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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 […]

Healthy hot chocolate

Healthy hot chocolate

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

Four magnesium rich foods to add to your diet

Four magnesium rich foods to add to your diet

It is estimated that magnesium deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. This important mineral is implicated in over three hundred chemical reactions in our bodies and it is important for nerve transmission, muscles function, heart rhythm, mood and sleep […]

Summer smoked mackerel salad

Summer smoked mackerel salad

This beautiful smoked mackerel salad is delicious, nutritious and ready in 5 min! It is perfect for a Summer meal, when you really don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking. The layered ingredients, herbs and seasonings used in this recipe, bring out lot of […]

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. FOCUS ON EXPERIENCES Focus on experiences rather than material things. It’s […]

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 […]

How to regulate your circadian rhythms for health and weight loss

How to regulate your circadian rhythms for health and weight loss

Circadian rhythms are what regulate your body wake/sleep cycle: they pretty much go in automatic, and tell your body when it is time to fall asleep and when it is time to be awake. The mechanism that regulates them is actually quite complex, and involves […]

Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy eating on a budget

Let’s face it healthy eating, it’s not cheap, but with a bit of attention and planning, you can learn to eat well on a budget. And if you are feeling a bit demotivated always remember that healthy eating is always the best choice in the […]

Japanese iced Sencha green tea

Japanese iced Sencha green tea

The big heat is here! London is wrapped in a giant heatwave with peak of 38. Needless to say, in this heat is important to stay hydrated. Water is great, but sometimes you need sit back with a nice and refreshing drink in your hand. […]

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

I made this Mediterranean fusilli pasta with tomatoes peppers and olives, from some leftover roasted peppers that I had made for the  previous day, and some leftovers salad tomatoes.  This pasta was delicious, full of fibers and satisfying. It is perfect for a family meal […]

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Fresh but full of taste this cannellini, sundried tomatoes and celery sald is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegans, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free. Celery is low in calories but rich in fibers and has anti-inflammatory properties. […]

How to make overnight oats

How to make overnight oats

Overnight oats are one of the healthiest and easy to do breakfast you can have. They are gluten-free, hypo-allergenic and have a balanced composition of vegetable proteins and complex carbs, to keep you full and nourished until lunchtime. As the name suggests, overnight oats are […]

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

An easy version of the classical Mediterranean shakshuka recipe, served with some garlic and chili spinach on a side. My mum used to love eggs and tomatoes sauce, and for me as well it has been an easy and yummy quick recipe, for when I […]

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

A nice and fresh tomatoes salad for the summer with the taste of sumac, olives, cucumber and shallots. A tasty variation to the classic Greek salad, that is great as side dish or even on its own for a light lunch. Sumac is a Middle […]

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Protein pasta like this gorgeous egg “pappardelle” is the perfect type of pasta to have with pesto, as it  provides a more balanced carbs/proteins ratio, leaving you full and satisfied for a real healthy gourmet recipe. As you may have read in my previous post […]

4 common mistakes healthy people do | part 2

4 common mistakes healthy people do | part 2

Following on from my most popular post on the blog   “the 4 most common mistakes healthy people do” I decided to write another piece, to share with you more of the healthy secrets that I teach my clients. A trendy diet. Whether is Paleo, vegan or […]

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

The best of my pesto recipes so far, this lemony, Greek basil, spinach & walnuts pesto, is utterly delicious and absolutely easy to do. The Greek basil, brings a distinctive aroma, while the spinach, walnuts, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil, have great health benefits. Pesto’s […]

3 healthy sweet treats ideas from a health coach

3 healthy sweet treats ideas from a health coach

One of the most difficult things when you are on a diet, or simply paying attention to what you eat, is dealing with those sudden and strong sweet or chocolate cravings. The trick is to have in mind some healthy treats, that are easy to […]

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Ready in less than 15min and delicious, this mackerel, borlotti beans & spelt salad recipe, is super filling and loaded with proteins and vegetables. This recipe is really balanced in its proteins, complex carbs and vegetables ingredients, to keep you fuller for longer and keep […]

Buckwheat, banana & cinnamon pancakes

Buckwheat, banana & cinnamon pancakes

To celebrate pancake day, I would like to propose a no added sugar, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nuts-free, buckwheat, banana & cinnamon pancakes recipe. You can try these gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free pancakes recipe with different toppings, the most classical of them being a few drops of […]

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free Italian gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they […]

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

This gorgeous soup, will warm up your winter evenings and bring you a host of Mediterranean flavors. Eating a varied and colorful diet is a great way to make sure that your body receives the cocktail of nutrients to support optimum nutrition, so my tip […]

The ultimate Christmas leftover frittata: sprouts, potatoes & Stilton frittata

The ultimate Christmas leftover frittata: sprouts, potatoes & Stilton frittata

The best way to have a sustainable & healthy Christmas is to use up leftovers for Boxing Day meal. Leftover are frugal by definition so you will not tempted to have decadent meals, but you can still add a glass of prosecco or slice of […]

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

A delicious and comforting vegan recipe, perfect for a cosy night in. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, this yummy stew is full of fibers and vegetable proteins. Perfect with a slice of crusty wholemeal bread or some quinoa for a gluten-free option.  

Pumpkin & sage risotto

Pumpkin & sage risotto

A delicate yet, delicious Italian pumpkins and sage risotto, perfect for Halloween and the Christmas season. Made with olive oil instead of butter, it is light yet full of flavor. Gluten-free.  A real, authentic Italian recipe that will impress your guests at a dinner party. […]

The ultimate Christmas salad: kale, beetroots, Stilton & walnuts with a clementine vinagrette.

The ultimate Christmas salad: kale, beetroots, Stilton & walnuts with a clementine vinagrette.

This baby kale, beetroots, Stilton & walnuts salad represents the perfect Christmas salad. Enriched with a clementine and balsamic vinaigrette, it is the perfect complement to your Christmas menu. More Christmas inspiration….

The secret to self-love

The secret to self-love

When we value and respect ourselves and our needs, we move from a place of calm and balance, and we reflect this sense of self into the reality and the people around us. It allows us to draw healthy boundaries, and help us establish our […]

How to cut down on sugar this Christmas

How to cut down on sugar this Christmas

Christmas is only a month away, so there is plenty of time to plan a healthier Christmas this year. The N. 1 danger for the festive season is excessive sugar consumption. Sugar can make your insulin levels spike up, increase inflammation in the body which […]

Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Easy salmon, broad beans, peas and tamari rice salad

Perfect for an office lunch or light dinner, this easy but tasty gluten-free recipe creates a well balanced meal with plenty of proteins, fibers and a modest amount of carbs. The Tamari sauce, (a mild healthier type of soy sauce) and the spring onions add […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

A tasty and nutrients rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is a packed with nutrients, that supports healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter, it is the perfect accompaniment for those cheese boards and Christmas meals. Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy […]

Greek yogurt and blackberries coulis

Greek yogurt and blackberries coulis

I am a fan of Greek yogurt, the creamy, full fat version of it. I know that we are trained to think that full fat is bad for you, but even the full fat version of it will only contain 6% of fat, which is […]

What to eat in November

What to eat in November

November is a month surprisingly rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory foods. There is a huge variety of vegetables and fruits to choose from to pleasure our taste buds and support our health. Pears. Surprisingly rich in anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients, pears are low GI, rich in fibers and […]

Pumpkin, spinach & Stilton frittata

Pumpkin, spinach & Stilton frittata

This pumpkin, spinach and Stilton frittata, is a recipe that I have created to use up last Christmas leftovers, and that can be great to use all the pumpkins leftovers for this Halloween. The frittata is delicious, and it can be seved as an appetizer, […]

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

A tasty pumpkin, sage and Serrano ham soup just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins are not just for decoration, but they are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, beneficial compounds found in plants that are beneficial for our overall health. Use them freely in soups, risottos, […]