A couple of weeks ago, I headed to London for 3 days of feeling all grown up and professional. Food Matters Live is a big event aimed at anyone involved in food – food manufacturers, food scientists, food developers, food writers, nutritionists, dietitians, researchers etc. It has an incredible array of seminars in 9 or… Continue reading Food Matters Live 2018
We had a taste of India at cubs on Friday night. We had a sleepover at the church where we meet. An Indian friend of mine (thank you so much Meena!!) came and answered questions about India, showed them a little Bollywood dancing and helped the cubs make chapattis, raita and a Indian semolina dessert. … Continue reading Indian themed cub sleepover
Last week was the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week. And I don’t mean malnutrition in developing nations or in war torn countries. Malnutrition is a huge issue in the UK and Europe. It surprises people that malnutrition in developed nations cost more per year than the effects of obesity. The most recent estimate is £19.6… Continue reading Malnutrition Awareness Week
There has been quite a storm about Tess Holiday’s appearance on the front cover of the October edition of Cosmopolitan. Piers Morgan certainly provoked debate with his controversial statements. The debate is important if sometimes ugly. Why can’t a beautiful woman be on the cover of Cosmo if she is obese? And yes she is… Continue reading Tess Holiday and Cosmo
Have you seen the OB_S_TY campaign by Cancer UK? It caused quite a stir in nutrition circles when it was launched. I wrote most of this back when it launched but didn’t hit publish button. The focus on weight and health in isolation still bothers me so this is post remains very relevant. I know… Continue reading Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?
What a protein rich meal – eggs, beans and cheese! These are naturally protein rich foods. However, you may have noticed that extra protein is also being added to many foods – breakfast cereals, chocolate bars and snack bars to name a few. Protein is certainly having its moment in the spotlight and getting some… Continue reading Keep active and eat protein rich foods for healthy ageing
Friends of mine have invested in the Lidl version of the Thermomix – MrCuisine. Not nearly as fancy with no on-line platform and step by step instructions on a little screen, maybe not such a powerful motor but it gives a lot of the functions at a fraction of the price. The low price means… Continue reading Cooking with friends