Posts tagged 'nutrition'

TURMERIC & SAFFRON WILD SEA BASS!

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Turmeric is all the rage these days, having successfully captured the zeitgeist of hipster nutrition. It appears in all sorts of places from lattes to protein shakes. I propose something altogether different today; in order to help you channel your inner trend-follower whilst enjoying a superbly tasty and healthy dish, here’s a quick and easy fish recipe using turmeric and saffron to give it some unexpected flavours, AND alluring colours. The turmeric and saffron enrobe the fish in a wonderfully rich yellow hue whilst the sweet flavours work beautifully with the savoury fish. Colourful plant foods are superb for our health because of their phytochemical properties (plant pigments) and turmeric is an extremely concentrated example of exactly that. It offers a disproportionate suite of health benefits due to the presence of curcumin, the yellow pigment. Mainly that curcumin’s benefits range from potent anti-inflammatory properties to areas of heart health and cognitive function. This dish is quick and easy to make and really doesn’t require much by way of kitchen skills. Click MORE to get the ‘how to’…

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VEGGIE, KALE & BROCCOLI QUICHE!

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I’ve been making this quiche dish for years and have come to depend on it as a reliable hit with friends and family, right when I need something to deliver! It’s similar to my approach to soups in that you can get creative and throw in pretty much any veggies to the mix, free-style; perfect if you have a few veggies in the fridge which are on their last legs (we Swedes hate wastage!). Also this dish is delicious both hot and cold, so it’s perfect to bring to work for lunch the next day, or as a cheeky picnic now that the British weather is finally looking up! As always on this blog, creating the dish is quick and easy, and relies on fresh ingredients you can find in your local supermarket. Click MORE to see the ‘How To‘!

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PRAWN & RASPBERRY SPRING SALAD!

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Salad isn’t boring, it’s just chronically misunderstood; this recipe is a refresher on how to get the most out of your relationship with it! It’s a protein-packed dish which takes mere seconds to throw together and packs a host of flavours as well as some unusual textural surprises. It’s light, lean, nutritious and also works as a great post workout meal. For the piece de resistance, I’ve added some fresh, plump, juicy raspberries! The low GI sweetness of these little red cones compliments the crunchy textures and savoury flavours of the broader dish fabulously, and overall makes it taste fresher and lighter. What’s more, the colour renders the dish less drably green by introducing some visual variation to excite the eye as much as the taste buds! A beautiful, timely reminder that spring is on its way which is a big deal for us Swedes 🙂 I hope you love it too; on the off chance you prefer something more carby, I’ve provided an alternative ‘progression’ of the dish, invoking the timeless formula of the whole grain wrap… Click MORE for the full recipes and how-to… (more…)

THE BEST SOUP YOU’LL EVER MAKE ?

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It’s February already, which in England means that statistically, it’s raining 60% of the month and the average temperature is a mere 5 degrees. So it’s cold,  it’s wet, and the lack of sunshine adds insult to injury! Amidst this gloom, what could be better than a piping hot, hearty home-made soup to defrost your cold body?! This fool-proof recipe is one of my absolute go-to dishes which is both homely and comforting, and delivers all the nutrients your body will need to fight the effects of winter. The lentils are a supreme source of vegetable protein, not to mention that it works out to be a mere 25p per serving, and even if you ‘luxe’ your soup, you’ll struggle to spend more than £1.00 per serving. Click more to discover how quick and easy this classic winters recipe is, and up your soup game today! (more…)

PRAWN & CRUNCHY VEG WOK DISH!

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This is a super quick and healthy wok-style recipe which punches in with some serious flavour, and which allows you literally to raid your veggie box! As ever, I’m using coconut oil to cook, in this case, Pura – a blend  of coconut oil and rapeseed oil which can maintain its nutritional value at a high temperature and is loaded with omega 3. For more about the benefits of this awesome ingredient, check out the post I wrote a while back, ‘Going Coco-Nuts!’ – that adds the textural lift. To transform this dish further and enhance the flavours and aromas, fresh herbs & spices make a massive difference – they are game changers for taste! The earthy, nutty, almost citrus flavours of the cumin complement the rice noodles perfectly and altogether, this dish tastes exquisite. Click more to get the full recipe!

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SUPERB BANANA BREAD!

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Admittedly, there are healthier ‘breads’ out there, and you might (rightly) argue this is more of a cake than a bread (which it absolutely is, I make no secret of it…) but successfully existing as a human being *requires* bouts of enjoyment, the savouring of deliciousness, the thrill of the treat! Cast your eyes over the fruit bowl, and consider your banana situation; should there happen to be a few over-ripe ones lying about, the following recipe is for you! If you’re craving something sweet, this bread is made from a group of wholesome and natural ingredients, is naturally sweetened, gluten and dairy free, and will absolutely deliver a hit of intense taste that satisfies your cravings in a healthy way! Click MORE to see the full recipe… (more…)

DELICIOUS SPRING VEGGIE FRITTATA!

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Spring has sprung in London, so as part of my ’30 Ways to Goodness’ collaboration with Blue Diamond, I’ve created this seriously delicious-yet-healthy recipe using a range of fresh and tasty vegetables; this is a super quick and easy dish which requires virtually no accomplishment or finesse in the kitchen, and delivers a punch of health, flavour and goodness! Click MORE to get the ‘Why’ and ‘How To’ for this, my Spring Veggie Frittata!

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LITTLE BALLS OF ENERGY!

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Regular readers will know that I have a relentless sweet tooth and in an attempt to tame it, I make healthy snacks which are both sweet but also nutritious – and best of all, super easy to make! This blog post showcases the recipe for my healthy and all-natural Coconut and Chocolate Energy Balls which are perfect for dispatching that 15:00 itch! It’s also a collaboration with the innovative dental brand REGENERATE Enamel Science™, as to my mind, sweet teeth should be healthy teeth (dental hygiene is a bit of a Swedish national topic!) and this was a great opportunity to showcase that! Click MORE to see it all.

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SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI !

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Humanity is pre-programmed to love the carby sensation of pasta – especially at this time of year, when the cold weather leads us crave it. Physiologically, it’s thought that the body’s asking for more Tryptophan, an amino acid which helps produce serotonin, which in turn regulates our mood, helps with digestion and sleep cycles. I’m often asked if I know any “healthy hearty meals”, and whilst  the likes of spaghetti, creamy soups and breads don’t typically come to mind, this post is an attempt to prove that hearty can be healthy! Click MORE for the recipe & how-to.  (more…)

IT’S IN THE BAG!

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Not just the preserve of the beauty blogger, fitness bloggers too have their own bags full of favourite little treasures! I try to stay as healthy as I can for as much of the time as possible, notwithstanding the occasional treat required to maintain my sanity 🙂 This post details some of the current healthy-favourites you’ll find inside my sports bag right now, including a bunch of hero products from Yes ToApple and Beats(more…)