Oils are something we think of when cooking but the oils you use and how you use them can play a significant part in determining how healthy your meals are. We all know that using oils that come from animal sources such as lard, beef dripping, suet or goose fat can be very unhealthy andRead More About Choosing healthy oils to cook with
It’s a well-established fact that the Mediterranean diet has great benefits for health, but many people misunderstand what goes into this diet and end up assuming that it is all pizza, pasta lasagne and garlic bread. It is in fact far more wide ranging than this and contains a huge variety of foods and recipesRead More About The Mediterranean Diet
Tonight, England face off against Germany in the knockout stage of Euro 2020, and it’s been 25 years since Gareth Southgate missed a penalty against the German Team that saw us crash out of the 1996 Euros, so let’s hope that this evening’s game will bring a new ending to that particular story. Conversation todayRead More About England v’s Germany Euro 2020 – How many pints will you sink?
Motivation is an elusive beast, you either have it or you do not and to catch it is a challenge in itself. Be honest with yourself, how many times have you started a task and lost motivation half way through or planned to do something but found that you lack the motivation to start theRead More About Motivation
There I’ve said it, I’m addicted to sugar, well puddings to be precise. I don’t drink, smoke, or take drugs so I suppose as vices go, a cake isn’t that bad. But here’s the thing I have a pudding after every evening meal, and I don’t mean a yoghurt or an apple but an actualRead More About I’m addicted to sugar – Help!
For the last few weeks, the Muslim community have been observing Ramadan, a time of fasting, but this week on the 13th and 14th of May comes Eid Al Fatir, the breaking of the fast. This is the day where, traditionally, the Muslim community feast in celebration and this feasting can contain many high fatRead More About Eid al Fitr 13th-14th of May – Breaking the fast in a healthy way.
Coeliac awareness week is upon us so it’s time to learn about Coeliac disease and how it can affect us. One in one hundred people in the UK have Coeliac disease which amounts to a staggering 682,071 people who live with this common complaint and only 30% of those have had a formal diagnosis ofRead More About Coeliac awareness week 9th-15th of May
Over the bank holiday I enjoyed some fresh Asparagus, not an item usually found in my shopping basket, but as it’s low in calories, boasts an impressive nutrient profile, and was cheap – I thought it would make a nice change to Broccoli. Served with some fresh salmon and new potatoes, and cooked as perRead More About What are the benefits of eating seasonally?
If you’re struggling with food availability near you at the moment and are trying to do fewer food shops in the name of social distancing, it’s worthwhile thinking about how your meal planning routine may change over the coming weeks. You might be less likely to plan ahead and get all the ingredients you want,Read More About Store Cupboard Essentials
With World Sleep Day taking place today (13th of March 2020) you couldn’t dream up a better reason to get more sleep. The average person needs around 8 hours of good-quality sleep a night. If you don’t get enough sleep there can be negative effects on your health, weight, mood and concertation. Better Sleep, Better Life,Read More About Poor Sleep Is Linked To Weight Gain And Health Issues