West Highland Way Race presentation night

For anyone brave enough to take on the challenge of the West Highland Way Race, good on ya! The organiser’s held a little ‘inspiration and information’ evening last week and I was lucky enough to be invited along to talk nutrition. I love the running community and, especially for a race such as this, everybody […]

Dim Sum

There’s a great little spot in Newcastle, tucked away in Chinatown, for a quick and delicious lunch. iNoodle. I’m sure I’ve had ‘dim sum’ before (traditionally small bite-sized portions served in steamer baskets), and I’m always a fan of dumplings, but something new was the steamed pork buns that I had last time I went. […]

Beetroot relish

I have made this at Christmas time for the last couple of years, and it always goes down a treat. It’s lovely with cheese, meat, fish and many other things…being a little bit sweet and sharp. It’s a very simple recipe, taken from BBC food. It requires no chopping but your hands will get a […]

Healthy for Sport Q&A

I have been resident sports nutritionist at Meadowlark Healthy for Sport since its inception back in March. MHFS is the perfect ‘one stop shop’ for everything sports related and has the added bonus of being associated with a fantastic yoga studio, Meadowlark. At the healthy for sport clinic you can see a sports doctor, physiotherapist, […]

SENr showcase, Murrayfield

A couple of Fridays ago I had the pleasure of attending a day of talks hosted by the British Dietetic Association and the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). Some of the best sports/performance nutritionists, all in one room. We had presentations from key researchers in protein requirements, omega 3s and hydration, the nutrition team […]

Crossfit Murrayfield nutrition talk

A big thank you to Crossfit Murrayfield for having me across to chat about nutrition. I haven’t done a lot of Crossfit, just the odd class here and there, but I really enjoy the workout and sense of community. A lot of online advice about “nutrition for Crossfit” alludes to a strict ‘Zone diet’ or […]

Superfood truffles

These came about from an experiment in the kitchen with one of my friends, who happens to be a dietician and fellow foodie! We clubbed together store cupboard ingredients and came up with a healthier alternative to those addictive little truffles we all know and love. The following ingredients make around 10 truffles: 50g quinoa, […]

Potassium

Potassium is an electrolyte – those things you lose when you sweat. It’s a really important mineral and is not only found in bananas. There isn’t a recommended daily amount (RDA) for potassium but it has many uses in the body. supports functioning of muscle and nerves helps to balance body fluids helps to prevent […]

Meat-free Mondays – caponata

This is my favourite vegetarian recipe at the moment. Deliciously hearty sans meat and perfect for cold November evenings. Caponata is a traditional Sicilian dish and there are many, many recipes out there. The mainstay is aubergine and it is classically a sweet and sour dish. Some recipes call for celery, red peppers or courgettes […]