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Why All The Vegetables? Fri 13th Sep, 2019 - 12:38pm by Emma Cockrell

Everyday it seems that more research is emerging, demonstrating the benefits of vegetables to health. Let’s have a brief overview on just why veg can be so good for us. Antioxidants Plant foods are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help defend your body’s cells from damage caused by potentially harmful molecules. Known as […]

Keeping Vegetables Fresh Wed 11th Sep, 2019 - 2:21pm by Emma Cockrell

  Whatever diet you may be following, my continual advice is to EAT MORE VEGETABLES! Now I know that for some health issues, this isn’t always easy. A number of health-supporting diets require restrictions on certain foods, including some vegetables. For example, if you are working to keep oxalates low in the diet, then a […]

Broccoli Bhajis Fri 30th Aug, 2019 - 1:41pm by Emma Cockrell

Quick and easy lunch-time meals can often be a challenge, especially when time is short. These Broccoli Bhajis can be prepared in advance and are an excellent option for a lunch box, snack pot or ‘grab and go’ lunch. The recipe provides another way to incorporate nutrient dense veggies into the diet. Nutritional Value Broccoli […]

Creamy Marrow Sauce Thu 8th Aug, 2019 - 9:29am by Emma Cockrell

Turning cooked vegetables into a sauce by blending is perhaps one of the most nutritious ways you can add interest and flavour to meals. For this Creamy Marrow Sauce can use young marrows if you have them available, or replace with courgettes. If you add more red pepper, the colour of the sauce will become […]

Marrow Dessert! Tue 6th Aug, 2019 - 11:48am by Emma Cockrell

Using Marrow in a Dessert This Marrow Dessert recipe is quick and simple, and utterly delicious! Again, you can use the abundance of tender, young marrows in the garden, or replace with courgette if marrows aren’t available. I have added colour to this creamy dessert by including a small amount of butternut squash, but this […]

New Ways With Marrow! Tue 30th Jul, 2019 - 11:41am by Emma Cockrell

Summer Crops of Marrow As the summer continues, garden crops are beginning to be harvested. Courgettes and marrows are becoming elongated and plump, ready for the kitchen. You can use early marrows in exactly the same way as courgettes. If you can easily press your fingernail through the marrow skin, this indicates that it doesn’t […]

Coconut Cauliflower Bread – Two Ways. Fri 19th Jul, 2019 - 7:33am by Emma Cockrell

If you have used coconut flour in baking you will have found that it has the capacity to be rather dry. The cauliflower in this recipe for Coconut Cauliflower Bread introduces some added moisture to help overcome the problem of dryness. Keep it Easy! Most recipes for a Coconut Cauliflower Bread use cooked cauliflower rice. […]

Pumpkin Pie Muffins Mon 24th Jun, 2019 - 2:23pm by Emma Cockrell

Use More Veggies! Continually on my quest to add more vegetables into the diet, I was interested to find the local supermarket stocked tins of pureed pumpkin, with nothing added. Obviously, using freshly cooked pumpkin is going to be nutritionally superior, but as a quick ‘back-up’ in  the cupboard, pureed pumpkin can be helpful. When […]

Addressing Agriculture to Halt Climate Change Mon 29th Apr, 2019 - 10:43am by Emma Cockrell

The following article by Dr Mercola suggests that addressing agricultural practices may provide the way out of the devastating impacts of climate change… Mercola writes: The global impacts of global pollution are so terrifyingly vast and all-encompassing that fully comprehending the potential consequences can prove difficult for the human mind. If it continues unchecked, scientists […]

Skin Protection in the Sun Thu 18th Apr, 2019 - 9:36am by Emma Cockrell

With UK temperatures set to soar this Bank Holiday Weekend, take care not to get sunburnt. However, if you want to protect your skin as well as blocking harmful sun rays, it may not be quite as simple as slathering on your favourite (or cheapest) sun lotion from the local supermarket. With the chemicals within […]