Chicken and Squash Tagine

This recipe makes the perfect winter dinner party offering. It tastes great, looks sophisticated and – best of all – isn’t complicated to make. It’s just as good the next day if you’re eating up the leftovers. Ingredients (serves 6): 4 chicken breasts 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 slice 100g…

Christmas Stress

Christmas Stress

It’s meant to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ but the pressure of the festive season can often mean a stress overload. Trying to get everything ready in time can be incredibly stressful, especially for women – a third of whom feel more stressed in December than any other month, according to research. Here’s what…

Low Sugar Christmas Cake

This recipe is extracted from my e-book: 10 Christmas Treats the whole family will love. This Christmas Cake has a low glycemic load and is low in sugar and alcohol. For these reasons, it won’t keep for more than a week, but it can be frozen. Prep time: 30 mins + 24 hours (to soak…

Weight Loss for Men vs Women

Weight Loss for Men vs Women This month, Weight Loss. Men vs Women! A great use for Aubergine and more! I hope you are all keeping well and healthy and have survived half-term with the kids. Lots of info for you again this month so let’s dive straight in! “It’s not fair,” my friend cried.…

Aubergine Hash

AUBERGINE HASH INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2): 55g onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 110g halloumi cheese, cut into small cubes 500g aubergine, cut into cubes Salt and pepper, to season 2 large eggs Worcestershire sauce, to serve (optional) METHOD: Fry the onion in the olive oil on a medium heat until soft. Add the halloumi…

Burnout

Are you feeling depleted, run-down, dog-tired or even jittery and maybe sleep is eluding you altogether, condemning you to a Groundhog Day of symptoms? I know you probably are because this is what you have been telling me and what I have heard for the last few weeks. There is definitely a general feeling of heaviness, helplessness and…

Smoky Slow Cooker Lentil Chilli

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 5-6): 1 large onion 2 peppers (red, orange or yellow) 1 carrot 3 garlic cloves 200g dry red lentils 1 tbsp mild/medium chilli powder 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tins chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 vegetable stock cubes 450ml water Black pepper to taste 2 tins kidney beans 1…

Back to School

This month’s blog is all about surviving September, creating calm and feeling fantastic. I am guessing that you are reading this blog because you care about your health, right? Yet, does this scenario sound familiar: low energy, cravings, mid-afternoon slump, poor sleep, getting through the day high in caffeine or sugary snacks? I get it…

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

This warming Moroccan Chickpea Soup is ideal for quick lunches and great to batch cook and freeze for those busy days when you need a healthy and easy option. INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2-3): 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic 2 celery sticks 2 tsp ground cumin 600ml hot water 1…