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For the Love of Chocolate

More than 1000 years ago, the ancient Mayans of South America believed that the cacao tree and its pods were of divine origin.  Centuries later, they even named it Theobroma Cacao – “Food of the Gods”.  They treasured cacao as a universal curative and invigorating remedy.  Can you blame them for loving …

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Easiest Ever Homemade Health Bread

Many weight loss seekers think bread is “fattening” but, like most dietary misconceptions, this is quite far from the truth.  Whether eating bread is diet friendly or not largely depends on the context in which it’s eaten.  As far as bread itself goes, most types of bread contain only 80…

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Clean Eating Cajun Chicken (with Red Cabbage Slaw)

This Clean Eating Cajun Chicken recipe which I’ve created makes a perfectly healthy protein-packed meal, and is both easy and versatile to whip up – either for a filling lunch or a delicious week-night dinner.  Chicken is a healthy, easy-to-prepare choice that features in all of my meat-eating clients’ …

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Healthy Festive Sweets & Snacks for NYE

These Food Effect Friendly sweets & snacks are perfect for gifts, snacks, or entertaining (guaranteed crowd-pleasers!!)… to enjoy over New Year’s and beyond.

I thought I’d share the links (just click on the titles) to some of my favourites, in one place here!  🙂 All the recipes are my own, …

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Healthy Hearty Minestrone

Following on from the popularity of my “Get Your Soup On” post a few weeks ago (discussing all the benefits in those bowls of warming goodness!), I thought I’d share another one of my favourite soup recipes, that’s especially perfect for this time of year!

Minestrone soup can …

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Get Your Soup On

There’s nothing better on the freezing cold and dark days of late, than a thick, warming, delicious soup.  Whether for lunch, dinner or even breakfast (we won’t judge!), there are many benefits lying in that humble bowl of soup…

Weight Loss Wonder

When it comes to weight loss, …

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Eggs in a Mug

As regular followers of The Food Effect will know, I’m a huge fan of eggs and advocate eating them to all my clients and readers.  Boiled, poached, scrambled – you name it, I love them!  (You can see some of My Favourite Easy Egg Recipes HERE.)

The following creation …

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Fudgy Flourless Peanut Butter Hummus Bars - gluten & dairy free

This delicious recipe came about by accident as a result of a late-night craving for my famous Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.  However, in a first of its kind occurrence, I didn’t have quite enough peanut butter to hand (I know I know, but I was going grocery shopping the next …

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Scrumptious Salmon Salad

This salad is an absolute winner and gets polished off every time I serve it – despite its mammoth size!  Despite its lengthy list of ingredients, it’s actually extremely quick and easy to prepare, and perfect if you have leftover cooked salmon – all that’s then required is …

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An Apple A Day

“An apple a day will keep the doctor away”, but did you know it can also aid with weight loss, improve your skin and help your breathing, among other things?

While the age-old expression, purportedly originating from an old Welsh proverb, probably wasn’t based on any real scientific evidence, …

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