Monthly Archives November 2016

It can be hard when you want to be healthy but there are so many conflicting messages out there. The simplicity of a healthy diet isn’t ‘sexy’. It’s very basic thus is easily drowned out by the more marketable ideas spouted by celebrities and health food companies. More often than not these hyped up diets do more harm than good.…

A while back I read this article on my university's media site written by one of my lecturers - Tim Crowe. This is a list of some of the best foods to add to your diet, and best of all? The list includes dark chocolate. 1 Cruciferous vegetables These include broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, kale. These plants are…

I love this bread. It's so full of energy which is slowly released. If I have a sandwich an hour before going to the gym I have enough energy to go all out for the whole hour I'm there. Plus it tastes great! Kneading the dough takes a while, but set a timer and put on some music and it…

This is one of my most popular recipes. Every time I make it people ask for the recipe. And for good reason - it's really tasty. Once again, a recipe I got from BBC Good Food. As this spinach is wilted and incorporated so well into the dip, you can go for whatever spinach is cheapest.

There's nothing better than a good soup. Pumpkin soup is all about the spices. I add a little chili to mine to keep it feeling warm even when it cools. Try this soup with bread and cream cheese or a splash of mint yoghurt.

Another great hit from BBC Good Food. This recipe has become one of my staples. It's easy and quick to make, it's super tasty and it's really healthy. What's also great is that the bulk of these ingredients are ones you can keep for a long time in your pantry. I usually keep them on hand so that when I…

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