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.