• How To Keep Hydrated at University

    For many people who are accustomed to the tantalising tastes of fizzy drinks, herbal teas and super smoothies, the thought of drinking water seems somewhat dull.

    In the fridges of retail stores where colourful drinks and quirky bottles are piled up high, there is no wonder why the transparent shade of water fades into oblivion. For students, the choice is simple, whichever is the cheapest and looks the ...

  • Autumnal Recipes

    The change in seasons signifies a change in your culinary choices. Light breakfasts, lunches and dinners make way for heartier meals that will keep you warm and fuller for longer.

    In the culinary world, the start of a new season ignites the spark of seasonal fruit and vegetables; allowing Chefs to create new dishes to delight the autumnal taste palette. These seasonal fruits and vegetables tend to have ...

  • The Fussy Eaters Guide to School Lunches

    The summer holidays are a time when children are able to exercise their wild ways, with no early mornings, school rules or homework; children as free to do whatever they please.

    Considering that school holidays last for about six decades in kiddy-years, you would think that starting school would be a welcomed break. However, September is a dreaded time of the year for the free-spirited and rebellious, ...

  • Top food tips for students leaving home to go to University

    It is nearly that time of the year where many students will be leaving their homes for the first time, to live on their own at University. As exciting as this can be, it can also be very nerve wracking for both the students and parents!

  • The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

    It may come as a suprise that the beauty industry itself has some serious flaws, albeit hidden behind the glitz and glamour of celebrity-endorsed marketing campaigns, photogenic packaging and a whole lot of airbrushing. However, for those who are truly "in the know", there are aspects of the industry that are a little camera shy.

    For the budding vegan, throwing away the honey, milk and eggs may have ...

  • The benefits of turmeric for our health

    Turmeric has been said to be one of the most effective nutritional supplements in existence, and many high quality studies show that it has many benefits for both your body and brain. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour, and has been used in India for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb. It has recently become extremely popular here, due to ...

  • Vegan Cherry Bakewell Muffin Recipe

    Our bakers here at LIV produce a selection of cakes each day here in store to sell in our Eatery. We believe that our ingredients help to create delicious tasting baked goods, and making them using organic, vegan or gluten free products ensure that we are creating something for everyone.

    This is one of our bakers' favourite vegan recipes to make here at LIV. They taste amazing, and are the perfect size ...

  • Vegan Alternative Afternoon Tea Ideas

    Afternoon tea is somewhat of a traditional British form of indulgence. A cup of tea, with a selection of small cakes and scones along with a selection of sandwiches served on a cake stand creates the perfect way to spend an afternoon out with friends or family.

    Going out for an afternoon tea can sometimes be a challenge if you’re ...

  • Quick and easy smoothie and juice recipes that you can make at home

    Eating a good amount of fruit and vegetables a day is so important for our bodies, and a great way to ensure that you are getting this right amount is by making smoothies. The best thing about smoothies is that they taste amazing yet are a great way to give your body the daily nutrition it needs. Although there are many different smoothie recipes you can follow, it is also possible ...

  • LIV Food Market Celebrates Vegan & Plant Based Lifestyles at Viva! Vegan Festival.

    On Sunday 12th August at the Bluecoat, Amy and Becky from LIV will be attending Viva! Vegan Festival. They will be there representing LIV and providing information and advice about a vegan or plant based lifestyle at one of the stalls, Amy is our baker in store here at LIV, and specialises in vegan baking, so she will be great at giving advice and recipe ideas to customers.

    There will be a huge range of ...

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