Lemons & Olives

Lemons & Olives

A blog about easy, healthy, delicious recipes & nutrition advice for your everyday life...

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Gluten-free turmeric quinoa porridge

Gluten-free turmeric quinoa porridge

I am always o the lookout for low sugar and possibly gluten free breakfast ideas, and if you read my     “4 common  mistakes healthy people do” you might know that many of the pre-prepared cereals or muesli option on the market, (yes even […]

4 common mistakes healthy people do

4 common mistakes healthy people do

When I speak with my clients I often hear many common mis-conceptions about healthy eating habits. Here are 4 of the most common mistakes and my advice on how to overcome them. Tall lattes. “Lattes” have become very popular in recent years. Many have chosen “healthy” […]

Quinoa tabbouleh

Quinoa tabbouleh

A summer variation on the classic Middle Eastern dish. Gluten-free and packed with deliciously healthy fresh vegetables, this quinoa tabbouleh recipe is perfect as an accompaniment of meats, ideal for a packed lunch, or great o its own as a starter or healthy snack. I […]

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

I love smoked haddock, for its great taste and versatility. This  tasty recipe for the summer brings a hint of Mediterranean flavor to it with mint and lemon. The millet flour is gluten-free and delicate perfect for not overpowering the haddock taste. I din’t manage […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy fats, with a taste that goes perfectly with the Grana Padano cheese and balsamic. I would recommend to buy wild rocket if possible, as it tends to be the tastier and greenest. My favorite choice is the one sold at […]

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, that can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice variation from the usual side […]

Zataar & turmeric rice

Zataar & turmeric rice

This zaatar & turmeric rice recipe is super easy and quick to do. Gluten-free and full of Mediterranean flavors, this super easy & quick recipe is ideal as a base for lunch boxes and as a gluten-free alternative to cous-cous or for those days when […]

Peas, courgette, rocket & mint soup

Peas, courgette, rocket & mint soup

An homage to the English garden and weather, with this summer soup. It is super easy to do, perfect for the whole family. You can make it advance and freeze it and use it as a starter or main meal. It is packed with gut […]

Authentic Italian tomatoes sauce

Authentic Italian tomatoes sauce

Summer is not a real summer if it is not celebrated with a real, authentic tomatoes sauce. Real Italian tomatoes sauces are really simple and require only few high quality ingredients. Of course there are many variations to this sauce, according to the region of […]

Baby kale and black olives salad

Baby kale and black olives salad

I love this kale salad, for its stronger taste and unusual combination. Perfect with fish like sea bream or lean meat like turkey, it has purple, green and red leaves, for a greater variety of nutrients. Baby kale has a milder taste than the ordinary […]

Potatoes and herbs frittata

Potatoes and herbs frittata

A very tasty and speedy frittata, filling,  and great to use up left overs. For this recipe I used a non-stick 20cm pan, ( I found an excellent one in Wilko), the doses are for one person as a main meal, or for two if this […]

Sea bream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

Sea bream with capers vinagrette & Italian rainbow salad

This delicious sea-bream and Italian rainbow salad is really easy and quick to make. It is great to use up some cos, romaine and spinach leftovers, whilst the crunchiness of the Romano pepper make it more interesting and filling. Rainbow salads, which means salads that […]

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint drink

Pineapple, ginger, lime & mint drink

A delicious and refreshing drink for the summer, full of goodness and easy to make. When talking about fruit juices I am always a bit concerned about the amount of sugar they contains. It is worth to say that fruit mostly contains fructose (the fruit […]

Gluten-free millet pancakes with raspberries

Gluten-free millet pancakes with raspberries

Today has been one of those days when the time flies, and as soon you have the time to look at your watch is already mid-afternoon. In the midst of a sugar dip I then decided to treat myself, and cooked some delicious gluten-free pancakes […]

Gluten free cous-cous and spicy courgettes

Gluten free cous-cous and spicy courgettes

An easy and gluten-free cous cous, made from millet, a not very well known grain (it is actually a grass seed). Similar to cous-cous and easy digestible, millet is great if accompanied by roasted vegetables and some grilled meat, perfect for luch boxes and as easy dinner […]

Roasted aubergines & tomatoes pasta

Roasted aubergines & tomatoes pasta

Summer seems to have disappeared all of a sudden, but if you feel nostalgic and would like to feel in a Mediterranean country, well this authentic Italian recipe should cheer you up. There is a lot of talk in the wellness industry against carbohydrates. I […]

Is coconut oil “healthy”?

Is coconut oil “healthy”?

Is with dismay, that I recently read yet another sensationalist and confusing article, about the so called  dangers of coconut oil. I am sure, I am not the only one to feel this way. So, I decided to strip this arguments back to its basics […]

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Our mental attitude to food has sometimes the same impact on our diet that the quality of the food we actually eat.We often use food as an antidote to anxiety, boredom, as a reward for an accomplishment, or as an act of love or self-loath. […]

Summer rocket, chickpeas and tomatoes salad

Summer rocket, chickpeas and tomatoes salad

A delicious and filling side salad, perfect with fish, or even on its own, for a light dinner or lunch if you have over indulged. Rocket (arugula), is one of the most nutritious green vegetables around, rich in folates, vitamin K, magnesium and iron and […]

5 benefits of crudite’

5 benefits of crudite’

I love crudite’. They are great to use up vegetable leftovers, increase the amount of vegetables in your diet, as a healthy snack option and a fantastic aid to weight loss. They will fill you up with fibers and nutrients, increasing the sense of satiety, […]


Recent posts

Gluten-free turmeric quinoa porridge

Gluten-free turmeric quinoa porridge

I am always o the lookout for low sugar and possibly gluten free breakfast ideas, and if you read my     “4 common  mistakes healthy people do” you might know that many of the pre-prepared cereals or muesli option on the market, (yes even […]

Quinoa tabbouleh

Quinoa tabbouleh

A summer variation on the classic Middle Eastern dish. Gluten-free and packed with deliciously healthy fresh vegetables, this quinoa tabbouleh recipe is perfect as an accompaniment of meats, ideal for a packed lunch, or great o its own as a starter or healthy snack. I […]

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

Lemon & mint smoked haddock with black olives

I love smoked haddock, for its great taste and versatility. This  tasty recipe for the summer brings a hint of Mediterranean flavor to it with mint and lemon. The millet flour is gluten-free and delicate perfect for not overpowering the haddock taste. I din’t manage […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy fats, with a taste that goes perfectly with the Grana Padano cheese and balsamic. I would recommend to buy wild rocket if possible, as it tends to be the tastier and greenest. My favorite choice is the one sold at […]

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

Courgettes & pepper summer salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, that can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice variation from the usual side […]