Author: The Healthy Gourmet

The power of gentle acceptance

The power of gentle acceptance

Our emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and the stories we tell ourselves drive our behaviors and habits. We need to recognize and connect to those emotions in order to have behavior change. In a world that constantly remind us, especially on social media, that we need to […]

Why you should hire a health coach

Why you should hire a health coach

The way we eat, sleep, exercise or deal with stress, deeply affects our physical and mental wellbeing, while thoughts, emotions and beliefs deeply affect our behaviours and lifestyle habits. You cannot really address one without the other and expecting long terms, sustained lifestyle change. This […]

Courgettes & shallots soup

Courgettes & shallots soup

Soups are my favorite way to keep weight under control, and also stave off stress eating. They are comforting, healthy ( if home-made) and they feel like a warm hug on winter a day. Soup are a great way to add more fibers to your […]

Womens wellness: 5 things I wish women in their 40’s knew

Womens wellness: 5 things I wish women in their 40’s knew

Over the past ten years I worked with many women in their late thirties and early forties, and while I was supporting them in their juggle between the demands of a high powered job and caring for a young family, I kept on seeing the […]

My favorite foods & drinks to have when I am stressed.

My favorite foods & drinks to have when I am stressed.

There is no point in hiding it: it has been a stressful year. All our norms, lives & livehood has been turned upside down, we have been isolated, left in fear and anxiety. We all had to find ways to cope with stress, me included. […]

Three healthy books choices for your Christmas

Three healthy books choices for your Christmas

With Christmas round the corner and the whole country still in lockdown what is best than a good book? And if you can, why not choosing a book that will teach how to eat well, enhance your health and immunity and teach how detox your […]

Mackerel, eggs & radicchio salad with red onion and capers vinaigrette

Mackerel, eggs & radicchio salad with red onion and capers vinaigrette

Capers and red onions have received more attention lately as they are rich in a flavonoid called quercetin, but they also make a tasty combination capable of livening up any type of salad. This mackerel, egg & radicchio salad is super quick but really tasty […]

Food prep like a pro: make your life easier with these simple tips

Food prep like a pro: make your life easier with these simple tips

Preparing food in advance is supposed to make your life easier, free you some time for self-care and avoid in indulging in ready made meals and temptations at the end of a long day. So far, so good. Definitely having some meals laid out for […]

5 recipes for the Autumn

5 recipes for the Autumn

The Autumn is almost here and with it the need for more comforting foods. Staying in, the colder weather and stress related to the ongoing Covid restrictions, can play havoc in your eating habits, pushing us more than ever to eat “comfort foods”. Well I […]

Easy lentils stew

Easy lentils stew

This lentils stew is delicious and super easy to do. Made with only three ingredients it is also a good budget friendly option for a delicious family meal that is vegan, gluten-free, dairy & nut-free. You can enjoy this with a bit of bread on […]

Avocado & raw cocoa mousse

Avocado & raw cocoa mousse

And here we go with a classic and must have of healthy desserts recipes! Avocado may seem an odd choice when paired with chocolate, but avocado is actually a fruit and when finely mashed and combined with cocoa like in this recipe its typical taste […]

How to be fit & healthy during this covid-19 outbreak

How to be fit & healthy during this covid-19 outbreak

Few weeks ago I had the honour to be part of a panel of experts on how to keep fit and healthy during this Covid19 outbreak for the new health and wellness online publication Health Web Magazine . My best advice is to simply decrease […]

4 reasons why you should really eat your vegetables

4 reasons why you should really eat your vegetables

We all know that we need to eat our “five a day” portions of vegetables, but do we really know why? The first thing that comes to our minds is definitely fibres and gut health, which is obviously vey important, yes, but is that the […]

Salmon with spinach & cherry tomatoes “quinotto”

Salmon with spinach & cherry tomatoes “quinotto”

This meal recipe is the perfect example of a healthy & balanced meal, like you will find in my online course “How to Quit Sugar” and in my upcoming cookbook. The combination of proteins, vegetables & moderate carbs, is perfect to keep you full for […]

How to quit sugar| Online course

How to quit sugar| Online course

As we all have seen in the news, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and underling inflammation are some of the main risks factors in Covid19. One of the common thread of all these metabolic issues is: sugar. In the Western world we consume far too much […]

Courgettes & goat cheese frittata

Courgettes & goat cheese frittata

More of a mix between a frittata and quiche, this recipe is delicious and delicate. It is filling, satisfying and make it a great dish for a garden party buffet. I used goat cheese instead of feta for a more delicate, yet distinctive flavour, which […]

How build a health coaching business | Webinar

How build a health coaching business | Webinar

Following many requests for advice and mentoring, I have now put together a live webinar for all of you where you will have chance ask questions and interact. The webinar is suitable for current students, prospective students and recent graduates of a health coaching program, […]

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

After the lockdown and two laptops breakdown, I am finally back into blogging with this delicious and healthy quinoa, avocado and cannellini beans salad. Dramatic purple tomatoes, Italian cannellini beans ( you can use ordinary white beans ) red onions, Greek basil, avocado, cold pressed […]

My favourite Vitamin C rich juice

My favourite Vitamin C rich juice

This juice is delicious and refreshing for the this warm weather. It is rich in vitamin C, so important now with the virus pandemic. Vitamin C is a master anti-oxidant, and it is a essential nutrients that the body needs every day. it is a […]

5 things a health coach can help you with

5 things a health coach can help you with

Health coaching is a profession that is growing and that is expected to grow even more in the near future. There is a lot confusion though, about what a health coach is, and how a health coach can help clients making realistic and sustainable changes. […]

How to get your body strong for COVID19

How to get your body strong for COVID19

There is a lot that we don’t know about COVID19, but what seems clear so far is that people with underlying conditions seem to be more susceptible to the virus and more likely to develop serious complications. Another pattern that is emerging is one of […]

The myth of productivity during lockdown

The myth of productivity during lockdown

Are you keeping yourself busy, busy, during lockdown? Whilst keeping busy could be an effective coping mechanism to anxiety in the first place, it can also become a way to escape our reality and be faced with our inner self. We live in a society […]

Low sugar banana bread (made with olive oil)

Low sugar banana bread (made with olive oil)

This reduced sugar banana bread is moist and delicious. Super simple to make it takes only 10 min to prepare, and it is made with olive oil. A great idea for breakfast, tea, or simply when you fancy something sweet. I wanted to make this […]

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

This Italian chicken and avocado salad is brimming with flavours, colors and nutrients. Made with rocket, radicchio, tomatoes & avocado, with cracked pepper & lemon chicken fillets, this salad is a full meal, filling and satisfying, yet healthy. Seasoned with cold pressed extra-virgin Tuscan olive […]

8 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet

8 Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet

Vitamin C is on of the most important vitamins for the body. It is a major anti-oxidant and its involved in more than hundred cellular reactions. It helps iron absorption, collagen formation ( yes it is anti-aging that is why it is often added to […]

5 Cool things to do if you are in self-isolation

5 Cool things to do if you are in self-isolation

Self-isolation can be a frustrating time, but also one of self-discovery and self-growth. Staying indoor, maintain social & physical distancing while staying idle with all this time on your hands is the perfect recipe for negative thoughts, low energy, overthinking and anxiety. You need to […]

Quick polenta with walnuts & Parmesan cheese

Quick polenta with walnuts & Parmesan cheese

This polenta with walnuts and Parmesan cheese recipe is the perfect quick meal for when you want something comforting but you don’t feel like cooking. It is ready in literally 5 minutes, it’s delicious and gluten-free. Polenta is a traditional dish form the Northern Italy, […]

How to survive in times of Coronavirus

How to survive in times of Coronavirus

We live in stressful times, and I am sure many of us will be living times of worry and anxiety. Whilst these emotions are natural, Coronavirus is here to stay for a bit and we need to adapt our mindset in order to be more […]

Life in times of Coronavirus: the essential food shopping list

Life in times of Coronavirus: the essential food shopping list

It’s official: Coronavirus has arrived in Great Britain and it is here to stay for a bit. In the unfortunate event that you need to self-isolate, I have drawn up a list of healthy essentials that you can easily stock up and that take little […]

How to make banana milk

How to make banana milk

This is the “banana milk” that I used for my “Buckwheat, banana & cinnamon pancakes” and it is such a great substitute for any other nuts or non-nuts milk that I wanted to share. It is a great “milk” to use for pancake recipes and […]

Raw cocoa & cinnamon hot chocolate

Raw cocoa & cinnamon hot chocolate

A delciously healthy chcolate drink. Magnesium & anti-oxidants rich, it is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free.

Four magniesium rich foods to add to your diet

Four magniesium rich foods to add to your diet

Magnesium is a very important mineral. It is estimated that magnesium deficiency is one of the most common nutrients deficiency in the world. This mineral is implicated in over hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies and it is important for nerve transmission, muscles function, […]

Mackerel rainbow salad

Mackerel rainbow salad

This beautiful rainbow salad is ready in 5 min, and brings you proteins, healthy fats, lots of vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. Each color bring different nutrients/healing compounds, so when you can, it is really important to add as many differently colored […]

Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

I made these salmon, rocket & chili fishcakes recipe just before Christmas. They were delicious, ideal for one of those evenings when you want something a bit fancy and comforting but healthy at the same time. I had them with rocket, cherry tomatoes & spring […]

3 self-care tips to implement in the New Year

3 self-care tips to implement in the New Year

We hear a lot about self-care these days, but do we really know what self-care really is, and are we really able to choose and prioritize self-care in a world were we are all so constantly busy? 1.Cut down on social media Too much time […]

Four simple tips to make your Christmas healthier and joyful

Four simple tips to make your Christmas healthier and joyful

Being healthy at this time of the year is possible. As usual here are few simple yet effective tips, to make your Christmas and festive season, healthier, memorable and meaningful at the same time. 1. FOCUS ON EXPERIENCES rather than material things. It’s not things […]

10 healthy foods to eat this Christmas

10 healthy foods to eat this Christmas

Christmas time and the festive period are the epitome of unhealthy habits and foods. But you can simply crowd out the bad stuff, introducing more healthy wholefoods in your diet. The festive season is rich in foods that are beneficial for our health and at […]

Gluten-free pancakes with dark chocolate sauce

Gluten-free pancakes with dark chocolate sauce

One of the most difficult things when you are on a diet or simply trying to eat healthy is to deal with those sugar and chocolate cravings, which inevitably come up. These gluten-free pancakes are the perfect low sugar answer to those sweet and chocolate […]

7 healthy foods that are surprinsingly rich in sugar

7 healthy foods that are surprinsingly rich in sugar

As a health coach I am on a mission to educate my clients on the danger of hidden sugar in foods. We all know that we should not give in to those cravings of chocolates cookies ( it is never really only one, is it) […]

7 foods that you should eat this autumn

7 foods that you should eat this autumn

As a health coach I am a great believer that the food we eat can highly contribute to our health and wellness, or highly impair it.  After all we eat three times a day, and what you eat everyday goes to support your everyday cellular […]