing and guiding, probably 30 times in all, and have summited Everest 11 times, so I’ve spent months of my life in Kathmandu.


Nearly all tourists go for the Himalayas then leave the city quickly after. But you have to explore beyond the tourist area, Thamel, and see sensational world heritage religious sites such as the Boudha stupa and Patan Durbar Square, which has the old Malla palace and jawdropping architecture.


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