Nutrition

A-Z of Herbs & Spices. D is for Dandelion & Dill

Today’s herb / plant is Dandelion  

Dandelion are a family of flowering plants that grow in many parts of the world.

Taraxacum officinale is the most common species, a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.

You may be most familiar with dandelion as a stubborn weed that never seems to leave your lawn or garden.

However, in traditional herbal medicine practices, […]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices, C is for Coriander & Cardamom

Herbs & Spices from Krissy Billiczky our resident food searcher
Today’s herb is Coriander

Coriander is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery.

Coriander is generally thought to be native to the Mediterranean and parts of southwestern Europe. Experts believe its use dates back to at least 5,000 B.C. […]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs and Spices C is for Celery and Cinnamon

From our resident food explorer Krissy Billiczky
Celery originated in Mediterranean regions and the Middle East. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans grew this vegetable as an aromatic and medicinal plant.

It’s claimed medicinal purposes were probably attributable to its volatile oils, contained in all portions, but mostly the seed. During ancient times Ayurvedic physicians used celery seed to […]

By |April 1st, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs and Spices. B is for Basil & Bayleaf.

Today’s herb is Basil
from our lovely Krissy B, our resident food explorer
Basil is a flavourful, leafy green herb that originated in Asia and Africa.

It’s a member of the mint family, and many different varieties exist.

The many varied species of basil include sweet basil, lemon basil, Italian or curly basil, holy basil, Thai basil and lettuce-leaf […]

By |March 31st, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A – Z of Herbs & Spices – Ashwagandha & Anise

Today’s herb is Ashwagandha
Ancient medicinal herb classified as an adaptogen which simply means it can help your body manage stress.

One of the most important herbs in Ayurveda and often referred to as Indian ginseng or winter cherry.

Although scientific research is limited, but ashwagandha can carry the following benefits:

can reduce blood sugar levels
might have […]

By |March 30th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

Banana Protein Muffins (No eggs)

If you are in need of a nice and easy recipe/ perfect snack pre or post training 😁
You can easily be made vegan with vegan yoghurt and plant based protein powder.

3 ripe bananas 

1 tbsp coconut flour 

4 tbsp ground almonds

2 scoops protein powder of choice

4 tsp Greek yoghurt or plant based yoghurt for vegetarian version 

1/2 tsp […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Article, Recipes|

Gut health, the microbiome, and its link to our mental and physical well-being

Series article by Andrea Bremner

Introduction

Here follows a series of articles on gut health. To set the scene I am going to give you my history and how I ended up studying and researching into the gut microbiome.

My parents divorced when I was three years old and my autocratic step-father moved into my life from the […]

By |February 24th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

Spicy Molasses Cookies

A great little recipe from the festive season from our lovely Krisztina.  Carry that Christmas taste with you to work this week and back yourself these lovely cookies.

Ingredients 

2 cups of flour of choice

1.5 tsp cinnamon

1.5 tsp ginger

1.5 tsp nutmeg

0.5 tsp salt

1.5 tsp baking soda

1 large egg

1.5 cups sugar or granulated sweetener of choice ( not […]

By |January 5th, 2020|Article, Recipes|

Can you drink alcohol on a weight loss journey?

Article by Paul Batman PhD

I always like to go home at night put my feet up for a few minutes and have a beer just to finish off the day. I never drink to excess but find that one beer every now and again makes me feel good.

Is this because I really want to drink […]

By |November 24th, 2019|Article, Nutrition|

Recipe – Vegetable tagine with chickpeas & raisins

Cholesterol-friendly.

Method:

Heat the oil in a pan, then fry the onions for 5 mins until soft. Stir in the spices. Add the courgettes, tomatoes, chickpeas, rasins and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 mins. Stir in the peas and cook for 5 mins more. Sprinkle with coriander, to serve.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Article, Recipes|