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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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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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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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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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Blog post: nutrition in pregnancy

Congratulations! You are going through the most incredible process of growing a new life inside you, but while pregnancy is wonderful, it is also hard work, tiring and a big responsibility. One of the best ways to help yourself through these nine months, and keep […]

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Pancake day!

I love pancakes… I really could eat them every day, and this year I’ve been doing lots of experimenting with healthier pancake alternatives. I thought I’d share two of my favourites below: fluffy banana pancakes (dairy and gluten free), and chickpea crepes (plant based and […]

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The question of sugar

As we enter the new year, many of you will be trying to “detox” or at least eat a little more healthily after the excesses of the festive period. You may, as part of this, decide to give up sugar. Certainly, there is a lot […]

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Why eat seasonal?

The first question I usually get asked about my blog is, “why eat seasonal?” A question that wouldn’t have crossed the lips of many generations before us because they quite simply had no other choice! Of course, the choice we have today, is in many […]

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Balkan Bliss

A sunny summer holiday is nourishment for the body and the soul! Time to slow down, relax, do nothing for a few days; something I, no doubt like many others, am really not very good at day to day. But sat on a balcony staring […]

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Blossom in Japan

The delicate petals of the cherry blossom trees are seen as a sign of hope in Japan, but also serve as a reminder of the fragility of life with their short life span. Whilst we were in the country, severe earthquakes hit in the south, […]

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Vitamin D in Florida

I had a short trip to Florida last week for work. Lucky me! A great chance to top up on some vitamin D and gorge myself on fresh tropical fruit (in between meetings of course…). With my first trip of the year being to Finland […]

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Spice Island

Last year I was lucky enough to visit Zanzibar, which is also known as “Spice Island” thanks to the abundance of spices grown there and exported around the world. I think herbs and spices are such an important part of cooking and I love experimenting […]

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Freezing in Finland

The year started with a trip as far north as I have ever been, to Finnish Lapland. We fly through a beautiful sunset above the clouds and land to deep snow and temperatures of minus 20C. Dinner is a perfect warming feast; deliciously pink duck […]

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