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The Lemons of Italy

The lemon is a delicious, vibrant fruit which is extremely versatile and can add a fresh, tangy flavour to many dishes. On a recent cycling trip to a lemon grove in Italy, an area which claims to be the home of the true lemon, we learnt more about the journey of a lemon long before it reaches the supermarket shelves.

Tahini as a Plant-Based Staple

Since moving to plant-based cooking, Tahini has become one of my staple ingredients. Previously, my only experience of Tahini had been many years ago when I tried it as a spread on toast. At the time, I found the taste extremely unappealing and did not go near it again until […]

Eat or Drink a Rainbow!

I personally respond to colour and so it makes sense to me that colour therapy is based on the idea that colours create an electrical impulse in our brain, which stimulates hormonal and biochemical processes in our body. These processes either stimulate or calm us. There can be as many […]

Chocolate and the Differences Between Cacao and Cocoa

Considered by many as food of the Gods, the world’s love affair with chocolate is thought to have began approximately 5,300 years ago in the rainforests of Ecuador. It is believed that ancient civilizations used cacao to produce drinks for festivals, feasts and medicinal purposes. Also, contrary to the old […]

Healthy Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

The versatility of a recipe is a high priority for me when cooking or baking and I tend to gravitate towards dishes that can withstand a degree of creativity and tolerate substitutions to whatever might be at hand. These chewy granola bars fit this bill. I have always preferred chewy […]

“The Clever Guts”

“Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons – as many as you would find in the head of a cat. It is also home to the microbiome, trillions of microbes that influence your mood, weight and immune system.”  Words of Dr. Michael Mosley from his book, “The […]

Curious about Whole Foods Plant-Based Eating?

One of my early introductions to whole foods plant-based (WFPB) eating was through a documentary on Netflix entitled Forks and Knives. The film, created by Brian Wendell and first released in 2011, explores the premise of food as medicine and suggests that by changing our nutrition, it can be a […]