Easy. Tasty. Healthy.

My Fourth Cookbook –
launched May 2016

Easy, Tasty, Healthy contains more than 160 simple to prepare recipes all free from gluten, dairy, sugar, yeast, soya and egg. It’s a book for anyone wishing to improve their health and lose weight.


Acknowledged by Patrick Holford

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Latest Recipes

Chocolate and Coconut Truffles

Chocolate truffles full of good for you ingredients and they taste delicious...

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Date Puree

Many recipes now use dates as a sweetener but many recommend using soft un-dried dates which although they are available nowadays are very expensive. ...

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Turkey and Mushroom Stew

Stews are ideal comfort food when the weather turns cold and it's dark outside and when you don't want to spend an age in the kitchen but you do want something warm and tasty that will fill you up....

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About Barbara

Hi, I’m Barbara.
I’ve been involved in nutrition for the past three decades and it continues to be my passion. My aim is to help people to improve their health and wellbeing using nutrition. I am the author of the Cooking Without series of books and my latest venture is my new book Easy, Tasty, Healthy and my website. I hope you find them helpful.

Food For Thought

Food For Thought is my take on a variety of subjects from food and health to new books and helpful remedies. I’m always open to new ideas but I also like to question and analyse any new information.

Not all Natural Sugars are Equal

Sugar is the new tobacco and sugar free-recipes, books and cafes are springing up everywhere. I’ve been sugar free for over 30 years since I trained as a nutritional therapist in the 1980’s so I

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Healthy Eating on a Budget – part 1

Healthy Eating on a Budget – Part 1 People often complain that eating healthily costs more but I’m not sure that I agree. In order to eat more healthily you need to major on vegetables and vegetab

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Healthy Eating on a Budget – part 2

Scrumping and foraging are good ways to save money. I love to make nettle soup in spring (see recipe on website) and always make extra to freeze down for winter. I also love to pick blackberries, but

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