Friday, 30 May 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
I know we should all keep grains and sugar to a minimum in our diets, but sometimes only a sweet treat in the form of afternoon tea will do. Courtesy of the Evening Standard (Friday 25th April) here is a round up of the best gluten free afternoon teas in London.
In addition a gluten free bakery has opened in Islington High St - http://www.romeosglutenfreebakery.co.uk. As I passed it looked as delectable as any high end patisserie. If you try it let me know what you think.
Friday, 9 May 2014
Those of you who have had nutritional consultations with me know that I would like you to include wasabi in your diets. Wasabi is a member of the brassica family, along with watercress, and a watercress farm in Dorset has now started growing it. Wasabi has many nutritional benefits. It can fight bacteria, hence the traditional practice of serving it alongside raw fish. It has been found to have anti-cancer properties. It is a rich source of isothiocyanates, which activate enzymes in the liver that can detoxify potentially cancerous substances before they can damage the body. Most commercial wasabi pastes on the market only contain a tiny proportion of wasabi. I suggest you try this fresh wasabi and incorporate it into your diet.