Easy Chicken Tagine

This is a recipe I make all the time but always forget to photograph. It’s incredibly quick and impressively tasty. I remembered my camera today so I can finally share it. This is definitely a dish that takes minimum effort and delivers maximum impact; it’s also endlessly versatile, depending on what’s in the fridge. Continue reading

Seasonal spiced 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

Spring-inspired fish, fennel, orange and olive stew

Yesterday, I invited a few people for supper to celebrate a friend’s recovery from a rather horrible health scare. I had been planning to cook a fish tagine but, typical me, ended up at the last minute changing my mind. It was such a beautiful day that I decided I wasn’t in the mood for the deep, earthy flavours of Morocco and wanted something lighter and more zingy to match the mood of impending Spring. Too late to find a recipe, I ended up rooting in the fridge and putting this together and it turned out to be seriously delicious.  Continue reading

The Well Cell Smoothie

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.

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