Author: Caitriona Horne

Food Stylist

Food Stylist: A Day In The Life

Amy Stephenson recently changed career from fashion buying to become a freelance food stylist and recipe tester, cooking and styling food for photographs in newspapers and magazines. You can see her work on her website instagram @amystephensoneats and twitter @amystevo_eats On a shoot day I’m normally up nice and early as often photographers use […]

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Ella Carrot Cake

Deliciously Ella’s Classic Carrot Cake

This double-layered carrot cake with a creamy caramel-like icing is pretty special. One of the really nice things about it is that the sponge is very light so you feel incredibly energised after enjoying it, which I love – although it does mean that you’ll be tempted to eat four or five slices in a […]

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Strawberry Tabouleh

Sirtfood Strawberry Buckwheat Tabouleh Recipe

You might have heard about buckwheat, an increasingly popular ‘pseudo-grain’ (Calgary Avansino explains in Keep It Real that buckwheat is ‘a relation of the rhubarb family and is in fact a seed. . . gluten-free, packed with nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and iron.’) The authors of the Sirtfood Diet have championed […]

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Sugar- it’s not so sweet- how much should you eat?

So many people are talking about the problems caused by eating a lot of sugar, but what is the daily recommendation of sugar we should be eating and how do you identify how much you actually eat? Calgary Avansino‘s new book, Keep It Real, can help! 4 grams of sugar looks like this: Many organisations […]

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Punchfoods: A Day In The Life

Alexandra Dudley is the founder of Punch Foods, a start-up company dedicated to producing genuinely healthy snacks that also taste totally delicious. Punch Foods Superseeds are 100% organic, gluten & dairy free, and suitable for vegans (certified by the Organic Food Federation and registered by the Vegan Society). Alexandra says: I’ve always been an early […]

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Mushroom Risotto

Hazelnut And Mushroom Buckwheat Risotto

Risotto is one of my ultimate comfort foods but I’m always on a mission to make it more nutritious and plant-based than your average bowl of white Arborio rice. This buckwheat risotto is bursting with rich flavours. Using buckwheat in place of the rice not only adds a delicious nutty complement to the earthy mushrooms […]

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Fertility Mind Body Health Q&A

To celebrate publication day of Mind Body Baby by Ann Bracken, we hosted a live Q&A with the author on social media. We heard your questions about optimising fertility and reducing stress, and posed them to Ann Bracken. Ann is a top fertility specialist, with years of experience as a Fertility Counsellor and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive […]

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Matcha Cheesecake

Calgary’s No Bake Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake

This ‘cheese’ cake’s deliciously creamy centre and rich crunchy crust make it one of my star treats and I look for any excuse to make it. It looks beautiful, making it a great choice to serve for guests and I’ve even made it as a birthday cake. It’s best served directly from the fridge. Serves […]

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Thumbprint Cookies

Calgary Avansino’s Cashew Thumbprint Cookies

My kids are my most trusted recipe testers – I try everything on them first. Sometimes I get a ‘that’s okay’ or ‘that tastes weird’, but these super-easy raw cookies got a ‘Mummy, these are delicious! Can I have another?’, so my bet is you’ll like them too. All you need is a food processor […]

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Future Tree

Some Peace of Mind for Mother’s Day

One of the lovely ideas for calm and meditation in Peace of Mind by Georgina Rogers is to draw a future tree. Starting with the tree outline, like in the image above, draw branches off full of your future plans, hopes and dreams. You can reflect on these as you do so and whenever you see it […]

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