Eating well for specific health conditions · In the news · Uncategorized

Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?

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?

Eating well for older people · Uncategorized

Keep active and eat protein rich foods for healthy ageing

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

Eating well · It's the little things

Food is part of wellness for everyone – little things can make a big difference

Food should be enjoyable, food should be nourishing both for the body and the soul, food is a social thing, it can be art, it can be science.  Good food can be quick or slow, simple or fancy, cheap or pricey.  Any one can have good food that nourishes them, that contributes to health.  Food… Continue reading Food is part of wellness for everyone – little things can make a big difference

Recipes · Uncategorized

It may not look great but so delicious!!

Just have to share this recipe with you – it isn’t you most good looking soup but don’t judge a book by its cover!!  This is the perfect soup to use up stale crusty bread and blue cheese.  I still have some wonderful Stilton from Christmas brought from the UK by friends and it was… Continue reading It may not look great but so delicious!!

Recipes · Uncategorized

Let me introduce the humble Potimarron

This cute little squash is called Potimarron here in France.  I really don’t know how easy it is to buy in the UK.  We don’t really do pumpkin and squash in the UK.  Except for Butternut squash and the tasteless orange pumkins that make good lanterns for Halloween.  Here in the markets this time of… Continue reading Let me introduce the humble Potimarron

Eating well for specific health conditions · In the news

Do you know someone with cancer?

I found out recently that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer.  It is not the first time that a friend of mine has been through the mill (she came out the other side and is fit and healthy several years later- hooray) and I have seen friends cope with family members or close friends… Continue reading Do you know someone with cancer?