How to carve out a career in nutrition?

I wish I could answer that question on my own! Luckily, the @AfNutr Twitter chat team are starting off the new decade with a Twitter chat dedicated to all things career related. We are getting some special guests who know a thing or two about nutrition recruitment along to help out. Career development is an…

Batch cooking – Mexican style!

There is nothing quite like a bowl of chilli be it con carne or sin carne. A bowl of comfort right there. And who doesn’t like a shepherd’s style pie with plenty of mashed potato with a crispy crust. So why not have both in the week. Make a big pot of chilli – double…

Start the New Year with a bit of Menu Planning

Happy New Year everyone! I am guessing that there are many people out there with a new year’s resolution that is based around food? Or are you doing the whole veganuary thing this year? Or maybe it is dry January for some? For me it is all about meal planning. I am a bit of…

It's Christmas time already!

Have a lovely Christmas. Enjoy the food and don’t feel guilty about having another mince pie or spoonful of trifle. It doesn’t matter if not everything has been made from scratch and nothing looks like it was prepared for Masterchef or some foodie photoshoot for a magazine! There is so much pressure to have a…

Oeufs Cocotte

I have always quite liked the idea of Oeufs Cocotte.  I have seen pictures of the dish in recipe books but never quite got around to trying it.  I like the idea of a creamy pot with some runny egg yolk to dip things into. Two things happened that made me give this a try….

Campfires and fruitcake! Two of my favourite things.

This weekend, I was in my happy place. I was outdoors with a bunch of amazing scouts and leaders building catapults, leading camp songs around a campfire getting kids to shout really, really loudly, listening to the owls at night and watching the clouds whizzing past the full moon. We were lucky with the weather,…

Italian cooking class – the secret ingredient!

I promised to tell more about the amazing Italian food from the cooking class I went to. I talked last time about making pasta from scratch – something I had never done before. The next step was to make sauces to go with them. Sugo is the word for sauce and we made two simple…

Italian food – a cooking class!

I was a participant for this class. It was amazing. I ate way too much but it was all so very delicious. It kept me fueled for my evening in the forest with cubs and scouts until late building shelters and geocaching. Two lovely ladies from Puglia ran the class. If you are not familiar…

How do we talk about weight?

You may have seen James Corden’s response to Bill Maher talking about how fat shaming is a good thing – it has made the news and people are talking. Then there was Piers Morgan and a fitness celebrity backing up Bill Mahr on Good Morning Breakfast suggesting that fat shaming was the way to get…