A-Z of Herbs & Spices – F is for Fennel & Fenugreek

Brought to you by our resident food finder Krissy Biliczky
Today’s Herb is Fennel 
Foeniculum vulgare, commonly known as fennel, is a flavourful culinary herb and medicinal plant.

Fennel plants are green and white, with feathery leaves and yellow flowers.

Both the crunchy bulb and the seeds of the fennel plant have a mild, liquorice-like flavour. The flavour of […]

By |April 7th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices or in this case Herbs & Tea

Brought to you by our resident food finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s herb / plant is Echinacea
Echinacea is a plant whose roots and leaves have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes.

Echinacea plants are also called “purple coneflower,” and three species of plants in the Echinacea classification are used as herbal supplements.

Echinacea plants can be found in eastern […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

Banana & Sweet Potato Bread

As we all have a bit more time to get into the kitchen, try making this banana and sweet potato bread, perfect for breakfast or snack 

1 small sweet potato
3 bananas
Tsp baking soda
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 almond or peanut butter
2 tsp coconut flour
3 eggs
Optional ingredients:
Cinnamon to taste
Sea salt to taste
Handful Chocolate chips
Handful Walnuts

Boil and mash […]

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

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


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|