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Monday night’s Moules Marinière

I have fond memories of my Erasmus year studying in Le Mans, France many many years ago. And part of my education whilst there was falling in love with French cuisine; pavé du bœuf, charlotte framboise, coquille saint Jacques, foie gras…the list is endless. One of the cheaper student favourites was moules-frites in one of … Continue reading

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Sugar Sugar Sugar….the challenge facing kids today!

There is no escaping the current global debate on childhood obesity and the rise in refined carbs and sugars in our modern diets but, how do we make sense of it all? And what’s the best approach for families with young children? I should start by saying there are no right or wrong answers. As … Continue reading


Hot crossed out buns!

So the crosses dissolved. Does that make my buns less cross? One thing that is less, is the sugar, as I like many others try and reduce the sugars in my diet . These buns are naturally sweetened with organic raisins and if like me you enjoy eating yours with butter and jam / marmalade … Continue reading

Vegetable & lentil soup

Vegetable & Lentil soup – part of your 5-a-day

So everywhere you go we hear talk of 5-a-day but as I am discovering, within the world of Nutritional Therapy, it is more common to talk about 10-a-day. Yes 10! If that leaves you quaking in your boots wondering how an earth you can manage 10 portions a day than fear not as a big … Continue reading

Vegetarian diet for kids….Good or bad?

A friend recently rang me all a fluster asking what I thought about vegetarian diets for young children? I’m not a vegetarian and when faced with a question like this, out of context, I had no idea how to respond. It transpires that her daughter’s nursery has recently introduced a new vegetarian menu and this … Continue reading


Steamed salmon on a bed of cannellini beans

To follow up my recent post on omega 3 & 6 here’s a little recipe using salmon to get the ball rolling. Steam cooked and drizzled with Virgin olive oil (post cooking) to ensure that our ingredients maintain as many of their natural properties as possible. And with a taste injection from the cannellini beans … Continue reading


Embracing good fats – essential fatty acids omega 3 & 6

I alluded some time ago to my new adventures studying to become a clinical nutritionist and whilst I’m only in year 1 of 3 (and hence no expert!) I hope to share a few little pearls on here from time to time. It is also the reason why my food posts have been a bit … Continue reading


Asian inspired beef noodle soup

I love Asian inspired soups and noodles for their burst of colour and vibrancy of flavours. They are also a healthy alternative for light summer suppers as often involve little fat, as is the case with this noodle soup. This recipe is a hybrid of various things I’ve seen over the years on Master Chef, … Continue reading


Chocolate Tray Bake with Strawberries & Cream

British summer time + Wimbledon tennis = strawberries and cream in our household! Add in a chocolate tray bake and you have the makings of an even more luxurious treat for an afternoon tea in front of the tennis! ingredients: 50g cocoa, 6 tbsp boiling water, 100g softened butter, 200g caster sugar, 3 eggs, 125ml … Continue reading


Sweet Chicken & Butternut squash curry

I’ve often written about my love of curry on this blog and whilst I generally opt for a mouth-tingling hot variety I’ve recently had to scale down the fire for the love of my family! Cooking for a toddler and a curry-hating husband I’ve had to get creative with flavours and spice to find a … Continue reading


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