Digestion-Boosting Lemongrass, Ginger & Cinnamon Tea

‘Tis the season of consumption – whether that’s gifts, food, chocolates or festive fizz, its likely most of us will be enjoying foods and drinks we wouldn’t usually opt for this month. If you’re looking for a way to prevent bloating and indigestion, or are in need of something to boost your Agni or digestiveContinue reading “Digestion-Boosting Lemongrass, Ginger & Cinnamon Tea”

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”

Windfall Apple & Plum Chutney

If you have an overflow of apples or have been given some by a friend, this recipe is the perfect way to use a lot of them in one go. Deliciously tangy, naturally sweet and a great accompaniment to curry, cauliflower bites or cheese, this chutney recipe is simple yet really satisfyingly similar to theContinue reading “Windfall Apple & Plum Chutney”

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”

Ginger & Turmeric Cold and Flu Elixir

Not for the fait-hearted, this concoction is a powerful way to prevent an oncoming cold, or rid the body of a chesty cough and blocked sinuses. Along with making sure you pay extra attention to preventing stress and saying ‘no’ when you need to, this is one of the keys to speeding up recovery duringContinue reading “Ginger & Turmeric Cold and Flu Elixir”

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”

Non Alcoholic Healthy Hot Toddy

For when you’re feeling the effects of a cold or flu, or you want to look after someone who is feeling a little under the weather, this warming, spiced and citrusy concoction still packs a punch without the alcohol. A great way to warm and soothe a sore throat and shift a chesty cough, theContinue reading “Non Alcoholic Healthy Hot Toddy”

Ayurvedic Kapha-Reducing Energy Balls

With the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring fast approaching, we find ourselves in the middle of what could be termed ‘Kapha Season’. Within the realms of Ayurveda (the ancient science of life and longevity), some of the qualities of Kapha represent heaviness, an excessive amount of mucus (possibly a little like theContinue reading “Ayurvedic Kapha-Reducing Energy Balls”

Gold Star Spiced Ginger Biscuits (High In Fibre + Vegan)

Christmas can definitely be a time when food ‘rules’ and healthy habits go out the window. Look at any ‘traditional’ Christmas lunch table, and you’re likely to see a lot of meat, gravy, cakes, and the cheeseboard. There is of course an abundance of vegetables, but they’re often pushed to the side to make roomContinue reading “Gold Star Spiced Ginger Biscuits (High In Fibre + Vegan)”

Warming Ayurvedic Autumn Elixir (V-P/K+)

Ayurveda considers Autumn to have the qualities of rough, cold, dry, changeable, erratic, and brittle. We often take on some of these qualities during Autumn and Winter too, which can wreak havoc on the body and mind. In order to counteract these qualities, we can use various tools such as food and drink, herbs, movementContinue reading “Warming Ayurvedic Autumn Elixir (V-P/K+)”