Cooking More Veggie Food – a cooking class

A few weeks ago, I headed into Paris to meet four ladies who wanted to cook more veggie food and wanted a few tips on menu planning. I was so engrossed in the class I took zero photos!! It was such a fun day thanks to the company and the generous hospitality of our host….

Indian Cooking Class

I had a lot of fun last Friday. I agreed to run a cooking class for Maisons-Laffitte International Association. I ran a class cooking Keralan chicken curry , a vegetarian version with vegetables and chick peas to replace the chicken, spiced vegetable basmati rice and raita. We cooked poppadoms and had chutneys and pickles followed…

Food and the immune system

I was asked about what to eat to help the immune system. We often get told about this food or that food’s effect on our immune system or how a food is protecting us against illness or cancer or how full of antioxidants the food is. Eating to help our immune system is not about…

Social Media and Nutrition

On Tuesday, the third @AfNutr Twitter chat talked Social Media. It was a great discussion, trying to get to the bottom of the ups and downs of social media in the nutrition world, how to stay professional on a forum that can get a bit nasty from time to time. Most importantly, we were also…

More guilt for working mothers!

This week a big news story for me was the story that working mothers were more likely to have heavier children. This was most true for single working mothers. The reporting didn’t go down too well with working mums and too right. Some newspapers reported both the study and the outrage the findings caused –…

Keto diets

There is a huge keto diet following on the internet and on instagram, there are lots of people promoting this as the holy grail of diets with lots of very appealing before and after photos.  But is it really the best diet ever? A true Ketogenic diet is really, really hard.  In reality many people…

We trended!! Our first Twitter Chat and we were trending!!

Tuesday evening saw the first ever @AfNutr Chat.  After a few months of planning, finally the day came for the real thing and we moderators were a little nervous.  The number of followers grew so much in the run up, this was not going to be a gentle entry into running a twitter chat.  I…

Veganuary – why is 2019 the biggest year yet?

Thanks to a great twitter chat all about plant based eating hosted by RDUK on Monday, I really got thinking about Veganuary. This is the fifth year that Veganuary has been a thing to start the off the new year.  This year has seen well over 300,000 people taking part.  Vegan has certainly become a trendy…

Food Matters Live 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I headed to London for 3 days of feeling all grown up and professional.  Food Matters Live is a big event aimed at anyone involved in food – food manufacturers, food scientists, food developers, food writers, nutritionists, dietitians, researchers etc.  It has an incredible array of seminars in 9 or…