Sunday, June 19, 2016
MAKE YOUR OWN
How about grow your own
Frustratingly, there is, to some extent, a lack of consensus when it comes to health claims - particularly relating to diet - among those working in the food and nutrition world (i.e. nutritionists, nutritional therapists, dietitians, food bloggers); it’s not surprising the public feel confused rather than empowered about what they should be eating (“should I be eating more coconut oil and butter or what?”, I hear people scream”); however, where there does appear to be some accord is with the notion that home-cooked meals are far superior to convenience ready-meals (although in my opinion it depends what and how you are cooking) in terms of consuming a healthy, wholesome, nutritious diet.
I encourage my clients to experiment in the kitchen with making their own meals and I personally enjoy looking for recipe ideas in books and on the web/blogs, but one of the things I’d also like to start getting into is growing my own - growing some of my own food! Having lived in an apartment for many years, there was never really any inclination to start growing my own food, but with now having a garden, I feel there’s room to introduce another pastime to my list.
I went to BBC Gardeners World Live at the Birmingham NEC this weekend in search of some inspiration for what I could grow easily in my back garden. The VegTrug Grow Your Own Stage described how we could make even the smallest spaces productive and tasty.
Do you home grow any of your ingredients?
labelsBIRMINGHAM WELLNESS SCENE, EVENTS and TRAVEL, GARDENERS WORLD LIVE, GROW YOUR OWN, NUTRITION AND HEALTH, VEG TRUG
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