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Congrats! Your support knocked their clean food socks off…

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Congratulations! Over at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, they’re HUGE fans of my blog. I’m writing to let you know that with your support my blog has been selected as one of the Top 50 ACN-Approved Clean Food Blogs. I am so excited to be featured and recognised as a wellness industry leader for my clean food recipes!

We’re in good company

We’re in good company as a winner of the Top 50 ACN-Approved Clean Food blogs – some of the other clean food blogs recognised are Kris Carr, Green Kitchen Stories, Meghan Telphner and My New Roots – these are amazing bloggers that I totally respect and believe that they do an outstanding job in the health and wellness space.

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Falafels with Sumac Dipping Sauce

Falafels with sumac dipping sauce

Falafels are a great way to use up those tins of chickpeas you have hiding in the back of the kitchen cupboard. Originally cultivated in the Middles East, chickpeas are a really affordable, filling and nutritious ingredient to cook with.

Chickpeas are high in fibre and protein making them great to control hunger. They have also been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which in turn can reduce the risk of heart disease.

While the butternut squash is a anti-inflammatory vegetable that is a rich source of omega 3 and beta-carotene, both of which are important for a strong immune system to help protect against colds and flu.

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Could you have coeliac disease? Special report

Coeliac Disease Info Guide

Could you have coeliac disease?

It is estimated that 500,000 people in the UK are living with undiagnosed coeliac disease without realising it. There are a range of symptoms including mouth ulcers, fatigue, stomach pain, regular bouts of diarrhoea, anaemia and weight loss.

Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac) is a lifelong autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye – depriving the body of the nutrients it needs.

Coeliac Awareness Week runs from 11 to 17 May 2015. As a professional member of Coeliac UK, I want to show my support for coeliac awareness week by sharing with you my interview with dietitian Gemma Sampson from dietitianwithoutborders.com, plus you can access a free downloadable coeliac disease information guide.

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Immune Boosting Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Crunchy cucumber salad

Salad doesn’t have to be boring any more. This crunchy cucumber salad has an asian sweet’n’sour edge to it that will make your taste buds dance.

It goes with meat and fish alike and is a prefect accompaniment to a BBQ. I also like to have it as a side salad to my spicy thai noodles.

Cucumber wards off dehydration, combats heat, increases energy levels, assists with weight loss and contains vitamin K, C, A and B-6. The use of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar will assist with digestion and good gut health, plus it boost your immune system. The cloud ball that you can see in the apple cider vinegar is called ‘the mother’ and it is ‘the mother’ that gives the vinegar its probiotic quality.

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