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Recipes for Energy

Home-Made Lemonade

Home-Made Lemonade   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   All those funky lemonade dispensers on sale everywhere and reading about lemons being anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-everything has inspired me to get squeezing! Instructions Start off with a sugar syrup by heating water in a pan and dissolving the sugar in it Read the full article…

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Nutrition & Health

Is Over-Processing Causing Food Intolerance Epidemic?

You only need to walk down the “health foods” section of a supermarket to realise this is becoming a big issue – and a big industry – but rather than replace foods that our ancestors have consumed for millennia should we not be asking why certain foods are no longer agreeing with people? Especially when Read the full article…



Spring Cleaning

Spring, my favourite time of year! When everything starts to grow again; the days get longer and the brighter mornings wake us up more naturally. I think this is the best time of year to contemplate improving our health and to make any dietary changes, as opposed to January when it is cold and dark Read the full article…


Great Food & Restaurants

Brilliant Bread from Riot Rye

The best, most easily digestible bread is without doubt a good sourdough produced by a master baker who knows exactly how to get the best results from his dough. Joe Fitzmaurice from the “Blazing Salads” Fitzmaurice family is one such baker and luckily for the rest of us, Joe has a dream to get every Read the full article…

Welcome to Recipe for Energy

Lynda McFarland – Nutritionist & Chef

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Welcome to Recipe for Energy. 

I 100% agree with the old adage “you are what you eat” but the
problem nowadays is that most people don’t know what to eat!
There are so many conflicting messages in the media and amongst
nutritionists and health professionals and, to top this off, a lot of
food is processed to such an extent that the enzymes are destroyed
and the body can’t do anything with it, let alone digest and absorb its nutrients.
Rather than depress the people I work with by advising on a long list of foods to EXclude, I
prefer to keep it positive and concentrate on what foods to INclude…and there are lots!
I am a big fan of traditional farming and preservation methods and traditional processes to
make food more digestible so I recommend organic veg, dairy, eggs and meat, sourdough
breads, raw local honey, using the whole animal such as offal and bones for broth and
fermented foods such as sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, yoghurt and kombucha. I think
tropical fruits are a great source of enzymes and highly digestible.
The areas I like to work on are digestion, immunity, weight control and energy levels and I find,
once given the right foods and nutrients, the body is amazing at naturally healing itself and
bouncing back.