THE CARIBBEAN DIET: Rethinking glycaemic index

This week Jada-Virginia shares her thoughts on starchy carbohydrates focusing on the fact that not all carbohydrates are created equal. Over to Jada-Virginia…. Not all vegetables are created equal. There, I said it! Potatoes and cassava simply do not do the same things to our bodies… Lockdown has invited many of us to slow down […]

Edible plants

After all that’s happened this year it’s great to welcome back Jada Virginia-Surpin to the blog as she explores various aspects of nutrition and wellbeing. This time she starts with a look at plants that you can find in and around your home that are nutritional powerhouses. Over to Jada-Virginia… Eat the Fruits of Your […]

Thumbprint Cookies

Warning – These cookies are addictive! One is just not enough as we found out when I made them for the first time. My first attempt went a bit awry as I used the wrong quantity of flour resulting in flat cookies that were more like biscuits, but boy did they taste amazing! Undeterred I made […]

Bhaji Bites

Let’s face it life gets busy, particularly when you have a family. Getting veggies into them can also be a challenge so finding ways of ‘disguising’ them can help enormously. That’s where my Bhaji Bites come in. I’ve taken classic onion bhajis and simplified them so they are quick and easy to make and taste […]

Build your immune resilience – as nature intended

IMPORTANT NOTICE The information in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, or consider that you might have been exposed to the coronavirus, follow the advice of your health authority [the UK’s NHS advice is fairly detailed and useful […]

Immune supporting Lamb Jalfrezi

There is plenty you can do to support your immune system so you become more resilient, reduce your risk of becoming ill and support your immune system to do work effectively if you should become ill. Food is a great starting point. This lamb jalfrezi is not only super simple and tastes delicious it’s packed […]

Flax crackers

I love crisps, but they’re not the greatest of things to eat! That’s not to say I don’t indulge occasionally, but for the rest of time I wanted something with that lovely crunchiness that are also healthy. A friend recommended I try flax crackers. Well I’m hooked (as is hubby – so you know they […]

Easing out of winter: Nourishing Ratatouille

Jada-Virginia Surpin brings one of her favourite recipes to help us transition from warming winter stews to a colourful, flavourful ratatouille bringing a touch mediterranean sunshine to pre-Spring days. As we move into February, the promise of Spring beckons, approaching nearer every day. In the meantime, we still need to keep warm and make it […]

Keeping your waste (lymph) system moving

The role of the lymphatic system in fat homeostasis The lymphatic system is a filtration system closely tied to the function of vasculature. It filters blood plasma, draining organic and inorganic waste from the blood and cleaning lymph fluid. very forthcoming topic in all health-related disciplines. Previously, the obstacle to research in this field has […]

The GI Files – Part 3

Let’s zoom in on dietary fibre in the GI system by Jada-Virginia Surpin One of the key points highlighted by Dr Patel in our recent podcast along with other world class gastrointestinal specialists, is the importance of dietary fibre. The interview discussed the way fibre strengthens the walls of the bowel, which is one of the […]