Are you gluten or dairy intolerant?

When people suspect they have a food intolerance to wheat for example, they may go to their GP for a blood test.  This test can confirm if you have celiac disease, which is an ‘allergy’ to gluten.  They don’t test the IgG antibodies which look for food...

Dry January – 3 great non alcoholic drinks

Dry January?  Here are some tasty alcohol free alternatives Alcohol Free G &T If you love gin but hate headaches, try creating a non-alcoholic version by infusing water with aromatics. Method: Bring about three cups of water (750ml), 3 tbsp crushed juniper...

Protein content of food

Food                                     Portion Size        Protein (g)             Kcal Meat and Fish Beef fillet steak , grilled      2 slices               31                       197 Chicken breast grilled        1 breast             39                       191...

Mushroom Chestnut and Lentil Loaf

Ingredients 215g red lentils 1 carrot 1 onion 500g of mushrooms 200g of roasted, peeled chestnuts 50g walnuts 2 tsp dried thyme 1 tbp fresh rosemary 1 handful fresh parsley ½ tsp mustard powder 90g of quinoa or rice Salt and pepper to taste Method 1. In a saucepan,...

Pea and Mint Soup

Make up 3/4 litre of vegetable stock but only use 200ml, plus 1 peeled and chopped large potato finally chopped, 200g of frozen peas, 1 onion or bunch of spring onions, 1 handful of fresh chopped mint and 1 handful of fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons of dried herbs, and...

What’s the right breakfast?

Pre- war days, we mostly had cooked breakfast such as kippers, bacon or eggs with the option of bread, or porridge with milk and butter. Old fashioned Scottish porridge was made in big batches, you even take a slice with you. Such breakfasts gave lasting fuel to those...

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