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 invited friends for a casual supper last week and found myself at the last minute wishing I’d thought ahead to make some nibbles to get the evening started. Continue reading
I needed an uber-simple but ultra-healthy supper last night. Hubby was going to yoga (very impressive) and I was very tired. Fish and broccoli was the plan, but how to make it delicious as well as speedy? Here’s what I did: Continue reading
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
To me, May is the most beautiful month; the garden is full of colour and life, summer is still waiting to happen. The new season’s asparagus is an added bonus. You can add it to soups and salads, or simply eat on it’s own with a little butter and black pepper, or a poached egg.
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.
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
I love it when the wild garlic arrives in my Riverford box, the smell reminds me of childhood country walks, and the flavour is so much fresher and lighter than bulb garlic. Continue reading