All things spelt

Spelt is my favourite grain at the moment and I’ve pretty much been exclusively eating spelt bread recently. The other day I was given some wonderful spelt crispbreads and 3 loaves of bread! Spelt isn’t gluten free but it is significantly lower in gluten than wheat. This means it might be a little easier on […]

Cantaloupe melon

This is by far my favourite kind of melon. It reminds me of summers in the south of France where we ate them endlessly with saucisson. The orange colour of cantaloupe means that it is full of betacarotene, holding some of the highest levels of this antioxidant of all the fruits and veg. Melons are […]

Getting figgy with it

Figs, both fresh and dried, are a great source of fibre and iron. Most of the fibre in figs is soluble, which has beneficial effects on blood sugar levels and LDL cholesterol. Boosting iron intake keeps energy levels up. Dried figs are a concentrated source of potassium and calcium for fluid balance and bone density. […]

Going bananas

Where would we be without bananas! They are the perfect pre- and post-workout snack, so often given out at sporting events as the go-to energy boost. Bananas are pretty easy on the stomach, so good for grabbing a mouthful during a race or for having if you’ve left it a little late to eat before […]

Broad bean and feta frittata

A frittata is the perfect base for pretty much anything you have in the fridge or growing in abundance in the garden. This high protein, fresh and healthy dish is super quick and easy and is great as a leftover lunch. Broad beans are really high in fibre and contain the flavonoid quercetin, beta-carotene, vitamins […]

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

I thought I needed a dose of oily fish and omega 3 and unfortunately the only thing kicking around in my cupboards was sardines. I’m not their biggest fan so made a big pot of spicy, tangy, juicy puttanesca sauce to hide them in! If you’re a fan of hiding sardines in olives, capers and […]

Baking your own bread

Baking your own bread allows you to get rid of all the nasties, tweak it to how you like it and gives you a great sense of achievement (and fills your house with that lovely freshly baked bread smell). My first loaf last week was made due to a desire to get rid of things […]

Aerial yoga

Aerial yoga is a lot of fun and much harder than expected! Meadowlark off the meadows  have just started classes and they are going down a storm. Aerial yoga is said to boost circulation and remove compression from the spine. It also aids traditional yoga postures, helping you master those poses just out of reach […]

A is for apricots

Apricots are a summer specialty and are in all the shops and markets at the moment. Despite their delicious sweetness, they have a low GI and are full of fibre so a great snack for weight management. Fresh apricots are a source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin E and a range of antioxidants known as […]

The courgetti craze

There’s not much that can beat spaghetti bolognese and my dad makes a cracker. I was sent back to the city with lots of leftover sauce and decided to give courgetti a try to go with it. I’ll admit I was dubious but it went down a treat. You really need one of those julienne […]