East Meets West Springtime Tea

One of my favourite things about working with ancient Ayurveda and modern wellness, is that when you combine the best of both, magic starts to happen. This simple tea recipe combines locally picked herbs native to the UK, with Ayurvedic staples like cinnamon, cardamom and fennel seed.  Just as with Ayurveda and holistic health, there’sContinue reading “East Meets West Springtime Tea”

Seasonal Chicory & Beetroot Salad Recipe. PLUS, Why Bitter Foods Are Essential Right Now

Eating seasonally is something humans have done without even thinking about it for thousands of years – it wasn’t until the 1960s that supermarkets sold avocados! Now however, with aisles of food from across the world, it takes only minutes to grab tropical fruits, coffee, rice, and chocolate from across the world, that would beContinue reading “Seasonal Chicory & Beetroot Salad Recipe. PLUS, Why Bitter Foods Are Essential Right Now”

Chamomile + Nettle Nerve Tonic

Spring and Summer herbs and flowers provide an abundance of healing properties, and making tinctures from wild plants found in the area you live is a great way to reconnect with the natural world around you, receiving the benefits these plants have to offer. Nettles are easy to find along hedgerows and in forests, andContinue reading “Chamomile + Nettle Nerve Tonic”

Sugar-Free Elderflower Cordial

Seasonal and fresh, this recipe is a wonderful way to imbibe the benefits of elderflowers, which have been used in traditional medicine systems for thousands of years. Elderflower provides a great remedy for respiratory issues, sinus problems, and elderflower extract has actually proven successful in killing hospital-born pathogens like MRSA. For such a sweet-smelling, unassumingContinue reading “Sugar-Free Elderflower Cordial”

Wild Garlic & Nettle Soup

Throughout the lockdown, many of us have been for daily walks, bike-rides and runs, and even discovered completely new routes to venture along. If you’re lucky enough to live close to fields, hedgerows and the countryside, you’ll have probably seen lots of Spring plants emerging over the past month or so. Spring is a timeContinue reading “Wild Garlic & Nettle Soup”

RECIPE: Wild Garlic & Preserved Lemon Pesto

Whilst we’re in the midst of COVID-19, it’s pretty difficult to know what we’ll end up with after a brief trip to the supermarket. Luckily however, we now find ourselves at the beginning of Spring, which means there are lots of herbs, leafy greens and edible flowers available in the natural world around us. WhilstContinue reading “RECIPE: Wild Garlic & Preserved Lemon Pesto”

Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)

April is a wonderful time to get outside and explore the abundance of Spring herbs and plants flourishing right now. The UK is full of greenery during these months of ample sun and rain, from detoxifying cleavers and dandelion to Alexanders and today’s featured ingredient of wild garlic or Ramsons as it’s also known. Wild garlicContinue reading “Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)”

Natural Spring Tonic: Cleavers & Lemon Detox Tea, Morning Infusion & Face Wash

  There’s a reason certain herbs and plants grow at certain times of the year; naturally we would reach out to herbs like nettle, dandelion, ground ivy, garlic and cleavers, to boost the immune, circulatory and lymphatic systems, cure coughs and colds, and help with digestion. Salad leaves like rocket, lettuce, chard and spinach areContinue reading “Natural Spring Tonic: Cleavers & Lemon Detox Tea, Morning Infusion & Face Wash”