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BOL Hot Meal Pots: Speedy Summer Dining

You may remember how delicious SEEN found BOL’s Salad Pots earlier in the year. We are certainly looking forward to trying their new Italian Tomato Courgetti and Moroccan Chicken Tagine. Ready in three minutes, these promise a wealth of wholesome and fresh ingredients; perfect for a quick lunch or supper when you’re on the go and have no time to cook something more elaborate from scratch. You’ll recall that SEEN was struck by how filling the Salad Jars were; we have no doubt that BOL will have pulled this feat off again.

You may remember how delicious SEEN found BOL’s Salad Pots earlier in the year. We are certainly looking forward to trying their new Italian Tomato Courgetti and Moroccan Chicken Tagine. Ready in three minutes, these promise a wealth of wholesome and fresh ingredients; perfect for a quick lunch or supper when you’re on the go and have no time to cook something more elaborate from scratch. You’ll recall that SEEN was struck by how filling the Salad Jars were; we have no doubt that BOL will have pulled this feat off again.

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The Italian Tomato Courgetti utilises the technique of spiralising (cutting courgette in a spiraliser to create healthy ‘noodles’ which require less cooking) to create a pasta-free pot complementing hearty arborio and red rice, broccoli, cannellini beans and basil pesto in an Italian-style sundried tomato sauce.  The Moroccan Chicken Tagine – high in protein and low in fat – combines marinated spiced chicken with giant cous cous, roasted butternut squash, turmeric chickpeas, dried apricots and a squeeze of lemon. SEEN feels it is this attention to flavourful detail that will make these Pots a big hit.

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Developed with top chefs and nutritionist Ian Marber (AKA The Food Doctor), these two recipes join BOL’s extensive and imaginative range of nutritious and delicious meals, which launched in April 2015. These include Thai Coconut Curry, Sri Lankan Lentil Sambar, Mexican Sweet Potato Chilli, Singapore Vermicelli Noodles, Keralan Coconut Chicken and Jamaican Jerk Chicken. SEEN’s getting hungry just writing about them. Talking of hunger, BOL donated 100% of their year one profits to the global hunger crisis, if you need any further persuasion to give them a go. Priced very reasonably from £3 – 3.50, they’re available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose nationwide and online at Ocado.

www.bolfoods.com

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.