Minding Me: Reframing Menopause

The focus of the retreat was food and nutrition, this content was something I was confident about after all the work with Let’s Talk Food and Laura. The venue was picked for its beauty and intimacy created by the hostess, an experienced, vegetarian chef. Yet I think I had underestimated the wider benefits of a…

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…

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…

Plant Based Milk Alternatives

Do you drink plant based milks at all? There seems to be a real boom in the varieties available and they are made from a range of different plants. Once upon a time you might be able to find soya milk alternative if you were lucky but now if you want to have something non-dairy…

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…

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…

Mindful Eating – what is it?

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…

A couple of food challenges for Lent

When I was a child, every Lent we used to give something up.  I remember giving up chocolate or sweets, grown ups would come visit my mum and dad and would often bring us some sweets and I would put them in a jar so that come Easter I would have this little treasure chest….

Back to Twitter and Sugar at the same time…

…I have a bee in my bonnet on this whole Twitter/Social Media thing.  Sorry to bore you all with it.  My Twitter feed was full of People Against Sugar Tax.  I kept them in my feed for reasons of seeing what the other view is.  I was talking about how social media does more to…