All posts by “Caroline

The secret to Swiss happiness

Did you know that Switzerland has consistently been voted one of the happiest countries in the world? After a masterclass in how to “Be More Swiss”with Swiss herbal sweet company Ricola, I am beginning to understand why! Ricola, a Swiss brand through and through, who […]

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Rhubarb fool

There are few British fruits available in spring, but quality makes up for quantity in the form of delicious rhubarb. The tart pink fleshy stems are wonderful with sweet or savoury dishes, but one favourite of mine is whipping it into a simple fool. Soft […]

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Blog post: The deal on fats

Fats; they’re bad, they’re good, they’re saturated, mono-unsaturated, poly-unsaturated, trans, cis, hydrogenated… the so called “advice” and media around this macronutrient is endless. Confused?! Don’t be, here I give you the low down on what all those labels mean, which ones to avoid, which ones […]

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Satay tofu with sweet and sour salad

This satay sauce is very easy and a total crowd pleaser! Great for dipping or for skewers of tofu or meat, the rich peanut sauce is perfectly complimented by a sharp, crispy salad of crunchy vegetables with a citrus/balsamic dressing.  If you aren’t a tofu […]

British shakshuka with spring greens

Traditionally Shakshuka contains peppers, but this is a British spring version with spring greens (or you can use sprout tops, kale or spinach if you prefer). It is one of those meals that works any time of day, from breakfast to dinner, and it is […]

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Your Essential Guide to Minerals

Following on from my Essential Guide to Vitamins, here is my guide to minerals; substances equally as important to the body. Like vitamins, minerals must be consumed in the diet. There are many different minerals, a number, known as trace elements, are only found in […]

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Cranberry spiced vegan banana bread

Bananas are available all year round, although sadly they aren’t grown in Britain! They are one of the fruits I will regularly make an exception for though as are wonderfully versatile (and adored by my baby!), and a great option when British fruit is sparse […]

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Your Essential Guide to Vitamins

We all know vitamins are extremely important for maintaining good health, so I’ve put together a short guide; good food sources, why you need them and some top tips on when and how to take supplements. I hope you find it interesting and useful. Vitamins […]

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Raspberry Seed Bars

Whilst I try to snack mainly on nuts and fruit, sometimes only chocolate will do! These bars give a boost of goodness in a treat, as are packed with seeds full of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential in the diet. You can use any […]

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One Small Change

It’s the New Year, time for resolutions and renewed efforts after the festive break! As well as getting back into healthy eating and exercise (a top priority this year for me after having a baby), it’s a great time to reflect on what we can […]

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Smoky butternut squash soup

Its January, you want to eat healthily after a little too much indulgence over Christmas, but its cold and miserable and you want comfort food too! Soup is such a good answer. Filling, tasty and super healthy, you can add fabulous immune boosting ingredients like […]

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Vegetarian Christmas food ideas

When I stopped eating meat, Christmas seemed like the biggest challenge! I had always enjoyed traditional Christmas turkey and all the trimmings, how was I going to match up to that with a vegetarian meal?! Luckily there are so many fantastic vegetarian options out there […]

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Black bean “Bolognese”

This is a delicious warming dish for colder days. The dish is entirely plant based and full of nutritious ingredients. Black beans are a fantastic source of protein and fibre, and are also high in folic acid and magnesium. The flavours are inspired by traditional […]

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Mini apple gingerbread donuts

Being baked, these are far healthier than traditional donuts, and their mini size makes them a perfect bite sized treat. The mixture is heavier than cupcake batter, so don’t be tempted to make these into cupcakes if you don’t have a mini donut mould, as […]

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Blackberry breakfast oats

Overnight oats make a brilliant breakfast, with the bonus that they are ready to grab and go with no morning preparation required. I like to keep extra pots of these in the fridge for healthy day time snacks too! Of course, you don’t need to […]

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Cherry vegan cheesecake

I am constantly inspired on social media and by fellow food bloggers by the incredible diversity of plant based food. Although I am not vegan, I am a strong advocate of a heavily plant based diet and at times avoid dairy for health reasons. Cashew […]

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Black bean and beetroot salad

This super simple, plant based salad is delicious standalone or as a side dish. Black beans are a great source of protein and full of fibre which makes them very filling. Using cooked beans and raw beetroot makes this an extremely quick salad to put […]

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