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Are you a chocoholic?

A Valentines Meal… Love your gut – Once upon a time, I made a themed Valentine’s day meal.  I served heart shaped blocks of fine pate with heart-shaped cucumber garnish, followed by braised lamb’s hearts in a rich red wine gravy with rice and broccoli.  Dessert was a light yogurt and fruit fool set with…

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View Can you do a alcohol sabbatical?

Can you do a alcohol sabbatical?

A few words about alcohol here.  I’m not saying don’t drink it but if you have any of the following symptoms you might want to consider cutting down or taking a ‘Booze Sabbatical’.

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View Serotonin & Tryptophan Foods

Serotonin & Tryptophan Foods

As we all try to weather another lockdown – and this time a new Tier 4 has been introduced to the UK, which is even stricter than before – the challenge is to survive with our mental health intact. Whilst we are in lockdown and isolation, it is tempting to try and muffle the anxiety…

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View Kombucha – The Booch

Kombucha – The Booch

Watch live as Enid Taylor, co-founder of the Taymount Clinic UK, demonstrates how to make Kombucha!  Make sure you tune in to Feel Good Factor on Sky TV (Channel 191) with Janey Lee Grace, on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December!  Check it out here Kombucha is becoming hugely popular and almost ubiquitous as supermarkets…

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Strawberry Truffles

Ingredients Makes about 12 balls – double recipe for a larger batch 40g freeze dried strawberries – approximately 50g almonds 90g dates 30g chia seeds 1 tsp. vanilla essence Desiccated coconut Method Place freeze dried strawberries in a food processor and blend until they turn to a powder Add almonds and blend until chopped into…

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Fat Tummies and Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is stored in the body in the fat cells. When I was at school (a long time ago!), we were simply taught that excesses of Vitamin D were toxic as they would build up in the fat cells and the liver and cause a problem. Other Vitamins like…

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View Seed Mix Flour Bread Loaf

Seed Mix Flour Bread Loaf

Equipment: Cooking oven that heats to at least 200 degrees Centigrade Weighing scales Nutri-Bullet (or similarly effective grinding machine – do not attempt to do this with a pestle and mortar) Mixing bowl A (one pound) loaf tin or small round sponge cake tin  Measuring jug Cup in which to weigh the seeds Wooden spoon…

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Should we eat fat and sugar together?

Fat and sugar – coming up to Bonfire Night, November 5th, it seems a relevant time to talk in terms of gunpowder, sparks and blowing things up. For the experts out there, forgive this blunt instrument, but to keep it simple, we can refer to fats in our food as gunpowder, full of potential energy…

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