Prawns and Avocado Salad

Prawns and Avocado Salad

This salad may be a throwback to my childhood, but it still makes a great lunch or starter, so let’s put some mousse in our hair (not that I need any!), put on some Vinyl (Prince of course)and put this perfect nutritious little...
Considering Calcium: Bone Health & much more…

Considering Calcium: Bone Health & much more…

Introduction While we know that it plays a fundamental role in the building of our bones, Calcium’s influence goes far beyond bone health.  It plays a vital role in other processes including muscle function, nerve transmission, and even blood clotting. In other words,...
How can we invest in our Bone Health

How can we invest in our Bone Health

Our lovely bones support our shape and movement and it would be really great to start to invest in good bone health all through our lives. After all, we will want to remain mobile and strong for as long as possible as we age.  So, how can we invest in our bone...
Plant Power!

Plant Power!

Recently, I was listening to a podcast with Tim Spector, who is a professor of genetics and an author. He mentioned that we should eat a variety of 30 plants per week as a guide to getting a cross section of the nutrients and phytochemicals that we need.  That...
Slow Cooked Beef Stew

Slow Cooked Beef Stew

Oh the winter warming joys of walking into your kitchen after work and smelling a comforting slow cooked beef stew bubbling away gently!  My recipe is pretty basic and as ever, feel free to switch up the herbs or vegetables to suit your own tastes. I regularly...
Broccoli & Carrot Salad

Broccoli & Carrot Salad

You can keep a broccoli & carrot salad simple with just those two ingredients and add some salad dressing. However, I like to add in a few more colours (i.e. nutrients). So, this is an example of one which I made for lunch, based on what I had in the...
How to Wash Fruit & Vegetables!

How to Wash Fruit & Vegetables!

While it would be ideal to eat all organic, it isn’t always possible for loads of reasons. So have you ever wondered how to wash fruit & vegetables to reduce the traces of pesticides etc? Here are a few tips for you… Why we need to consider how we wash...
Cannellini Bean  & Tomato Soup

Cannellini Bean & Tomato Soup

Cannellini beans are a brilliant store cupboard staple. They are really convenient to add to soups, dips, stews and salads, thanks to their dense and creamy flavour. If you buy them tinned, just remember to always rinse really well before using. I tweaked a recipe for...
Apple & Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apple & Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Apple & Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten and dairy free! This recipe was inspired by a youtube video I saw on and I just changed a couple of ingredients to suit what I had in the cupboard. Oh, and to add some dark chocolate chips as well! Walnuts...
Blueberry Coconut Cacao & Chia Overnight Oats

Blueberry Coconut Cacao & Chia Overnight Oats

Oats are a great start to the day as they have protein, omega 3, fibre and micro nutrients. Its micro nutrients include Lignans, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Copper, Biotin, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Chromium and Zinc. When you add Chia and other seeds to the mix,...
Chocolate & Peanut Protein Balls

Chocolate & Peanut Protein Balls

The ingredients for these chocolate & peanut protein balls are treats made from store cupboard items. They have some sweetness from the dried dates and maple syrup (equivalent to approximately 1 teaspoon of sugar per ball) so don’t eat too many at once!...
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