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Nut Butter and Banana Muffins

A simple muffin sweetened with fruit only. These are great for snacks and lunches. They are also FODMAP friendly. I sometimes use almond or other nut flours. Remember that coconut flour is particularly absorbent and sucks up a lot of moisture. As a rough guide, which has worked well for me, substitute 1/2 cup of [...]

October 22nd, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Stir fried chard with garlic

There’s no excuse not to eat your greens at this time of year – they’re everywhere – chard, kale, spinach, asparagus, Spring greens, etc. My absolute favourite green vegetable at the moment is rainbow chard, which I will eat sautéed, steamed or thrown into salads or soups.  I had stir-fried chard this morning for breakfast [...]

May 22nd, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Raspberry flapjack

This is like eating a portable fruit crumble.  The perfect treat for a sweet tooth; it’s dead easy to make and is sweetened naturally with the berries and dates.  Berries and oats are packed with vitamins, antioxidants as well as soluble fibre, which promote healthy gut bacteria as well as increasing feelings of fullness.  The walnuts provide omega-3 fats and antioxidants, which are good for brain and heart health.

May 22nd, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Raw walnut cacao protein energy balls

These are a delicious treat as well as being packed full of healthy ingredients.  Naturally sweetened with dates and loaded with protein and omega 3s from the walnuts.  Raw cacao has over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and is the highest plant-based source of iron.  It’s full of magnesium and contains more calcium than cow’s milk.  It’s also a natural mood elevator.   A piece of this fudge provides a natural happy buzz. A word of caution! If you are sensitive to caffeine, as I am don’t eat too much in one go or too close to bedtime!

May 22nd, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Make your own Almond Milk – it’s so worth it!

Almond milk has been used for years as a substitute for dairy milk. It is easy to buy ready made but home made tastes seriously better – so fresh, creamy and delicious. It’s also free from the stabilisers, sweeteners and emulsifiers found in most shop bought brands. It’s a great option for anyone with a [...]

May 16th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Pecan Banana Bread

This bread is delicious for breakfast, snack or pudding. It is high in protein and low in sugar. It goes down really well as an after school snack! Ingredients 300g pecan nuts 1tsp baking powder 1tsp cinnamon 4 eggs 2 ripe medium bananas 2tbsp light olive oil 1tbsp honey Directions 1. Set the oven to [...]

March 13th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Gluten Free Almond Bread

Thank you Christine Bailey for this recipe! There are certain foods, textures and rituals I miss on a gluten free diet such as dunking bread into my soup. It is packed with protein with all those nuts and seeds, so perfectly balances a vegetable soup. It is so easy to make, really delicious and so [...]

January 29th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Bone Broth

It’s so easy to make bone broth! Chicken, meat and fish stocks provide building blocks for the rapidly growing cells of the gut lining and have a soothing effect on any areas of inflammation in the gut. It tastes delicious and is so good for you! You can use bone broth as a drink or [...]

January 10th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Sri Lankan White Fish Curry

Thank you to my lovely Sri Lankan friend Indra for this delicious authentic Sri Lankan recipe. This is a very quick curry, which is ideally eaten as soon as it is cooked so as not to overcook the fish.  If you are using frozen fish, it will need longer.  Alternatively, which is what I did, [...]

November 22nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Sri Lankan ‘Kaddlay’

Thank you to my lovely Sri Lankan friend Indra for sharing this recipe.  I love the colours in this dish, which can be eaten on its own for breakfast or a light meal.  It is also the perfect accompaniment for Sri Lankan fish curry.  Chickpeas help control blood sugar levels, which means they keep you [...]

November 22nd, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments