January 24, 2020

Always on a mission to get my family to eat more fish, this week I have been making poached fish balls.

First of all, I made a tomato sauce by heating a little olive oil in a large sauté pan and cooking a couple of onions for about 5 minutes. Then I added two 400g tins...

January 16, 2020

This week I have been making a fish stew. It is quite a good way to get the family eating more fish as it is warm and the tomato sauce appeals to children. I used haddock in this dish, but you could replace it with any chunky white fish or even salmon. This recipe make...

January 7, 2020

Well here it is - the new decade - and with new beginnings, people often make over-complicated resolutions and promises. 

I prefer to keep things simple. I like trying interesting new products but I don't want to then have to go and buy another five ingredients just so...

December 28, 2019

Continuing the theme of using more veg in your cooking, this week – cauliflower!

Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which also includes broccoli, kale, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Cauliflower is white because its green leaves protect the head...

December 24, 2019

Chanukah is a wonderful festival – lighting candles on cold winter nights, not too much hard slog in the kitchen and family gatherings. It’s a lovely time of year which is fairly light on the pocket but not necessarily light on the waistline. Traditional Chanukah treat...

December 19, 2019

This week how to incorporate more leeks into your culinary repertoire.

Leeks are related to onions and garlic, however with leeks it is the leaves and stems that are edible. The flavour of leeks can vary from slightly sweet and subtle to strong and more intense dependin...

December 13, 2019

This week, a focus on tomatoes.

Tomatoes are really easy to add to many different dishes and come in many different sizes from small cherry tomatoes up to the hefty beefsteak tomato. Tomatoes can be red, green, orange, yellow or brown in colour, and there are over a tho...

December 6, 2019

Continuing with the theme of using specific vegetables to increase your intake, this week I am talking about peppers.

Peppers are native to Central and South America, and are available in several colours: green, orange, yellow and red. As peppers move through the colour...

December 1, 2019

Continuing with the vegetable theme, here is my next post on quick and simple ideas for incorporating more vegetables into weekday meals.

This week – cabbage:

Cabbage is a nutrient-dense, low-calorie food that contains vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, calciu...

November 6, 2019

When I see a new client, I ask them to complete a food diary before they come to see me so I can get an idea of what they eat on different days of the week. It helps me to see how much of the different food groups they are eating. For most of my clients, when it comes...

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