Salmon with spaghetti

This next recipe was kind of thrown together as I was coming back home from uni. My parents had had a main meal for lunch so they wanted something light and fresh but I was still quite hungry so we needed some kind of compromise! My mum doesn’t like king prawns otherwise this would have [...]

Salmon with spaghetti2016-01-11T12:15:08+00:00

Spiced Banana and Walnut Loaf

It’s lovely to be back home for Christmas and there's nothing better to get me into the Christmas spirit than doing a bit of baking while listening to some cheesy Christmassy music. I don’t have a massive sweet tooth, but I do love the occasional wedge of banana bread! So I decided to make a [...]

Spiced Banana and Walnut Loaf2015-12-14T17:22:08+00:00

Spicy Butternut squash and Lentil dhal

When I went to a friends a couple of weeks ago, she cooked up a really yummy lentil bolognaise from the new Deliciously Ella book. It was lovely to have a dish that felt substantial without meat and was hearty and healthy! I have to say that I got the book soon afterwards and this [...]

Spicy Butternut squash and Lentil dhal2015-08-06T08:27:53+01:00

How to boost your mood on a grey summers day..

Firstly eating oily fish such as mackerel, sardines and my favorite salmon at least twice a week. This will provide you with good sources of vitamin D essential when the sun isn’t shining. The oily fish also provides heaps of omega 3 helping nerves to communicate effectively. Next nibble on nuts! Nuts such as Brazil [...]

How to boost your mood on a grey summers day..2015-07-30T10:24:32+01:00

Perfect Pulses

Chickpeas, lentils and all different kinds of beans are great sources of protein and iron, are high in soluble fiber that helps to lower blood cholesterol and contain and a lot of vitamins and minerals. I think that they are brilliant replacements to meat in recipes giving excellent texture and taste, bulking out recipes and [...]

Perfect Pulses2015-07-15T04:36:55+01:00

Chicken, Orange and Apricot Tagine

I was in one of my favorite shops where I live and as always looking through the recipe books! I came across a yummy tagine and couscous book and the recipe that stood out to me was this a chicken, apricot and almond tagine. I was very tempted to get the book but managed to [...]

Chicken, Orange and Apricot Tagine2015-07-10T17:46:45+01:00

The Power of Food

Pain, Injuries and Muscle strains after exercising can lead to people regularly popping pills to reduce the pain and inflammation of affected areas. However I believe a more effective way to solve these problems is through the power of food! Instead of eating a diet high in refined foods such as (white bread, pasta, rice, [...]

The Power of Food2015-06-14T08:17:00+01:00

It’s all about the Fat!

I thought I would share with you some thoughts on fat after reading an interesting article about the top 5 fats and how and why we should eat them. The 5 sources Butter Coconut oil Extra virgin olive oil Cod Liver oil Animal fats Butter stabilizes the blood sugar levels. This leads to a significant [...]

It’s all about the Fat!2015-06-07T06:53:11+01:00

Eating for energy

Correct Carbs Its best to eat carbs that are unrefined…. so try and avoid white bread, pasta rice, biscuits and cake ! as these rapidly increase your blood sugar levels disrupting your energy levels. Instead opt for sweet potatoes, brown rice, pulses and quinoa ! Fabulous Fats Fats have had a bad reputation for some [...]

Eating for energy2015-06-04T06:00:44+01:00
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