Sugar Free

My Not So Sweet Valentine...

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

With Valentine's day upon us it can be easy to overdose on an array of refined sugar products disguised in cute little heart shape packages and gift...

Want to Start a Food Business? Lessons from Oppo's Founders

Adele Barlow | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It took 25 months of research, three different factories, two specialised food research centres, and four grants from Santander, York University and t...

How to Give Up Sugar

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Sugar can often feel very addictive, and many believe it is. When we eat sugar, dopamine is released, the 'reward' brain chemical. Sugar essentially hijacks the brains reward system, which hard wires us to want to eat sugar again and again. The more of it we have, the more we need to get the same rewarding feeling.

Quinoa Crêpes with Blackberry and Plum Compote

Madeleine Shaw | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Shaw

These crêpes are fluffy and light, they balance well with the compote and slip down like heaven. You can prep the batter and compote in advance and make these mid-week as well as having them on a lazy Sunday.

The Five Foods I Banned When I Quit Sugar

Sarah Wilson | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wilson

Every single molecule we stick in our mouths has a corresponding appetite hormone that, when we've eaten enough of said molecule, tells our brains "OK, we're full now." Our bodies are good that way; we're designed to eat only as much as we need. Every molecule, that is, except fructose...

It's Pancake Time

Jordan Bourke | Posted 03.05.2014 | 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!

Sweet Nothings: The Lowdown on Quitting Sugar

Chloe Best | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Best

There's been no escaping the attention on sugar in the press of late; it has finally been recognised that sugar is not only damaging our waistlines, but our health too. By now you'll probably have heard a lot of the shocking statistics, so if you've decided to cut down on sugar these tips will help you cope with cravings, find healthy alternatives and monitor your intake.

Addicted to Sugar? Here's How You Can Beat Your Cravings

Sarah Wilson | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wilson

I've been off sugar for three years now... But between you and I, I still struggle with cravings. The stuff is gnarly - some say as addictive as cocaine and heroin - and it's dangled in front of us everywhere we turn. What's more, we're actually biologically programmed to binge on it...

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.

Is Detox the New Black?

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Our bodies start to heal and we start to feel amazing ... the challenge is that it takes much longer than the month, or six weeks if we are dedicated, to heal the effect of our abusive behaviour we inflict on our body. It can take years. In my case it took about 5 years for my digestion to come back to harmony.

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Could You Look Like Gwyneth Paltrow In A Week? | 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!

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!

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?

Guilt-Free Pecan Pie - Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Jordan Bourke | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bourke

This is the perfect dessert to whip out whenever you hear someone saying healthy food is bland tasting. It is just as indulgent and comforting as the original, only far better for you. So whether you are celebrating thanksgiving on Thursday or just looking for an excuse to indulge, cosy down with this gloriously 'guilt-free' pecan pie.

The Hunger Games - A Battle With How Much and When to Eat?

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

I've never been in a situation where I have been neglected or hungry. My life has been relatively middle class, so I've always known there would be food on my table. So there's a comfort for me with food. It

To Market, to Market to Buy a Fat Leek

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

I adore food markets that go on and on and truly appreciate the displays of the fruit and vegetables in all their colours and glory. I mean, come on people, what's not to Love - aubergine and pumpkin just work, don't they?

A Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free Life - Are You Serious?!

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

When it comes to food, some people think I'm fussy - well, I guess you could call it that - I prefer self-loving.

Halloween Coffin Cake

Jordan Bourke | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bourke

With all hallows eve upon us, I have taken a festive diversion from my normal blog posts to feature my sister's fantastically morbid, and yet completely guilt free, Halloween coffin cake.