There are lots of diet fads and lifestyle advice with how to eat a big part of them – paleo, alkali, clean eating, raw food, ditch the carbs, ditch the dairy, ditch the processed, eat real……and so the list goes on. A lot of them are promoted by people from a non-scientific background who often… Continue reading Are diets from non experts harmful?
I am no expert in Mindfulness as a concept. But mindfulness and eating is becoming a very hot topic and it interests me a lot. I have always been a little uncomfortable with ‘diets’ and the restriction and unrealistic eating patterns that they often result in. Then when the diet is over, the tendency is… Continue reading Mindful Eating – what is it?
1.4 million edible bananas are thrown away every day, according to an article in the Guardian, that is £80 million worth of bananas!!! As you know I do like to do my bit to reduce food waste, I am far from perfect but I really never throw away a banana as there are too many… Continue reading Bananas in a pan…
Mindfulness is a big thing at the moment and this concept applied to eating is gaining traction amongst nutritionists and dietitians particularly challenging the clean eating and other eating styles that can upset our relationship with food. There isn’t a whole load of evidence on weight management and mindful eating although there is a lot… Continue reading Mindful eating could help your waistline
One thing that the world could eat more of is pulses. From a nutritionist point of view they are full of fibre and protein, provide a good dose of micronutrients too but I think they have a bad image. That they are only eaten because they are ‘healthy’ or ‘cheap’ (both are true) or because… Continue reading Chick Pea yumminess
I know – Easter was a while ago but I still think I should just revisit the Lent challenge for completeness. How did I do overall? On the reduce waste front, I thought more carefully about using up the contents of my fridge. I had some good leftover lunches but then as I am based… Continue reading Easter is over….how did the Lent challenge go?
I need to try a new recipe with the broad beans. Broad bean and courgette pilaf inspired by lovely Simon Rimmer, he does good veggie recipes.. As per usual didn’t quite have the full ingredients but I did have some asparagus and runner beans. The recipe also requested to slice and griddle the courgettes but… Continue reading Broad beans in season….just in at the market.