Coffee and Walnut cake used to be one of my favourite indulgences, but afterwards I usually would suffer all the side effects of eating sugar and wheat. I have recently discovered that toasted walnuts and a cup of good roasted coffee is just as nice. They have the added advantage of containing Omega 3 fatty … Continue reading Coffee and Crispy Walnuts
These days fermented foods are getting quite a lot of attention in the world of health and nutrition. This is partly because they contain high levels of probiotics which promote good gut bacteria as well as other health benefits. Fermented foods really compliment an LCHF lifestyle as they are typically very low in net carbohydrates. Kimchee … Continue reading Fermented Foods
When its blustery and cold, it's nice to have a heart warming soup. This recipe uses left over roasted chicken, so it can be made pretty quickly. It can just as easily be made with uncooked chicken but it will need a little longer to cook. Play around with low starchy veg according to your … Continue reading Chicken and Vegetable Soup
A teaspoon of sugar makes the medicine go down! Sugar occurs in food in 3 ways Naturally occurring sugar Added sugar Digested into sugar Many people would be surprise by the amount of sugar teaspoon equivalents they eat at a meal. When I first saw this graphic I was really surprised by the brown bread … Continue reading A Teaspoon of Sugar
I am regularly asked what I give my kids for lunch going to school. The answer is real food without the grains when possible.
I came across this interesting article on diet drinks. With the traditional model of weight control being calories in versus calories out, diet drinks are often thought of being a good substitute for sugary drinks. Sugar has widely been replaced by HFCS and artificial sweeteners in manufactured foods and drinks. Not so! As well as … Continue reading Cut the Sugar – including the artificial ones
Some useful tips for eating avocados