One of the best kinds of cooking of is the kind that is both simple and heaps better then shop bought. (Also, one that the kids will eat…. don’t get me started on that one…..) This is definitely my experience of homemade pesto. Mind you, I don’t source my food at Fortunum and Mason’s. If I […]Continue ReadingHomemade Pesto- there’s one for everyone!
Chocolate Mousse Cake
This was borne out of a search for a low sugar content cake. The addition of peanut butter, almonds and especially the Tahini give it a really distinctive flavour and add extra nutrients normally reserved for main courses, and not cakes and treats! If you’re not familiar with Tahini it is pulped sesame seeds – […]Continue ReadingChocolate Mousse Cake
Mindful Eating Experiment. How is it going?
I’m rather ashamed to admit it, but I was doing the following: eating whilst standing up in the kitchen – whilst cooking or just being in the room eating in the car eating whilst walking around the house shoving things into my mouth too quickly forgetting what I’d eaten because of grazing in between meals eating […]Continue ReadingMindful Eating Experiment. How is it going?
Mindful Eating – a brief introduction
Although Pilates, done properly, is inherently mindful, I stumbled upon the concept of mindfulness not via Pilates but as a self help method for combatting depression. What is mindfulness? A way of living, a philosophy if you like, with elegant simplicity and immense practical value, for helping us to improve the quality of our lives. It could be summarised thus: “bringing ones complete […]Continue ReadingMindful Eating – a brief introduction
Un Petit Gateau Pour Le Grand Départ
If you don’t live in Yorkshire you would be forgiven for not having heard about Le Grand Depart, but here in Leeds it’s the talk of the town: the opening stage of Le Tour de France, 2014. Day one – Leeds to Harrogate via Harewood, Skipton and Ripon. Day two – York to Sheffield via Keighley, […]Continue ReadingUn Petit Gateau Pour Le Grand Départ