Sometimes I feel sad about the world. I read the things people say online and I feel despair. What hope is there for us? Some people try to do the … Continue reading The world needs more Bens
We had a very healthy meal tonight from the How Not to Diet cookbook by Michael Greger MD. I love Dr Greger’s How Not to Die cookbook and we eat … Continue reading Covid-busting diet
I’ve put on a kilogram of weight over the past couple of months. I would like to say it’s extra muscle from doing Joe Wicks’s PE class every day – … Continue reading Piling on the pounds
For several years now I have been quite interested in entomophagy which means eating insects. I’ve started buying insect dog food for the dogs we borrow and this week I … Continue reading Eating insects
For about a month I tried skipping breakfast in order to lose a couple of kilos so I could zip up one of my favourite dresses again. I lost one … Continue reading The best diet
I’ve stopped skipping breakfast. I’ve decided it’s not a very good way to lose weight and apparently there’s evidence to back this up. All calories are not equal – it … Continue reading Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper
I always like to write about what we did for Christmas each year because it creates a record of it for the future. Can you remember where you were for … Continue reading Christmas 2019
I’ve been doing the baby shark abs challenge for more than 30 days now (32 days to be exact). It has got much easier, so much so, that now I … Continue reading Where’s my 8-pack?
I’m really looking forward to seeing The Game Changers, a documentary directed by Louis Psihoyos and produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, and Jackie Chan. If you’re in Aberdeen it’s … Continue reading The Game Changers
Tell someone you’re vegan and suddenly they become an expert dietitian and will start listing nutrients they think you’re deficient in. Often the suggestions are silly, like protein, but someone … Continue reading You don’t need to eat fish to get DHA omega-3s
I’ve recently started drinking oat milk drink. I usually drink soya but Ben recently went dairy-free at home and prefers oat drink so I thought I’d give it a try. … Continue reading It’s not all or nothing
I love this short BBC video about the all-women anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe. It brings tears to my eyes to watch, not just for the elephants they’re protecting, but for … Continue reading Akashinga – the female anti-poaching unit
I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Daniel. I never had to take insulin and it went away after his birth. Oddly, I didn’t have it during my … Continue reading Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen
I cleaned up lots of vomit on the weekend. On Friday night I was woken by the sound of Elizabeth wailing from the bathroom. I found her sitting on the … Continue reading A weekend of vomit
The author of the book, How not to die, has some terrific lectures online. He’s very entertaining to listen to and knows his stuff. This particular talk is about the … Continue reading Is there anything kale can’t do?
Sainsbury’s reported earlier this year that sales of their newly launched vegan cheese exceeded expectations by 300%. This is not bad at all considering the vegan market has always been viewed … Continue reading Sainsbury’s vegan mac and cheese
At my work meetup in Madrid this past week I embarrassed myself one night just before dinner. There were eleven of us and we arrived at the restaurant at 8:29pm. The restaurant … Continue reading Doors that don’t open and preservatives in food
First there was the condom poncho. Now I bring you the Haemorrhoid bike seat. I just got this new seat for my bike. The fantastic bike shop let me try three different … Continue reading The Haemorrhoid bike seat
I love pearl barley. It’s one of the oldest cultivated cereals and was an important source of food for Europeans up until the end of the 19th century. It has … Continue reading Is pearl barley the perfect food?
Some people have expressed concern to me that I’m punishing my kids by banning sweets. But the thing is, when I say I’m banning something, it does not mean I’ve … Continue reading All or nothing?