Entries by Victoria Lagodinsky

Grace’s Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Recipe

  A beautiful birthday cake that’s completely gluten and dairy free It can be difficult finding a birthday cake for a friend or relative with a gluten or dairy intolerance.  But you can stop looking now! Not only does Grace Cheetham’s gluten-free chocolate birthday cake fit the bill, it looks and tastes divine too – […]

Beef Mezze Recipe – The perfect relaxed weekend meal

  Try this super-fast beef mezze recipe this weekend. Inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean, it’s a delicious platter of spice-encrusted roast beef, a spinach raita, a crunchy salad and warm flatbreads. “I always enjoy a mezze – a table laden with wonderful home-made food to pass around to great friends and family, while the conversation […]

The best way to lose weight? Be happy!

    We all know that certain hormones can make us happy, but did you also know they can help you lose weight? By paying attention to the natural hormones in our body, you can to shed excess weight easily, keep it off for good, and feel happy and energetic at the same time! Lowri Turner, […]

Rustic Vegan Tart with Spinach Pesto Recipe

  Author of The Vegan Cookbook, Adele McConnell has been blogging vegan recipes on her award-winning website, Vegie Head, since 2010. Try her rustic vegan tart recipe this weekend, and discover vegan food that’s packed with flavour!   Adele McConnell’s recipes have been enjoyed and recreated by tens of thousands of people all over the […]

10 Ways to Catch the Happiness Habit

    “It has been said that if you do something for 21 days, without fail, it will become a habit, a ritual in your life. Most people spend time trying to change or break habits. You may not have spent time practising obtaining a habit, but the habit of happiness is one that is […]

Italian Pork Stew with Summer Herbs Slow Cooker Recipe

  This pork stew recipe is perfect for your slow cooker. You could even prepare it before work, and come home to a warming winter meal. “Don’t be alarmed by the quantity of dried herbs in this recipe – it isn’t a typing error! After the stew simmers in the slow cooker for eight hours, […]

A Chicken Basteeya Recipe With A Twist

This weekend, try Bethany Kehdy’s Chicken Basteeya recipe from her stunning debut book, The Jewelled Kitchen –  it’s the perfect centrepiece for a relaxed evening with friends. “Traditionally, basteeya is a sweet and savoury delicacy made from pigeon layered with crushed almonds and egg, enclosed in a filo-like pastry. I decided to add a literal twist to […]

Lift your mood with Power Food: Seasonal Affected Disorder

  Sufferers of SAD often have reduced levels of serotonin during the winter months. Serotonin plays an important role in regulating appetite – when we’re low in serotonin, we often feel more hungry. As many carbohydrate foods are rich in tryptophan, the precursor to serotonin, this may explain why we want to reach for foods […]

5 reasons why learning to fast was life-changing for me

  Amanda Hamilton, author of The Eat, Fast, Slim Diet  – the original life-changing fasting diet for amazing weight-loss and optimum health – explains the benefits of fasting diets and how they work. “Traditional diet lore dictates that we shouldn’t skip meals. But amazing new findings show that short bursts of fasting, created by lengthening […]

4 essential tips for a confident new you

    Are you in need of a self-confidence boost? Leading life coach and self-esteem expert Lynda Field has written The Self-Esteem Coach with you in mind. Read her 4 essential tips for a confident new you. “I wish I’d known from the beginning that I was born a strong woman. What a difference it […]