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Traditional Foods: Why We Need Them Back on the Table!

It’s finished!  My book ‘Once Upon a Cook – Food Wisdom, Better Living: The Wisdom and Science of Traditional Foods, Forgotten Skills and Nourishing Recipes’ is finally done!  For almost a year I’ve had my head down, eyes-to-the-screen, fingers a-flying and not least, nursed a stiff neck and aching back working...

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How I’m Beating Arthritis with Food-as-Medicine (2): What I would have said to my younger self!

Sadly, my younger self wasn’t able to piece together the complex medical and research jigsaw on arthritis and psoriasis that convinced me that food-as-medicine was the ONLY way of truly healing myself from a progressive autoimmune disease – psoriatic arthritis. IN THE FIRST POST in this series I shared how good it felt to know I...

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What’s Wrong With Your Summer ‘Diet’.

Wanting to trim up to look good in your swimwear?  Yes of course!  Wanting to lose fat and build muscle?  Oh yes!  Gearing up for the last minute ‘Summer’ diet?  NO. NO. NO! Many, many people make this common mistake and instead of effortlessly achieving the slim and healthy body they...

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh – Your Nutritional Hero

The humble cauliflower is actually a nutritional hero.  It contains very high levels of vitamin C and it’s a good source of Vitamin K.  It packs in a host of beneficial nutrients: most minerals; cell protective anti-oxidants and phytonutrients; heart and gut protective suphraphane; dietary fibre for digestive health and choline for brain development...

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Beetroot and Avocado Breakfast Soup. Paleo, or Any Cuisine!

There’s a perfect solution for that ‘between’ season breakfast.  Breakfast smoothies are great in the warmer months, but what to do when mornings are still a bit (very?) chilly, and we’re wanting something warm and comforting  but quick and delicious to kick-start our day?  Oh, and transportable if possible! Hmm … So I put my taste buds to...

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Granny’s 72 Hour Beef and Lentil Broth

This warmly-spiced version of a traditional, time-honoured soup will nourish your body, heal your gut and make you smile! The recipe is based on simmering the beef bones for 72 hours, giving a tremendously rich, flavoursome broth, but a 12-24 hour broth will also be delicious. For an explanation of  the many benefits of bone broth...

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Mama’s Italian Meatball Minestrone (Paleo)

Minestrone belongs to the “cucina povera” or “poor kitchen” style of cooking.  These dishes have rustic, rural roots as opposed to the more refined “cucina nobile” cooking style of the aristocracy and nobility. The ultimate cooking-with-the-seasons dish, there’s no set recipe for minestrone soups – indeed the word minestrone has come to mean ‘that which...

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