120 g chorizo ((extra spicy if you prefer))2 small sweet potatoes1 small white onion2 large eggs1 tbsp olive oilLarge handful spinach Preheat the oven to 180 degrees CelciusPeel and finely chop the onion and garlic (use a garlic mincer if you have one). Dice the sweet potatoes into small 1cm cubes and roughly chop the spinach leaves.In an oven proof frying pan, saute the onion and garlic over a low heat in the olive oil until the onion is soft and see-through. Add the chorizo, turn up the heat to medium and fry for an additional 2 minutes.Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 5 more minutes, tossing regularly. Toss in the spinach and then crack the eggs on top. Transfer the frying pan to the preheated oven. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the eggs are cooked,

Rachael talks about her experience of depression and anxiety in this one-off episode. What is it like to live with anxiety? What is it like to relapse with depression after years of 'feeling fine'? If you are a family member or friend of someone dealing with mental illness, how can you help them? Medication - did it work? What other things can you do apart from medication to help overcome depression and anxiety? You can contact Rachael by email her directly - rach@ditchthedietacademy.com If you need help or support, please talk to someone that you trust or call Samaritans to talk to someone anonymously: Samaritans: 116 123   #worldmentalhealthday #worldmentalhealthday2018

I was devastated to receive your email and it says “we have just 1 week to go!” on Transform21. I am loving it and it has become so embedded into my routine, I just don’t want it to end. I know the Ditch the Diet Academy is still to come but that is like the final step so I don't want it to begin! You are part of my daily life; Facebook, Instagram, Podcasts, Live feeds, Blogs and daily recipes, your face or post is usually the first thing I see in the morning and last thing I see before heading to bed. I wish I had discovered you 40 years ago I wish I had discovered you 40 years ago, which is probably a few years after I started dieting and I have been on diets, on and off ever since. I

  Warm your bones with this slightly spicy, coconutty squash soup. 1 whole butternut squash (peeled, diced and seeds removed)1 red chilli ((or 1tsp dried chilli flakes))1 white onion (diced)4 cloves garlic (minced)500 ml vegetable stock200 ml chicken stock1 tin coconut milk ((400ml tin))1 thumb sized piece fresh root ginger1 tsp ground cumin2 tbsp olive oilSalt & Pepper to season Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C or Gas Mark 6Place the diced butternut squash on a roasting tray and coat with the olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes or until squash has started to go a tiny bit golden.Meanwhile, in a large pot - saute the onion over a low heat for 10 minutes with the remainder of the oil. Add the garlic and stir constantly for another 2 minutes. Remove the squash from the oven and add to the

Rachael talks to Dr. Tom O'Bryan, author of "You Can Fix Your Brain". Listen as they discuss how you can make an immediate difference in your brain's vitality, clarity, and energy. Can you improve your memory with just 1 hour's practice per week? Which environmental triggers are impacting brain function? How can I prepare healthy, brain-boosting meals and snacks? Which foods should we be eating more of to improve brain health? And loads more! To learn more about Dr. Tom O’ Bryan and his book, visit his website here: http://thedr.com To learn more about Ditch the Diet Academy, visit here: https://ditchthedietacademy.com/dtd-academy/ Get in touch with Rachael: Email: rachael@ditchthedietacademy.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ditchthedietacademy Instagram: @ditchthedietacademy

Cauliflower & Celeriac Soup A deliciously warming soup packed full of autumn nutrients. 1 whole cauliflower1/2 celeriac600 ml vegetable stock2 sticks celery1 whole onion (diced)2 cloves garlic (minced)1 tsp smoked paprika1 tbsp olive oil Preheat the oven to 220°C / Gas Mark 6.Chop the whole cauliflower and celeriac roughly and spread it out in a roasting tin. (discard any bad looking leaves).Sprinkle with the smoked paprika and roast for 15-20 minutes in the oven. In the meantime, heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add the onion, turn the heat down low and sauté for 8-10 minutes.Add the garlic and stir constantly for another 2-3 minutes. Then add the celery and the vegetable stock.Take the cauliflower and celeriac from the oven and place it into the saucepan. Add extra water/stock if need be at this stage and simmer for 20 minutes.Using a stick blender,

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