With a heavy heart we bade farewell to the rich food and poor diets of the Christmas period. We returned to real life a little doughy round the edges, but with all the optimism of people who genuinely believe they will change their lifestyles . . . for two weeks, at least. Howard Middleton's guide to alternative flours proved invaluable to those new to the dark art of gluten-free baking, and Nancy Harbord explored the possibilities of tofu, that much maligned ingredient brimming with complex flavours and textures. Tom Wildman's shared advice on how to make smoothies, we collected our favourite quinoa salad recipes and Henrietta Inman shared her fantastic Super seed energy bars with us to give a boost on busy days.