Christmas Fayre…

So, it’s December, so the streets are full of lights, music plays, people shop for gifts & send cards to each other & of course we begin to indulge in richer foods… So today I’m going to write about “Christmas Fayre”, from the traditional turkey, bacon, chipolata, stuffing, roast potatoes, veggies & Christmas cake/pudding, or…

almond milk chia pudding with cinnamon, blueberries, and toasted coconut

Ch-ch-ch-chia! If you were a child of the 80’s (or a parent or older sibling of said child) you surely remember the catchy jingle touting those weird green afro-plant “pets” that was broadcast between Saturday morning episodes of Fraggle Rock and Punky Brewster…and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard that … Source: almond milk chia…

Super Choco-Berry Smoothie

It was just a couple of days ago that “Chocolate Day” was celebrated (there seems to be a day for everything nowadays!), so I thought that rather than go for a classic chocolate recipe like a fondant, cake, mousse or brownies… I’d introduce you to one of my favourite smoothie recipes… “The Super Choco-Berry Smoothie”,…

Vegeterianism vs. Omnivorism

With the recent news stories saying the WHO (World Health Organisation) saying they now have as much research linking the consumption of processed meats (bacon, sausages, salami…) to cancer as they do for smoking cigarettes, I thought it would be good to revisit the old argument/debate between a plant-based/vegetarian (or vegan) diet vs. the all-inclusive…

Summer Salads & The Importance of Amino Acids (a.k.a. Proteins)

As the sun shines upon us & lightens up our Summer days, so the food on our tables tend to get lighter too, with plenty of fresh salads, vegetables, fish, seafood & colourful fruits bursting with vitamins, minerals & healthy sugars -need I say more?! It’s a time to gather around the table (outdoors whenever…

Eating for Recovery & Mental Health/Wellbeing

Today I listened in on a webinar (online seminar) organised by the Food Think Tank, an organisation to raise awareness, instigate change in the current market systems & policy change at governmental level. It was v.interesting & informative. As an attendee I was invited to ask questions and by lucky chance one of my questions…

Autumn Falls

As the leaves fall, Autumn reminds us to shed off the excess and begin to prepare for the cooler Winter months (at least for those of us who live in the Northern hemisphere), followed by the renewal and bloom of Spring. Each season has its own characteristics & “style” & so does the way that…

The Importance Of Bio-Individuality When It Comes To Nutrition

In the world of nutrition, for anybody who’s bothered to look into it, even if only a little, there are tonnes and tonnes of different dietary/nutritional theories. The idea behind bio-individuality is that no 2 people are made entirely equal and we all have our own unique make-up, characteristics, qualities & traits. This bio-individuality is…

How To Make Pakistani Gooseberry (Amla) Pickle

Originally posted on food to glow:
Despite my advanced (advancing?) age I love Instagram. Any downtime (standing in a queue, riding the bus) I will scroll away on my phone, staring happily at hazy beaches peopled with the lithe and the tanned; folks’ daft dogs coming way too close to the camera; style parades of impossibly impractical…

Upside Down Olive Oil Georgia Peach Cake (Gluten Free Y’All)

Originally posted on food on fifth:
“Upside Down Olive Oil Peach Cake”(Gluten Free) This past week has been busy in a fun way. Photo shoots both editorial and commercial, celebrations of a new cookbook release that I worked on, and a weekend full of the World Cup and a lazy baking Saturday. The other fun…

Special Delivery – My First Foodie Penpal Package

Originally posted on food to glow:
A few weeks ago on Instagram I posted a pic that had a number of you intrigued, titled #foodiepenpal. “What a great idea!” “What’s a Foodie Penpal?” and “How can I get involved?”was the gist of the responses to my pic. A few of you were quite excited about…

All About Smoking + A Pulled Pork Sandwich

Originally posted on the cutting board diaries:
Barbecue is a far cry from the days past when you were simply handed a platter of meat and sent outside to a grill. I mean, you don’t see leg of lamb braising contests at every turn, or weekend-long fish sautéing competitions — at least not yet —…

All-Fruit Ice Lollies (Popsicles!)

Originally posted on food to glow:
If it is hot where you are, eating cool foods and sipping iced drinks will be high on your agenda. Ice lollies are always a hit – whether bought or made; whether you are young or old. Why not keep it healthy and fun by making these all-fruit ice…

broad bean, orzo and preserved lemon salad with brazil nut pesto

Originally posted on Gastrogeek:
The taste of purest summer (even if it is a bit schizo and drizzly out there). Especially good with a bit of grilled dsalmon on the side.  Lunch box leftovers an added bonus. FOR THE SALAD broad beans podded and blanched for a minute orzo, cooked in chicken stock, drained and…

Fig and Labneh Tartines with Maple and Cardamom (i.e. posh toasts!)

Originally posted on food to glow:
Don’t let the fancy name fool you, tartine is just French for ‘open-faced sandwich’. And I find it easier to say than the Danish smørrebrød, or the Finnish voileipä – the latter of which I have eaten when ages ago I did some work in Helsinki. Cured herring and butter as I recall.…

Gardener’s Green Shakshuka

Originally posted on food to glow:
This post should have been subtitled, “How To Deal with a Glut of Greens.” The long and short of it is that I have planters and planters full of green things. Big green things. Sword-like black kale, great frothy tufts of curly kale (redbore and Pentland), umbrella-like rainbow and Swiss chards, two…