THIS month, locals Alvin Caudwell (freelance food PR and amateur cook @alvincaudwell) and Amanda Heading (registered nutritionist) have teamed up again, to give us their pheasant meatball recipe. The pheasant season is upon us, so the quality and flavour of the meat is at its best, particularly if it’s sourced locally. Rich in protein, iron and potassium, it contains B vitamins which contribute to energy production, immunity and mental health. It’s also lower in calories, saturated fat and salt compared to poultry. By using different onion varieties, this range of veggie colours increases your diet’s nutrient content. Apricots contain high levels of potassium which helps control blood pressure and bloating, and add iron for energy, while their vitamins A, C and E help eye health, boost immunity and reduce oxidative stress which is linked to chronic disease. Organic apricots contain fewer preservatives (sulphates) which are associated with symptoms such as headaches, skin rashes, breathing issues and gas. Like apricots, pistachios contain high levels of fibre, which is extremely important for gut health, and vitamin B6, which helps regulate blood sugar and energy production. If you have a nut allergy, the pistachios can be omitted – please adapt the recipe according to any individual dietary preferences and needs. Call Amanda on 07773 796035 to see how she can help improve your health through diet..