How to cook meat without using high heat or added fats

Did you know that most cuts of meat already have fat in them? You don’t actually need to add anymore. In fact, you can use the endogenous fat content of the meat to cook itself! Next time you buy a cut of chicken/beef/lamb/pork etc, cook it on medium heat on it’s fattiest side. The fat…

Your Food & Your Mood – Part 3.

Your Essential Fatty Acid Intake Oily fish for omnivores/pescatarians, fish oil supplements (not cod liver oil) or algae supplements for vegans are important for mood. Why? Because they have been scientifically proven to lower inflammation while improving cognitive help (wrote a whole post about omega-3 – scroll back!). Is your diet is high in absorbable…

Your Food & Your Mood – Part 2

Inflammation (eating inflammatory foods which launch an immune response).⠀Eating foods which have been proven to be inflammatory like dairy, peanuts & gluten can increase inflammation in the body. So if you’re feeling a bit sad, cheese & bread aren’t going to help.⠀Additionally, are you eating foods which you know your body doesn’t react well to?…

The Mood & Relaxation Series

I’ve dedicated the next few days’ posts to topics surrounding our mood.⠀We can’t do much to control the national or global circumstances, but we have a lot of power in deciding what we want in our internal world and immediate environment.⠀I’ve prepared posts on:⠀-breathing exercises which can instantly shift the body from fight or flight…

Fattoush Salad Edit

Fattoush Salad Edit⠀This is my favourite salad of all time, so I have been playing around with the recipe for years. Tweaking it to my personal taste.⠀I do love the bread but I removed it as I don’t really want to eat bread often. I also introduced some tangy fruit to meet my 10 a…

Delicious Liver Lovin’ Salad Recipe

This is my new favourite salad du jour.⠀⠀This salad’s ingredients:⠀-help encourage the population of good gut bacteria⠀-helps raise stomach acid levels to help chemically digest the food to a liquidy form, so that it can move freely throughout the intestinal tract.⠀-keep your tummy debloated⠀-removes water retention/swelling⠀-helps remove toxins from the blood⠀-provides LOADS of nutrients &…

The Magic of Medicinal Mushrooms

Do you know that mushrooms are some of the most nutritious plant foods you could be incorporating in your weekly menu?⠀Rich in vitamin D, a wide spectrum of B’s, prebiotics, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants and a whole lot of magic.⠀And by magic, I mean adaptogenic properties.⠀Adaptogenic means they have a homeostatic modulating effect on the nervous…

A Little Story About Omega 3 and You

There are several foods which contain omega 3, like nuts and chia seeds, as well as eggs, oily fish, and organic free range meat/chicken.⠀However, as I keep repeating throughout my posts, just because a food contains a certain nutrient, doesn’t mean that your body can absorb said nutrient from that source.⠀So plant based omega 3…