Crab and Butternut Squash Linguine

So it turns out that butternut squash makes a great alternative to pasta (who knew?). I’ve spiralized to make butternut squash linguine (or noodles) and combined with crab meat for a delicious and filling paleo ‘pasta’ dish. Serves 1 Ingredients:  Half a butternut squash 1 tbsp olive oil 1 inch piece of ginger (or 1 tsp…

Super Healthy Banana Bread

Ideal for using up old bananas. Everyone has their own too-ripe-threshold. Mine’s quite extreme, they have to be brown and squidgy to be deemed inedible, at this point I’ll throw them into this mix to make a gluten and refined sugar free bread, that’s also delicious. If you want to go all out and make it dairy…

Rio 2016 – not the trip I imagined

In August 2016, I went to Rio for the Olympic Games; a trip I had been planning and looking forward to for no less than four years. As a sports fanatic and Londoner, when the Games came to my town in 2012 it was easily the best two weeks of my life, and I promised…

Carrot Cake

Yum, cake. It’s bank holiday weekend and I’ve retreated to my mums house where she has attempted this gluten, dairy and refined sugar free carrot cake for me. It’s absolutely delicious, so I thought rude not to share. The secret ingredients are dates and an orange. ‘Boom’. Ingredients: 100g dates, chopped 50ml water 225g carrots,…

Coconut Bread

We all need bread in our lives. Sure, I can do gluten free, but sometimes I just need something stodgy. This coconut bread is a great bread alternative – gluten, dairy and sugar free, made with coconut flour, which gives it a slightly cakey texture, so it probably best works with sweeter toppings, or perfectly with a…

Sweet Potato Crisps

A simple and delicious natural alternative to crisps. What more could you want. Ingredients: 1 – 2 large sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon Olive Oil Smoked paprika, salt and pepper Method: Skin and slice the sweet potatoes into thin rounds Layout on a large baking tray and sprinkle both sides with the olive oil, smoked paprika,…

IBD and Diet: Can we do anything?

It is fairly well known that there is limited research out there to suggest that what you eat can be the cause, or indeed the cure, of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Yet, we all know about the importance of a healthy diet, and for a long term disease that manifests in the digestive system, it seems…

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup

This is the most delicious soup recipe. It’s thick, creamy and has a kick to it. And guess what? It’s dairy and gluten free and contains immune boosting ingredients garlic, ginger and turmeric. I like to make a batch and may add chicken/fish/vege to have it as a main meal. A word of warning –…