Win an Eight Week Healthy Eating and Exercise Plan from Porridge on Tuesday

Porridge on Tuesday

Ends 30th September 2013.   The children are heading back to school after their summer break so it's time to squeeze in a bit of 'me' time and if one of your aims is to improve your health, fitness or lose weight this competition in association with could be a great way to regain any motivation lost over the … [Read more...]

‘The Fast Diet’ – Intermittent Fasting…Is this the new way to lose weight and stay healthy?

The Fast Diet

As I sit here eating my melted cheese and tomato baguette with a lovely cup of tea and look forward to a Chinese takeaway for dinner tonight, you wouldn’t think I was on a diet. But I am.  I can’t eat like this all week but I don’t mind putting in some hard work ‘fasting’ for a couple of days when I can eat like I normally would for the … [Read more...]

Super Simple Piri-Piri King Prawns

King Prawn Piri Piri

  A really easy and tasty recipe! Ingredients – Serves 4 (as a starter or as a tapas dish) 400-500g Raw King Prawns 1 Large Fresh Red Chilli, it’s up to you what strength of chilli you use and how much you add depending on how spicy you want it to be. 3 Large Garlic Cloves 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil ½ Glass of Dry White … [Read more...]

Baked Sea Bream Stuffed with Garlic, Onion and Red Pepper

Stuffed Sea Bream

Ingredients (serves 4) Sea Bream filleted, 1 fish per person If you ask, your fishmonger will fillet them and remove the head and tail. I’m not the best at filleting fish, I tried once and apart from all the squealing and hand washing I was left with the most ridiculously tiny portions of fish, now I just ask!   For the … [Read more...]

Hide your veggies – Pasta & meatballs with hidden veggies!

Healthy meatballs and tomato sauce for toddlers

 Recipe Courtesy of Erika from Shine On Filling your child's stomach with green goodness may require you to get creative. A bowl of zucchini may not seem fun but add them to the food that they already love and trust me, they will eat them. My girls love pasta. So I try to combine what they love with what … [Read more...]

Vegetable Pilaf

Vegetable Pilaf

  Recipe courtesy of Rebecca Richardson author of ‘Candida Can Be Fun!’ This tasty, nutritious meal is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.   Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 2 large cloves of garlic (peeled and chopped) 1 large onion (peeled and … [Read more...]

Candida and Food Intolerances: Could your diet be making you ill?

Healthy Diet

Article by Rebecca Richardson author of ‘Candida Can Be Fun!’   Do you remember what life was like before the children came along?  Oh, those carefree days of spontaneity, lie-ins, money … sex!  As for myself, I led rather a hedonist lifestyle throughout my twenties, as I am sure was the same for most … [Read more...]

Healthy Smoked Haddock, Leek and Tarragon Risotto with Spinach and Peas

Smoked Haddock Risotto with Poached Egg

A tasty dish that's healthy and easy to make.   Ingredients (Serves 6): 1tbsp Olive Oil for Frying 400g Leeks, washed and sliced 200g Washed Spinach 200g Peas (I used frozen) 500g Arborio Risotto Rice 500g Undyed Smoked Haddock Cut into Cubes (or Large Pieces) 15g Chopped Fresh Tarragon (you can always use dried, … [Read more...]