I’ve been a Riverford customer for ever, or so it seems. My account tells me I’ve ordered from them 273 times (22.75 years of weekly orders) which means I placed my first order shortly after my diagnosis of breast cancer. They’ve been an important part of my drive to stay healthy: never more so than the way they’ve managed to keep all their customers supplied with fresh vegetables during the coronavirus lockdown. This weekend they added some Easter roasting joints to their website and I chose an organic duck. With only two of us for lunch on Easter Day, I ended up with much more meat than we could eat so I will be using it in various creative ways over the next few days. Tonight’s dinner was delicious!
I first tasted this slaw during a trip to Bologna several years ago, and it quickly became one of my favourite side dishes. A perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken or red meat, it works just as well without the olives.
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.
As summer draws to a close, I’m getting back into my Monday fasting routine. I find it’s a great way to start the week because:
- It’s one day I don’t have to think about food.
- It clears my head and body after any weekend indulgence.
- It supports healing & repair (especially in the gut) and encourages breakdown of damaged cells.
- It feels great.
I’ve got some of my favourite people coming for supper tomorrow night and I’m going to enjoy spending time in the kitchen over the next 24 hours getting ready. Continue reading
It’s not always easy to eat enough oily fish, and it can be difficult to find easy and delicious low carb foods for lunch and snacks. This recipe ticks both boxes, and it’s almost too easy to call a recipe: Continue reading
There are endless variations of this recipe out there: here’s mine. But Now for a confession… Continue reading
Paté makes a perfect low carb high fat snack. When it comes to superfoods, liver is very near the top of the list providing way more nutrients per gram than the fruits and vegetables which often hog the limelight. Continue reading
I’ve fallen in love with soup all over again while I’ve been recovering from surgery. It’s such a good way to deliver nutrients into your system when your digestion is compromised by trauma and antibiotics. Friends have provided delicious new recipes and I’ve rediscovered some old ones – like this blue cheese and celery soup that I haven’t made for years. 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.