How to toss healthily

It's Shrove Tuesday, here in the UK more commonly known as Pancake Day. Pancakes taste great and are easy to make, just throw some milk, eggs and flour into a bowl and whisk up before frying in a pan.  Then add any combination of sweet or savoury toppings, my favourites are chocolate spread and back to basics sugar with fresh lemon juice. However, if you are following The Real Food Plan or avoiding gluten or dairy, the above recipe is … [Read more...]

Beetroot Curry

This is absolutely delicious! The quantities are a little bit vague as I tend to just go with what’s in the fridge and make necessary adjustments to the spices but this recipe is based on the quantities I used yesterday. It really wouldn’t matter if you didn’t have this much beetroot as you could always add more tomatoes or spinach instead. The original recipe used large tomatoes but I didn’t have any so put 8 cherry tomatoes in instead … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]