Monkfish Pt 2 This was delicious, the peas were a revelation – really fresh tasting, quick and uber healthy. Next time I shall make more peas and they will make a tasty, low cal lunch with a jacket spud the ...
Chicken salad always gets a groan from our household but is devoured in minutes. It’s always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve though…. I like to add some chopped black olives, some oven blasted vine tomatoes and ...
I seem to be keeping my fishmonger in business pretty much single-handedly this week – I must have had fish for most meals including breakfast. I bought these two rainbow trout yesterday, really not feeling the fish vibes this evening ...
Monday Breakfast – Yoghurt, banana and honey smoothie Lunch – Sundried tomato, pesto and pea frittata Dinner – Falafels and mixed salads Tuesday Breakfast – Scrambled egg on toast Lunch – Falafels and mixed salads Dinner – Shiitake mushhroom and pakchoy stir fry Wednesday Breakfast – Carrot, orange and ginger juice Lunch – Bubble and […]
Who Will Feed China? 20 Years On – a response to an old call to arms It has been nearly 20 years since Lester R Brown’s seminal work “Who Will Feed China?: Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet” was published in 1995 which predicted that the most pressing environmental threat to the planet was not […]
In the run up to one of the busier drinking periods of the year commonly known as Christmas, a little attention to alcohol and health in the UK seems appropriate. Drinking heavily and regularly can lead to feeling tired or depressed or gaining extra weight. It can interrupt sleep due to its action as a […]
It seems we can’t go more than 10 minutes without a story about the problems inherent in consuming a diet high in sugar, in whatever format that takes. These stories extend from the evils of the huge corporations that are spinning a quick buck from pumping our favourite household consumables full of corn syrup – […]
The Island on Nelson St in Bristol are the current detainees at what used to be Bristol City Centre’s Police Station which has since been given a new, and vibrant lease of life. Whilst many of the cell mates are now allowed to come and go as they please in the guise of artists, designers, […]
Over the Easter break it is fair to say that I didn’t exactly behave in a manner befitting a Nutritionist! There was a lot of illicit crisp munching, wine guzzling and a definite lack of exercise. It was great! However… Back to reality and I prefer my clothes to fit me so it’s time to […]
Findings and Recommendations The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health recently published findings which suggested that the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables would have a stronger protective effect against all cause mortality if the recommended intake were increased from 5 portion per day to 7 per day. This has since prompted the University […]
Should I go back to saturated fats? For years they have been blamed for increasing our risk of heart disease, but now it appears that they may not be quite as bad for us as we once thought This is an interesting conundrum….. After years of advising clients that reducing the amount of saturated fats […]
I’m working with a personal trainer at the moment, his goals are to put on 2 stone and to reduce body fat from 6-7% to 3% in time for him to compete in Mr Physique UK next year. Not your standard client and not an area that I have had much involvement with so far […]
We’ve just got back from some cultural hobnobbing and food and beverage scoffing in the Big Apple. Obesity levels in the USA are the highest in the world (68.5% of the population are overweight or obese: Food research and Action Centre, 2012) and it is easy to understand why – the portions can be a […]