Health & Wellness in 2020
It’s 2020, 10 years since I started my Private Chef & Corporate Event Catering business, time really has flown! I’m making this first blog of the decade about healthy eating and what it means to me. I’ve always cooked everything from scratch, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to being very healthy. Take macaroni cheese, for instance – healthy for the soul but not for the insides or the gut. I don’t want to be a kill joy so let’s keep it short and sweet: eat more greens!
Here are a few little pointers to set you in the right direction:
- Start your day with a green smoothie if you can
- Make sure if you’re eating raw greens (ie: in a smoothie, that they are organic)
- Always have plenty of fresh veg in the fridge
- Make sure you have back up in the freezer – frozen organic kale and spinach have become some of my best friends
- If you have any space outside or even on a windowsill, grow some herbs and veg
- Make carbs the last thing you think about when creating a meal, not the basis of it
- Fill half your plate with veggies
- Eat good sources of fat, ie: nuts, avocados, omega rich fish, olive oil, coconut oil
- Get lots of good protein onto your plate, ie: legumes like lentils and other pulses
- Use herbs and spices to liven things up
- Eat regularly and carry healthy snacks, ie: apples, nuts
Cooking healthy meals can be super fast!
Have a happy healthy decade!
- Does Gold or Silver win the day?
- The real deal
- Wish you were here…
- Girl power in the plant world
- Check your pulses, folks!
- Give Quince a Chance
- Oh the times, they are a changin’
- One potato, two potato…
- Gazpacho Andaluz
- Culture vulture, my gut instinct
- Sopa Azteca
- A different cake for Easter
- The Colour Purple
- The sprout is back!
- Glut? Surfeit? It’s all Greek to me…
- Life’s a peach
- A lamb recipe that’s too good just for Easter
- Flippin’ ‘eck, it’s Pancake Day!
- Pink Love: the perfect recipe for Valentine’s
- A tart to Trump the political mood
- Baklava palaver
- Raddichiously delicious
- Radicchio, lentil, feta salad
- Gooseberry & elderflower upside down cake
- Risotto heaven
- Corporate catering and no horsing around
- Crumbling in the face of seasonality
- How is experimenting spelt
- Poutine – a mess alright or just a right mess!
Tara is an award-winning chef and author, who started out in top restaurant kitchens in Bristol before setting up her own business in 2010. She is a Judge at The Taste of the West Awards, and in her private life, Tara is an avid cook, fermenter and eater and loves teaching others how to do the same! Tara published her first book, 10 Years of Food Fads, in 2020 to celebrate 10 years of business.