Curried Chickpea and Wild Rice Stir-fry

Beans and rice are a classic combination. A few decades ago, it was claimed that those on a meat-free diet must eat beans and rice together to consume the right kind of 'complementary' amino acids. Luckily,...

The Wedding Dress

  Shopping for your wedding dress is a pretty huge moment in any woman's life. So much of your wedding is about the dress. From excited questions from friends in the run-up to the big day, to t...

Wedding Day Hair and Make-up

So the dress has been decided upon and there are sighs of relief all 'round. Next thing the bride is going to think about is her hair and make-up on the big day.  This is the part I found more tricky! Y...

Kiwi-Cucumber Cooler

This is my idea of the perfect refreshing, hydrating summer smoothie. All I seem to crave in warm weather, especially after exercise, is an icy cold drink. I used a combination of cucumber, kiwi and green a...

Fashion Pick: Stella & Dot Visionary Bracelet

Cute, colourful and sparkly? Check! This Visionary Bracelet from Stella & Dot ticks all the right boxes for a great piece of fun summer arm candy, but it's not just a normal bracelet, oh no. It was c...

The Importance of Fat

  Throughout my training as a nutritional therapist, the necessity of the right type of fats in the diet was consistently emphasised, and many clients I've worked with have shown classic symptoms o...

The Full Facts on Fibre

    The word ‘fibre’ frequently appears on cereal boxes and other packaged foods, yet many of us do not realise the importance of fibre in our diets for long-term health, weight control and ...

Gluten-Free Grains and Flours

Gluten-Free Grains: Oats (Preferably certified gluten-free) Oat groats Millet flakes Buckwheat flakes Buckwheat groats Quinoa and Quinoa Flakes Bulgar wheat Brown rice Wild rice Gluten-free Oat ca...

Beans and Legumes

Beans and Legumes Buy dried beans and lentils to soak and cook at home, rather than tinned versions. Look out for beans sold in cartons (Tesco stocks them) or sprout your own at home! Chickpeas Bor...

Oils and Vinegars

Oils and Vinegars Organic virgin coconut oil Organic virgin Olive Oil Flaxseed Oil Sesame Oil Cold pressed Pumpkin seed oil Walnut oil Cider vinegar Red wine vinegar Raw Apple Cid...