How much food are you wasting? #FridayThoughts

We all have an important role in trying to reduce our impact on the environment. One way to do this is to reduce our food waste. Here’s a great TED talk by Tristram Stuart. This is a great place to start. More information on how to reduce food waste can be…

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White bean, parsley & garlic mash

What to do with cannellini beans? Try this delicious white bean, parsley & garlic mash This really is a simple and delicious recipe and very quick if you have tinned cannellini beans. You could also buy dried beans and soak and cook them in batches, freeze in portions and then…

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Are you getting enough good quality sleep? #WorldSleepDay #Wellbeing

    I love to sleep! Sound sleep is one of the three pillars of good health along with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Research shows that we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping! Sleep is a basic human need, much like eating and drinking, and is…

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The 10 characteristics of good nutrition and hydration care #NutritionandHydrationweek

What should we do if someones has a poor appetite? If someone has a poor appetite, problems with eating, or has lost weight recently, it is important that their food and drinks contain as much energy and protein as possible. The following approaches may help to achieve this:   Little…

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What to do with cannellini beans? Try this delicious white bean, parsley & garlic mash

This really is a simple and delicious recipe and very quick if you have tinned cannellini beans. You could also buy dried beans and soak and cook them in batches, freeze in portions and then use them as needed – that’s what I do these days. This recipe serves 4…

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The simple approach to a balanced diet for #wellbeing

We’re always hearing that to achieve a healthy diet, meals should be ‘balanced’, but what exactly does that actually mean? The basics of good nutrition are actually very simple. In a world where there is so much nutritional information, some good and some not so good, it’s easy to get…

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So you want to eat less meat?

For a variety of reasons, there is a general trend to reduce consumption of animal products. Whether it’s for the environment, health or concerns about animal welfare, the direction of travel is towards eating more plants and less animals. While we certainly can’t claim that all vegetarian or vegan diets are…

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Hummus really is fast food – here’s a recipe to prove it #Chickpeas #pulses

I absolutely LOVE hummus! There are so many recipes out there so it’s good to try a few different variations. Nowadays I buy dried chickpeas and soak/cook in bulk then freeze in smaller portions to use as and when I need them. Canned chick peas are a quick, off the…

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Who knew there were so many beans on toast recipes out there? #beans #pulses

I was browsing through some recipes tonight as I’m planning to eat more pulses on a regular basis. I decided to look for a home made beans on toast recipe as I’ve never made my own before so thought it’s about time I did. Little did I know how many…

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