Cooking is without doubt one of the most important skills a person can learn.
There are loads of recipes on his website and YouTube channel. I love his chicken and mushroom pie. He does it in no time. It takes me ages (I make my own gluten-free shortcrust pastry) but it’s so delicious it’s worth it.
I’ve also just bought a copy of his new book ‘5 Ingredients’ – brilliant if you’re new to cooking and want to keep things simple.
If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.
Happiness is a cup of coffee and a really good book
The New Bookshop, Cockermouth
(one of my favourite haunts and one of my favourite occupations)
In the last 10 years, a theory that had somehow held up unsupported for nearly half a century has been rejected by several comprehensive evidence reviews, even as it staggers on, zombie-like, in our dietary guidelines and medical advice.
Ian Leslie in The Guardian
On the diet-heart hypothesis and the sugar conspiracy
Obesity poses such a threat to the country that it should be treated as a “national risk” alongside terrorism.
Prof Dame Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer 2015
50% of what we are taught is wrong, the challenge is to work out which 50%.
|When you know better, you do better.
I went to see the fabulous Dr Phil at the weekend when he brought his Health Revolution show to Keswick. I’ll write more in my next post but here are a couple of fab quotes:
I want to be free-range elderly, not battery elderly.
Dr Phil’s auntie Queenie.
Health care begins with self-care.
There are more dates still on the tour..
‘Be hopeful, cheerful and look after each other. I think it’s time for everybody to look after each other.’
(in an interview with The Big Issue)
Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
When you discover that you’re riding a dead horse, the sensible strategy is to dismount.
Attempting another post-Christmas diet? Failure statistics next time (spoiler alert, they’re huge). Give it up as a bad job and learn to eat well.
Do the best you can, with what you have, where you are.
Some foods build your health, others cause you harm. We’re entering a season when bad eating has become de rigueur. I doubt anyone will eat and drink only good things between now and the New Year – and we don’t have to. If your basic habits are sound, a little bit of Christmas cake won’t kill you. Pick the best of what’s on offer and enjoy good company. Merry Christmas.