Give up the Dolmio days – how to make pasta sauce

If you live in the UK then you’ve probably heard that Mars Foods announced yesterday that their Dolmio pasta sauce is not suitable to be eaten every day! This is due to the large amounts of sugar, salt and fat in the sauce. This secret of the sauce isn’t a huge revelation but it’s very surprising to hear a food company state that their own foods are not suitable for daily consumption.

You can read more about it here.

Anyway I suggest you ditch Dolmio and the other pre-made sauces and instead make your own healthier and tastier pasta sauce. For something quick and simple check out Donal’s recipe in the video below.

And if you have more time and really want to indulge have a crack at Antonio Carluccio’s traditional Tagliatelle al Ragu


What’s really in our food?

This article in today’s Guardian caught my eye.

It relates to Bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-mimicking chemical being found in the cans housing Campbells soup.

Contact with BPA has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, asthma, obesity and diabetes, but the debate about tolerable levels of exposure is ongoing.

Read the full article here: