My new cookbook due to be released in approx 8 weeks. YAY. Not a diet nor just an ordinary cook book, The recipes are divided into the health areas where they provide the greatest benefit, heart health, inflammation etc. Introduced with the eating personalities and solutions to old problems. The idea is to eat well and be healthy not by fad eating but by choosing yummy foods and preparing them in a way that has benefits.
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Burgers can be a great family treat or a regular and, dare i say it, healthy option. This chicken burger has all you need for a great lunch or quick and easy dinner solution, yummo
Sharing a dining experience with friends is my very favourite thing, feeding strangers is always fun, While staying in a campground i never had a shortage of folks willing to taste test my recipes
What could be better than home made baguettes and smoked fish & spinach pasta salad to go with that lovely red wine. this recipe will be featured in my next cookbook as a meal to share with friends
Beetroot could sit equally well in the heart zone or inflammatory zone but Beetroot contains high concentrations of nitrates, which are converted into nitrites by bacteria in the mouth. Nitrites help open blood vessels in the body, increasing blood flow and oxygen to places lacking in oxygen. Add to that Betaine, also known as trimethylglycine (TMG), is a minor "mood enhancer". excerpt the moody foody
A cookbook with a view to common health issues and the best foods to alleviate symptoms while promoting a sustainable eating strategy. No diet , just good food made easy. Those who are Depressed or anxious often don't know whether you are actually depressed or if your symptoms are a side effect of current food choices, it is time to move past medication as a first stop and look at food just as we acknowledge that heart issues and arthritis can be alleviated by altering the diet
Wilted spinach and Asparagus salad. this had to find its way into the energy booster chapter, iron delivery of the spinach, the b groups while the Asparagus along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts—is a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals.
Battered Snapper Bites. this little dish is a million miles away from the fast food idea offering healthy fresh fish and countering the fats by squeezing lemon juice or dipping in a touch of vinegar.
Cold Chicken and Mixed Fruit Platter with salted caramel, whats not to like. the combination of raw and cooked fruits with the tasty salted caramel work a treat with the delicate chicken, you could easily just leave the chicken off this dish to create a healthy and appealing dessert, everyone always fights over the last bit of caramel. with the incentive of eating 5 colours every day you are more than half way there,, a lovely summer cooler or brunch for you and your friends
Mushrooms are a compact delivery system of high energy vitamins and minerals. if you are feeling tired or run down get on the mushy wagon and you will be chipper again in no time
Smoked chicken platter with apricot puree this is just about the purest pairing you can make. simple and easy to take to work or grab for a quick light dinner. Apricots have the usual array of antioxidant properties that all fruit and fresh veg have. but it does have something a little special. it helps reduce inflammation, Why do we need to reduce inflammation? just ask any body suffering from fibroids, heart disease, or arthritis, it is a precursor to many major diseases
Strawberry Toast, it reeks of yumminess, Not only are strawberries juicy and delicious, they also may lower blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a signal of inflammation in the body. High CRP levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, and levels often spike when people with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus have a flare, as well.
Strawberry Jelly, I really struggled to decide where to place this one as there is so much good about it. Strawberries are great for the heart, inflammation and just plain make you feel good so it found its way into the depression chapter as all those properties also leave you treating yourself to something lovely
Pork Belly roasted in Coconut cream, aside from the drop dead tenderness of this dish slow cooking gives you plenty of time to do other things while your protein is cooking. Pork has one of the highest protein levels of all meat while being rich in vitamin bs, add the coconut and you have a meal oozing with deliciousness and will also help alleviate depression. coconut helps to balance blood sugar and reduces blood pressure as saucy bonus,
Fried foods are not the biggest no no, add some raw veg and lemon to make sure that comfort food is also healthy. Rosti's & Tofu with a side of zesty tomato salad
Chicken with rice vermicelli. delicious and packed with energy boosters for a mid week lift or to counteract feeling sluggish
Pork dumplings are a favourite for me, they have the most sensation flavour and feel full factor served with my ginger soy sauce and. nom nom nom