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The MyMT™ KITCHEN: Conversations in the kitchen and a Mediterranean Platter to share.


Over the past decade since setting up MyMT™, I’ve seen numerous themes emerging in the menopause space – from workplace legislation changes to pharmaceutical options to nutraceuticals and supplements as well as fitness and nutrition advice.

But whilst these various themes have relevance, the one that is missing more often than not, is the theme about ‘the self’ – in other words, how you manage the direct environment that is under your control.

The most important environment is how you cope at home. If you have family and you are struggling with symptoms or weight gain, then how are they coping trying to help you feel better?

Do they know what’s going on in menopause? Have you talked to them? Have you (and they) watched my Masterclass so you know what’s going on and the lifestyle changes you have control over?

One of the most important things I bring to the attention of women in my 12 week programmes, is to get their family on board with support. This is the most important dimension of behaviour-change success in the psychological literature when change is needed.

Having conversations with my own family helped me to take back control and involve them in helping me to move through menopause positively with the right support. I bought nutrition to their attention as we all moved towards a Mediterranean style diet (a big shift for the 16 yr old male at the time). But we all got there in the end.

This delicious dish was made by my daughter, Georgia, who is visiting from London.

The homemade flat breads, homemade pesto and hummus, halloumi, olives, butter beans, grilled red peppers, and eggplants were a delicious way to share a platter of goodness from the  Kitchen.

My Food Guide and Recipe book is loved by thousands of women who have joined me over the past decade and they know to bring these delicious recipes to the attention of their family members so that they get the support they deserve, after a lifetime of helping others. 

Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD)
My Menopause Transformation

PESTO ON THE PLATTER – The Mediterranean Platter had a heart-healthy focus with butter beans, home-made flatbreads, pesto, olives, grilled eggplants, haloumi, hummus and this delicious home-made pesto. Here is the recipe for you. 

Pesto Recipe


200g roasted Cashew nuts

75g Parmesan cheese

Big bunch of herbs such as basil, parsley and oregano. You’ll want a lot if you have some in the garden and try to keep the leaves and avoid thick stalks

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 a lemon

1/2 tsp salt


  1. Grate the Parmesan cheese
  2. Add the herbs, cashew nuts, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt and lemon juice into a food processor and blitz up until smooth.
  3. Add more olive oil if required to make smooth and season to taste.
  4. Put in the fridge and enjoy when you like. It will last for a couple of weeks in the fridge.
“If you have ever wondered if there was a clear easy plan to follow to sleep all night, reduce hot flushes and prevent or reduce your weight gain during menopause, then ‘welcome’ – you’re in the right place now.”

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