30 a Week

Somewhere between  Professor Tim Spector and Professor Timothy Lang the number “30” a week was conceived.

What does that even mean?

You can improve your  health by improving your microbiome.  That’s the scientific term for the good things that live in your insides to help you digest food well.  When we digest food well, we  use all the nutrients that are available to us and we get rid of all of the waste efficiently and effectively.  To improve our microbiome we should eat lots of, and a variety of, plants.  30 week is the target.


It sounds impossible and expensive but it need not be either.  We are here to help you increase your plant intake simply, without breaking the bank. 

Why Jane?

Jane Mason is neither a doctor nor a nutritionist. She is a professional baker, enthusiastic eater, experimental and sometime professional cook, and cook book writer descended from a pariparetic family.  Between them, stops in life have included not only England and Germany but also most countries in Asia including South East and South Asia, as well as Puerto Rico, Sweden, South Africa, and Mexico where she now lives.

Learning about different food traditions that include a wide range of not only fruit and veg, but also seeds, nuts, herbs, spices, and pulses, she has a simple way of eating a variety of plants without breaking time or money budgets.

Jane can help you shop for edible plants in an informed way, prepare them quickly and easily, and store them wisely so there is minimal waste and they are there for you when you want them.

This part of the web site is organised so you can search by ingredient or by recipe or by plant count.  That way if you decide to invest an ingredient, you can see  other recipes that use the same thing.  Similarly, if you decide you want the maximum plants in a single dish, or a few dishes, you can find recipes for them.

Here is a short video about what’s behind the idea of 30 a week (for those of you who prefer to watch videos)



OMG!  I just realised it’s not easy in some countries – but it need not be super difficult either – stick with me!

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