The iQrecipes site has been live since the 4th Jan 2014, an extension of the iQ series, and OrganiciQ, essentially here to help you eat healthily, enjoy cooking and most importantly create meals from good fresh food, here to steer you through hype, keep up with the trends and provide you balance.
Essentially each and every one of us is different with different metabolic and nutrition needs as well as different aims and goals that we need to achieve or survive and thrive.
For information about Annie Veale and other projects she has running please visit www.annieveale.com
The person behind this website and the collection is Annie Veale, having active involvement in the foods sector since the 90s with a collection of chef and food science qualifications dating back to that period I have cooked for active, healthy people wanting healthy, nutritious foods and made a commitment in 2005 to provide further resources surrounding nutrition and lifestyle.
In 2015 I furthered my nutritional qualifications with a focus on health and medical conditions and am able to offer full counsel or resources to help you achieve your goals and improve your health or performance. During 2018 I achieved qualifications to allow me to provide personal training. I am always interested in extending my knowledge or opportunities to collaborate with other professionals committed to health and wellbeing.
replenish and restore
Making the most of natural fats and
sugars, this dish is indulgent, divine and an excellent choice after a meal such as chicken salad or if you have a high metabolism.
It contains all of the proteins your body needs and is one of very few dishes containing minerals in usable quantities across the board.
Add buckwheat and rye flakes to your oats to add extra depth to the flavour and nutritional benefit, one of the go-to staples for many for energy, there are however, many ways to make it so much more.
Balance your fats to maximise essential nutrients added by seeds and berries.
another of my
the thrifty part of
me loves the fact you can have an amazing meal on pence.
The nutritional content of these oily fish, packed with essential oils and fats as well as an impressive mineral content make them a healthy option.
Served here with squid, roast shallot, black bean medlay and cavolo nero, you may also opt for samphire or seaweed.
I am qualified to be able to provide tailored nutritional advice and counseling, providing planners and support tailored to your exact needs and to the level you wish to invest. All the recipes I feature are my own creation and devised over many years with constant new creations taking place in a development and new trends phase.
Initially a free consultation can occur either by telephone, or preferably via meeting and this can be arranged at a number of locations in and around South East.
Corporate nutrition. Looking to invest more into your staff welfare? Concerned about the wellbeing of your employees? Want to reduce time off work from illness or simply invest in a tailor made solution for your workplace? I can achieve this through planners or a tailored intra net just for your company. By providing planners and tips specific to your staff to assist them to get fitter and healthier by providing lifestyle improvements to suit their working hours, whatever they may be. Coping with stress, exercise and eating healthily can all cause concern and add to existing work pressures. I can work with other health and fitness professionals to be sure that your company can be seen to be leading the way in improving lifestyle and health.
useful kitchen kit
universal jar upcycler
Herbs and Spice... Lemon Balm
This is an
due to its
content of eugenol.
Lemon Balm as the name would suggest is more commonly used in creams, balms and medicines, however it is possible to utilise its qualities in the kitchen.
The reasons to include this leaf in your culinary activities are numerous, it boasts high anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which are particularly effective against yeasts, streptococcus and staphylococcus.
Its essential oils include, citronella and is high in anti-oxidants whilst providing anti-inflammatory properties.
Pictured above to garnish a mango cheesecake, it is well worth inclusion in your herbal tea and I have created a recipe for biscotti using the herb... this recipe available in my 'Super-foods through the seasons' calendar 2017... LINK
Energy & Vitality...
The month where most of us are detoxed and a bit tired of the dull winter, here are some quick, feel-good fixes for extra energy and vitality.
to achieve this
the macro and
content needs to
and more often
than not tailored to each individual, often you need to train your body to do and use nutrients in a certain manner, for example metabolising energy or fighting infection.
more good foodie finds
Booja Booja, a wonderful organic, gluten, soya and dairy free company, based in Norfolk and with a range of products from chocolates, truffles and the (newly stocked in my local store) booja-booja dairy free ice-cream ...and all was well with the world! www.boojabooja.com
Kiwi Berries a new item to Waitrose and part of the Waitrose 1 collection was a good find last month.
These little berries are perfect miniature kiwis, packed with super-food levels of the
kiwi nutrients and
without the fury skin.
I was having a play in
the kitchen, they are of
course excellent in
fruit salads, I would
along the lines of mango,
kiwi berries, blueberries and melon and perhaps a cointreau and ginger sauce.
I also made a ‘lux’ key-wi lime cheesecake using crushed hazelnuts for the base and then in true GBBO style opted for ‘lairs’ making a lime and mango creme, topped with the mascarpone and cream, slightly sweetened with vanilla syrup and topped with kiwi berries... delicious!
The other company I wanted to put the spotlight on was one I found a couple of years back... Atlantic Kitchen. With a range of absolutely delicious super-food soups and seaweeds a recommended... must find and taste! www.atlantickitchen.co.uk
Herbs and Spice.... Ginger
Whether making a really light Thai dish with spring onions and chilli or going for a comforting stew with lamb, garlic and squash, or as pictured above a warming soup, Ginger has the ability to be able to combine and fuse the ingredients whilst adding a satisfying and warming spice and depth of flavour. Excellent addition to much baking and essential for autumn fruits recipes, combining well with apples,
rhubarb and berries.
I always buy my herbs and
spice whole or fresh, and
whilst Ginger cannot boast
a huge vitamin content, the
nutritional value is increased
and also has improved flavour quality. Ginger contains essential oils that are beneficial to the intestines and also combative against ecoli. It provides anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and is traditionally used in defense against colds and the maintenance of a healthy digestive system.
Herbs and Spice... Fenugreek
Fenugreek, much underused, this spice is excellent with beef and duck recipes, also working well with rice dishes. I particularly recommend buying the seeds and grinding fresh, pair with fennel, mustard and cumin to add depth of flavour.
The spice is of significance nutritionally, having a high B vitamin content and exceptional levels of the minerals iron and copper.
The health benefits of this spice are also considerable, useful in the control of cholesterol and recommended for inclusion within a diabetic diet it also provides a source of saponin, tannin and pectin and is generally good for maintaining a healthy digestive system.
more good foodie finds
every so often I find products that I feel compelled to share with you.
Some of these are discovered at the main food fairs and others in very sleepy, leafy foodie festivals or every so often it will be one of our faves launching a new product in the supermarket.
The first link that I must urge you to visit is www.dulcibella-marshmallows.co.uk these exquisite little mouthfuls are the softest and tastiest marshmallows ever created with just the smallest of additions of fruit to the centre. They are not available through retail largely due to the shelf-life but are available to buy online. I found them at a local food festival and bought a little pack of six flavours, hand-selected. Often the occasion of finding something new can make you get a bit carried away, however a couple of weeks on and I can say each and every one was a little mouthful of joy by everyone that was lucky enough to be offered a taste!
The next is a product that I know we all have had availability to for some time.. pip and nut butters, I found them a few years back, when they were just starting out. Great product, great packaging and great team, no palm oil and pure nut butters, with a range of cashew, almond and peanut butters, they have also launched individual squeeze packs... of which some are available at Sainsbury :) www.pipandnut.com
The other must visit link is teahuggers... they again have been around for a while, however they are not yet available at the supermarket, or at least not mine, order online for a range of calming, energising and one named skinny fit ... which is a great re-balancer. All their teas are made from unique blends of leaves and spices and well worth a try! www.teahuggers.co.uk
Ginger and Pumpkin Soup
pip and nut
Pea, Mint & Feta
Lemon Balm & Mango Cheesecake
Super-food Layered Cheesecake
the wonderful Oatly
Easter Egg Cake
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Making it easier to have great tasting good health.
Always buy whole spices and grind fresh.
Add fresh herbs to your regular salads, to really boost the super food status. Mint, baby leaf borage, parsley, coriander, golden oregano all have excellent salad leaves, just select the flavour combinations that suit you.
Always choose organic flour, doves do the most brilliant gluten free, organic flour.
Make your fats nutritious, avoid too much Omega 6 and increase your intake of Omega 3. Do opt for cream to add to your porridge or fruit salad.
Do eat cholesterol, however ensure you are increasing your HDL intake and not your LDL.
When roasting pumpkin place on salted kitchen towel first and add to a hot tray with salted hazelnut oil.
Add organic buckwheat and rye flakes to your organic oats when making porridge.
The best advice is to always buy healthy, fresh ingredients and keep it simple!
Macros are carbohydrate, protein and fats, we need these to stay alive.
To have tailored macro-plans and micro-plans for your current lifestyle get in touch.
health and fitness
Health and fitness links
health food supplement boxes
featuring .. superfoodio, lifebox womens health, graze, nutribox, office pantry, the goodness project, vegan tuck box, fitty london
The above is the only one I have seen that I would consider. If time is precious and you want to tailor and ensure a balanced and healthy meal plan try this. There are many, many meal plan boxes to choose from and do your research thoroughly and track your energy and vitals regularly to ensure you are achieving health as opposed to sabotaging your hard work. If you can, work with your PT or nutritionist to make sure your on the right plan.
Always surprisinly good, fresh options, extremely good value for money and much better labeling to products to ensure you reach for the right things.
Kews Global kitchen cookbook
River Cottage Garden
Nopi the cookbook
take a look
Sheepdrove Organic farm and conference centre
Organic places to Stay
Gravetye Manor Restaurant and Kitchen Garden
Rosewood Hotels and Holborn delicatessen
106 Baker Street
Lucy's of Ambleside
Gidleigh Park and kitchen garden
seasonal foods March
seasonal foods May
seasonal foods July & August
seasonal foods September
through the seasons
Herbs and Spice
through the seasons with super-foods
London Restaurant Festival 2016
London Restaurant Festival 2017
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For optimum performance and nutritional health contact me for tailor made plans, recipes and more.
Contact me for your own bespoke, crafted nutritional collection with planners and tips tailored to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals whatever your time, budget and constraints.
(I am about an hour from London and regularly travel the UK for various events. As long as your in the UK it is possible to arrange meetings for nutrition counseling, meetings and planning)
I have worked within the food industry from the 90s and whilst my career extends to much wider areas I am a qualified chef with a whole host of food science and nutrition qualifications. I have worked in busy and demanding office roles, freelance and shift patterns and have always pushed myself with sports, running, training, skiing and equestrian activities. Also cooking for professional sportsmen and myself, overcoming injury and even septicemia efficiently through extreme nutritional control.
Essentially I aim to provide exceptional quality foods solutions tailored to your individual requirements, whether this be purely health motivated, due to sickness or injury, or due to a desire to achieve a personal or professional goal.
I am not a specialist in weight loss, however whilst my planners focus on the macro and micro elements of a diet this is done in unison with calorie counting,
I am happy to train an individual to eat and be healthy and enjoy the associated weight loss.
As well as providing foodie resources online, there are also a collection of recipes, cards and planners to buy. Finally, during 2018, I have furthered my training to include a range of specialist qualifications in fitness. These extend from Level III in personal training to specialist sports specific and golf courses, injury and rehab plus performance enhancement, get in contact to see how I can help you.
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