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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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Three Ways for Tomatoes with Olive Oil

It’s official!  Tomatoes decrease plasma cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and a range of inflammatory markers – and adding olive oil only makes things even better!! Researchers at the University of Barcelona carried out a ‘randomized controlled trial’ (RCT – a gold standard in research design) which looked specifically at the cardiovascular...

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Citrus Cured Gravlax with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Home made gravlax is ridiculously easy to make, yet so impressive to serve as a celebratory starter or as part of a buffet.  During the Middle Ages, Scandinavian fishermen made gravlax by salting the freshly caught salmon and burying it in the sand above the high-tide line to lightly ferment it.  The...

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Californian Grilled Fish: Real Food Fast!

Delia Smith scores again!  This is REAL food FAST!   With the help of a food processor (or blender) this zesty and uber-quick fish recipe is one that you’d be proud to serve for a home supper or impress your chums at a dinner party. Delia’s Coriander & Lime Tartare Sauce is so...

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6 Cold Foods For HOT Weather and PICNICS (With Recipes)

You’re hot, you’re bothered, but hungry!  You want something light, delicious but satisfying.  And the thought of the ‘same old’ salad just doesn’t cut it. Trust your taste-buds… because the same old salads alone won’t cut the nutritional stakes, or hit that flavour spot!  It’s natural for our appetite to diminish in hot weather and for us...

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Strawberries and Coconut Cream Pops (Dairy-Free & Egg Free)

I LOVE this recipe from SHAINA OLMANSON  (100 Days of Real Food). Shaina says; ‘‘It’s wonderful with any fresh fruit. Use your seasonal favorites, from raspberries to peaches. In-season fruits shine here, blending with the creamy coconut milk. The bit of added honey or maple syrup helps lower the freezing point...

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Salad of the Season? Spinach, Orange & Cucumber

This salad is one of our my favourites and it’s delicious! What can I say? Oh, it’s THE salad of the season! I love to pair this punchy salad with a balance of protein, fats and carbs: well-seasoned, sliced cold grilled steak; smoked meats or fish; a real, proper pate; ripe raw, soft...

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‘The Easiest, Sexiest Salad in the World!’ Parma Ham, Fig and Buffalo Mozzarella

“Trust me, this fig salad recipe will blow your socks off – it’s beautifully creamy, sweet and salty” Jamie Oliver I’m sharing this Jamie Oliver recipe because not only is it a perfect flavour combination, but the Parma ham and buffalo mozzarella deliver on satiating proteins, saturated fats and calcium requirements and the figs are amazingly nutritious...

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