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Griddled aubergine with garlic, lemon and pomegranate seeds

One of the things I loved in Israel was the freshly squeezed pomegranate juice which was amazingly sharp and sweet at the same time. This dish carries the pomegranate seeds perfectly and is delicate, fragrant, citrus and yet smooth. The only downside is that 4 aubergines amounts to very little flesh so you’re left wanting … Continue reading


Meaty beef Kofta

Somehow I managed to miss eating Kofta in Israel although I certainly ate my fair share of kebab so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. The picture in Ottolenghi’s book “Jerusalem” makes these Kofta jump off the page and unfortunately my pictures below don’t quite do them justice but the taste … Continue reading


Beetroot Puree with (or without) greek yoghurt

So I have recently returned from a trip to Israel and have been inspired both by the food I ate there and by my new love, Yotam Ottolenghi, to try a few recipes from his fabulous book “Jerusalem”. I test drove this recipe recently with friends as part of a mezze starter and then recreated … Continue reading


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


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