I usually find January the most tedious of months, but despite the grim weather and the fact that until last Friday I hadn’t been paid in about 4 years (we get paid early in December, and it was REALLY early … Continue reading
It’s late December and time to have a look back on my 2017 and a summary of what happened this year. As I type, I think the word that sums up how I feel right now is tired. This has … Continue reading
When the girls were little, I used to batch cook all the time for them, so I always had a few quick meals in the freezer that I could defrost at a moments’ notice. I’ve got a bit out of … Continue reading
There has been a lot of noise recently about substituting veg for carbs in our diets. Personally, I’m a big fan. Despite the fact that I do a lot of training, I find I don’t do so well with a … Continue reading
There’s nothing I like more than settling down with a cup of tea and the Lakeland catalogue of an evening. It truly is a treasure trove of delights, and within a few minutes I can convince myself that I really … Continue reading
You already know that I’m a big fan of oats for breakfast. I don’t always want porridge however, so another good option is Bircher Muesli (sometimes known as overnight oats). Originally developed at a Swiss health farm at the end … Continue reading
When I first posted my Best Basic Porridge recipe, I did promise that I would share some of my favourite ways to jazz up your oats, and following a conversation with a colleague this morning, I realised that I’ve been … Continue reading
Christmas always seems to be a difficult time for anyone trying to maintain a modicum of a healthy approach to their lifestyle. My life seems to have followed a depressingly familiar cycle over the past few years: January 1st – … Continue reading
I’ve started writing this post a few times, but it ends up being really long, so I’ve decided to write a short summary of my approach to my diet, and I’ll expand on each section over the coming few weeks.
I’ve had a complex relationship with food (and my body) over the years, but I feel like I’ve started to figure out what works for me. And that’s a key point – this is what works for me. One of the first things we learn as trainee Nutritional Therapists as that we’re all individuals – our bodies are all different and there are a number of factors which influence how we can best support our health and wellbeing. Continue reading
When we were growing up, I often remember Mum cooking up a big batch of soup on a Saturday for lunch. There was always some sort of activity on a Saturday morning – swimming, music etc, and it was always lovely to come home to a warming bowl of soup. We used to have a bakery at the end of our road and often we’d walk down to get fresh bread. I don’t think their baguettes were exactly authentic, they always used to bend in the middle and were really doughy, but they did the job in terms of having something to dip in your bowl!