iQ ‘superfood’ chocolate

I recently tried a bar of the Scottish-made iQ chocolate. This “clever little chocolate bar”, as the creators call it, has a lot of research behind it from the likes of Robert Gordon University and the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health. Raw cacao has long been known to contain high amounts of antioxidants, but […]

All hail the haggis, Burns’ Night

It’s that time of year again, when our Scottish supermarket shelves are stuffed with haggis in anticipation for Burns’ Night on the 25th January. Each brand has a different recipe for haggis, but it is basically onions, spices, oats and lamb, including offal. You can also get vegetarian haggis these days with vegetables and pulses […]

The Scottish breakfast

Last week I was asked to contribute a little bit of nutritional information about the Scottish breakfast for an article in the Scottish Sun. It was a follow-up feature on the breakfast that the athletes at the Commonwealth Games are tucking in to (apparently!) and whether or not it will be doing any good. The […]