Rye soda bread

Number 3 from Hugh. I think I’m actually going to make it my mission this year to make all the recipes from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Light and Easy. I’ve always wanted to do this and this book seems like the perfect one to do. Soda bread is a god send when you need a quick […]

Some new pancakes to try, savoury style

I am still on the mission to use up my old flours that are sitting in the cupboard (see rosemary and linseed crispbreads for the first). The three pictured above make a very useful flour mix when combined, and you could substitute the rye flour for buckwheat to make it gluten-free. Pancakes have long been […]

Linseed and rosemary crispbreads

I seem to have started a collection of more unusual flours that I have inevitably used once for a recipe then been stumped as to what to do with them since. Brown rice flour, gram flour and rye flour to name a few. Since flour has a much shorter shelf-life than I usually anticipate, I […]

British Military Fitness

I’ve just finished my second session of British Military Fitness and I am thoroughly pooped. It is the one type of exercise that keeps my brain firing at all times and therefore doesn’t let me feel bored, even for a moment. I run a lot but sometimes feel a bit fed up and bored by […]

A word on iron

I’m doing another talk for netball juniors this weekend and one of the things I will be talking about is iron. It is one of the most important micronutrients and also one that is often deficient in certain populations. These include adolescent girls, female athletes, the elderly, vegetarians and vegans, but low iron levels can […]

My top cookbooks of 2014

My recipe book shelf is filling up nicely. In fact, it is almost full and will soon be spreading out of the kitchen. I don’t use recipes for all of the meals I cook but I do love to read them to get inspiration and there is always a cook book sitting by my bed. […]

The ISENC 2014

Last week was a very exciting one for me (I don’t mean Christmas) as I attended the international sport and exercise nutrition conference. It was a jam-packed programme of speakers from all over the world covering topics from gut and brain health and exercise to blood lipids to managing type 1 diabetes in athletes. I […]

Mineral round-up

As I have done a few posts on vitamins recently, I thought I should do the same for some of the most important minerals to our health. Minerals work alongside vitamins in the maintenance of a strong immune system and a healthy circulatory system. They enter the food chain by being integrated into the soil […]

It’s Christmas!

I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! If there is one message I took from the international sport and exercise nutrition conference I attended last week, it was the importance of maintaining muscle mass with ageing. As we get older it gets harder to keep our […]

B vitamins

You may or may not have noticed that I missed out vitamin B on my vitamin lowdown this week, I hope I didn’t confuse you. I thought I’d leave B vitamins until the end and give you an overview, as there are many B vitamins that make up what we call a B complex. These […]