Low Carb Diets – A consideration of health or economics?

The Atkins diet and more recently Paleo (or Paleolithic) diet, are probably two of the best known low carbohydrate diets globally. Certainly the Atkins diet was revered by thousands, and many of them high profile celebrities, as being the ultimate and sustainable weight-loss diet that showed almost immediate results. The re-written and recently published ‘New…

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Go for Virgin!

A number of years ago, some will remember that we were told that margarine was the healthiest fat to eat. So, we spread it on our bread and used it in cooking and baking. Now that we know the dangers of transfats (see blog), we are eating less of it but, because transfats are still…

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Moments for Seniors…..

….to avoid or minimise the so-called “Senior Moments” and increase health and longevity as we age. It is not just young people that care about their health and well being. In fact, my experience in the Crawley area, where I do most of my nutrition consulting, is that if anything, mature adults and senior citizens…

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Quick, light and nutritious Burgers

Yummy Healthy Cheese(&courgette)burgers   Author: Heidi Recipe type: Dinner / Lunch Cuisine: Vegetarian Save Print I really only like beef burgers on the barbecue, ideally medium rare and with nothing in them but lean beef……..But these (non-meat) burgers I would eat every day, given half the chance. Their protein and some minerals, like calcium, come from the ground…

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What’s with Wheat?

Are you are a bread and cake lover? Or do you suffer from Coeliac disease or non-Coeliac gluten sensitivity and therefore avoid wheat, barley and rye products? Do you suffer from stomach ache or bloating after eating bread, pasta or other wheat products? Or do you not relate to any of those, but would like…

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Baked Aubergine with Nutty Pesto

5.0 from 1 reviews Baked Aubergine with Nutty Pesto   Author: Heidi Recipe type: Lunch / Dinner Cuisine: Vegetarian / European Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  55 mins Save Print A favourite, no fuss, quick and easy recipe that I always try to make too much of so I can have it for…

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HDD Nutrition Class – Homework becomes fun!

No hard studying or difficult things to remember! If you participate in the Healthy Doable and Desirable Food course at Huntsland Nutrition (HDD), your task is to try new nutritious foods based on what we discuss in our nutrition sessions. Starting with the theme of the day, you choose what type of  dish or food…

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Beetroot – you can’t beat it as a super-quick, nutritious, colourful and tasty salad

5.0 from 1 reviews Scrumptious Beetroot – every which way!   Author: Heidi Recipe type: Salad Cuisine: Summery Save Print I don’t ever recall disliking beetroot, but I never loved it as much as I have done since realising how delicious it is raw and without the vinegar. Now it is a staple food for me and I…

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Warm Salads for not so warm Summers……

  5.0 from 1 reviews Warm Sweet Potato and Crayfish Salad..   Author: Heidi Recipe type: Salad Cuisine: International Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  2 mins Total time:  7 mins Save Print Salads are, to my mind, one of the most creative and fulfilling types of dishes to prepare. Not only are they often quick and easy…

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Herman is ‘exploding’……what to do?

Have you got a current day ‘cool’ but not too cool (temperature-wise), Herman in your kitchen? If not, why not? And if not, or if you have no idea what I am referring to, please take a look at this blog, before reading further. Herman, as my current Healthy Doable and Desirable Food Course group…

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