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.
The study found that up to 600g per person per day of vegetables leads to a reduced cancer risk and that 8oog reduced all cause mortality. Apples and pears, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, cruciferous veg and salads were all found to be helpful, with a particular emphasis on green-yellow vegetables and crucifers for cancer risk.
I know many readers greeted the news with dismay. It can be hard to meet those targets. 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
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
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
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.
When you’re trying to lose weight – or even trying to maintain your figure – lunch can be the most difficult meal to get right. For those of you lucky enough to work from home, here’s a list of lunches that are easy to shop for and produce in just a few minutes. Delicious too. Continue reading
One of the nicest lunches I have ever eaten was at Palazzo Fava café in Bologna with my daughter, Polly. It was simply some fresh salad leaves, beansprouts, crumbled goats cheese and toasted hazelnuts. Continue reading
When days are long and evenings are short quick and easy recipes are required. If you’re watching your weight you also need quick and easy low carb. Here’s one I prepared earlier… Continue reading
I try as far as possible to eat with the seasons. It’s better for the planet and, some would argue, better for our bodies. So in the middle of winter I really miss having a big bowl of salad. In recent years I’ve learned to scratch that itch by making slaw. Continue reading