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Wholesome Seduction: EP Edition

Bringing you the latest food and nutrition musings from Clare Garcia and Wholesome Seduction. Her blog focuses on observations about current trends and opinions in the world of eating.


wholesome-seduction-Clare Garcia 2012 Current#What is Wholesome Seduction?

Wholesome Seduction is a food blog that believes food is fuel and it should not only taste good, but do us good. Taking inspiration from abroad and with a little thought and planning, flavour needn’t be compromised.

Clare Garcia has a background in concept development and retail, which she blends with her love of food, nutrition and creative direction.

In this issue

Last week Britain showed it’s love for our mothers and indeed all women of the world: Happy International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday women, we salute you!

Mindful of your hectic lives and consequent, I’m told, reluctant erring towards potentially waist bulging ready meals, I’ve also blogged my fridge staples. Giving you countless, quick fix options for eating your way to your beach body. The sunshine Gods are shining today; the countdown begins…

And of course, we have the final post from The non diet, diet: Get off the sofa. Sorry, you knew it was coming.


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I had an early induction on street food. Pioneering in nutrition, my mum would pitch up in a salubrious Black Isle (a peninsula in the Scottish Highlands) square every Saturday to sell home grown fruit and veg. Decent varieties were harder to come by without the use of the Inverness ferry (and a very long queue) in the, ahem, 1970s.


Tamari Wild salmon

We’ve just come into Wild salmon season so I had to share this long-standing favourite Toolkit recipe. It takes about 20 mins to get on the plate and tastes as good cold as it does hot. I always make extra so I have a quick fix protein for after work or yoga. It’s delicious in salads or added to stir-fry or soup – try a fish version of Cheat’s chilli chicken & veg soup from last week.


Toolkit recipes

With a teeny tiny bit of prep, and some Tupperware, you can eat within five minutes of stepping in your kitchen. Literally. Leaving the evening free to do, well, whatever it is you like to do…


Roast butternut & fennel seed

Another faithful Toolkit recipe that’s as impressive at a BBQ or dinner party (a hit at Yotel’s Christmas party!) as it is fridge staple for adding to packed lunch salads and wraps. I’ve even topped it with a poached egg, feta and coriander for brunch.


The non diet, diet: Get off the sofa

Did you honestly think this wasn’t coming? Pre the industrial revolution we’d burn more calories in a day than Michael Phelps. Thanks to Henry Ford et al., circuit training and cardiovascular drills have been added to our vocabulary. I confess to not being a fan of the gym. For me, counting down the minutes on a treadmill to a symphony of MTV and grunting men is to be dreaded and procrastinated.



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