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…

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…

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…

Goals

This month’s blog is about SMARTER goal-setting strategy which is key to behaviour change and health improvement. How often do you reach your goals? If the answer is ‘not very often’, you may need to revisit your goal-setting strategy. Whether you want to see improvements in your health and fitness, or better relationships, the change…

Motivation

What fires you up? Motivation is the key to all behaviour change. Motivation depends upon how much importance you attach to the change you want to make. Finding out what motivates and drives you is an essential step on your road to success in anything you do. The 10 point plan below will help you…

Jerk Prawns with Quinoa

INGREDIENTS: 450g raw shelled tiger prawns (jumbo shrimp) 200g quinoa 480ml vegetable stock (broth) 1 large ripe avocado 3 tbsp olive oil 6 spring onions (scallions), diced Juice of 1 lemon Handful of parsley, chopped A few chives, snipped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve INGREDIENTS: 450g raw…

Lifestyle Medicine

This blog post is all about using diet and lifestyle changes as preventative medicine. Is this something that you have ever considered? We have not evolved to require medication and we do not get sick as a result of medication deficiency. Find out below how the power of food can help chronic conditions. Modern medicine has…