Super foods

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Fermented foods are all the go at the moment. They’ve been around for centuries but only recently have they been recognised for their health-giving and health-promoting qualities. The latest, following on from sauerkraut, kimchee and kombucha is kefir. So what is it and should you be drinking it?

17 May 2017 by Guest post

Kombucha –  should you be drinking it?

Kombucha – should you be drinking it?

Does Kombucha (pronounced kom-boo-chah) really shape up as the magic elixir of life that the wellness gurus make out? Is it a...

22 March 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

My 6 favourite ancient grains

My 6 favourite ancient grains

People are often not sure about what are ancient grains, how to cook ancient grains and how to incorporate them into their everyday...

1 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Ancient Grains - what they are and why they matter

Ancient Grains - what they are and why they matter

There's a lot of interest in ancient grains – spelt, quinoa, barley, black rice, kamut and buckwheat - these days and with good...

21 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

My visit to UNCLE TOBYS oats facility

My visit to UNCLE TOBYS oats facility

I was lucky enough to score an invite to see how UNCLE TOBYS rolled oats are made. As one of a small group of media dietitians we got...

22 March 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Super food - quinoa examined

Super food - quinoa examined

An ancient grain now revived. Quinoa is the latest grain to make the transition from alternative health food to trendy supermarket...

2 August 2011 by Catherine Saxelby