Well, it's officially cold! Everywhere you look, there's umbrellas, scarves, pumpkin spiced everything and a definite outbreak of the sniffles. It's that time of year where everyone settles in and makes the most of being warm and cosy at home - and it's also the time that everyone digs out their slow cookers and starts … Continue reading Spiced Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup
Since coming up with this recipe whilst cooking on a beautiful fitness retreat in the Tuscan Hills, I've been refining it and perfecting it for the menus of my private meal prep clients. I'm finally happy with it. It's so versatile - I originally served this with meatballs, almost like a big serving of hummus … Continue reading Pea Pesto Recipe
To some people, weighing your food can be seen as totally obsessive and OTT. To others, it’s an important way to track food and get results. After many years working with people to help them reach their weight loss goals, I've seen various positives and negatives that come from tracking your food carefully. I wanted … Continue reading HEALTHY EATING – Is weighing your food healthy or obsessive?
Seriously, if I could eliminate one metaphor from existence it would be the stupid ‘getting back on the wagon’. The thing is, this whole idea of being on a healthy little wagon has to stop. It's not a hop-on-hop-off kind of experience - improving your health. This common concept of being ignorant around the cake in … Continue reading Sod the wagon – how to stop yo-yo dieting for good
I had a really interesting conversation with one of my clients last week, who was telling me about his reasons for wanting me to cook for him. He wanted to focus on eating well, and eating enough, so that he could keep getting stronger. After spending years fighting his genetics and trying to maintain a … Continue reading Stop Fighting Yourself – how to set goals you can actually achieve