Make your own healthy “graze” snack boxes

So snacking, it’s one of those things I definitely do. I tend to eat my 3 meals and at least 2 snacks a day. Which means my snacks need to ...

Priya stars on BBC1’s Food Truth or Scare.

So if you weren’t watching BBC1 on Thurs 25th Feb at 9.15am then where were you?  Oh yes, probably at work or out living life 😉 Well you missed watching ...

When did healthy eating become so complicated?

Healthy Eating is meant to be straightforward and a common sense approach to eating. Right? However when you look on Pinterest, blog sites and the internet you are suddenly confronted ...

Spotlight on Priya

5 tips for recovery from an eating disorder.

1. Make recovery a priority: This may mean taking a break from ...

What you CAN eat in pregnancy.

Pregnancy can feel like a time when you CAN’T do things. The ...

Should I still be eating Bacon and Sausages?

Red meat and processed meat has been in the headlines a lot ...

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Eating Disorders: Prevention is better than cure

Eating disorders are a mean, cruel illness. Once seen to be a disease of affluence, there are now so many reasons an eating disorder can begin. The roots can be due to trauma, family issues, relationship problems, low self esteem, bullying, loneliness and wanting to fit in, a desire to be healthy, a need to […]

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Umami, Uvuvu, a review.

Umami is firstly such a fabulous word, it reminds me of that televison programme Shooting Stars – anyone know what I mean? The phrase I’m thinking of was “Uvavu” I digress. Umami is a Japanese word for “savoury taste” and together with saltiness, bitterness, sweetness and sourness it is one of the 5 basic tastes. Think […]

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Mediterranean Diet – the best diet to follow?

I love doing media work and this was especially fun as the radio crew came to me! We broadcast my part live from my lounge. Have a listen:   So normally I am not pro diets. However there is always an exception and this is it. The Mediterranean diet is the way I try to […]

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Fragrant Fishy Curry

Being half Sri-Lankan I love curry, it is in my genes to like curry. I’ve made alot of curry over my years of cooking, but never a fish curry. Not because I don’t like fish, it’s just it has always seemed like quite a delicate balance to get the flavours right. For some reason I’m […]

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Healthy Oaty Cookies

My kids love to get involved in the cooking. Usually they see my cooking, draw up a stool and join in. Yesterday we had a rare afternoon at home. The summer has been full on outdoor fun, so being torrential rain the kids came up with a plan “Mummy lets make biscuits”. Normally I would […]

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Is bread bad?

Bread is one of the foods that I end up talking most about. Probably due to the fact it is a major component of the Western diet. Most lunches are bread based, many breakfasts have toast in them and it’s not uncommon to snack on a slice of the loaf. It also seems to be […]

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Lean and Bean Burgers.

So one of the ways I get inspiration for meals and recipes is to go shopping. This week I went to Asda, not our usual supermarket but we went as someone had told me they had skipping ropes and hula hoops reduced right down. Just to interject here, shopping with a 3 month old, almost […]

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Is fresh food better than frozen?

There is a common misconception that frozen food is not as good, that it lacks nutritional quality and it is not the gold standard of food. I think this comes from the fact that when a lot of people think of eating a meal from the freezer it consists of beige foods. You know what […]

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Why you should cook with your kids

I’ve been baking with my kids since my eldest was 18 months. With one child it is messy, with more than one it is carnage. It takes 4 times as long, involves multiple conversations, explanations and shouts of “no, not yet”, there is a kitchen to clear up and children too… however I am convinced […]

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Heathy Pasta Carbonara

Carbonara is one of those meals that my husband adores, but being full of cream, (which I don’t like and it doesn’t like me), I never make it.  Then I felt inspired. Somehow in the midst of sleep deprivation these idea pop into my head. It was a pile of spirallised courgettes and carrots that […]

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