Aubergine & Spinach Curry

Well it was the spring equinox on Wednesday but as you are probably more than aware, especially if you’ve had to cancel plans this weekend, it is freezing cold and there is plenty of snow on the ground. I went out for a chilly dog walk yesterday morning and when I got in fancied doing some cooking - something warming and comforting! As it was Saturday there wasn’t much left in the fridge; we normally shop and prepare for the week ahead on a … [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...]

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...]

Why vegetarians shouldn’t drink milk (and it’s not why you think)

Did anyone see the recent Jimmy vs the Giant Supermarket programme where Jimmy Doherty took on Tesco in a bid to produce a higher welfare meatball?  I’ve been aware of the issues raised in the programme for some time but feel that now is the time for more people to take action as change is much more likely to occur with the backing of a high-profile figurehead (just look at what Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall managed to achieve with his ‘fish … [Read more...]

Bread – Do you really need it with every meal?

Following on from Fran’s post about Subway being healthy (read it here), I thought I would let you know the other reasons why we avoid bread when following the real food plan. Along with dairy, removing wheat / gluten products from an eating plan causes the most psychological problems for our members.  Bread and cereals have become so ingrained in our culture that people have panic attacks when it is even suggested that they are avoided for … [Read more...]