The Accumulator on BBC Essex

Each month I join Tony Fisher during his afternoon show on BBC Essex. We cover everything and anything related to health, fitness and well being. On this page you can find out more on all the topics we discuss and see us in action. If you have any questions you’d like us to cover on the show […]

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How to make Carrot Cake Porridge Oats

On the whole the one meal that suffers when we are short on time is breakfast. If we have time for it at all it tends to be petty boring and repetitive. In fact many of us eat the same breakfast day after day. Imagine if all your meals were the same. Here’s a recipe […]

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How to make the best scrambled eggs ever

On paper this recipe should not work. But try it once and you’ll agree it could be the best scrambled eggs recipe ever. As a protein packed breakfast this really works. Especially if you are a porridge lover like me. Don’t be put off by the banana though. While I was out for my run […]

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How to change your eating habits at work

What do you do at work when it comes to lunch time? Are you prepared by taking in something you’ve made the night before? Do you head down to the local sandwich shop or do you forget and grab something less than healthy? What happens when Alice from accounts brings in a whole heap of chocolates because […]

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How to make healthy pancakes

Pancakes make a really great breakfast (or lunch for that matter). But they can be really unhealthy and loaded with sugar. So here’s a few ways to make pancakes a healthy option. Two ingredient pancakes I love pancakes and these are seriously the EASIEST pancakes in the world. All you need is two ingredients … bananas & […]

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How to make crunchy cajun chicken

Here’s a recipe I find my self going back to on a regular basis. In fact I don’t think a week goes by when I don’t have it at some stage. This crunchy cajun chicken is a really easy way to make a boring chicken breast super tasty. In the video below I’ve served mine […]

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How to make nutty turkey burgers

This fantastic turkey burger recipe is perfect for a healthy fast meal. I normally make a batch up and freeze them so if I know I’m going to be short on time I can have a couple defrosted and pop them in the oven. Serve them up with some vegetable chips, sweet potato mash or […]

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Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

One of my favourite dinners is Chicken Jambalaya and I’m often posting photos of it on the Accumulator private group. It’s really tasty and filling and pretty easy to make.  You just need to allow enough time to leave it on the hob for around 45 minutes once you get everything in the pan.  This […]

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What’s wrong with eating meat?

Every week it seems there’s more information about something else we can’t eat. As quickly as the media put another ‘super food’ on a pedestal they brand another food as bad for us or even a cause of illness. Meat has been mentioned a number of times and has now sparked a renewed interest in […]

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How to make sugar free muffins

Who doesn’t like a muffin for breakfast? But have you seen how many calories are in those things? You won’t get much change out of 400 calories and around one quarter of that will be sugar. So can you make a healthier version with less sugar? Tell you what, how about a sugar free muffin? […]

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