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A Dietitian’s Kitchen – October

Well, I’m cheating this month. September was a bit hectic and I didn’t get a chance to fill you in on what’s been going on in my kitchen, so I’m combing the two!

September saw the arrival of my new favourite toy…

food pro

I love it, and I actually think I’ve used it pretty much every day. I’m not sure how I lived without one for so long.

I’m now able to make my own hummus, smoothies and juices so easily. There’s no more tears slicing onions and all my veg is universally chopped!

Watch out for future recipes using this baby!


Autumn seems to have hit Brussels with a vengeance. The weather seems to have gone from being gorgeous to hat and scarf weather overnight! So, my soups have made a return. I’m a BIG fan of soups for loads of reasons;

1. They taste great and are packed with vegetable goodness
2. It’s a handy way of using up any leftover veg (or leftovers for that matter)
3. They’re relatively cheap and easy to make
4. Convenient to keep in the fridge or frozen
5. It’s all cooked in one pot so you don’t lose any of the water soluble vitamins

I could go on, but you get my point. SOUPS ARE AWESOME. I’ll be posting some recipes soon.

Curries have also been on the menu a lot recently. I’ll be honest, 9 times out of 10 I’m pretty lazy and use a curry paste, but we’ve got brave of late and had some fantastic taste (and smell) explosions going on. Our spice collection is now building and I’m just working on a final recipe for a vegetable curry that tasted amazing.

As my Eatwell group starts in a couple of weeks, most of my time in the kitchen has been dedicated to designing the course and recipes for that. 

So, it’s a bit of a ‘watch this space’ month, but hopefully, these recipes will be worth the wait!

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