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COURGETTE chutney

Preserve a summer veg’ If you grow courgettes and suddenly find your plants are producing faster than you can consume, this is a great way to preserve a few.  Even…

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Glycemic Index

Stabilise blood sugar with a GLYCEMIC strategy. All food provides energy, but carbohydrate foods have the most direct effect on your blood glucose levels, and determine whether your resulting energy level…

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MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body, which is why deficiency – common in the over 50’s – can be such an issue.  It’s not only an essential mineral,…

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Cardio Check from Functional Dx

Cardiovascular disease has become a common condition worldwide, and raised blood pressure with elevated cholesterol levels are two of the risk factors that will often prompt further investigations.  Reducing your…

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Pistachio Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is a simple twist on a regular lemon drizzle cake, but swapping half the flour with pistachio nuts that have been processed to a fine crumbly nut flour.  I…

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Porridge Toppings

Let’s face it, porridge is like a blank canvas, full of potential, to serve as a great ‘support’ but it needs creative help! Variations on a theme of porridge toppings…

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SALMON with ‘chilli, ginger, convenience’

I’m not above using the odd jar of convenient, ready-prepared sauce, especially when a meal has to be produced quickly, so I always keep a jar or two of M&S…

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FAST mediterranean FOOD

The ‘Mediterranean Diet’ is now well established as the healthy way to eat if you want to lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.  Based on the traditional cuisine…

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PESTO lovers!

Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know how much I love my home-made pestos! So finding huge swathes of wild garlic growing in the Devon hedgerows this spring was…

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Fermented Sauerkraut

OK – hands up – confession time – I haven’t yet got into fermenting my own vegetables, it’s a topic I find regularly sinks down towards the bottom of my…

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