Bitter Is Better: Utilising The Power of Taste This Festive Season

If you’re looking to keep your digestive tract healthy, your hunger and blood sugar levels stable, and prevent cravings from causing you to go overboard with the mince pies and chocolate this Christmas, consuming more of the bitter taste could be your best bet.  Of the six tastes known throughout Eastern medicine (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungentContinue reading “Bitter Is Better: Utilising The Power of Taste This Festive Season”

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”

The 5 Keys To Proper Protein Absorption

Do you have a favourite go-to post-workout protein supplement? Do you make sure it’s full of beneficial ingredients and not filled with chemicals? Do you rely on it for a substantial nutrition boost? Do you know how to properly absorb that protein? The conversation around whether additional protein is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ is debated throughoutContinue reading “The 5 Keys To Proper Protein Absorption”

Spring Digestive Tea

It’s common to feel a little sluggish and heavy at the beginning of Spring (after all, we’ve just made it through a long and dark Winter, with heavier meals and perhaps more time indoors), and this is often reflected in the workings of the digestive system. To give the body and mind a helping hand,Continue reading “Spring Digestive Tea”

Bloat-No-More Sauteed Fennel & Spinach

If you often experience bloating, it can be frustrating to locate the cause of the issue when it crops up (or rather, blows up at the most inconvenient times….). Raw foods, certain nutrients or intolerances, eating quickly, and particularly stress and improper breathing can all cause bloating and discomfort. Thankfully, there are a few naturalContinue reading “Bloat-No-More Sauteed Fennel & Spinach”

Warming Walnut & Ginger Spelt Biscuits

February is very much Vata / Kapha season in terms of Ayurveda, which basically means many of us are likely to waver between feeling cold and fragile, with dry skin and unpredictable energy levels, or heavy and lethargic, with digestive issues and low mood levels. (To find out what Ayurveda is, read this post, orContinue reading “Warming Walnut & Ginger Spelt Biscuits”

Vegan Gingerbread Men

These gingerbread men are easy to make, and suitable for anyone following a vegan, vegetarian and lower sugar diet, as well as being nut free and high in fibre! The ginger and cinnamon in this recipe can help cut through sinus issues, head colds and congestion, and the essence of baking gingerbread biscuits is comfortingContinue reading “Vegan Gingerbread Men”

Autumn Chutney #1: Waste – Not Bitter Lemon, Honey & Ginger

Autumn is the time for warming meals and digestion-enhancing condiments, spiced chutneys and flavourful feasts. This recipe ticks all the boxes, and all the ingredients are especially talented at helping the body digest heavier meals. Think of this as part side-dish, part medicine. Naturally paired with a curry, this chutney includes lemon zest for itsContinue reading “Autumn Chutney #1: Waste – Not Bitter Lemon, Honey & Ginger”

Cauliflower & Spelt Pizza

With a lot more nutrients and fibre and a whole lot less sugar, additives and saturated fats than a regular pizza, this recipe packs in a whole bunch of vitamins, and is far easier to digest than a traditional wheat-based pizza. Top with natural passata and healthy ingredients, and you’ll get way more than yourContinue reading “Cauliflower & Spelt Pizza”

Ayurvedic Detox: Springtime Stewed Apples

Within many natural health systems, Spring is a traditional time to detox and cleanse. As we leave the heaviness and darkness of Winter and head towards the brightness of Spring, it’s time to create a sense of lightness and clarity within ourselves too. Fasting, strictly detoxing or other harsh strategies aren’t always suitable for everyone,Continue reading “Ayurvedic Detox: Springtime Stewed Apples”