Monday, August 26, 2013

So long, farewell...

You may have noticed my posts have been few and far between in recent months. You may also be aware that I recently qualified as a Nutritional Therapist, a consequence of which is that I have struggled to find the time to write here. Therefore, I'm sad to say I am winding this up, and it's time to say so long, farewell.

If you fear you are going to miss me (ahem), fear not, you can find me in the usual places (Twitter, Facebook) and also my website www.rebeccarenahan.co.uk

Thanks to you all for joining me, it's been a great ride.

I'll leave you with this final thought...



with love x.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Celebrations

Ok, so following yesterday's amaaaazing news (in case you missed it, I don't mind saying it again... it's official, I am now a qualified Nutritional Therapist), celebrations were in order.

A delicious lunch was had at The Buffet Shop, Helensburgh.


Smoked trout open sandwich
 
Followed by a massive slab of carrot cake



More like carrot gateaux, yum.

Followed (a fair few hours later) by the classic, fish supper. I had to take a photo of the box to share with you...
 


I don't know about you but, "Delicious & Nutritious" and "Good Food Naturally" aren't the first phrases to spring to mind when I think of fish & chips.

I know what you're thinking, not exactly the celebratory feasts you would expect from a Nutritional Therapist, but hey, it was a special occasion and I do believe in (nearly) everything in moderation.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rebecca Renahan - Nutritional Therapist

After four years of blood, sweat and tears (and hush hush- emergency caffeine, late night munchies and therapeutic wine drinking), I have finally had confirmation that I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

The relief is immense, I can't wait to get out there and put into practice what I have learnt.

Time to celebrate...



 
No, surely a nice healthy salad would be more apt, maybe...(ahem!)



I feel the need to sign off for the first time with my new fancy letters.

Rebecca Renahan DipION

If you need any nutritional advice please contact me. Further information and website to follow.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Glasgow Foragers - Saturday 27th July @ Clean Plates Cafe

Foraging -  a skill we have been masters at from the beginning of mankind, key to our survival.

Nowadays, with food readily available on every corner and some children not knowing broccoli from cauliflower, how far removed have we become from the food we eat and our basic survival skills?

If you would like to re-discover your inner forager, here at Clean Plates CafĂ© we are hosting a foraging event on Saturday 27th July (http://urbanforagingglasgow.eventbrite.co.uk/). Expert forager Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods will lead a 2 hour gentle walk during which he will explain how to safely recognise and harvest over 50 different wild foods. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed 3 course meal based on foods that can be foraged. Highlights include a main course of "Top hat wild spinach ravioli with poached quails egg and chanterelles". All for a bargain price of £40.00.

 "Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."  Michael Pollan.

What might you find on your doorstep? (Besides Bambi!)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Eatin'

Sat outside in the sunshine eating a panini and sipping a cappuccino, close your eyes and you could almost convince yourself you are on the streets of Rome rather than Glasgow.

Is it wrong to roll with the holiday fantasy and eat like you would in Rome?

Surely not. Enjoy it whilst it is here, after all it wont last long. At least that's what I told myself as I then mooched up the street to Nardini's for the biggest "2 scoop" ice-cream cone ever. It was such a feat, that walking along whilst eating it was nigh impossible. "I need to sit down and concentrate on my ice-cream", I stated, finding another table outside in the sunshine.

Nardini , 215 Byres Road, Glasgow
It's not all naughtiness in the sunshine, this salad was delicious.


Smoked salmon, fennel and strawberry salad
Variety and moderation is the key, that's what I keep telling myself.

Stay with us sunshine, I want to go back to Nardini's.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Place your votes please...

I think I may have already mentioned (once or twice) that someone kindly nominated me for Best Food Blog in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Well, the deadline to vote is midnight tonight, soooooo lovely people, if you haven't voted already and feel that you would like to then that would be just grand.

Please follow the link

http://www.easyanswer.net/observer/

Maybe I can bribe you with some chocolate cheesecake brownies...


Or maybe just a big thank you from them and from me.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Food - you can't even give it away

Throwing food away is one of my biggest pet hates, but do you know how hard it is to give food away?
At work, by the end of the day we often have plenty of leftovers, especially after catering for an event. After one event recently, it was decided that we should give the food away rather than throw it away. Good idea. However, this proved more difficult than you would think. Several calls were made to local charities and the like, but the offer was turned down apparently due to concerns over food hygiene/law. Thankfully and eventually the Salvation Army came up trumps and accepted our offerings.


Who would refuse free apple pie?
It's shame that it's so hard to give food away, especially in a time when we bin literally billions of pounds worth every year.