12 “new” foods – a dozen things I was not eating a year ago

It’s a fair cop – I have to put my hands up and confess that I’ve been taken in by the Instagram generation of healthy new foods hook, line and sinker. As a long-term foodie I’m a sucker for “gastroporn” and have on my shelves a library of beautiful cook books. Yet social media has opened up…

Harissa – Spice of Life

A slight departure from some of my previous articles I wanted to write a short post about a wonderful, spicy condiment that can be used to liven up any food. Ubiquitous in North African cuisine, harissa is an astonishingly wonderful chilli-based condiment. Originating in Tunisia it is also found all over Morocco, Libya, Algeria as well…

Food Addiction – Great Article on Authority Nutrition

One of my favourite nutrition sites is authoritynutrition.com. It takes complex topics and breaks them down into “bite size” chunks via video blogs and written articles. Kris Gunnars, the founder and face of Authority Nutrition is articulate and telegenic. Add to the great content, underpinned by the exceptionally clear vision – “every article we publish…

What We’ve Been Eating This Week (13th – 23rd March)

New Foods In the Harrogate Waitrose I discovered a green vegetable called a “Kalette” which I took to mean a small kale; indeed this is what it looks like (see title picture). Kalettes have their own web page and appear to be a cross breed (not GMO) between sprouts and kale. They are delicious, highly versatile and I…

The Microbiome

  What if I told you that more than 90% of the genes and cells in your own body don’t belong to you.

New Series – What I’ve Been Cooking This Week

So I am going to launch a new blog series called what I’ve been cooking this week. Where possible I love cooking from fresh. But various cookbooks by certain celeb chefs sets an unrealistic standard; does anyone have time to cook every single meal from scratch? The reality most of us face is that we DO…

Clean Eating – Here Comes the Backlash

The recent negative press coverage of the Clean Eating “movement” which culminated in last night’s BBC Horizon program has been a long time coming and should probably be seen as inevitable. But why?