Last week I had a hankering to make marmalade. I’m not quite sure where this came from as I’m not really a fan of marmalade. My ideas of toast toppings are almost exclusively savoury in nature – houmous and peppers, avocado and za’atar, mushroom and tarragon, eggs and salmon…
Maybe it was the natural next step after experimenting with low sugar jams and chutneys, or simply that it is marmalade season. (I suspect it was the shameless marketing of marmalade oranges on social media by local gem The Fruit Stall). Whatever the reason, last Saturday I was the proud owner of a bag of marmalade oranges and took to google to find a recipe.
Whether you’re a smoothie bowl fan or you prefer your smoothie in a glass, if you are a chocolate lover then I’ve got you covered. Following up on my top tips last week these two smoothie recipes make for a meal in themselves. Perfect for those days when you need breakfast in a hurry or a quick post gym refuel.
Gluten Free Man tells me that I have a magical 20 minute window in the day when I am up for going swimming. If I miss this opportunity - forget it – there is no way I am getting to the pool. I think he exaggerates somewhat. However, it is true I like to swim on a morning, on an empty stomach, but before hunger starts to bite and my energy slumps. So I have very definite ideas on what makes for a good swim.
When I’ve stayed in bed that little bit too long, when I can feel that 20 minute window closing, when I know that I’m going to be starving the second I get out of the pool, smoothies are a perfect breakfast solution. Throw a bunch of ingredients into a blender, blitz, transfer to my drink bottle and I’m ready to go.
It’s about 18 months since Gluten Free Man went gluten free and in that time I’ve formed one or two opinions on gluten free pasta. First up, there are some pretty decent substitutes out there. Brown rice spaghetti doesn’t taste that different to its whole-wheat counterpart and I’d be pushed to spot that some pasta shapes are gluten free when smothered in a tomato based sauce. That said there are some definite limitations …..
I'm Kim Adams, founder of SAVI Nutrition. A Nutritional Therapist who is passionate about healthy, tasty food. Here I share with you my thoughts on food and health alongside a few of my favourite recipes.