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The secrets to self-love

The secrets 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 the excessive sugar consumption. Sugar can make your insulin levels spike up, increases inflammation in the body […]

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, Stilton & spinach frittata

Pumpkin, Stilton & spinach frittata

A recipe that I have created for last Christmas, to be used as an appetizer, and that would like to re-propose for this Halloween. It great to use up all the typical Halloween and Christmas and provide a quick and tasty meal if accompanied by […]

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

Pumpkin, sage & Serrano ham soup

A tasty pumpkin soup just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins are not just for decoration, but they are rich in anti-oxidants, to support our overall health. Use them freely in soups, risottos, and warm salads accompanied by green vegetables, like kale, chard or savoy cabbage. […]

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

A gluten-free and vegan autumnal recipe, delicious, super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes! It is perfect for those chilly nights in, when you want something comforting but don’t feel like cooking, and it is a great addition for dinner party, for those […]

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

When we reach the colder season it is natural to start craving warmer and more cooked meals. This turmeric chickpeas & kale stew is comforting enough but extremely easy and quick to make. Rich in soothing spices, this stew is a perfect vegan meal choice […]

Asparagus, courgettes & celery soup with fennel seeds

Asparagus, courgettes & celery soup with fennel seeds

Soups are the best way to add fibers to your diet, manage and lose weight. Comforting and filling they can be prepared in advance and frozen for the your convenience. Delicate and delicious this light soup is perfect this late summer and early autumn time. […]

How to find the time for a wellness regime

How to find the time for a wellness regime

Lack of time is named as one of the reasons for feeling overwhelmed, unable to keep up with a healthy living regime and being stressed. As most of us are going back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is important to find […]

Asparagus & prawns risotto

Asparagus & prawns risotto

This delicious risotto is a perfect for every occasion,from a dinner party to a family dinner. Perfectly balanced in its carbs, vegetables & proteins components it will keep you full for longer and satisfy even the most sophisticated of the taste buds. Ingredients ( serves […]

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Some days you need pasta! if you are going for wheat, I would advice you to choose an organic brand, to minimize the exposure to pesticides and GMO. If you are gluten or wheat intolerant, you can choose a gluten-free one and the recipe will […]

Zataar & turmeric rice

Zataar & turmeric rice

This zaatar & turmeric rice recipe is super easy and quick to do. Gluten-free and full of Mediterranean flavors, this super easy & quick recipe is ideal as a base for lunch boxes and as a gluten-free alternative to cous-cous or for those days when […]

6 rules for a glowing skin

6 rules for a glowing skin

Summer is now here, and we have been blessed with a beautiful weather here in London this year. With summer dresses and less make-up, the attention is on the skin. So here are 6 lifestyle tips for a glowing skin. Because a beautiful skin is a healthy skin. […]

How to make basic hummus

How to make basic hummus

Many of you have asked for a basic hummus recipe which is a really healthy choice when it is homemade. It is rich in vegetable proteins, good fats, polyphenols, vitamin C, vitamin E, fibers and traces of many other minerals and vitamins. It is super […]

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Perfect for the summer this fresh salad adds variety and nutrients to our diet. Perfect with fish like a simple pan fried sea bass fillet or as a starter. A good option as a summer garden party salad. Ready in 5 min Ingredients (serves 1) […]

5 common mistakes that can hamper your weight loss

5 common mistakes that can hamper your weight loss

I am re-posting here from my Pilates website, this very popular article on weight loss and the most common mistakes people do. Have a good read through and if you have questions, you can use the hashtag  #askClaudia or contact me directly on any of […]

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

An easier version of the classic “peperonata”, and Italian dish very popular during the summer. very rich in fibers and proteins, this version is slightly easier that the traditional one as the peppers are partly roasted in the oven rather than stewed.  In this way […]

How to make Italian tomatoes sauce

How to make Italian tomatoes sauce

Tomatoes sauce can be used on pasta or to give instant flavor to a host of dishes that might otherwise be bland. It can be added to with beans or chickpeas for an instant “baked beans” feeling, or eggs, meats and vegetables for an instant […]

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

A truly Mediterranean salad ready in only 10 min, perfect for this warm British Summer. Ready in 10 min Ingredients  (serves 2 people) 1/2 chickpeas can ( drained) 1/2 cucumber 3 jewel tomatoes 70 gr feta cheese a pinch of Zataar a pinch of fresh mint […]

Potatoes and herbs frittata

Potatoes and herbs frittata

A very tasty and speedy frittata recipe, filling and great to use up vegetables leftovers. For this recipe, I used some “rocket, watercress and spinach” leftover salad leaves and some steamed potatoes that I had left from the day before. This frittata is filling, and […]

Greek basil quinoa salad + tamari chicken

Greek basil quinoa salad + tamari chicken

Another delicious gluten-free quinoa salad perfect for the warm season. Made with only few ingredients, but full of flavor thanks to the use of herbs and spices. Ingredients For the salad 1/2 cup quinoa 1/2 cup black & red quinoa 15 cherry tomatoes 4-6  spring […]

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

A delicious frittata recipe, perfect for a light dinner or brunch, cold buffet or a tasty proteins rich snack before of after the gym. Versatile and delicious, this frittata is easy to make and great to use up some asparagus or feta cheese leftovers. Filling […]

10 ideas to super-charge your salad

10 ideas to super-charge your salad

Springtime is now here, and with the warm weather comes the need to detox from the heavier and mostly cooked winter meals and favor more raw and fresh ingredients. This is a simple and easy way to instantly add more nutrients and health benefits to […]

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

This easy to make and light pasta recipe is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden. With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta ( which is high in proteins), this dish is delicious, filling and satisfying, great […]

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

There is nothing more sexy than chocolate, and when Valentine comes I love the idea of making some chocolates myself. These raw chocolate & goji berries heart are brimming with health benefits and perfect for sweet Valentine surprise. Both raw chocolate and goji berries are […]

Almond milk: my pick of the best

Almond milk: my pick of the best

Everybody seems to be a bit diary intolerant these days, including me. Whether this depends on the farming conditions ( from antibiotic load, cattle stress hormones, grains feeding) or not, it is difficult to say, but if you feel that cow’s milk is a bit […]

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

A vegan & gluten-free super quick but comforting recipe ready in less than 10 min! Pestos are are really easy to make and a great way to use up your leftovers. There is no need to buy the shop made ones that are going to […]

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

A gorgeous and nutrients rich vegan cous-cous recipe, ready in only 10 min. Great for lunch, dinner or lunch box. Ingredients 1 avocado a handful of spinach leaves 1/2 Romano pepper 1/2 chickpeas can (drained) a pinch of dried oregano 2-3 spring onions a dash […]

Persimmon, walnuts & banana breakfast bowl

Persimmon, walnuts & banana breakfast bowl

More of a dessert, than a breakfast bowl, due to the deliciously natural sweetness of the persimmon. The contrast with the walnuts and the creaminess of the natural yogurt is great, while the banana add some body. To me it is perfect like that, with […]

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

This pasta, is absolutely delicious and gluten-free. The pesto is incredibly quick to make and full of goodness ready in 10 min! The pasta I have used is Bio-Fair and it has been a wonderful surprise, for its taste, and consistency. I have never really liked gluten-free pasta, […]

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heritage tomatoes salad.

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heritage tomatoes salad.

Just in time for your New Year detox, here is a NO cook salmon rainbow salad ready for those days when you have no time. but want to stock up on nutrients. Ready in 5 min. Ready in 5 min Ingredients (serves 2) 2 fillet […]

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Since the start of this blog I have been fascinated more and more by the Middle Eastern cuisine. Similar in a way to the Italian one, mostly for its use of olive oil and fresh vegetables, it create complexity with the use of intriguing spices […]

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

A lovely, easy to do family dinner, that everybody will love. Any leftover from the main meal, can be re-used in easy to do recipes the next day to save time in the kitchen and maximise your food shopping. Ingredients 1 packet of free range […]

The best day to start a detox or a diet

The best day to start a detox or a diet

Most of us tend to start a new diet or detox on a Monday, and most of us usually struggle to carry through and abandon their plans of a healthier diet mid-week. Could it be that the timing is just wrong? The answer is yes.  […]

Have you reached your plateau? Try this….

Have you reached your plateau? Try this….

This is one of the most common complaint I received from my clients and friends alike: I have managed to lose weight but cannot shift the last stubborn few pounds. What shall I do? The scenario might sounds familiar. You have managed to get you […]

Pasta with garlic, chili & broccoli

Pasta with garlic, chili & broccoli

A traditional recipe from the south of Italy this garlic, chili & broccoli pasta, is a staple of my witnter menu. Originally made with “orecchiette” a typical pasta from the Puglia region, can be made with any other type of pasta, including gluten-free. For the […]

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

A healthier take on the typical English breakfast, great for a weekend brunch. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The idea is also not to fry, but gently […]