Chywanaprash is used as a nourishing tonic for healthy living. Made from a time honoured recipe, it's a delicious natural blend of unique herbs, spices and...... more
Chywanaprash is used as a nourishing tonic for healthy living. Made from a time honoured recipe, it's a delicious natural blend of unique herbs, spices and honey in a base of amla fruit. Naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. 100% organic, ethically sourced and suitable for vegetarians.
"Well me old mates, we're a nation that loves to eat but we've got no time to cook". So begins Jamie Oliver's latest assault on the nation's taste buds and his...... more
"Well me old mates, we're a nation that loves to eat but we've got no time to cook". So begins Jamie Oliver's latest assault on the nation's taste buds and his recipe for putting the "pukka" back into "tukka", with a blend of common sense and imagination. Pukka here means discarding those pre-prepared meals cluttering your fridge in favour of fresh ingredients, supplemented by a "first-aid" supply of staple essentials, including oils, pulses and spices. The resulting "tukka" ranges from spaghettini with baby tomatoes, garlic and basil to a warm salad of chargrilled salmon, courgette and asparagus with a thyme and lemon dressing. After Oliver has trounced the packaged meals for time, price and taste, he takes off on his silver scooter to help three very different people inject a little class into their cooking. A student friend, a fireman and a city trader are all cajoled into wielding the pestle and mortar on the contents of their shopping bag, whacking it in the oven and serving up finished treats including roast pork, celeriac and potato gratin, and sea bass with fried fennel and black olive sauce. Desserts of semi-fredo, sticky chocolate sponge pudding and apricot and pistachio tarte tatin (see Amazon.co.uk's recipe feature) are equally impressive.If his mockney banter may occasionally have you reaching for the rolling pin there's no doubting Oliver's enthusiasm for preparing and enjoying food, or his overriding message that well-prepared, simple fare beats mass-produce every time. There is also a certain voyeuristic fascination in deducing the social mores of the various kitchens on display; from students with their parents' old pans to gleaming stainless steel designer surfaces the extremes of culinary chic are on display. If you're a devotee of the hugely successful Naked Chef series (also available on video and DVD) then Pukka Tukka certainly won't disappoint. One note of caution: if you're not quick on the rewind button at the programmes end, you'll end up watching a tacked-on video for Jamie's indie-dance-style band--you have been warned! --Steve Napleton
Advantages: Great quality, easy to remove pages, widely available Disadvantages: None
...I have recently been doing a course in childcare and needed to get a pad which I could make notes in but which would also be suitable for providing paper which could be slotted into a lever arch file, I chose the A4 version of the Pukka Pad.
I bought my pad from Asda when I was doing my weekly shop but they are widely available all over, the pads come in a range of sizes A4, A5 and half of A5...
Advantages: Great quality, lightweight, handy size Disadvantages: High price unless reduced
...I'm at Uni at the moment which involves taking lots of notes and keeping track of my days, and although i'm a big moleskine fan was finding it too expensive to replace them at the speed i was getting through them, as at £9 a pad it's not cheap!
I decided to look around on Amazon for an alternative, and saw the Pukka Pads, which were £10 for a pack of three books with 200 pages per pad. I...
Advantages: nice packaging, great taste, not expensive Disadvantages: not sure it actually makes much difference to skin
...I quite like some herbal and fruit teas, other I don't rate much at all, so trying a new one is always a bit risky for me! I saw this tea for sale in Holland and Barrett along with a few others from Pukka and decided it looked good enough to give it a try.The tea cost me £2.19 for 20 bags and is available on Holland and Barrett's web site as well as in their shops. I thou...