YOUR WEEKEND FINDS
Coconuts have quietly been making a comeback in all areas of our lives. They are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimes.
It's no surprise as they're highly nutritious, rich in fibre, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. From culinary creations to magic beauty potions, coconuts pack a good punch.
Although coconut oil is high in saturated fat, it is metabolized quickly so it gets burned off as energy. It also helps detoxify and balance your digestive tract which means you absorb the other nutrients in your diet better. It's also fantastic for your hair and skin, helping with preventing signs of aging like loss of elasticity in your skin. Learn more about its benefits here.
Lisa Taddeo's Sunday Times number one best seller, Three Women, introduces us to three, very different, but unforgettable women whose experiences remind us that we are not alone. A staggering work of non-fiction, based on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, this book is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy. If you're looking to get lost in a book this Summer, look no further than this.
Even as things begin to open up, in order to stay safe the restaurant industry is still limited by the number of people it can let through its doors. Luckily for us, some of our favourite restaurants like Shoreditch's Lahpet are sharing their recipes
(and even offering make at home kits for those living in London) for you to make some of their best loved signature dishes like their famous Tea Leaf Salad
yourself. It might sound weird, but trust us -
you need to try this. It's so good they named the restaurant after it (it translates to "lahpet thohk" in Burmese), so that's a pretty good sign, right?! Offering authentic Burmese cuisine like nowhere else in London, their food is truly the best so we're keen to try as many recipes as we can until we can get back to the restaurant!
If you're a fan of investigative or true crime podcasts then you won't want to miss this. Girl Taken takes listeners on a journey into the dark heart of the migrant crisis.
BBC journalist Sue Mitchell and former soldier Rob Lawrie thought they were dealing with the heartbreaking but fairly straightforward story of an Afghan father and his motherless four-year-old daughter as they struggled to get to the UK from Calais. But the following four years saw Sue and Rob fall into a web of lies and life-altering, mind changing events.
This true crime podcast is a 10-part series, involving closed borders and broken promises, for the truth and to find a little girl.