It’s been a while since I’ve done a Quicklinks post, but here’s what I’ve been reading over the last couple of weeks
- Making a great salad: Lovely piece from Tea and Cookies about how to make a tasty and interesting salad. Piece has the gorgeous title of Pep talk for wilted salad makers. Tea is also collecting salad pictures and recipes on her Flickr page.
- Vegan calcium sources: I think I got this one from Sophie?. It’s a really good list of vegan calcium sources – good for vegetarians, vegans and those who don’t eat dairy – Meeting calcium needs – tips for vegans
- Organic vs non-organic: Balanced round-up of the organic vs non-organic food debate – which contains more nutrients, the problems with the research, sustainability, freshness and so on.
- The junk food children eat: I find the picture which illustrates this article on kids and junk food simple astonishing.
- Grilled salt & vinegar potatoes: I made Heidi’s grilled salt and vinegar potatoes this week. It’s a great idea. I used white vinegar, which yielded potatoes with slightly too much vinegar for my tastebuds. But I’ll be making them again with diluted white wine vinegar or even rice vinegar.
- Using peas: I do like this pea recipe from La Boheme Cherie – Green peas with feta, yoghurt and mint. It’s easy and I’m imagining packed full of flavour.
I’m running more cooking and health seminars at my clinic – Balance2health in Gladesville:
- Five ingredients: rather than spending your time buying, chopping and prepping long lists of ingredients, find out what can be made with just five. During the session I’ll be demonstrating four different meals, each of which is made with only five ingredients. For dates and details click here.
- Dinner in 30 Minutes: I’m also launching a new series of quick, 30 minute, one dish lunch-time sessions – called Dinner in 30 Minutes. In the first session I’ll be demonstrating how to make Fish in a spicy yoghurt sauce.
- Group weight loss: I also run a regular, five week programme of Group Weight Loss Meetings. Each week will include a weigh-in. We’ll also talk about the myths and facts of weight loss, as well as practical ways to improve your energy levels and minimise food cravings. The next session starts in August – click here.