Leek and spinach pies

This filling makes 40 small filo parcels (enough for 10-20 people) or a pie for 10. Vegetarian/Vegan These resemble ricotta in texture and even taste a little cheesy. They are fairly quick and easy to make and look great at a dinner party. You can use filo pastry in this recipe as I did - … Continue reading Leek and spinach pies

Hierarchy of vegetables

We need to eat 8-10 portions of vegetables and fruit per day. But not all vegetables were created equal! This guide is for consideration of vegetable eating only and is not comprehensive. (Some veggies may have been missed….use the principles and add your own notes). Just because a vegetable is low on the list doesn’t … Continue reading Hierarchy of vegetables

Osteoporosis and osteopenia; calcium & vitamin D

Everyone with osteoporosis must take at least 30 mins of weightbearing exercise each day. This includes walking, running, dancing etc, but not swimming, cycling, weightlifting, pilates, yoga or rowing. You can do those sorts of exercises to prevent heart disease and deconditioning. Walking downhill or downstairs is particularly good for weightbearing. You need to eat … Continue reading Osteoporosis and osteopenia; calcium & vitamin D

Tamarind Dahl

Sri Lankan food is delicious and lends itself to being very healthy but the addition of a lot of fat can hinder those looking for good health. Here are some recipes with a few modifications to keep the taste and improve the nutrition. These four recipes are based on originals by Meera Sodha. If you don’t like … Continue reading Tamarind Dahl