Does healthy food really cost more?

Source: Dr. Phil Maffetone /

Studies show consumers’ perceptions are way off when it comes to eating healthy. Among the more amazingly successful deceptive marketing tools associated with junk food is that generations of consumers believe it’s cheaper than healthy food. Studies continue to show consumers tend to associate higher costs with healthier foods, regardless of […]

By |June 27th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

The Dangers of Black Pepper

Herbs and spices have long been used to create tasty meals, as well as for their many mild therapeutic effects. They can possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, lipid-lowering qualities, are protective of the liver, kidney and gut, and have anticancer activities. Plus they’re safe. Black pepper may be an exception. Especially in higher amounts it poses potential […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Getting lean: The NEW science of weight-loss

In with fat-burning and out with weight-watching. This latest approach actually works when diets and exercise fail.

In most people’s minds, they are trying to watch their “weight.” All the while, in reality, they become more overfat. They keep their old clothes in hopes they will again fit. Diet books and weight-loss products are on many […]

By |June 21st, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Low sugar strawberry jam

Makes:  2 X 500g Jars


1kg hulled and halved strawberries
1tsp vanilla bean paste
400g granulated sugar
1 lemon, cut into 4


Put the strawberries into a preserving pan with the vanilla, sugar and lemon. Heat gently, stirring from time to time, until sugar is dissolved.
Put 2 saucers in the freezer. Increase the heat […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Savoury flourless spinach and oat muffins

From Drummond Course Tutor Krisztina Biliczky


2 eggs
2 large handfuls of spinach
150g oats ( can replace 50g with plain protein powder) 
Tsp baking powder
Moroccan spices
Black pepper
1tbsp coconut oil
100ml dairy free single cream ( can use dairy)
4/5 slices of thin ham chopped to small pieces
Finely chopped yellow pepper 

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Table for One! – Solo Dining is on the Rise – and it could be Healthier for us…

Article by the Drummond Team

The popularity of dining alone is increasing – and could actually have some good health benefits for us too! According to booking site OpenTable, single restaurant reservations jumped 160 per cent between 2014 and 2018 in the UK – and similar boosts have been recorded in the US.  Not too long ago […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Spring chicken paella


Serves: 2

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chicken breast fillet, sliced
200g fresh small plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 chorizo sausage, sliced
1 onion, finely sliced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)
1 pinch paprika (optional)
150g rice
700ml hot chicken stock
150g frozen jumbo prawns
handful frozen peas
6 asparagus tips, chopped
50ml passata (optional)

By |May 17th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Curry

Serves 4


2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chilli powder
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp garam masala curry powder
1 tsp sesame seeds
4 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp tomato puree
400g chopped […]

By |May 13th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Spiced brioche and rhubarb pudding

Its rhubarb season in the UK! – if you’re a lover of traditional classic bread and butter pudding (& for a special treat!) you must try this recipe with ready-made brioche and spiced rhubarb. Serve with (reduced fat!) cream:

Nutrition (per serving):

Calories:  428KCALS

Fat 21.9G (12.9G SATURATED)

Protein 10.9G

Carbs 45.7G (25.7G SUGARS)

Fibre 2.1G

Salt 0.6G




400g ready-sliced brioche loaf
80g butter, softened, plus extra […]

By |May 10th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads










Nutrition: Per serving

Kcal: 364

Fat: 9g

Saturates: 4g

Carbs: 41g

Sugars: 5g

Fibre: 4g

Protein: 28g

Salt: 0.6g


2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 lemon
1 tsp dried oregano
1 garlic clove, crushed
pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp olive oil
4 flatbreads
4 tbsp Greek yogurt
¼ red pepper, finely chopped
1 Little Gem lettuce, finely chopped


Put the chicken in […]

By |April 30th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|