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 […]

Rhubarb – the vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit

Rhubarb is an amazing vegetable, although we treat it like a fruit.  One of the earlier vegetables to be available in the year, rhubarb is in season from January (forced variety grown in sheds) through to the end of May.  A very misunderstood and underused vegetable, Rhubarb is extremely versatile and can be used in […]

Watercress – the original Superfood

Renowned since ancient times, Watercress has it all.  The Ancient Greeks believed it could improve their intelligence, the Romans ate it to prevent baldness, Hippocrates is believed to have chosen the site of his first hospital as it was close to a Watercress stream and the Egyptians gave Watercress juice to their slaves to improve […]