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Cauliflower ‘Polenta’ Tue 25th Sep, 2018 - 9:24am by Emma Cockrell

Knowing how versatile cauliflower is in replacing grains in recipes, I thought I would try it as a polenta alternative. I am pleased with the results! This Cauliflower ‘Polenta’ recipe contains both vegetables and protein, making it a great snack and a perfect addition to a salad for  lunch or a light supper. It can […]

Pumpkin Seed and Basil Pesto Tue 25th Sep, 2018 - 9:14am by Emma Cockrell

This twist on a shop-bought Basil Pesto is dairy-free, making it suitable for those on the ‘Anti-Candida’ diet, or anyone with a dairy sensitivity. A grinder makes easy work of the preparation. However, if you are making this the traditional way, with a pestle and mortar, you may need to swap pumpkin seeds for pine […]

Sacha Inchi Drizzle Tue 25th Sep, 2018 - 9:09am by Emma Cockrell

Sacha Inchi is the seed of an Amazonian vine. It provides a high level of plant-based omega 3 fatty acids. This means it is helpful for supporting heart health, blood pressure, and brain function. It also contains all 8 of the essential amino acids, making it a good source of protein. Along with this, the […]

Sage and Onion Polenta Squares Tue 25th Sep, 2018 - 9:03am by Emma Cockrell

Polenta is a medium-ground maize meal, traditionally used in Italian cooking. Being gluten free it can be a helpful food for those avoiding wheat, rye or oats. Quick and easy to cook, polenta can be boiled with water and served soft in place of mashed potato. Alternatively, pour the cooked polenta into a baking tray […]

Echinacea Tea to Support Immune Health Wed 19th Sep, 2018 - 11:44am by Emma Cockrell

Support the Immune System As the weather becomes more unsettled it is wise to turn our thoughts to supporting the immune system. My last blog noted the potential benefits of Turmeric and Ginger.  Another herb that is well recognised for its immune supporting properties is Echinacea. Prior to 1950 and the introduction of antibiotics, this […]

Buckwheat and Carrot Flat-Bread – Anti-Candida – Gluten-Free Sun 26th Aug, 2018 - 6:44pm by Emma Cockrell

Encouraging clients to include a wide cross-section of nutrient-rich foods is always a top priority. This Buckwheat and Carrot flat bread uses an alternative grain, available in many supermarkets and wholefood shops.  Buckwheat is gluten-free and rich in rutin (which supports good circulation). Beta carotene-rich carrots reduce the amount of flour required and create a […]

Baked Falafel – Anti-Candida, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Mon 20th Aug, 2018 - 12:23pm by Emma Cockrell

If you have ever visited the Middle East, the taste of mildly spiced, golden falafel is a rich treat! This recipe avoids the hassle of frying and produces a delicious savoury dish very simply. Many falafel recipes use raw and soaked chickpeas as the base. In the light of wanting to reduce phytates however, I […]

Lemon and Garlic Mayonnaise, Anti-Candida Mon 20th Aug, 2018 - 12:10pm by Emma Cockrell

Making a quality mayonnaise can help to transform a limited diet, adding both flavour and beneficial calories. Healthy oils help to bring a sense of ‘fullness’, making meals more satisfying. Many clients on the ant-Candida diet find that they have to eat a good deal to prevent weight loss. This lemon and garlic mayonnaise can […]

Red Pepper Hummus, Anti-Candida Wed 15th Aug, 2018 - 5:03pm by Emma Cockrell

Back in the early 1980’s, when I first started to make hummus, it was not available in the shops. Fast forward nearly 40 years, and there isn’t a deli or supermarket that doesn’t stock this Middle Eastern dip. This ease of accessibility can be both helpful and unhelpful! Hummus provides a great protein snack which […]

Courgette Hummus – Anti-Candida, Medium Oxalate Fri 10th Aug, 2018 - 1:27pm by Emma Cockrell

It seems that the hot dry weather has been especially good for courgettes this year! My kind neighbours are gifting me with beautiful courgettes that they have grown, equal in size to marrows! Courgettes are a wonderful veg to use on an anti-candida programme. Oven roasted, or panfried with extra virgin olive oil and garlic, […]