Keep calm with duck….

Although spring has officially sprung here in the northern hemisphere, the evenings are still chilly enough to want warming food, so here’s a luscious, comforting recipe that can make a great family supper or an easy dish for entertaining. It also has a wonderfully calming effect on the brain, making it good for anxiety, so…

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Seaweed sandwich, anyone?

If your consumption of sea vegetables thus far on your culinary journey has been limited to a bit of sushi from the supermarket, then you’re missing out. Whether it’s for flavour or health, seaweed is a fantastic food to add to your diet, and best of all, it doesn’t have to be from imported sources…

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Quick Tips for Annoying Niggles….

Some physical niggles are very irritating, we don’t want to bother the doctor with them and the solution seems impossible to find. Simple additions or exclusions from our diet are often the answer, so if you or anyone you know is plagued by any of these common problems, try these easy remedies: 1. Restless legs:…

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Feed your brain with this easy dhal…..

Here’s a recipe for a delectable dahl with homemade naan, very easy, and a great way of eating more pulses to boost the intake and absorption of brain-balancing, mood-enhancing nutrients essential for mental health, reduce inflammation and generally provide a delicious dose of healthy comfort food. For an added aspect, make the naan breads to…

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The Walnut has landed!

After a few days of strange, unusual, and if I’m honest, chaotic events (culminating in nearly running over a suicidal seagull focused only on the lollipop clamped jealously in its beak, proving how dangerous junk food is!), I was thrilled to receive the inaugural copy of Walnut magazine – I was approached to write foodie health articles…

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Spiced Pork Loin

Finding an inexpensive, simple but tasty meat option for an evening meal can be a challenge, so here’s a great way to get a nutritious, lean and delicious dinner on the table with very little effort. Pork loins are very versatile, and as long as they are not allowed to dry out or overcook, they…

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Catalan Chicken

While this might take a while to marinade, it’s spectacularly quick to cook, and delivers a comforting dish in no time that the whole family will love. Chicken is one of the best foods for supporting brain function, stress, mood and mental health, so if you’ve had a hard day at work, this is what…

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Thai-style Chicken Soup

When it comes to healthy comfort food, soup and curry are kings! This is an absolutely gorgeous hybrid of both. Whether it’s the depths of a frosty winter, or a sunny summer’s day, Thai food goes down a treat, bursting with health and flavour. The protein of chicken and the good fats of coconut milk…

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