Chocolate Orange Olive Oil Cake

This is an adaptation of Nigella's classic chocolate olive oil cake - made with less sugar and olive oil, and an orange and hazelnut twist. This recipe calls for a hand mixer, but I actually made it in a nutribullet and it worked perfectly and the whole thing was mixed and ready in under 5 minutes! If … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Olive Oil Cake

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How to fight inflammation with food

Although inflammation isn't always a bad sign (when it's in response to an infection or injury for example)  experts agree that in the long term, high levels aren't good. One of the best ways to fight inflammation is through diet. The three foods below are proven to help your body buffer the inflammatory response, and with three meals … Continue reading How to fight inflammation with food

Eat your salad with some fat

Eating plenty of vegetables and salad is good - but adding some avocado or olive oil is even better... Apart from the starchy ones, vegetables are pretty low in calories so the main reason to eat them (aside from taste and fibre) is to get a fix of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients - plant chemicals … Continue reading Eat your salad with some fat

Add a daily dose of tomatoes to your diet

Last week UK researchers published a new study showing that a tomato rich diet can protect against prostate cancer, with 10 portions a week linked to an 18% lower risk. 10 servings sounds a lot, but it's not much more than one a day. Why tomatoes?  The benefits are down to lycopene, the pigment which gives tomatoes their colour. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant which … Continue reading Add a daily dose of tomatoes to your diet