Entries by Helen

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how to choose a good egg

Health benefits of eggs Eggs are a fabulous food, as they are nutritious, versatile and quick. Not only are eggs a perfect source of protein, they also contain nutrients that are beneficial to the eyes, hair, brain and nervous system. Eggs are a good source of antioxidants, fat soluble vitamins A and D, the essential […]

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buckwheat and quinoa pancakes

Buckwheat & Quinoa Pancakes with Orange Sauce (Gluten Free) Makes 10 large pancakes These amazing pancakes are best eaten warm on the day but will also freeze well. To re-heat, wrap them in a layer of baking paper, then foil so they don’t dry out and put them in the oven. Uncooked leftover batter can […]

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protein power

Have you ever wondered why eating food rich in protein is good for you? High protein, low carbohydrate diets have certainly received a lot of press regarding their potential for weight loss, and a strong perception exists that in order to increase muscle mass you need to consume a lot of protein foods but what […]


pumpkin, red lentil & coconut soup

Pumpkin red lentil and coconut soup Gluten and dairy free Serves 4 This has to be the easiest and most delicious pumpkin soup of all time.    1 can coconut cream 1 cup of red lentils 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock ¼ of a medium butternut pumpkin cut into cubes 1 large carrot […]

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autumn delight

Autumn is the time of year where I feel most connected to my UK roots, with the crisp leaves and return of chestnuts, apples and pears, I’m really comforted by it all. My Italian mother in law brought over a sprig of holly for me last weekend, as she knows it reminds me of winter […]

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soy story

If you want to be a healthy vegetarian you eat tofu, right? Or, if your baby or child has an allergy to dairy, then soy formula, milks, yogurt and cheese seem like an ideal solution. Even in the fitness world the food which was once considered as solely for hippies, has made its way into […]

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blood sugar blues

Do you ever feel irritable, anxious and dizzy, or suffer from fatigue, poor concentration and food cravings? If you do, chances are that your suffering from low blood sugar. Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, literally means low levels of glucose in the blood, one of the most common and least recognized disorders of modern life. […]