Linseeds are a fantastic female food. They are full of nutrition and soluble fibre and can support gut health, relieve constipation and aid safe elimination of oestrogen. They are a core part of any breast cancer protocol but… let’s face it… they’re not the most palatable of seeds. Linseeds are particularly helpful to support gut recovery during and after treatment.Continue reading
Category: Power Recipe
Recipes that are densely packed with the nutrients you need to stay happy and healthy.
Power breakfast: seasonal apple compote
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
Power Broth: slow food, fast food
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.
Power Paté : Organic Chicken Liver
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
My nutrition clients often ask me what they can dress their salad with, since most off the shelf varieties are packed with added sugar and dubious fats. My stock reply has always been olive oil and lemon juice… Simple, but not exciting. Lately I’ve been inspired to create something with a bit more punch. Step aside, Paul Newman… Continue reading
Coffee and Walnut Chocolates
Low carbers don’t need to miss out on delicious things. These coffee and walnut chocolates hit the healthy and happy spot. They make a great hostess gift or a delicious mid morning snack with a cup of coffee. Continue reading
Power Lunches: two weeks of healthy ideas
This post is for everyone who works in an office and wants to take their own delicious low carb, gluten-free, dairy-free lunch with them. Continue reading
Power salad of chicken livers and sherry with orange and fresh mint
I’ve cooked this warm salad several times now and it gets rave reviews, it makes a great starter or a light lunch. Even if you think you don’t like liver, chicken livers are mild tasting and full of good fats for brain and liver function. Continue reading
Power Breakfast: scrambled egg parcels
This is my party piece if guests come to stay. It never fails to impress – and it’s really easy. Continue reading
Broccoli and pine nut “couscous” (with no couscous)
I’m always on the lookout for carb susbtitutes that provide healthy, dissident alternatives to stodge. This one from my new, favourite cook book, Smashing Plates, by Maria Ella is on the menu tonight.