October 15, 2015

The Best Supplements for your Joints in Preparation for Winter

Note: Today’s guest post is by Chloe Tucker from SHOPS merchant, Simply Supplements. Established more than 10 years ago, industry-leading Simply Supplements supplies high-quality nutritional supplements to customers all over the world.  ———– If you don’t mind the cold, perhaps your real problem with winter is the dreaded aches and pains. Glucosamine Sulphate is a best-selling supplement for the maintenance of healthy joint function and mobility, especially as the body ages. While our bodies naturally produce Glucosamine to support the growth of healthy joint tissue, factors such as age, injury and excess […]
October 13, 2015

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, and Chickpea Tagine with Spice Kitchen

Brought to by Birmingham-based Spice Kitchen, this vegetable-packed tagine is full of flavour and extremely hearty. Spice Kitchen prides itself on its hand blended and homegrown Indian Spices, and the freshest spices selection sourced from around the world.   This special tagine recipe uses Ras El Hanout, a well known spice blend from Morocco. Dried apricots and the cinnamon in the Ras El Hanout provide just a hint of sweetness and practically melt into the dish. The recipe makes plenty for 6 – 8 people, and it will always taste […]
October 11, 2015

Butter Chicken Curry with Curry with Love

At the mother and daughter-run Curry with Love, making authentic Indian dishes from scratch is a labour of love and meeting their customer needs a constant focus. Since customers kept asking for a Butter Chicken Curry Kit they set about to create it.     What they realised in the process is that the spices used were almost identical to that of their Tikka Masala Kits! Below you can find their very easy solution to a Butter Chicken recipe. Ingredients 1 Tikka Masala Kit from ‘Curry with Love’ 200g butter 400g tin chopped tomatoes 200ml double cream […]
October 4, 2015

5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 5p Shopping Bag Charge

These past few weeks and months have been abuzz with news of the new 5p charge on one-time plastic shopping bag. The move is part of a government effort to eliminate waste and encourage people to opt for reuseable bags when they shop. If all goes according to plan, the new charge could reduce single-use plastic bags usage in supermarkets by as much as 80%. Judging from the comments on our Facebook page, peoples’ emotions about having to pay for their bags when they shop range from optimistic to skeptical. Most […]
September 27, 2015

Celebrate British Food Fortnight with SHOPS

The nights may be drawing in and the temperature dropping but autumn is a wonderful time of year for British Food! To help you discover the hidden gems you can’t find in the supermarket, SHOPS has put together a Best of British shelf. Packed full of delicious discoveries from all over the country, shopping with our merchants also help support independent British Food retailers. Discover the Best of British on SHOPS now. Here’s a few of our favourites to help you get started!
September 20, 2015

Apple Strudel by Halusky

Halusky on SHOPS specialise in Czech and Slovak foods and their pages are packed with the finest and most popular products from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Halusky prides itself on the stories and passion their products carry. Whether you are looking to try Czech and Slovak flavours for the first time or are looking to recreate a holiday dish, there is always something delicious to be served on Halusky on SHOPS. This apple strudel recipe is elegant in in its simplicity and carries its own history in its combination of […]
September 13, 2015

New Baby Checklist from mySupermarket

To help you through the first few weeks mySupermarket have put together a short Newborn Baby Checklist which can help you get organised and save money too! There is so much choice on the market telling you and other soon-to-be parents what you need to give your baby the best start. It can be easy to get confused by the number of products and offers available and overspending seems certain. Worse still, it can be easy to overspend on  unnecessary items that clog up your home and drain the bank account. […]
August 29, 2015

Bank Holiday Hummus with the Greenwich Pantry

Greenwich Pantry is an independent food boutique based in Greenwich. Focussing on providing artisanal foodie experiences. This store is creating a warm and friendly shopping experience. Greenwich Pantry pledge to help put the fun back into shopping, cooking and connecting with food.
August 27, 2015

#NationalDogDay with Just Reward Pet Hampers on SHOPS

Just Reward are a hamper service with a difference! Providing your pet with a unique selection of treats, Just Reward Hampers are a perfect gift for your own pet or your pet-owning friends Inspired by Arthur, the MD’s (Managing Dog) favourites, Just Reward also stock individual items to help you build your own bespoke hampers for your dog or cat. David from Just Reward (with a little input from Arthur) tells us more:
August 23, 2015

Why Eating seasonally is good for your health, wealth and the planet

Urbangrains produce seasonal, artisan food perfect for everyday meals and more luxurious dishes. Looking to combine nutritious and delicious, Urbangrains focus on sourcing seasonal ingredients ethically and are dedicated to providing high quality, unusual products which stay true to traditional craftsmanship and origins. Here Sal from Urbangrains explains how eating seasonally could change the way you view the food on your plate!