Indonesian Hotpot

Indo Hotpot

This recipe is a firm favourite of IHS director Laurence Dann as this is comfort food at its best. He likes to add extra chilli to his portion and often makes the dish with chicken instead of fish. You can make the sauce as thick as you like by Continue reading…


Smoked Mackerel Pate

Smoked Mackerel Pate

This is another favourite recipe of  Suzanne Laurie. She only does simple in the kitchen, and they don’t come any more simple than this! This is a great way of getting essential fats in the diet, without any fuss. The horseradish gives this dip a real kick – you can go as hot as you like. We like it pretty hot. And Suzanne also says Continue reading…


Artichoke, Spinach and Broad Bean Paella Recipe

This great paella recipe is suitable for vegetarians. Contrary to popular opinion, some paellas – especially in the mountain areas of Valencia – have no meat in them, the ingredients depend upon what is available at the time of year. If you can buy brown paella rice, then all the better, but adjust the quantity of stock as described at the end of the recipe. Continue reading…


Dairy, Egg & Gluten Free Cake Recipes

October seems to be a month full of birthdays so it’s a good time to be thinking about cake!  With food allergies and restricted diets on the rise, many people are keen to find good alternative recipes that actually work.  Here are some cake recipes that are tried and tested by our staff and prove that gluten/egg/dairy free need not be taste-free! Continue reading…


How to improve your child’s concentration, attention span and memory by Caroline Noonan

All parents have an instinct to nurture and help their child be all that they can be. We want our children to be healthy, safe and happy, be able to accomplish what they desire and to give them guidance with the skills they need to live their life to their fullest potential. However, do we as parents really consider how what we are feeding our children could directly impact on their brain function and future potential? Continue reading…


Open Day Power Ball Recipes

These are some ideas for treats that can add extra nutritional value to your diet, when eaten in moderation.  They can replace some of the treats you might normally crave which are higher in sugar or saturated fat.  The quality and freshness of ingredients are important to ensure optimum nutritional benefits.  These foods can help supplement your diet with valuable vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and other nutrients, all in a natural plant food form.  As they are made and eaten raw, none of the nutrients will be destroyed by cooking.  The combination of essential fats, protein and carbohydrate in them can act as a ‘pick me up’ whilst not upsetting blood sugar balance. Continue reading…


Thai Stuffed Courgettes, recipes for courgettes

Courgettes are part of the summer squash family and are relatives of both cucumbers and melons. This versatile vegetable is very low in calories, due to its high water content but also offers a number of important nutrients to the diet. Summer squash is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of heart-healthy magnesium, dietary fibre, potassium, zinc, folate; bone-supportive copper and energy-producing phosphorus among others. Continue reading…


Cider Vinegar Every Day Keeps Old Age at Bay and Lots More Besides! By Caroline Noonan

These days, apple cider vinegar can be found in most supermarkets and health shops. Hundreds of books have been written on its powerful and diverse properties ranging from a natural cleaning agent to a natural healing agent. So if you haven’t already added this versitile product to your fridge (and cleaning cabinet!) – now’s the time! Continue reading…