Food & Recipes

Superb Savvy BBQ Tricks

Superb Savvy BBQ Tricks

Tasty fruits to grill on the BBQ. If you want to receive the title of ‘Master in BBQ’ it means you should be able to use it to prepare more than just sausages and burgers. Get creative and throw some fruit on there, too. Thanks to the heat, the natural sugars will caramelise and enhance the flavour. The trick is to use fruits with firm flesh that hold up well to the heat of the BBQ without getting... »

10 Breakfast Recipes You Have To Try

10 Breakfast Recipes You Have To Try

Our savvy team loves to eat breakfast in the morning – actually we have to admit we just love to eat in general – and we think it has to be a quality time. In the weekends or when you are having a day off, it’s so much nicer to start a day with a healthy and tasteful breakfast and spend some time with people you love or with a good magazine and some music. So, let’s breakfa... »

Best Bits of Booming Birmingham

Best Bits of Booming Birmingham

Did you know that Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham, is also one that is booming?  Next to a brand new modern library, a high ranked University and beautifully renovated Victorian buildings, there are also new parks, public spaces, and extravagant new residential and commercial buildings. Of course we cannot forget to mention the outstanding Mailbox and Bullring shopping malls and th... »

Our Savvy Valentine Gift Guide

Our Savvy Valentine Gift Guide

TO BE OR NOT TO BE, MY VALENTINE? Let’s be honest, a lot of people see Valentine’s Day as a “Commercial Hallmark holiday” which could give V-Day a pretty negative image. Naysayers aside, we see it as a great excuse to show some love to the important people in our lives. We have been celebrating Valentine’s Day for thousands of years. But do you know where this tradition finds its origin? Unf... »

When Is The Best Time To Drink Coffee?

When Is The Best Time To Drink Coffee?

We all know that coffee gives you a boost. We often drink a cup first thing to get us going, but then we also like to follow a late night meal with a shot of the black stuff. Add to this a few cups during the day and you can pretty much end up drinking the stuff all day. So when is the best time to drink a coffee? Much of the feeling we get from the morning boost isn’t necessarily down just ... »

Savvy Recipe For Pork Fillet Stir-Fry

Savvy Recipe For Pork Fillet Stir-Fry

Ingredients: Pork Fillet Wine or Brandy Soy Sauce Sesame Oil Cornflour Rice Oyster Sauce Ginger Garlic Broccoli Groundnut Oil Sugar Snap Peas Pak Choi   Directions:   Toss the pork fillet with the wine or brandy, soy sauce, sesame oil (1 tablespoon each) and coat with cornflour. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes whilst cooking the rice. Mix together the remaining soy sauce with the oyster... »

7 Foods To Give You An Energy Boost

7 Foods To Give You An Energy Boost

It’s the New Year and many of us will have set ourselves the ‘loose weight’ resolution. So here are 7 foods that can give you a much needed energy boost without compromising on the diet.   Nuts These are often avoided by dieters due to concerns with fat content. However, nuts such as walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts and Brazil nuts all contain good fats, iron and other essenti... »

Next Time Mash Some Vegetables With Your Potatoes

Next Time Mash Some Vegetables With Your Potatoes

The cornerstone of any post-Christmas or New Year diet is of course vegetables. However it’s often tricky (and boring) to eat as many as you should, so next time consider this age-old Irish method of getting more veg into your diet. Going by the name Colcannon, the dish combines rich and creamy mash potato with a load of vegetables. Using just one vegetable in each dish you can create a wonderful ... »

Five Foods To Make You Happy

Five Foods To Make You Happy

We all know that food and emotion are closely linked, and that food and family go hand in hand. We also know that there are plenty of good things in naturally produced foods as well as plenty of chemicals in bad foods. There are some foods though that will give you a nice boost and will leave your body and mind feeling satisfied. Cauliflower Great for Vitamin C to boost your immune system and redu... »

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas to all our Savvy readers. We’ll be back after the festivities to provide with more ways to save you time, effort and money!   From all of the team we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!   The Savvy Elfs   Header Image Credit »

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