Food

🎄🎄 Surviving the Silly Season 🎄🎄

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you’re likely to have a few more social events at this time of year. Whilst all-you-can-eat buffets are out at the moment thanks to Covid, you might still have to navigate the bar and plates of delicious-ness. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Here are my top 10 tips on…

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Why size matters

We all come in different shapes and sizes which means a different healthy weight for each of us. Much of this is down to genetics so it’s impossible to say a woman aged in her 40s should weigh “x” kgs. BUT, it is still important to maintain a healthy weight, so how do you go…

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Best tomato salsa

I found this recipe on Recipetineats.com recently – it’s a powerful flavour hit (with a great chilli-heat-punch which I love) Ingredients ▢ 1/4 cup chopped onion (white, brown or yellow) ▢ 1 tbsp jalapeño pepper , seeds removed, roughly chopped (fresh best, canned ok) ▢ 400g / 14 oz canned crushed tomato , best quality…

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Vegetable curry

This tasty vegetable curry is jam packed with goodness and is great for meat-free Monday dinners (and it’s delicious for lunch the next day!) I buy my curry powder mix from Indian grocery stores. Make sure you store it in an air tight container. Cut up any veg you have in the fridge/pantry. I love:–…

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Granola

Granola A high fibre breakfast doesn’t have to taste like sawdust.  Try this Granola for a sweet, crunch tasty treat.  It is SO good – it’s hard to stop at one serve.  Keep in the freezer or fridge in an air tight container 5 mins prep * 40 mins cooking * Vegan (unless served with…

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Stress & your weight

Your thoughts matter What you think becomes your reality. If this seems a little woo-woo to you, just take a moment to imagine something that scares you (eg spiders; snakes; small spaces). How did that make you feel?Maybe your stomach clenched or your heart started racing.Maybe you felt anxious or jittery.No matter what you felt,…

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Dukkah

Make up a jar of this delicious Middle Eastern spice mix and use it to give your salads some crunch, or as a dip with olive oil and crunchy bread. You can also use it as a crunchy coating for chicken or kebabs and it’s great with fish. Ingredients: 2/3 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup sesame…

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Holiday survival tip sheet

Holiday eating tips Holidays tend to be a time of indulgence – morning lie ins, meals out, cocktails etc Whether you are away on holiday or it’s the festive season, avoid coming home with more baggage around your middle with these simple tips: Don’t waste your calories: rate all foods from 1 to 10, ten…

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Curried lentil and pumpkin soup

Adding lentils to pumpkin soup gives you a big protein and fibre hit while the curry adds a delicious zing to add warmth. Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tin lentils 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped 3 – 4 cups…

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Cauliflower soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 1/4 cup creme fraiche (optional)   Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.…

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