Tuna and olive tapenade

This is a really simple, yet healthy dish which only takes minutes to prepare.  Tapenade is a French recipe involving crushed olives,  although the Italians claim it was they who originally invented it thousands of years earlier.  As with all … Continue reading

A nutty dressing for summer

Did you lose your house keys again this morning? Or keep forgetting where you parked your car?  It could simply be your brain’s not getting the right type of nutrition. A recent article in The Huffington Post (Mediterranean Diet May … Continue reading

Baked Spinach and Tomato Pasta

The hibernating season is over! The weather is getting warmer and once again it’s time to shed all those layers- not just the woolly ones but the ones that find a home around our middles in winter! All this thinking … Continue reading

What’s so good about the Mediterranean Diet?

You may be wondering why the Mediterranean diet has got lots of media attention recently.  After all  it’s not another new food sensation but one that has evolved over hundreds of years.  In  2010 it hit the headlines after Unesco … Continue reading

Aubergine Parmigiani

are a typical Mediterranean food packed full of vitamins and, like tomatoes, have been found to contain a compound that helps prevent cancer. They are so flavoursome and versatile that they are widely used in French, Spanish and Italian cooking. … Continue reading

Haricot beans and chorizo

Help! It’s March but the only white fluffy things leaping outside are snowflakes!  Where are the lambs-it’s just too cold! Temperatures are set to plummet even further so guess we’ll have to eat ourselves warmer this week. This one pot … Continue reading