What is coeliac disease?

Coeliac Disease Explained Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac, spelt celiac disease in other countries) is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye triggers an immune reaction in people with coeliac disease. This means that eating gluten damages the lining of the small intestine. Other parts of the body may also be Continue reading »

Creamy Broccoli & Almond Soup

Recipe for Creamy Broccoli & Almond Soup Ingredients: 50g ground almonds 625g broccoli 900ml vegetable stock 300ml soya milk Salt and ground black pepper Method: 1 Toast the ground almonds on a baking sheet in preheated oven (180C/350F) for 10 mins until golden – set aside 1/4 for garnish. 2 Cut the broccoli into small Continue reading »

Chestnut & Mushroom Pilaf Recipe

Recipe for Chestnut & Mushroom Pilaf Serves 2, 7 GL per serving Chestnuts have the lowest fat content of all nuts. The flavours of this dish go together beautifully. To add a bit of colour, serve with steamed savoy cabbage or leeks.   Ingredients: 170g peeled, cooked chestnuts (vacuum packed or tinned) 1 tbsp olive oil Continue reading »

Top tips for sugar reduction

Earlier this month I gave a talk on sugar to a very attentive audience (including a teenager!), and they all left with the resolve to cut down on this very harmful substance. Sugar is finally being acknowledged for the serious impact that it is having on our nation’s health. There are of course the obvious Continue reading »

Super Speedy Tuna – Recipe

Super Speedy Tuna Serves 2, 7 GL’s per serving Ingredients: 2 fresh tuna steaks 1 small jar of tomato pasta sauce (check the sauce is not high sugar) Squeeze of lemon juice 1/2 tbsp olive oil Black pepper to taste 160g aduki beans (can be bought frozen) or similar beans (canned) Savoy cabbage Method: 1. Continue reading »