Seasonal Autumnal Squash Soup + The Benefits of Carotenoids

There’s a reason we’re told to ‘eat the rainbow’, (and I’m not talk talking about eating packs of skittles….) colourful fruit and veg is full of phytonutrients, which reduce inflammation and oxidative damage, reduce risk of illness and disease, slow ageing, and promote health.  One of the key phytonutrients is a group called carotenoids, whichContinue reading “Seasonal Autumnal Squash Soup + The Benefits of Carotenoids”

Cosy Chai Recipe

When the day is grey, cold, damp and blustery, we benefit from bringing in the opposite qualities, such as warth, stillness, cosiness, and even herbs and spices that are slightly drying. These aspects can all help to balance the Vata and Kapha doshas, which are more likely to become excessive during Winter. Towards the endContinue reading “Cosy Chai Recipe”

Spiced Apple Chutney

What could be more Autumnal than cooking with apples? As so many of my students know I love cooking, I often receive lots of apples when October arrives, and this spiced apple chutney recipe is where some of the first batch were thrown straight in to! Chutneys traditionally contain herbs and spices that increase agniContinue reading “Spiced Apple Chutney”

Ginger & Molasses Biscuits

Warming and comforting, with digestion-boosting spices and a good dose of iron from the molasses, these biscuits are a great way to balance the Ayurvedic Vata Dosha. Dip them in tea or pack a few with you to take on blustery Autumn walks, they’re easy to make and satisfyingly similar to a ginger snap, asContinue reading “Ginger & Molasses Biscuits”

The Light ‘Diet’: A Deep Dive Into Harnessing The Power Of Light For Better Health & Wellbeing

Part 1: Mitochondria Whilst much of our ‘dietary’ focus is upon the foods we eat and how much exercise we do, what we might not think about is the amount of natural light we’re getting each day, and at which times we’re getting it.  What you eat and when you eat it can be ‘hacked’Continue reading “The Light ‘Diet’: A Deep Dive Into Harnessing The Power Of Light For Better Health & Wellbeing”

Turmeric Chai

With Autumn well and truly here and Winter on the way, this is the perfect time to collect a few warming, nourishing recipes to get you through the next few months. Spices are the key to creating meals and snacks that have medicinal properties and can make a big difference to the way you feel.Continue reading “Turmeric Chai”

Plum & Berry Tarts

With easier-to-digest spelt flour, 100% plant-based ingredients, seasonal fruits and warming Cinnamon spice, these sweet autumn treats are easy to make, and perfect for serving hungry guests. Enjoy them with a cup of tea, or pack a couple to bring on a blustery Autumn walk! INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups spelt flour ½ cup coconut oilContinue reading “Plum & Berry Tarts”

Chai & Chocolate Energy Balls

Full of fibre, antioxidants, plant based protein, warming and digestion-boosting spices, and slow-release carbohydrates, these delicious energy balls are beneficial for the Ayurvedic Vata dosha (referring to someone who mostly feels cold, fragile, with dry skin and aching joints, but also during the Vata season of Autumn). They’re easy to make and seem to goContinue reading “Chai & Chocolate Energy Balls”

Plant Based Beetroot Chocolate Muffins

Seasonal and completely satisfying, these chocolatey, gooey muffins are made with healthy ingredients and are SO easy to make. Suitable for most diets – including gluten free if you swap the spelt flour for gluten free flour – and entirely plant based. Beetroots are full of iron, potassium, fiber and vitamin C – they’re alsoContinue reading “Plant Based Beetroot Chocolate Muffins”

Fig & Pesto Flatbread

With September being fig season in the UK, this is the perfect time of year to get creative with the sweet, jammy and delicious fruit. Baked into cakes and crumbles, and used as an accompaniment to sharp cheeses, figs are great with both sweet and savoury dishes. This recipe is a satisfying savoury flatbread idealContinue reading “Fig & Pesto Flatbread”