Showing posts from May 10, 2015


MEET BRENDAN COLLINS From Mansfield, Midlands who is changing the restaurant landscape in Hollywood with his newly opened BIRCH

What do you hope to achieve by living in Los Angeles?
i have achieved so much already more than i ever dreamed possible so i guess now its about keeping the success going. i think its really easy to get cocky, take your eye off the ball and watch it all fall to pieces in front of your eyes so keeping focused is imperative !! i do have a few more restaurant projects to put together and i am waitng for my first cook book to come out this autumn  and the TV chef thing keeps happening so while the opportunities are there ill keep that going    

What one thing do you miss from home?  its very small but specific things these days ive been here a long time and America is my home now to be honest?? but i do miss Sunday dinner with my grandparents, never thought id say this but the rain!! and ive got some great mates back in the UK and now we are all older and married w…

BRIT FIT with Ricky Parcell, PT

Everyone can benefit from eating breakfast. From weight loss and muscle repair to  improved mood and focus, a morning meal benefits your body. When you sleep, your metabolism slows down. Rather than go through the day with a sluggish metabolism, jump-start it with breakfast. Information from the National Weight Control Registry, a database of more than 10,000 people, shows that 78 percent of those who successfully maintain weight loss eat breakfast every day. It's never too late to create a new habit, but it does take some planning and practice. Studies show that eating breakfast may boost memory, enhance cognitive ability and improve attention span. This not only helps children in school, but adults at work and at tasks of daily living. Stabilized blood sugar levels are likely the reason for these improvements. Because we wake up with low blood glucose due to our fasted state, a meal that contains a balance of carbs, protein, fiber and fat will raise blood glucose to a healthy lev…