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The health benefits of ginger

Ginger is a fantastically healthy food to add to dishes and drinks – and you don’t need much of it to reap the health benefits of ginger. This versatile root and stem, called a rhizome, can be used fresh, dried, powdered, preserved or pickled. It can be frozen grated or whole and is also available [...]

Recipe for Romance

Do you hate the idea of busy restaurants with over priced set meals and closely packed tables for two on Valentine’s Day? Me too. On the other hand there is nothing romantic about spending time being frazzled in the kitchen. The solution? A yummy prep-ahead menu for two, some candles, a nice bottle of wine [...]

How to make a wholesome, tasty lunch in 2 minutes!

  Making your own lunch is one of the healthiest habits you can develop. That way you can control what goes into your healthy lunch and save shedloads of money in the process. It is estimated that in the UK people spend, on average, around £1,200 a year in shop-bought work lunches and snacks!   [...]

Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the healthiest cooking fats a key component of the Mediterranean diet and hugely versatile. Use it in salad dressings, in cooking, baking or as a deliciously simple dip for fresh bread. Olive oil contains a vast array of polyphenols – phytochemicals with antioxidant properties - and it is these nutrient [...]

Interview with Charlene Hutsebaut

This week I caught up with the awesome Charlene Hutsebaut to talk about her work and why she’s taking a very different approach to helping people improve their fitness and nutrition. Charlene is a Wellness Mentor with 24 years experience in the health & fitness industry. Last year she was proudly nominated as one of [...]

Five healthy ideas for your lunchbox

Ditch shop-bought sandwiches, ‘healthy’ salads and sugary cereal bars and perk up your lunch with our delicious lunchbox ideas. Feta, beetroot and winter leaves A scrumptious sweet and tangy salad combo rich in fibre and antioxidant nutrients.  Beetroot is also great for supporting digestion.  To add variety to your lunches  substitute the feta with [...]


Fresh herbs not only add fantastic flavour to food, reducing the need for salt, but are also renowned for their medicinal benefits. Herbs are the leaves and sometimes the stems of edible plants which generally don’t have woody stalks. Spices are different - they are usually the bark or seed of the plant.   WHY [...]


If by now goose fat and cheese are beginning to feel like dirty words and you are looking for an antidote to the rich Christmas eating, look no further than these delicious winter salads. There are easy, quick and healthy dinner ideas, delicious healthy sides or light lunches to help restore normality to your mealtimes and [...]


A proper, laid-back big breakfast to mark the beginning of the new year and the end of the holidays. And here are a few ideas to suit any mood. This really easy, delicious Mexican style breakfast will cure even the most epic hangover, lift your mood and pep you up to enjoy the rest of [...]


Festive entertaining anytime between Christmas and the New Year can be quite challenging. You need to strike the right balance between serving food that is amazing and delicious yet light and fresh and to appeal to jaded palates recovering from days, if not weeks, of over indulgent, rich food. This relaxed 3 course menu’ fits [...]

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