Healthy Eating

  • Healthy Eating

    Eggs Benedict at Okka

    Brunch is back on the menu…at 3pm! Visiting Okka, a cafe which specialises in Turkish and Mediterranean cusine, was a relaxing way to spend a Friday off work. Fuss- free and home-cooked (apparently). Okka Cafe and Restaurant, Harpenden

  • Eat Like A Londoner,  food,  Healthy Eating,  vegetarian

    Eating My Way Through London: Kalifornia Kitchen

    Kalifornia Kitchen is a new (ish) plant-based restaurant in central London. The all-day cafe-cum- restaurant serves a menu of healthy dishes to be eaten in or taken out. It’s motto is “Healthy is sexy” and it is free from animal products and single use plastic. Be warned if you visit Kalifornia Kitchen- everything is pink. Whether this is an attempt to make it more appealing to the Instagram crowd, or to get visitors dreaming of California, it gives the restaurant a fun vibe. Not basic in any way :P. After a recommendation from a colleague, I made a visit with my vegan friend Christina, as we were both keen to…

  • Healthy Eating

    What’s so super about Superfoods?

    “Superfood” is a marketing term used to describe foods which are laden with nutrients and are packed full of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. They offer certain benefits, such as prolonging life and promoting health and pack a punch as far as well-being is concerned. Here we have outlined particular superfoods and what causes them to be considered a superfood. Green tea Okay, so technically green tea isn’t a food, however, it has such a fantastic amount of benefits, it had to be included in this list. In the Far East, green tea has been used for centuries as a treatment for a variety of conditions, ranging from arthritis to…

  • food,  Healthy Eating

    Mango and Banana Smoothie (with a hint of pineapple!)

    I made this rather delicious smoothie today. Unfortunately, I was unable to find straight- up mango so was forced to add some pineapple. I don’t think it had a huge effect on the flavour though. Here is the recipe (courtesy of Serves: 2 1 banana 80g mango pieces 100g natural yoghurt 125ml orange and mango juice Combine the banana, mango, yoghurt and juice in a blender; blend until nearly smooth. I actually substituted some of the yoghurt for milk and it seemed fine.