Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting


300 g unrefined soft light brown sugar
3 large eggs
300 ml oil I use rapeseed oil
300 g gluten free plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
half tsp vanilla extract
300 g grated carrots
100 g crushed nuts such as walnuts & pecans optional
400 g dairy free cream cheese (like Tofutti)
50 g dairy free spread softened
50 ml maple syrup
Walnut havles for decorating


Preheat […]

By |April 18th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

“Clean Eating” – By Dr Hazel Wallace

(The Food Medic is an educational platform and media group founded by Dr. Hazel Wallace. Her aim is to bridge the gap between traditional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle)

I just wanted to take this time to reflect on the label ‘clean’ eating and the language […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Article, Nutrition|

Asparagus & tomato salad


250g (8oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
3 bunches asparagus, trimmed
12 bocconcini (mini mozzarella)
Basil leaves, to serve


Heat the oven to 180C (gas mark 6). Place the cherry tomatoes and garlic in a bowl. Mix the olive oil and balsamic […]

By |April 4th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

What Role Does Physical Activity Play in Weight Loss?

Article by the Drummond Team

There has been such a significant increase in obesity over the last 35 years. Dr Carl Lavie in his excellent book the “Obesity Paradox” searches through government records to unearth same amazing findings.

Since 1865 males have grown about 1.5 BMI points heavier, which translates into an increase of 5 kilograms in […]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Spring tarts with watercress salsa verde & whipped lemon feta

Take a sheet of shop-bought pastry & transform it into this stunning tart, stacked with glorious seasonal spring vegetables including radishes, baby carrots, peas and asparagus

(Makes 2 tarts – each serves 4)


320g sheet ready rolled all-butter puff pastry

1 egg yolk, to glaze

handful baby carrots (about 8), peeled and any fat ones halved

handful radishes (about 10), […]

By |March 29th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Chorizo and purple sprouting broccoli frittata

This chorizo and purple sprouting broccoli frittata (or Spanish omelette) recipe makes a quick and simple midweek dinner.


200g cooking chorizo
1 garlic clove, crushed
8 stalks of trimmed purple sprouting broccoli
6 large free-range eggs
50ml heavy cream
50g grated low-fat gruyère


Remove the skin from the chorizo and crumble the meat into a […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Eatwell Guide Video Podcast

BNF Eatwell Guide Video Podcast

The Eatwell Guide translates government recommendations on foods, nutrients and health into simple messages to help us make informed choices about the foods, drinks and dietary patterns that promote good health.

The Guide shows the different types of foods and drinks we should consume – and in what proportions – to have […]

By |March 26th, 2019|Article, Nutrition|

Calorie-Reduced Smoky Chilli with Vegetables & Beans

One (very generous) serving of this smoky chilli with vegetables and beans comes in at an incredible 220 calories per portion – or 420 calories if adding steamed rice. It can be made with Quorn or low-fat beef mince.


1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 large onion, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced

By |March 22nd, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Healthy Hydration Guide

Article by the Drummond team

Water is a life-essential, and its  very important to get the right amount of fluid to stay healthy. However, there are lots of mixed messages about how much, and exactly what to drink – and this can be confusing.

So why do we need water? 

Water makes up a large proportion of the […]

By |March 19th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Shamrock Shake Smoothie

This  healthy take on the classic Shamrock Shake uses fresh spinach and juicy kiwi to achieve the fun and festive St Patricks Day colour. Using fresh mint makes this smoothie extra minty and refreshing.

Nutrition profile:

Egg Free


1 frozen large banana, sliced
1 cup spinach
½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
½ […]

By |March 15th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|