All in Toolbox

Food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities

When I was younger, I remember being weird for not being able to eat nuts (well I was weird because of other things too, but that is not the point). Having a food allergy was unusual, that sadly is not the case now. The stats differ from source to source, but there seems to be a consensus that allergies are on the up across the globe. I thought it was time to have a bit of a chat about it.

Simple steps for eating clean 

Strong seems to be the new skinny; actually, I think that lean is the new skinny, but strong is in the mix so woo hoo!

Getting lean doesn’t happen because you get strong, being lean has very little to do with what you are doing in the gym, it is about what you do in the kitchen.

Round Up

Morning friends

It’s time for a roundup of what has been happening in the Easy Clean Eats world over the last few weeks.

I am always interesting to know what is going on in your world - let me know in the comments what have been your successes and fails in the last month

Cleaning up - Week three

Week three is over, sadly I have to report that temptation got the better of me this week, I gave in to the temptation of cheese.  I’ve been craving nachos with cheese, salsa and guacamole for days. I gave in and I will be completely honest and say that I enjoyed it at the time.

2016 Goals

Happy New Year!!!!

Hopefully you all had a great break and enjoyed time with friends and family.

I am not one for making New Year’s resolutions, I prefer to set myself goals for the year, I like having something to work towards, and the start of a new year brings the time to set my goals.

Cleaning up

With my ankle finally on the mend and eight weeks of no exercise to make up for, I've decided that 30 days of strict clean eating will help get me back on track and feeling better.

 For the next 30 days, I will

Until I met my partner my relationship with food was not that great, I have always liked to cook, but my feeling toward food and eating were not exactly healthy.  When we met, I quickly realised that food and eating were a very important part of my partner’s life; his love of food helped me find the way to his heart (thank you apple and rhubarb crumble).  Before I knew it, his way of thinking about food rubbed off on me, and I started to look forward to sitting down to a meal.  Before long I had gone from eating one meal a day to having three meals a day.


Making major changes to the way you eat takes a long time to get use to, the thing I have found that works best is to make small changes one at a time, so you can focus on making them stick.  The same thing applies when you are moving from highly processed foods to real foods,

Kitchen essentials

I’d like to think that I’ve moved along my cooking learning curve enough to offer some advice around what a good kitchen should have in it. 

For the most part I started by doing things the hard way and then justified to myself the need to buy certain items for my kitchen.