Musings on Food, Ingredients and Thoughts from the Kitchen.

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Why Weight-Loss Diets Have a History Of Failing & What You Can Do About It.

My take on why we often fail at diets focused on losing weight

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The Mindful Cook Philosophy

What The Mindful Cook is all about in a nutshell.

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Mindful Merriment!

We are all super busy at this time of the year, but taking five minutes to read this article could set you up for the healthiest, guilt free Christmas and New Year yet.

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Mindful Eating

Ditching The Diet In Favour Of Mindfulness

Bored of dieting and seeking a longer term solution to eating healthily? Try this approach…

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Guide to Ingredients

Here’s a guide to some of the less common ingredients used in some of my recipes. A little information on what they are and where you should be able to buy them.

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How Eating Has Evolved

Studying the psychology of eating has made me think that maybe we need to go back to basics on our relationship with food.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil – Is It Good For Us?

The presence of coconut oil in recipes and many other natural remedies is on the rise. I have just read in the paper that UK sales of coconut oil have risen from around £1m to £16.4m over the last four years. But is it actually good for us?

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Wheat Field

Oats and Gluten

A lovely friend of mine dropped in a recipe book for me today and I have just sat down to have a browse. There before my eyes were the words: ‘While oats, rye, and barley are all highly nutritious grains in their own right, they do contain gluten.’

Shock, horror! Oats containing gluten?

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Linseed Binding Agent

A Vegan Binding Agent

While making my chickpea patties the other day, I discovered this great binding agent that is suitable for vegans and is a healthy addition to any dish.

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