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March 8, 2019

Here is a wonderful flavoursome meat-free soup.

The combination of chickpeas and rice means it provides a complete protein. And it is a super rich in various dietary fibre, keeping your gut microbiota happy. 

It is quick to make and, what I love about, it is that it...

February 28, 2019

Eating should be simple, right? We just need to listen to our body and, when hungry, to eat nourishing food until we reach fullness.

Except, we all know that it is not the case.

The act of eating is complex: with many internal and external  factors that influen...

January 8, 2019

Is making yourself pack-lunches one of your new year's resolutions? Try this gorgeous and hearty salad. It can be eaten lukewarm or cold and it is a meal on its own with complete proteins (chickpeas + red rice, edamame beans); lots of fibre; some good fat (olive oil) a...

January 2, 2019

After the end of year celebrations, we are all in need of gentle nutrition and many of us are considering going for Dry January. How about you?

Alcohol is part of our social life and whether you think you drink too much or not, it is always good to check that you can do...

December 10, 2018

Days are short, temperatures are dropping, and the festive season is about to kick start... it also means that the cold & flu season is upon us!

So, what can we do to reduce our risk to get ill during the winter?

First of all, you should consider getting a flu-jab. It is...

October 31, 2018

 Parsley is a wonderful culinary and nutritional herb!

Nutritionally, it rich in anti-oxydant such as carotenoids (even better than the carrot). It is also great source of the minerals manganese, iron; and vitamins folate, C and K.

From a culinary point of...

June 5, 2018

From a nutritional point of view jam is a bit of a hard sell. let's face it, it is 50% free-sugar and 50% fruit that has been boiled long enough that it has lost all its vitamins.

Which leave us with a tiny bit of Potassium and Iodine... that is not enough to call it a...

May 22, 2018

We’re constantly encouraged to eat more fruit and veg.

Up to seven (or even ten) portions per day are believed to beneficial for our health. 

Some might be tempted by a quick fix, starting the day with one big smoothie or juice.

For example, if I make a juice from a banan...

May 9, 2018

The May Day bank holiday has proven that sun can shine in the UK and BBQs, al fresco meals and picnics are calling us.

To make sure we still eat lots of vegetable, I suggest this vibrant, creamy and icy-cold green soup. 

Ingredients for 4 small balls:

1 onion, diced

3...

April 23, 2018

April and May don’t have much to offer in terms of local and seasonal vegetable. It is what farmers call the beginning of the “Hungry Gap” when nothing much grows... Except for the gorgeous asparagus (well, in all fairness, at this time of the year they grow...

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