All posts tagged: healthy eating

Italian Cooking at La Cucina Caldesi with Healthy Food Guide

What comes to mind when you think of Italian food? Pizza and pasta would seem like fairly obvious choices. Regular readers of this blog will know that I adore both Italy and the gorgeous cuisine it produces, but it’s normally a bit of an indulgence, with a lot of carbs and calories. I was recently invited to a cookery class with Healthy Food Guide which focused on healthy Italian food, so I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for us to rustle up! The class was held at the La Cucina Caldesi Italian Cookery School in Marylebone, which I hadn’t been to before, so it was nice to discover somewhere new. And the class was held by Kate Caldesi herself! We started off making almond milk. I’ve seen this being used in recipes for a while but hadn’t actually tried it myself. It was made by blending the almonds (which had been left to soak overnight in water – both to make it easier to break down in the food processor and to …

A ‘Thrifty Organic’ Dinner with Deliciously Ella

I’ve come across a number of fantastic blogs that focus on being thrifty and I’m always so inspired by what they can achieve with such little spend. I was always fairly thrifty when I was younger and I’m still happy to buy my clothes from somewhere cheaper rather than splashing out on designer numbers. When it comes to food, I don’t think that it always has to be expensive to be good, but I’m very conscious of quality, especially with regards to meat. For this reason, I’ve found that food seems to be the one area in my life where I do spend more. I was recently invited to a very exciting event at Whole Foods Market in Kensington, hosted by The Organic Trade Board and the lovely Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella. In case you’re not aware of her (but if not, where have you BEEN?!) Ella started blogging back in 2011 after being diagnosed with the┬árare illness, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. She was able to take control of this illness (which was causing chronic …