Butterbean, Vegetable & Tomato Soup

This is a gorgeous, filling winter warmer recipe to keep us all going in this cold weather. Also suitable for vegan's :) Ingredients: 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil) 1 large onion (or 2 medium), finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 tablespoon tomato purée 550ml stock (vegetable or chicken) 4 large tomatoes, chopped 200 - 250g potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large carrot (or 2 medium), peeled … [Read more...]

Catherine’s Healthy Fish Pie

Real food really isn't boring and tastes great, there is no reason for you to follow a diet based around crap ready meals that are packed full of additives and flavourings to disguise the taste.  One of our Achieve Bootcamp @ Home members is documenting her journey on our bootcamp blog.  Catherine has been a member of Achieve for a couple of years and has lots of experience with The Real Food Plan.  Yesterday she sent me the recipe for a fish pie … [Read more...]

What’s all the fuss about the OMG diet?

Following on from my last post about my interview on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire about fad diets I thought I would expand this week on the current fad diet getting all the attention.  It is the ‘Six Weeks to OMG – Get Skinnier than all your Friends’ diet book.  It has sold FIVE times more copies than the popular Dukan diet. The reason the OMG diet has been in the news recently is because the ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) banned a … [Read more...]

Is there anything wrong with fad diets?

On Sunday morning, I was a guest on Mollie green’s radio show on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire where I was asked to be the expert on fad diets and to give my opinion on them.  I have to admit I was a bit nervous before going on as I’ve never been on the radio before and was worried I wouldn’t be able to think of anything to say or would just keep saying ‘errrrm’.  However, once I got started I soon relaxed and found it was really easy to talk … [Read more...]

Back to the start

Fran and I have been following an organic way of eating for a long time now.  Eating good quality food that has been farmed in a sustainable and ethical way is something we are both passionate about. That's not to say that we are perfect and don't eat anything else but that we make a conscious effort to eat in places that have a good reputation and know the source of the foods they are serving.  Over the coming weeks, we will share with you … [Read more...]