Sweet Fennel Spring Smoothie Recipe

There are pros and cons when it comes to smoothies. In some cases they can cause bloating, and if you’re adding lots of fruit and sweeteners, you could be consuming way more sugar than with a regular meal. The really GOOD part of this smoothie however, is that it’s low sugar & packed with seasonalContinue reading “Sweet Fennel Spring Smoothie Recipe”

Wild Garlic Mustard Mayo

There really is such an abundance along the hedgerows at this time of year! Wild garlic, nettle, cleavers, dandelion, purple dead nettle, ground elder, wood sorrel, primrose, and so much more. What might look simply like a mass of weeds and plants is totally transformed when you begin to recognise these edible and medicinal herbsContinue reading “Wild Garlic Mustard Mayo”

Pickled Wild Garlic & Dandelion

A super easy springtime recipe to help you reconnect to nature! Once you’re able to identify plants like wild garlic, nettles, primrose, dandelion and purple dead nettle (amongst many others!) the Springtime landscape truly transforms. Our ancestors would’ve known the edible plants around them, where they grew, and the best time to pick them. Now,Continue reading “Pickled Wild Garlic & Dandelion”

Courgette, Nettle & Wild Garlic Soup

A super simple, super green, seasonal, local and totally healthy soup. You’re probably walking past some of these plants every day, so have a go at foraging this week (as long as you know what you can safely pick!) and whip up this quick and easy soup with ingredients that are naturally local to you.Continue reading “Courgette, Nettle & Wild Garlic Soup”

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”