Perfect Picnic Food

I was delighted to be back on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch last weekend. It’s always a pleasure to be on the show, but this week was particularly special as it was for a good cause. It’s been a tough and often very sad few months for this country, but in true British fashion we keep…

How can I reduce my sugar intake?

In his recent budget, the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry – a move hailed by campaigners as a positive step in the fight against obesity, specifically in children. Sweetened drinks are the single largest source of sugar in children and teenagers, one of the largest in adults,…

What makes a grain ‘ancient’ and how to use them (recipes below)?

WHAT? There is no official definition of ‘ancient grains’ and nearly all whole grains are ‘ancient’ as we can trace their roots back 10,000 years ago! They can however be loosely defined as grains that are largely unchanged since the beginning of time. This means that the constantly evolving and modified modern wheat is no…