Fibre February – eat more!

This month, @AfNutr will be talking all things fibre. We are not the only ones focusing on fibre this month. The Flour Advisory Bureau are running #fibrefebruary to encourage people to eat more fibre and provide information on fibre containing foods. Fibre has a reputation, it stops constipation and can give you wind. Lots of…

What about really, really, really fussy eaters?

This infographic is a summary of advice for handling fussy eating. But what if you have tried all these things, and more, but you still feel that your child is eating very little and making no progress to eating new things. What if you feel that they are getting worse? What should you do? When…

Mac & Cheese – with more fibre

We should all be eating more fibre. The aim should be around 30g per day but in reality the average person is eating approximately 18g per day. So how to get more fibre into your meals, easily, that taste good? Take a family favourite. Like macaroni cheese. This is a comfort food for many, gaining…

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…