Thoughts on the recent backlash on dairy-free diets.

Like anything in life, what goes up, must at some point come down, and right now the clean eating trend is facing a lot of backlash in the media. Most recently the advocacy of going dairy free.

My aim with this blog has always been to educate people on making the right choices, right here being what works for them.

If dairy suits you and you feel good on it, sure keep going,  but I’d ask you to just take a couple of minutes out of your day to read on. 

(Personally I rarely eat dairy as that’s what suits me. The occasional treat such as real ice cream or a French cheese is very rare but does happen.)

If you’ve gone dairy free and are now feeling confused and lost about whether it really is the right thing, keep on reading to get the key for a more informed decision.  Continue reading “Thoughts on the recent backlash on dairy-free diets.”

Quick and Easy Lentil Lunch Bowl

Going on holiday is one of the greatest ways to find inspiration for new meal ideas, however skiing holidays usually don’t provide much when it comes to healthy recipes.

Dishes in the Alps are usually filled with either cheese, cream, potatoes, meat or even all of the above (boîte-chaud anyone?). So I was really excited when I found a lentil salad on the menu of one of the restaurants in Courchevel, which was simple, flavour and yet enough of it to fill me up and keep me going through a whole day of skiing.

It’s also a super easy one that you can create at home and bring to work without much hassle! Continue reading “Quick and Easy Lentil Lunch Bowl”

Warming Harissa Fish “Amok”

I struggle with fish recipes in the winter time. Summertime it’s the only thing I crave and want, but as soon as the darkness sets in I find it hard to bring in fish into my weekly repertoire as I crave warm and comforting meals. The occasional sushi may sneak in, but after that I’m lost. Continue reading “Warming Harissa Fish “Amok””

Fall flavoured overnight oats and easy caramel date sauce

Breakfast is the greatest meal of the day to me. I really am one of those people who can go to bed and count down the hours until I get to wake up and prepare my morning meal. I’m that obsessed.

Part of my love for breakfast is the ritual off it. Planning out what to prepare while finishing off the last reps of my morning workout (yes I’m obsessed), preparing and cooking it, and then being able to sit down and enjoy it properly, without having to hurriedly shovel whatever is that morning’s fuel of choice is so important for me and my sanity. Stressing through the morning is, excuse the pun, not my cup of tea so I always ensure I have about two hours from that I wake up until I have to leave, so there’s enough time to start the morning smoothly. (How I somehow end up running late despite that is a mystery to me.) Continue reading “Fall flavoured overnight oats and easy caramel date sauce”

Raw Chocolate Fig Cake

When Marie Antoinette said “let them eat cake!” I’m pretty sure it was this cake she had in mind.

If you’ve ever visited Wild Food Cafe in Neal’s Yard, you will most likely have tried their incredible chocolate cake and wondered how on earth they make it so darn tasty yet nutritious?

Well you’re in luck my friend as this cake is built upon the Wild Food Cafe recipe and dare I say it’s even better? Continue reading “Raw Chocolate Fig Cake”

Divine Black Bean “Nutella” Brownies

Ponder the simple brownie.

So good warm with a bit of ice cream, especially if said brownie hits that sweet and gooey sweet spot…. Delicious!

Also nightmarishly hard to achieve when it’s free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and sugar.

Until now.

Continue reading “Divine Black Bean “Nutella” Brownies”

How to Eat: Finding Your Primal Pattern

Paleo, HCLF, HFLC, raw.

Eat meat. Don’t eat meat, go vegetarian. That’s not good enough, go vegan.

There are just so many diet principles out there on how we should eat that it’s a wonder we manage to eat anything at all. Even the most health conscious of us is bound to be confused by all of the ideas we’re bombarded with on a daily basis. Continue reading “How to Eat: Finding Your Primal Pattern”