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 »

How to deal with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS is defined as a collection of symptoms that occur after ovulation and disappear on arrival of menstruation. There are over 150 different types of symptoms, although there are many common symptoms such as tension, irritability, depression, breast tenderness, backache, bloating, water retention, diarrhoea and constipation, headache and acne. It has been estimated that 70-90% Continue reading »

Goitregenic Foods

Goitregenic Foods Goitregenic foods are foods that interfere with the functioning of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is responsible for controlling metabolism, and can become under or over active. There are 2 main categories of food that contain goitregens: those derived from soy beans, and the brassica family of vegetables. As well as a number Continue reading »

Sticky Mustard Salmon Fillets – Recipe

Sticky mustard salmon fillets Salmon not only provides plenty of protein but also is an excellent source of essential fats. Ty to go for wild salmon as it’s a healthier option than farmed fish. Vegetarians could marinate tofu slices instead of salmon. Serves 2, 1 GL per serving Ingredients: Juice and zest of 1/2 an Continue reading »