I find the biggest obstacle to choosing and eating the right foods for every meal is my inbuilt programming of what a meal ‘should’ be. Working with clients, I have learned that breakfast is the meal people find most difficult to reimagine.
I’m a great believer that the proverbs and old wives’ tales that we learned from our grandparents were based in ancient wisdom that we ignore at our peril. So I wasn’t surprised to learn, during my functional medicine training earlier this year, that a daily portion of stewed apples can work miracles in just a few days to support and restore a healthy microbial population in the gut. Continue reading
There are some classic flavour combinations that risk being forever lost to low carb dieters and many of my recipes focus on keeping them alive. Here’s one that works well for breakfast and also as a dessert. Continue reading
I’ll be honest, sprinkling sugar and lemon juice over a hot, lacy pancake is a favourite childhood memory that has been forever spoiled by going low carb-gluten free. But all is not lost: these low carb coconut pancakes from The Ketogenic Kitchen are completely delicious!
I must confess, I find ‘during the day’ food a bit of a pain. I really love my evening cooking ritual but I’m too often tempted to cut myself a quick chunk of cheese at midday and carry on working. To cure myself of my bad habits I’ve been trying different brunch bowls. This one works well – and it was especially easy because I made my favourite rainbow room salad last night and simply processed a few extra carrots for later. Continue reading
I love my NutriBullet, and wouldn’t be without it but it’s important to remember that not everything you can pulverise in a cup is good for you: the key benefit of smoothie makers is their ability to reduce foods to micro-particles that bypass our lazy chewing and boost stressed digestion, improving bioavailability of nutrients; the key danger is how easy it is to overwhelm your blood sugar because of the fast absorption.
The sun was shining into my kitchen as I did my pre-lunch fridge surfing, prompting me to pull together a little salad in celebration of the first free Vitamin D of the year. Continue reading
Fritatta (fritattae? fritattas? frittatuses?) are one of the simplest and most delicious ways to eat supper. This one, stolen from Nigel Slater’s wonderful little cook book Continue reading
I’m not a fan of ‘free from’ or substitute foods but sometimes I miss sitting down in the morning with a bowl of something filling and comforting – that muesli feeling. Continue reading
A great warm salad that can be adapted to suit whatever’s in your your fridge and store cupboard. Continue reading