Real live workshop!!

This week, all being well, will be my first face to face nutrition workshop for what feels like forever. As for most other people, Covid has pushed everything on line and I have become much more comfortable facilitating meetings on line and presenting whilst sitting in my little room talking to my computer. It feels…

Exciting projects!

This week was really exciting. We met our placement students properly as they prepared to get stuck in to projects for the Let’s Talk Food collaboration that I have with Dr Laura Wyness. They will be helping us to help build content and adapt existing material. Last year, Michelle Gavin joined us and worked on…

Mindful Eating – what is it?

Before Christmas I posted about mindful eating and how it might be useful over the Christmas period. Now that we are in January, the time for new year resolutions and losing weight and eating better has hit. Maybe a bit of mindful eating principles would be more helpful than a new diet? So how can…

January means Galette des Rois

Last year I sent the recipe for Galette des Roi along with some feves to friends. My son did a bit of research into the tradition to send with the recipe. I thought I would share his words with you. Every boulangerie and patisserie in France will be selling these throughout January even though I…

Veganuary is nearly upon us!!

I would like to present to you the ‘Vegan Conundrum’. Vegan eating has become both easier and harder at the same time. I was involved in a bit of discussion within a food writers group on Facebook about the rise in acceptability of veganism as outlined in an Observer article and read a mix of…

Ending 2021 with a success!!

The last two years has been hard in many ways. Living life in the throes of a pandemic and a major historical event can be tough at times to say the least. It makes it more important to review the year seeking out the positives and the successes. Despite a lot of tough stuff that…

Mindful eating and Christmas

For many people, there is a lot of stress about all the food and the indulgence. Christmas comes around once a year and we should all be able to sit down at Christmas and enjoy our Christmas dinner. The dinner itself is generally a pretty balanced roast dinner with lean meat and lots of vegetables….

Easy Christmas gift needed?

Christmas this year may be a little difficult. If, like me, you need to travel across international borders to see family, plans may suddenly have to change or become more expensive. If you can’t take presents to family and suddenly it is too late to send something then a digital gift might be perfect. We…

Christmas is about kind words….

….and I would like to share some kind words that I have read about our Eating Well on a Budget. I love your book. No – I really love it! Wonderfully myth-busting ……. so easy to read and with interesting subject matter encapsulated by each heading and wrapping up with some great recipes that even I could try. …

Christmas is coming!!

How did that happen? Surely, only last week it seems that we were back in September? Time has morphed. So, despite the craziness that December is upon us and I am in no way ready for the festive season, how about a bit of festive fun. I like an advent calendar – I like them…