Nuts about nuts? Next time you grab a handful to curb those hunger pangs, keep these quick tips in mind. Raw, unsalted nuts are the best choice, and aim to keep your portion size around 100 calories, which s roughly 12 almonds, 10 walnuts or 8 macadamias.
Coffee isn’t just a great perk up to start your day. Research has shown that caffeine can help reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and improve cognitive function as it blocks inflammation in the brain, specifically adenosine receptors, which can start a cascade that promotes cognitive decline. But as with anything, moderation is key. For
The lamb ‘flap’ or belly is perfect for slow cooking. Check out this flavour-packed Moroccan Lamb Belly Roulade will have your taste-buds dancing. Ingredients Brookside Farms Lamb Belly 5 cloves garlic – smashed 1 handful of fresh rosemary – ripped into pieces olive oil Salt & pepper Rub 150g Merguez sausage meat (or chorizo meat)
Choosing fresh seasonal produce was actually far easier before we started the mass import and exportation of goods a few decades ago. The choice of what the local market had on offer was far more limited but arguably far more beneficial for our health. The logic around having watermelon in summer and pumpkin soup in
Our recipe for Barbecue Lamb Loin Chops with Burnt Butter Potato Salad and Quick Pickled Radish and Cucumber Salad will help you show some flare at your next barbecue. When working with premium lamb, all you need is a bit of seasoning and hot barbecue to bring out the delicious flavours of the meat. The
Is fresh really best? To cook or not to cook? Almost all food is processed in some way before it is eaten, fundamentally to eliminate micro-organisms and bacteria and to extend shelf life. Cooking and recipe creation is also a form of processing. Here are the real facts on how to get the most nutrition
At last, winter is over! It’s time to put the heavy jackets and blankets away and spring clean your home, ready for summer. What better way to welcome the warmer weather than with a sparkling clean fridge stocked with fresh and healthy ingredients!? Try this easy four-step fridge spring clean process: clean, organise, ditch and re-stock. STEP
Do your children crave sugar? Has their sugar habit got out of hand? If you are struggling to wean your child off of sugar laden foods and sweet treats, you are not alone! Globally the trend in sugar consumption by children is increasing and in the UK it is reported that on average, children are
What exactly is sugar? The generic name ‘sugar’ refers to sweet, soluble carbohydrates, which takes many forms including granulated sugar (white, raw, brown, caster), honey and corn syrup. Sugars occur naturally in some foods, such as fruit and dairy products. They are also added to a wide variety of commercially produced foods. The simplest form of sugars
Don’t let your favourite comfort foods weigh you down. Small recipe modifications can make even the most indulgent winter recipes better for your health and your waistline. Read our top tips for creating healthy comfort food: Mashed Potatoes– replace half the potatoes with steamed cauliflower for a lighter texture, boost of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
In my last post, we looked at strategies that can boost immunity and help ward off the common cough and cold. This week, we look at nutritious foods that contain vital nutrients to support a healthy immune system. Read on for my top 10 picks to pop on your shopping list and help fortify your
As the wintry weather hits, it’s time to think about how to ward off nasty cough and cold! As with many aspects of health and wellbeing, prevention is best approach. Get ready to arm yourself with the weaponry you need to keep the germs away and prepare your immune system for the chilly days and
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