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…

Out now – Soya & Phytoestrogens

We did it! We have launched our mini-book on soya phytoestrogens. The what, why and how much – what are they, why should we eat them and how much is a good amount. Phytoestrogens can sound a bit scary – a term that makes them sound a bit like a chemical to be avoided. They…

Do you Tofu?

I have been writing again with my good friend Dr Laura Wyness. Working on the menopause book we have been highlighting the benefits of isoflavones for women with regard to managing hot flushes and the positive effect on cholesterol. The main source of isoflavones or phytoestrogens is in soya and soya products. Simply by including…