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The Food Diary of a Nutritionist

Highlights of a Sicilian food odyssey 🌋

When you think of Italian food what springs to mind? Pasta, pizza and parmesan cheese possibly? What about tomatoes, aubergines, capers, onions, olives, extra virgin olive oil, pistachios, almonds, fresh fresh fish (and especially sardines), and em… red wine (small doses… Continue Reading →

Tea (herbal) ☕

So have you all been watching the Olympics?  With all the events and drama it was the greatest excuse to not turn on the evening laptop and blog and instead sit down in front of the telly with a cup/mug… Continue Reading →

Amazing Avocados 🍈

Avocados are a stone fruit native to Central and South America and a food that I have become enamoured with in the last while.  Their creamy, comforting texture makes them a great addition to many warm and cold recipes – in pastas, salads,… Continue Reading →

Happy Pear 🍐🍐

I follow the effervescent duo, the Happy Pear on Twitter and love their food ethos and the idea of a healthy food “revolution” which when it comes down to it is to eat more vegetables and plant food. Their recipes show how… Continue Reading →

Freezer etiquette ***

Whilst I don’t rely totally on my freezer to feed me, it is very convenient for frozen vegetables such as peas, green beans, sweetcorn, ginger (yes just peel and freeze in freezer bag to make it last longer) and I even… Continue Reading →

Dried fruit – a love/hate relationship

Dried fruit including the family of sultanas, raisins, currants were something I could not abide as a child and to be honest I still don’t care for them.  If they are disguised within a tomato based chutney or flavoursome spicy curry I… Continue Reading →

Dark chocolate cravings

Whilst I have written about the wonderful cacao powder (the raw material of chocolate if you like) before, I thought with the approach of Easter I would write about my favourite decadent ‘treat’. I love dark chocolate, I crave it as… Continue Reading →

Turmeric – a spice we need in our life

  Turmeric – a member of the ginger family – contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin is what gives this wonder spice its yellow pigment and has claimed some serious health benefits such as anti cancer prevention… Continue Reading →

Kale – how and why?

Kale  – the  how being how to incorporate more of this nutrient packed vegetable into your daily meal plan and the why being why incorporate more of it. Kale, a member of the cabbage family, is in season now up… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Bananas!

It’s not for nothing I’m called Anna Banana.  I love them and add them to various recipes, including smoothies, breakfast, mid morning snacks (try sliced banana over nut butter on oat cakes), dessert even. Bananas are one of the leading fruit crops… Continue Reading →

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