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 […]

FAB research seminar, 25th June

Last week I went along to a seminar by FAB research: feeding better behaviour, learning and mood: the gut, brain and nutrition connection. Being a member of the Association for Nutrition allows me to attend seminars like this and they are usually ones that haven’t been on my radar. This means that I always end […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top seeds

Seeds are a great way to boost your fibre, protein and good fats. Here’s a lowdown on the best ones: Chia: packed with protein, calcium and omega 3 and fibre. Prevents blood sugar spikes. Sunflower: rich in the essential polyunsaturated fat omega-6 and very high levels of vitamin E, an antioxidant. Also high in plant […]

Mackerel, beetroot and sweet potato

This is an easy, quick and super healthy dish to whip up mid-week. It’s become a regular dish at home when in need of something a bit lighter and is pretty inexpensive. Serves 2: 2 sweet potatoes, cut into small dice 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 pre-cooked medium beetroots 2 sprigs of thyme 2 smoked […]

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are my new favourite thing and are bursting with goodness. They are one of the few foods to provide the body with omegas 3, 6 and 9 and can be eaten whole, ground or found as an oil and supplement. Omega 9 isn’t an essential fatty acid but it has anti-inflammatory properties and enhances […]