Turkey, lemony beans, sweet-and sour-carrots: Yotam Ottolenghis Thanksgiving recipes

You dont have to be based in the US to enjoy these offbeat festive recipes Theres a careful order to the Thanksgiving celebration: a turkey centrepiece plus all the trimmings, a pie (pumpkin, pecan or otherwise), good company, cheer and, above all, thanks lots of it. In these erratic times, in particular, I find the latter so important. You can and, indeed, should debate what to put on the table, whether to break from tradition or stay within its cozy confines, but for so many of us, fortunate to be sitting with loved ones over a plentiful meal, there is a very good reason to take a moment to acknowledge our fortune and count our blessings. Roast turkey with ancho …

A letter to my stillborn daughter

The sadness of leaving the hospital empty-handed is indescribable: the letter you always wanted to write It felt like a normal delivery. I didnt expect it to, but it did. The pain of labour was immediately buffered by that overwhelming and total love that sweeps in the moment a mother holds her baby. The power of that feeling is a one-off there is nothing to compare it to. But it was the joyful stupor, the sense of celebration, that took me by surprise. I didnt expect to feel joy. Before I could finish wondering why I hadnt cried, a shadow slipped over me as I said you looked too perfect to have suffered death in my womb. And then reality, …

‘I gave a blueberry facial to a vegan dog’: inside the pet pampering boom

From cat spas to dogs Fitbits, pets are more fussed over than ever. Whats behind the mini-me phenomenon? Jane Lawlor is giving me a tour of her Essex hotel. Most of our suites come with views of the pool or the rolling fields of the Brentwood countryside, and our evening turn-down service includes lighting flameless candles and leaving luxury pillow treats, she says, handing me a glass of champagne in the hotel bar, where velvet sofas face a wood-burning stove. Were all about relaxation and privacy here, so most guests like to eat in peace via room service, choosing anything from pan-crusted cod to lobster tail with caviar. And wait till you see the spa we offer the latest treatments …

Beyonc’s crash diet plan sells an impossible, damaging ideal | Laura Snapes

In promoting an expensive vegan diet plan, the singer has described confronting her weight as every womans nightmare. She is irresponsibly stoking an evil diet culture but is also a victim of it B2018 Coachella headline set was a feat of meticulous preparation. She conceived a show that would pay tribute to the culture of historically black colleges and universities. Having just given birth to twins, she worked for months on the exacting choreography and arrangements. And she went on a demanding vegan diet that also eschewed sugar, carbs, dairy and alcohol. Im hungry, she says in The video advertising Beyoncs diet plan. We see her dancing, doing battle ropes, sit-ups, intensive stretching and squatting in resistance bands. Borges tells …