Ingredients: 1/2 shaved carrot, a handful of sun dried tomatoes, a handful of olives, 2 celery stalks, 1/3 of a can of chickpeas
As the years whizz pass I'm more aware than ever that "I am what I eat". And one important thing I have learnt over the years is that if I eat more slowly, with time to taste and savour my food I'll probably eat less of it - which in turn helps control my waistline!
Struggling households are turning to cheaper, fattier food to help keep bills down in the wake of the recession but the quality
Aside from sugars other detrimental effects on your teeth, bones and general health, SUGAR MAKES YOU FAT, SICK AND TIRED! Walk away now, while you still can.
If you have a family member/friend with an eating disorder, you are going to experience a range of emotions from helplessness and loneliness to anger, frustration and despair. You may even become preoccupied with your own or your family's eating behaviours and weight.
Body sculpting, has fascinated me for a long time - and that was way before Jodie Marsh popped up on our screens looking all honed and toned. And now with Olympic fever gripping the entire nation, I know I'm not alone in being jaw-droppingly fascinated by the scores of athletic bodies adorning our TV screens.
I grow a few acres of asparagus on my farm in Kent and this year I have looked on helplessly as the asparagus first sulked underground in the rain and cold, refusing to grow at all and then shot up faster than we could pick it as soon as the sun came out. With this small taste of the unpredictability of farming life, my respect for our farm shop partners grows and grows.
I am a huge fan of chia seed. Chia is an ancient superfood staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures which means means 'strength' in Mayan so it is not surprising that they have earned the nickname 'Indian Running Food'.