Keeping warm without the stodge

The ultimate one pot meal - Mexican black bean soup with shredded chicken Dry January is a distant memory and gyms are already offering ‘sales’ as New year’s Eve resolutions start to slip. But here’s the problem – it’s freezing…

Preparing for the Virgin Money London Marathon

Congratulations on your entry! Entering a race is a great way to stay motivated through the seemingly endless winter months. Maintaining a balance between hunger and health can prove tricky and it’s easy to fall into the cycle of reward…

Look at your genes to fit your jeans

As a chef, I have always wanted to prepare food that tastes great and often avoided ‘healthy’ recipes if I felt they were at the expense of flavour. I would always turn the page in a magazine if a recipe substituted an ingredient to the…

The Colour Purple

The purple, blue and red colouring in fruit and vegetables are not just beautiful to look at, they are packed with phytochemicals called anthocyanins. These molecules are a major source of antioxidants and have been a focal point of much scientific…