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Breakfast Smoothies

I haven’t written for ages as once again I was consumed by covid-based thoughts (a similar vein to Dr Malcolm Kendrick if you want to check out his blog), yet wanting to write about food…. However as spring comes into bloom the cold fog in my brain is lifting and new food ideas are springingContinue reading “Breakfast Smoothies”


Hospital Food

I have recently had the experience of being a hospital inpatient. This was for a planned orthopaedic procedure and took place at a prestigious NHS hospital. In the admissions lounge (which doubles up as follow-up clinic) there is a poster that says “Are you on the MEND” with MEND standing for Medications, Exercise, Nutrition andContinue reading “Hospital Food”

Farming and Food prices

I had started writing a post about different ways to cook eggs (which I’ll finish for next week), when my Riverford vegetable box arrived at my door earlier today. As usual it contained a folded sheet of recycled, unbleached A4 card with a thought from Guy (the Riverford main-man) and a number of tips andContinue reading “Farming and Food prices”

Eating Cheaply, Healthily and Sustainably – part 3. Lunch

So, we are 4 weeks into Covid-19 UK lockdown, and I am keen to get back to the series I was doing before this outbreak, on eating well without a big wallet. My initial though was “urgh, I’ve had enough of everyone talking and writing about coronavirus, I’m going to just go back to writingContinue reading “Eating Cheaply, Healthily and Sustainably – part 3. Lunch”

Eating Cheaply, Healthily and Sustainably – part 2: Soup

I love soup. My kids will confirm this. I would happily eat soup every day, sometimes twice a day. I make hundreds of different soups … some smooth, some thick, some creamy and velvety. Broths, chunky soups, vegetarian and not. If I like the ingredients, I will in general love the soup. … Just don’tContinue reading “Eating Cheaply, Healthily and Sustainably – part 2: Soup”

The Benefits of Growing Your Own

Several of my previous articles have touched upon various different food sustainability or nutritional health issues. What better way to combine them than to consider what and how we can all grow our own. Some of us may have a large space and be prepared to put quite a lot to food use, others mayContinue reading “The Benefits of Growing Your Own”

Eating Cheaply, Healthily and Sustainably – part 1

Over the next few months I am going to create a series of blogs with ideas for protein rich, fresh, easy, cheap and relatively low carbohydrate foods. I will intersperse this series with my more questioning based, usual blogs. Hopefully I can work out how to group my blogs into themes at some point. TheContinue reading “Eating Cheaply, Healthily and Sustainably – part 1”

The True Cost of Food

The Sustainable Food Trust is an organisation I have recently come across which is commited to improve the way we account for and prodcuce food. I urge you to have a look at their site if you are able, and particularly to look at their page on “True Cost Accounting”. If however now is notContinue reading “The True Cost of Food”

Cheap Food?

This is what came in my vegetable box this week (along with the requisite vegetables). Guy, as you can see is worried about food wastage – and I have to agree with him. I’m not saying we should strip everything of all produce it creates, but simply that we should use and eat what isContinue reading “Cheap Food?”