Roasted Baby Beetroot Salad with Barley :-) I’m a beetroot fanatic, I always have been, and I’m proud of it! Not only is beetroot great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder, it also contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and...

Tibetan Momo anybody? The last time I immersed myself in Tibetan culture was in Manali, Himachal pradesh.  In a Tibetan restaurant I amused myself by getting the Tibetan Waiter to say “Ginger, Lemon, Tea” repeatedly, until I fell about laughing (don’t worry, so did he!). It was...

Detoxification As the years pass, we tend to be less active, put on weight and the skin thins. As a result, fat cells get bigger, supporting fibres stretch, circulation decreases, more fluid gets trapped and the puckering effect makes cellulite more obvious. To stimulate your circulation...

The Economics of Organic – How to do what is best for yourself and your family whilst not breaking the bank. The benefits of organic over conventional foods are real. While there’s probably no such thing as perfectly clean food, unless you live  high up in...

Becoming a savvy vegetarian There are a few food and drink items you might think are perfectly suitable for a vegetarian diet that actually have some non-veggie ingredients. Cheese Some cheese contains animal rennet so check the packaging for indications that the product is suitable. Parmesan is never...

February Blues? Enter the Mediterranean Diet of Abundance I hate February. I apologise if you thought that reading this blog was going to make you smile. I can’t lie. I am a summer person. Now is the time that I fantasise about relocating down under, reminiscing...

Fibre for Heart health - Just 7g Extra Fibre A Day Could Save Your Heart health ! Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and strokes, accounts for nearly half of all deaths. 48% in Europe and in the US it accounts for a third… On the whole, and...

Awesomely tasty Cream Of Broccoli Soup   I had three bowls of this delicious healthy broccoli soup this evening, and I felt moved to share it with you:  I made a silly face with some olive oil in my first bowl [inset] and in my next two...

It’s January – time to get your vitamin D on No-one needs reminding that it’s January, least of all me! The long grey days can start to really get you down.  And about now, is the very best time to be letting the sunshine into your life...

Tips for staying warm during your winter detox As far as detoxing goes winter can throw more than just a couple of extra challenges at you. As mammals we are naturally hungrier in cold weather, and this means we need to consume more energy than usual to...