Dairy Free

Six Everyday Dairy-Free Swaps

Rhiannon Lambert | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Lambert

Going dairy-free doesn't have to be daunting - new research from Dream shows that 31m people in the UK are keen to cut out dairy from their diet, but only 12% ever attempt this as they believe it will be too difficult for them.

Our Teens Are 'Ditching Dairy' - A Teenage Time Bomb Waiting to Happen?

Rick Miller | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Worryingly, the trend is greatest in our young generation of 16-24 year olds who are shunning dairy at the fastest rate, despite needing it the most during their strong bone-forming years to prevent health issues such as osteoporosis or thinning bones later in life.

What's On The Menu In Autumn 2017?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

There are many benefits to eating seasonally, not least that seasonal produce is a real culinary treat for the tastebuds. By enjoying produce when it is in season, we fall in with Mother Nature's natural, and intended, culinary calendar! It tastes the best and it is the cheapest - naturally, the supply of seasonal fruit and veg, will outweigh demand, especially if their is a good harvest. Why wouldn't you go with the seasons?

Why Go Dairy-Free?

Rhiannon Lambert | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Lambert

With people becoming more and more aware of the environment, we're seeing a rise in dairy-free diets, as well as vegetarian and vegan diets. There's also a case of many people just wanting to try new options- new research shows that 31m people in the UK are keen to drop dairy from their diet, but only 12% of people actually attempt to switch to a dairy-free diet

Summer Health Trends - Fashionable Fads Or Sustainable Solutions?

Rick Miller | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

We're all used to it by now; when the summer arrives, so do the fashionable diets that claim to completely transform our bodies in a few short weeks. They take over our news feeds, magazine racks and even the supermarket aisles. But is there some truth in the latest summer health trends?

How To Go Vegan

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Read up on the subject, get to know your food. Plan, not only what you will eat for breakfast, but also snacks, lunch and dinner; I am a big fan of planning meals in advance by making stocks for freezing or eating healthy leftovers the following day.

We Are Entering The Post-Milk Era: Why The ASA Ruling Shows We Are Moving Past Dairy

Zephie Begolo | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Zephie Begolo

It is no wonder people are starting to move away from dairy in their droves. It shows that we are becoming more conscious and more compassionate as a society when it comes to our food. The ASA decision confirmed this and will help consumers make healthier, kinder choices as we enter the post-milk era.

Healthy Foundations To A Life Of Vitality

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

When trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle, we often feel like our old, bad habits are tough to break; we set our benchmarks too high, pick unrealistic goals. What about if we could set some healthy foundations that enabled success? Educate ourselves. Adapt our thoughts.

Are We Becoming A Free-From Nation?

Rick Miller | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Do you remember when the free-from section in the supermarket consisted of an odd-looking packet of biscuits that disintegrated in a cup of tea and a sad looking loaf of bread that tasted like cardboard? These products were produced for those with diagnosed allergies and intolerances and would be marked with 'approved' or 'certified' stamps to help consumers avoid making a potentially dangerous mistake when choosing a product.

What Can We Learn From The Diets Of Elite Athletes?

Rick Miller | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

People often ask me what we can learn from these phenomenal people. Is there anything we can do to enhance our own performance from following their lead?

Vegan Salted Caramel Crème Brûlée

Rachel Smith | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Smith

These creamy, rich and decadent raw vegan salted caramel crème brûlées taste even better than the real thing - fact. And as an extra bonus, they contain no refined sugar, eggs or dairy, so you can enjoy these little pots of heaven guilt-free!

Nourishing Your Skin, From Within

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

When looking at our skin and how we take care of it, we must consider it as another organ of the body that needs nourishing and keeping healthy. Did you know that, 60% of what we put on our skin from lotions and potions is absorbed? That's right! Your skin is nourished by what you put on it as well as by what you eat - so, from the inside and out!

Lifting The Lid On The Latest Food Myths

Rick Miller | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rick Miller

Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.

Basil - The Many Uses Of...

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Basil is so important for good health, it is my 'go-to' comfort food, especially if I am feeling a little under the weather. Like carrots, basil is a rich source of beta-carotene which is needed for good vision, strong immunity and general good health. Because I can't be without it, I've come up with a few new and alternative ways to use basil and create something really special:

Vegan Easter Cookies

Holly Jade | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

With only a few weeks until Spring and a month until Easter, I wanted to make some adorable and Instagram worthy pastel pink easter cookies using some of my favourite ingredients, raspberry, coconut and hazelnut.

Reasons To Consume Dairy

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

So I did some research and found myself sitting, highlighter in hand, staring at 55 pages of legislation with multiple browser windows in front of me, growing increasingly frustrated that what I was reading was, firstly, hugely open to individual's interpretation and, simultaneously, so full of inaccessible language that I needed explanatory notes to understand it.

Pancake Day 2017: Blueberry Lemon Pancakes With Coconut Whipped Cream

Steph Matthews | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Happy Pancake Day! Just in time for the celebration of this classic breakfast treat, these blueberry lemon pancakes are quick and easy to whip up....

Pancake Day... The Egg Free Way!

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Introducing you to... A Flax Egg. The Flax Egg has been around for quite a few years and often used in gluten free baking. Ordinarily, we find that it is not the most ideal alternative due to the heaviness and sliminess - thankfully, this is just what we want in a pancake!

RAW Bounty Bar Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 1- Drain the cashew nuts and pop them into a food processor/blender along with the coconut cream, melted coconut oil, dessiccated coconut, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Allow to blend for 5-8 minutes on high until smooth. There will be some texture due to the coconut

RAW Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

To make the base Step 1- Line a cake tin with grease proof paper. I prefer to use a push up cake tin. Step 2- In a food processor/blender, add in the hazelnuts, de-stoned/pitted dates, cacao powder, melted dark chocolate, coconut oil and salt.

Ginger And Vanilla Sandwich Cookies

Emma Hollingsworth | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hollingsworth

These are my new tea-time favourite. There's just something about the combination of spicy ginger cookies and creamy vanilla filling that equates to the ultimate win in my book, and when combined with a cuppa, well we're talking maximum 3pm bliss right here.

A Valentine's Day Treat: Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Steph Matthews | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I can think of no better gift than sharing the gift of food. Especially when it's of the chocolate variety. After all isn't the way to one's heart through the stomach?

Valentine's Day: What If Steak, Oysters And Refined Sugar Aren't On Your Menu?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

what if you don't eat meat? What if you're allergic to shellfish? What if you've committed to going sugar free for February? There's nothing romantic about eating something you don't like, or indeed, something that makes you poorly with grim side effects!

Festive Christmas Cookies

Steph Matthews | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

I always loved the array of goodies I would make with my family growing up and sugar cookies were one of my favourites. The original recipe is my grandmother's and we've been making it for years.

Feel Good Fudge

Steph Matthews | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Don't be put off by the very first ingredient, as therein lies all the magic. The humble chickpea is the star ingredient taking this fudge to the next level and you don't even know it's in there. I promise. It becomes blended with coconut oil and chocolate to form a melt in your mouth healthier fudge.