No Chocolate Advent Calendars

As December approaches the lure of the chocolate advent calendar looms large.  When I was a kid we had to share one calendar between 4 of us and weren’t allowed the chocolate until the end of the day (how mean was that!).  I didn’t realise then what a big favour our Mum was doing us.  […]

Dinner in a Hurry

How often do you get in from work or taking the kids to yet another club, you need to eat, but you just don’t have the energy or desire to cook something healthy from scratch? I know it’s great if you can cook a meal from scratch using ‘real’ ingredients, but let’s face facts, it […]

Healthy Soup Bowls

As the autumn weather starts to get colder thoughts turn to comforting warm bowls of homemade soup (well in our house they do!).  However, soup is, well soup, however tasty it is, so I thought I would try and improve on a bowl of Soup by adding toppings (this does only work for thicker soup).  […]

Storecupboard Tomato Soup

Following on from my post about storecupboard ingredients here is a quick and simple recipe for Tomato soup.  The addition of Courgette makes the soup creamy without having to add any dairy products.  Serve with your favourite bread or a follow with a salad topped with beans for added protein and avocado for healthy fats. […]

Salmon Fishcakes

Personally I’m not that keen on Salmon on its own and neither is my husband, so as I often do I make it into something else – in this case fishcakes.  These fishcakes are easy to make and cook and can be served with a multitude of different things.  We tend to have new potatoes, […]

Cauliflower ‘Burgers’

These vegetarian burgers are a delicious and simple way to increase the amount of veg you are including in your diet.  Made from Cauliflower and Broccoli, which are a great source of antioxidants and support our liver in it’s work to remove toxins from our body these can be easily frozen for those days when […]

Apricot, Cashew & Coconut Balls

These 3 ingredient Apricot, Cashew & Coconut bliss balls are simple to make and taste great.  Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of pro-vitamin A carotenoids), and a good source of vitamin C, copper, dietary fibre, and potassium, Cashews give a dash of protein and good fats, whilst the Coconut adds […]

Why Nutritional Therapy?

Why should you consult with a Nutritional Therapist?         Chances are you own and drive a car.  Do you know how the engine works?  Most people probably have a basic idea of the mechanics involved, know how to top up the water, fuel and oil when needed, but what happens if you run […]

Dehydration and its effects

We are 75% water.  Even a small drop of 1-2% in hydration levels can lead to changes in how we function.  A common situation many of us experience is long term chronic dehydration.  This is where a person’s hydration level is consistently a small amount below the ideal.  This can lead to a blunting of […]

What is a Healthy Diet?

When people find out I’m a Nutritional Therapist they often tell me that they eat a healthy diet.  But what does that mean?  I have my own understanding of healthy diet and it may not match with someone else’s definition.  To some it may mean they eat as the Government recommends, that they use artificial […]