Nutrition for Weight Loss

Happy New Year everyone.  Now that the festivities are finished many people will be seeking to improve their health and perhaps lose some weight.  I’ve had a look at some weight loss research and have summarised it in to practical (dare I say, “easy”?) dietary suggestions.  Here’s the evidence based research:- No need to reduce […]

Mackerel Pate

Just a quick post to share this recipe for mackerel pate. This recipe contains quite a lot of (“good”) fats so it should be enjoyed in moderation in order to avoid having too much of a good thing. The mackerel contains omega 3 (good for the cardiovascular system) and the avocado contains monounsaturated fat (shown […]

A Nutritional Therapist Who Says Diet isn’t Everything

I wanted to share this lovely info-graphic from showing the dangers of sitting too long. As a Nutritional Therapist I know the risks associated with poor diet however poor diet is definitely not the only contributing factor to good health (or lack of it). Sitting too long is a very dangerous activity – fact. […]

Creamy Fish Pie

There is good quality evidence to show that oily fish (e.g., salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc.) consumption is good for your heart.  Oily fish can lower blood pressure and reduce fat build up in the arteries but only if the fish is broiled or baked.  Fried fish or fish sandwiches not only cancels out the benefits of oily […]

Healthy Eating Plate from Alliance for Natural Health

I wanted to share this new information from the Alliance for Natural Health regarding what a “healthy” plate of food should look like. Their original article can be found here and is well worth a read as it discusses potential problems with the UK (and US) government’s Eatwell Plate. Alliance for Natural Health launch a […]

Almond and Herb Crackers

…no matter how many of these we make they are almost always finished right away The credit for this recipe goes to Julie and Charles Mayfield and their Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook. I love this recipe as the crackers are loved by paleo and non-paleo people alike.  The crackers are great as […]

Lemon Cheese Cake (without the cheese and cake but still very nice)

“You’ve got to put this one on that blog” My Beloved I served this up on New Year’s day as a treat for my beloved who said “Outstanding.  You’ve got to put this one on that blog.”   And so here it is. All hail the wonders of gelatin and the humble coconut!  I’ve already […]

Banana Bread

A tried and tested and favourite.  I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been asked for the recipe for this.  Gluten free, dairy free, SCD legal (when made with ripe bananas), high in protein, nutrient dense with no added sugar/sweetener. Have this for breakfast and it will keep you going until lunch We have […]

Leek and Potato Soup (without the potato)

For those of you who have given up potatoes and miss their culinary “thickening” abilities in soups this recipe is for you. A paleo, SCD, gluten, dairy and potato free soup which is quick and easy to make yet still tastes thick and creamy like it was made with potatoes. For health reasons many people […]

Panna Cotta

A gluten and dairy free dessert sweetened only with fruit puree.  SCD “legal” (depending on fruit puree used).  Only store cupboard ingredients needed so you can always have this on standby with no last minute dash to the shops.  An enjoyable way to increase your gelatin intake which has many, many natural health benefits (see […]