My Handy Fermented Sauce Recipe
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
3M ago
book a free introductory chat I LOVE this time of year, when the birds are pairing up and tweeting their most soulful of songs, the trees and bushes are bursting with blossoms and the days are getting longer while the sun keeps us warmer as we sit outside ruminating nature’s glory. In my opinion, it’s one of the best times of year to enjoy a BBQ and this little saucelington recipe will hopefully equip you with something a little different to dip your skewers into! I always encourage my clients to experiment with fermented foods like miso. Fermented foods contain something called ‘probiotics ..read more
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To Go Organic or Not Organic?
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
4M ago
With all the confused media-frenzied information swirling around, sometimes it can be hard to figure out the straight facts, especially when it comes to nutrition and health, so I want to lay out, as straight as I can, my opinions on organic vs non organic food. Book a free intro chat My predominant concerns lie in the health implications of gobbling up pesticides, antibiotics and chemicals which many non-organic foods have been subjected to. Lets have a closer look at what this means below: Organophosphates, widely used insecticides, have been linked to neurodevelopmental issues in children ..read more
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Stocking Your Freezer and Pantry: Essential Tips from a Nutritionist
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
4M ago
gut problems? book a free introductory chat now In our fast-paced lives, having a well-stocked freezer and pantry can be a game-changer for maintaining a healthy diet. As a nutritionist, I often emphasize the importance of planning ahead and having nutritious ingredients on hand to create balanced meals. Let's dive into the essentials for your freezer and pantry that will help you stay on track with your health goals, finishing off with a family friendly, gut loving recipe for your freezer. 1) Freezer Filling Essentials: Frozen Fruits and Vegetables: Frozen fruits and veggies are just as nu ..read more
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Could Functional Testing Help You Understand Your Gut Health?
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
5M ago
You might have heard people talking about functional testing, but do you sometimes wonder what it’s all about? Functional testing is something I use a lot in clinic as it can unravel the secrets of what might be going on in your gut. It’s not your typical health check; it goes beyond just looking for diseases and dives into how your gut is actually working and responding to the foods we eat, which can give your nutritionist clues as to what might be driving these responses. A couple of the most popular in my clinic I’ve outlined below: The Comprehensive Stool Test takes a close look at your g ..read more
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Sourdough Bread Pancakes with Stewed Apple
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
5M ago
If you have a sourdough starter you might find like me, in my little household, that there’s only so many loaves you can eat and give away before wondering whether it’s really worth the hoo haa…all I can say is that once you start sniffing about at ‘discard recipes’, a whole new realm of inspiring possibilities become available to you, so don’t give up on your friendly bubbling chum, just open up to a chapter of quicker, simpler recipes that it can be used for. These little breads are extremely versatile; you could use them as naans (adding peshwari filling), as flatbreads (adding nigella or c ..read more
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Fail Proof Gluten Free Filo Pastry
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
1y ago
Here you have my totally scrumptious and unbelievably useful gluten free pastry using a few staples from the gluten free pantry: INGREDIENTS: 25g water 3g physillium husk powder 100g plain gluten free flour blend 3g xantham gum a pinch of sugar a pinch of salt 15g melted butter METHOD: Mix the physillim husk and 20g water together and set aside to become jellified. In another bowl mix the flour, xantham gum, sugar and salt and add the remaining water, melted butter and physillium husk mix. Kneed until combined. Split into manageable portions and roll out as thin as you can on a floured sur ..read more
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End of Season Fermented Tomato Salsa
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
1y ago
As my greenhouse is squeezing out the last of it’s tomato offerings, I’m feeling startlingly aware of the impending tomato respite and am desperate to eek out what I possibly can from this last crop. Fermentation is such a wonderful way to continue to enjoy summer goods throughout the winter and to feed your gut with all the good bacteria it needs to battle through cold and stormy weather. This fermented tomato salsa is a very simple one, using a ‘dry salt’ method, basically meaning that the good bacteria on the ingredients is allowed to proliferate, while the bad bacteria is inhibited by the ..read more
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Come sprout with me...
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
2y ago
This is such a wonderful time of year to be donning your sprouting cap ?- while the weather is bright the sprouts grow to their best and are incredibly useful over summer salads and breakfasts alike. You may have noticed that this time of year sees us celebrating sunny days of weekends, weddings, holidays and general partying, which can put our bodily systems under a fair amount of pressure- so let’s do a little self care along the way and feed ourselves with incredible nutrients, as we tumble from one weekend to the next? I’m sprouting broccoli here. Not only is it incredibly quick and easy ..read more
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A Tangled Egg
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
2y ago
! “Who can help loving the land that has taught us Six-hundred and eighty-five ways to dress an egg?” — Thomas Moore (1979-1952), Irish poet and songwriter. The egg encases so many beneficial macro and micronutrients, providing “the perfect balance and diversity in its nutrients” to support a healthy diet. As with most things, finding properly sourced eggs is important (I generally look for organic & free range) as their quality can affect their nutritional benefit. These are available in most common supermarkets & shops and they offer great culinary potential within a basic budget. T ..read more
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❤️ ❤️Are you wanting to bring some unique sawce to your Valentines dinner this evening? Why not include these libido boosting ingredients and woo your special guest? ❤️ ❤️
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by Izzy Baillie Hamilton
2y ago
SALMON- Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in high quantities in oily fish, such as salmon, play a critical role in the development and function of the central nervous system as well as keeping our circulatory systems in check. Keeping a proper check on these things can be beneficial for inflammatory neuronal disorders and possibly influence the vulnerability and outcome in depressive disorders too. This all has an effect on libido, so, coming round full circle: Increase Omega-3s to support the circulatory and nervous systems and improve your chances of having a bonnie libido! Salmon is ..read more
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