Quinoa Porridge

Great for a winter’s alternative to oat porridge!  Sets you up for a good day nicely!

Cook the Quinoa – soak first as this helps remove the saponins that give Quinao it’s slightly bitter taste –  then cook in water, simmer until the liquid is absorbed the ‘grains’ are fluffy. Cool. The quinoa will absorb the water and will naturally expand. Continue reading

More ways to get vegetables into your diet

The recommended amount is at least 5 servings a day of fruit and veg and many of us struggle to hit that target.  The University of London in 2014 came out and said we should be aiming for 7 so how do we make sure we up our vegetable intake?

I call it ‘crowding out’. Fill your plate with more vegetables you’ll soon see the benefits. You’ll be getting more fibre, nutrients and antioxidants and will feel fuller so won’t be so tempted to add to overindulge on other foods that aren’t so good for you! Continue reading