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It's Pancake Time

Jordan Bourke | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bourke

It's that time of year again, Shrove Tuesday has arrived and it is time to honour good old Pancake Day, by baking up a culinary storm!

Emily Verdouw

Why Adopting The Vegan Diet Is Harder Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Verdouw | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an increasing number of celebrities from Natalie Portman to Jay-Z and Beyonce turning vegan (we already know about you, Gwyneth) and after witnes...

When Did We Choose Sugar Over Joy?

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

According to Livestrong,"Chocolate contains phenylamine, associated with raising mood and libido." Could it be that we are inducing a false love because we don't want to feel our loneliness? I know this was how it was for me.

Bacony Brussel Sprouts

Shannon Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Yesterday I had the shaved Brussels sprout salad from my fav cafe and I finally realized what was missing from my previous brussels sprouts experiences.... Bacon. Delicious, crispy, salty bacon. Of course!!

The Skinny on Fat

Shannon Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Fat-free does not mean healthy, it's generally pretty much the opposite. Low fat milk, diet yoghurts, margarine, fat-free mayonnaise & 'healthy whole grains' is what has been preached to the public for a number of years now. Since that began people have become fatter & sicker. Heart disease, obesity & diabetes have increased.

Clean Peanut Butter Cups

Shannon Cooper | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Ever had Reece's Peanut Butter Cups?!? If not, you have not lived! They are delicious- if you love chocolate and peanut butter..

Hulk Pancakes

Shannon Cooper | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

I love sweet pancakes but have never ventured to the realms of savoury ones....today that all changed- Enter Hulk Pancakes. These are A-OK for breakfast lunch or dinner, I will probably eat them for all of those meals today because they taste so damn good.

Osso Bucco & Gremolata

Shannon Cooper | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

This dish is perfect for those nights that are cooling down, it is warming & wholesome without being stodgy. It is low in carbohydrates, a great source of protein & full of even more amazing digestive health benefits if you make it with delicious bone broth.

Paleo Chocolate Tart

Shannon Cooper | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Hmmmmm so what to say about this tart?... Loads of magnesium, fibre, sneaky green stuff & so damn tasty no-one would ever suspect it's NOT loaded with refined sugar & processed cr@p. Serve it at your next dinner party...

Clean and Healthy Chicken Stroganoff

Shannon Cooper | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

This doesn't look like a regular stroganoff but man it tastes amazing! The thighs don't dry out and are a taste sensation! It tastes just like the beef stroganoff my mum used to make when we were little, only less beefy ;) Get on it, you'll love it. Serve it with zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for a great nutrient-packed & low carbohydrate accompaniment.

Guilt-Free Caramel Walnut Cookies

Shannon Cooper | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Mmmmmm the sweet smell of cookies. There is something very comforting about cookies and these ones are a perfect match for a cup of tea/coffee/smoothie/water. Really any excuse to eat them will suffice. They are sweetened only with a few fresh dates so won't have you off your face on a sugar high.

Beef Cheeks & Moroccan Cous Cous

Shannon Cooper | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Beef cheek comes from the cows' facial muscle not their butt cheek. It is well developed from all the 'cud chewing' they do & it is packed with gelatin-rich connective tissue making it a pretty tough cut to throw on the BBQ but perfect for slow cooking. Gelatin is brilliant for the health of our skin, hair, nails, digestion, immune system & joints.

Carrot Cake Porridge

Shannon Cooper | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

This tastes just like carrot cake only with bucket-loads more nutritional value than cake. Yeah, it has zucchini in it but don't have a meltdown, you can't even taste it, it just adds goodness. Zucchini is low calorie and a great source of fibre. It is rich in vitamin A, flavonoid and poly-phenolic antioxidants

Paleo Lamb Sliders

Shannon Cooper | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

This recipe is sans the bread found in most sliders so won't clog up your guts like glue. Packed full of veggie goodness, a few healthy carbs & a whole lot of yum, this is a perfect post workout chow down.

Peppermint Choc Cups

Shannon Cooper | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Did you know you can be addicted to sugar? A lot of people are, I used to be one of them. Sugar is like heroin, when you are addicted you NEED it. These peppermint choc cups are sugar free and the perfect little morsel to knock that sugar craving on the head.

Emma Sleight

Could You Look Like Gwyneth Paltrow In A Week?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Sleight | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Everywhere you look Gwyneth Paltrow is promoting her newest cookbook: It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good And Feel G...

Coconut Salad and a Summer Barbecue

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

My previous food experiences were usually to override my body's resistance by shoving more of what was harming me into my mouth so I couldn't feel. Ouch. You may have different experiences and I would love to hear them. We are all so different and yet so alike!

What Happens When Our Brain Overrides Our Stomach

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

While at work last week I was chatting about food - always on the agenda - and he was describing how ill and bloated he feels after eating pasta. He went on to say that even though he feels sick every single time, he still eats it regularly because "It's a treat". It literally takes days for his body to recover.

The Dating Game and Food Manoeuvering

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

When we start a relationship, food can be really important to find common ground. If there is a mutual love of Brussels sprouts, for example (obviously a big favourite of mine!) then it's like sunshine on a rainy day. Whew!! We have something in common that we both like!

From Spit Roast Pig to Jerusalem to Curry in London - A Culinary Journey

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

One of my work colleagues, Tom, and I were having a conversation about spit roast pig and Jerusalem. A terrifically inappropriate conversation I know!...

How Brussels Sprouts Made Me a Better Person

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

They are little pockets of love and I devour them with glee. They have changed my life, not only are they high in vitamin A and C, they have large amounts of folic acid and dietary fibre - awesome for the gluten and grain free life I choose.

Simple Super Food Tips For High Energy

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Here are my tips - simply learned from listening to my body - to stay healthy, full of energy, calmness and clarity when you're super busy...

New Years Resolution - A Lot More of the Same Please!

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

I have gathered so many amazing recipes from the ladies at the checkout, people in the queue and my friends at work. What would happen if we connected with people all the time? What if we actually let them into our lives, even if only for a moment?

Confessions of a Kitchen Disaster

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

what's wrong with making mistakes? Aren't the best recipes where we just allow the process to evolve? Aren't mistakes also successes in the kitchen? I know the success is my preferred blog option - though my Coconut Mistake Cake was a huge triumph from disaster pancakes ...

The C Word: Christmas and the Spiral of OverIndulgence

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Since when did Christmas become about stuffing ourselves with Christmas cheer? To celebrate family and friends and to see how much we can eat without being sick? And then exercise and starve like a maniac to lose all the weight we've piled on in the name of fun?