Top foods for heart health

You might already be aware that eating a healthy diet is good for reducing your risk of heart disease but did you also know that it can help even if you already had heart disease? For example, eating the right diet can: Help lower your blood pressure Help reduce your cholesterol Help lower your stroke [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Health Hints and Tips, Heart Health|0 Comments

Love your Heart – Nutrition and Cholesterol

Trying to lower your cholesterol, here are some key facts and nutrition tips that might help you find your way: What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance (lipid) that is made in the cells of your body. Many cells make cholesterol, the liver makes about one quarter of the total. You need some cholesterol [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Health Hints and Tips|0 Comments

Ginger Salmon with Rice Noodles

This is a fast, delicious and nutritious recipe to help you look after your heart. Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Serves 4 Top green part of 5 spring onions 100 g Chinese cabbage 25g fresh coriander 25g ginger peeled and grated 4 radishes 125g rice noodles 300g salmon fillets 1 tbsp light [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Heart Health, Low-FODMAP / Gluten Free, Main|0 Comments

Nutrition and Immune Health

What is the role of the immune system? The immune system is complex and is made up of a network of cells, proteins, tissues and organs that work together to protect our bodies. Its function is to defend us against germs and microorganisms which help to prevent bouts of illness and infection. A lowered immunity [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Health Hints and Tips, Immunity|0 Comments

Duck Breast with Mixed Vegetables (Low-FODMAP)

Serves 2 2 duck breasts 1 cup of red wine 1 ½ cups of orange juice 1 star anise 1 cinnamon stick 2 tbsp soy sauce 3 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp of cornflour 450g potatoes (King Edwards) 300g carrots 200g spinach leaves 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp cumin seeds 50ml lactose free milk [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Christmas, Low-FODMAP / Gluten Free, Main, Recipes|0 Comments

Festive Nut Roast (low-FODMAP)

This tasty nut roast makes a hearty vegetarian low-FODMAP Christmas dinner. Serves 8 200g finely chopped mixed nuts (brazil, walnut and pine nuts in equal measures) 1 celery stick (allowance is 19g per person) 2 carrots peeled and grated 2 parsnips peeled and grated 1 red or yellow pepper finely chopped 70g gluten free breadcrumbs [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Christmas, Low-FODMAP / Gluten Free, Main, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Courgette and Mint Soup with Croutons (low-FODMAP)

A hearty and warming soup that everyone can enjoy. Serves 4 400g courgettes roughly chopped 1 carrot peeled and chopped in to small cubes 1 medium potato peeled and chopped in to small cubes 700ml of water 2 tbsp chopped mint 2 tbsp crème fraîche (optional) e.g. Arla lactose-free 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated 2 [...]

Dill Blinis with Smoked Salmon (low-FODMAP)

Stuck for gluten free or low-FODMAP starters. This blini recipe will help you out. Makes about 10 3 tbsp finely chopped dill 2 eggs ¾ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil 1 lemon 120g coconut or buckwheat flour you can also use gluten-free flour 50ml of rice or lactose-free milk 100g [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Baking, Christmas, Low-FODMAP / Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

Clementine & Walnut Cake (low-FODMAP)

OK, this one is a little bit indulgent, but the eggs and walnuts help blunt the blood sugar rise from the flour and sugar and we all have to have a treat once in a while! Serves 10-12 5 clementine’s with skin on 4 eggs 200g walnuts 100g rice, coconut or  gluten free wheat flour [...]

Low-FODMAP Christmas Dinner

Following a low-FODMAP diet during the Christmas season can be challenging. Here are some recipes, tips and ideas to help you have a stress free low-FODMAP Christmas. Roast Turkey Dinner Gravy – to make a gravy start by making the stock.  Many stock cubes are not FODMAP friendly however it is easy to make your [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|Christmas, Low-FODMAP / Gluten Free, Main, Recipes|0 Comments