Self-Care: Part One

I’ve been thinking about self-care. I’m of the view that eating well, staying active, showering, brushing your teeth, general personal grooming etc are standard things we all ought to be doing every day. But when I talk about self-care, I’m talking about the little bit extra we can do for ourselves, that involves taking a…

Chickpea Flour Pancakes

I’ve been asked by a few friends for the recipe, so here goes: 1 cup of chickpea flour 1/2 cup of water Seasonings – such as turmeric, white pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt to taste, dried herbs 1 teaspoon baking powder How to: Whisk all ingredients together until you have a smooth…

Vegan pizza on a chickpea flour base and no cauliflower in sight!

Since starting this journey, I pretty much hadn’t had any pizza for the best part of a year. I was seriously missing it. What with my lactose intolerance, and my wariness of simple carb-laden white flour, I had to think up a means of getting pizza into my mouth without worrying about the after effects…

Starting my new healthy lifestyle, and staying the course – Part 4: The trouble with establishing a consistent and effective workout routine when you hate physical exertion with almost every cell of your being …

When I was at school, I was never particularly sporty. I was clumsy, and being out of breath a lot (due to asthma) never made doing any exercise an enjoyable experience for me. I was the one who was always picked last to be on team. I was the one who dropped the ball. I…