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”

Blueberry, Plum & Pear Cake

A celebration of seasonal and sweet ripe fruits, this cake uses a combination of spelt flour and ground almonds to give it a springy sponge-like texture. The abundance of fruit used in this recipe means you can really cut down on the amount of sweetener or sugar you might usually use. Try it this weekContinue reading “Blueberry, Plum & Pear Cake”

Simple Plum Sauce

Seasonal fruits like figs, plums and even apples work well not only in cakes and sweet desserts, but cosy comfort-food dinners too. Inspired by Chinese plum sauce – usually used to dip spring rolls and fried treats into – this sauce is more fruity, and the autumnal plum flavours work well with anything from stir-fryContinue reading “Simple Plum Sauce”

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”

Baked Apple Bliss

So quick and simple, yet often forgotten about – baked apple is a classic dessert that uses up the glutton of windfall apples many apple-tree-owners end up with. Instead of palming off carrier bags of apples to anyone who will take them, or attempting to make cider and wishing you’d never started, try this simpleContinue reading “Baked Apple Bliss”

Peachy Pea & Feta Salad

A wonderful, seasonal blend of soft and sweet fruit, and salty, tangy feta. This is a lovely light salad for leisurely lunches or warm evening meals. It takes minutes to make and will work as a main meal or a side at your next get together or BBQ. All of the ingredients are seasonal, soContinue reading “Peachy Pea & Feta Salad”

Waste-Not Soft & Easy Apple + Oat Cookies

According to Food Aware, every year in the UK, 18 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill. This isn’t just food that may have gone mouldy or completely inedible, this is food that is 100% good enough to eat. It’s the sort of thing that has just gone past it’s ‘use by’ date, orContinue reading “Waste-Not Soft & Easy Apple + Oat Cookies”

Seasonal September Recipe: Apple, Fig & Blackberry Compote

  Eating seasonally is one of the best ways to provide the body with all the nutrients it needs for that particular time of year. There’s a reason root vegetables are ready to eat in the Winter time when we need ‘grounding’ and warming up, and there’s a reason sweeter, lighter, refreshing fruits are ripeContinue reading “Seasonal September Recipe: Apple, Fig & Blackberry Compote”

Baked Pear With Cinnamon – Ginger Oaty Granola

Using wintery, warming spices and comforting oats, this recipe is the perfect antidote to the cold weather. Oats provide long-lasting energy and are a fantastic food for helping overcome the winter blues. When we also combine molasses, cinnamon and ginger in an amazingly tasty granola, this is good enough to healthily satisfy any sweet cravingsContinue reading “Baked Pear With Cinnamon – Ginger Oaty Granola”

Vegan Brain Food

Especially around the Christmas season, it seems as though there’s a hundred things to remember and to plan for. Because of all the business and temptations of sugary treats around, it can also mean our health takes a bit of a back seat. If you’re a vegan too, it can be difficult to know exactlyContinue reading “Vegan Brain Food”