Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips

From an Ayurvedic perspective, the qualities of Summer (as we recognise it in the west anyway) are hot, intense, sharp, humid, transforming, bright, dynamic, and fiery. These qualities are also some characteristics of the ayurvedic Pitta dosha.  Pitta energy is hot, intense, sharp and fiery, and emotionally, a person holding pitta qualities can also presentContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired: Your Summer Stay-Well Tips”

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”

No-Bake Plant Protein Power Brownies

Full of nutrients to help maintain healthy muscles and bones, as well as boost mood and energy levels, these brownies are my new favourite and something most people will easily be able to fit into their dietary needs. Simple to make, these will keep well in the fridge for a week or two, and areContinue reading “No-Bake Plant Protein Power Brownies”

Easy Honey & Turmeric Winter Wellness Tonic

Ayurveda is abundant with tonics and teas to help balance and invigorate the body and mind. Living with an awareness of Ayurvedic principles can not only help when it comes to discerning beneficial foods, activities, herbs and anything from scents to colours to help you feel your best, but also opens the doors to aContinue reading “Easy Honey & Turmeric Winter Wellness Tonic”

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”

Accepting Guilt-Free Tiredness & Afternoon Meditations

How many times have you felt tired, exhausted or empty, but refused to let yourself rest? How many times have you felt the need to stop, nap or simply sit, but completely ignored this need in the pursuit of completing your to do list? With instant messaging, overflowing email inboxes, and an ever-demanding work andContinue reading “Accepting Guilt-Free Tiredness & Afternoon Meditations”

Elderberry Winter Tonic

For cold and flu season, and for when you’re in need of a serious immune boost. This tonic contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and the bioflavonoids in elderberries are a powerful way to strengthen the immune system. Elderberries have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, they can also soothe inflammation, and work asContinue reading “Elderberry Winter Tonic”

Now Available: On-The-Go Digestion Blend

Cardamom is considered one of the world’s oldest culinary spices, with the Egyptians even chewing the pods for digestion, and using the spice within their rituals. In India, cardamom is a popular Ayurvedic spice, utilised to help ease digestive difficulties, for cleansing, and as a way to freshen breath – even high-class women (who hadContinue reading “Now Available: On-The-Go Digestion Blend”

Meet Your New Favourite Facial Tool: The Jade Roller

The recent resurgence in popularity of ancient wellbeing practices like Ayurveda and Chinese medicine means we’re now seeing that “the old ones are the best” is totally true. Tried-and-tested for thousands of years; these magical habits and hacks actually work – they’re not fads. With Ayurveda currently having a moment (Jasmine Hemsley’s book East ByContinue reading “Meet Your New Favourite Facial Tool: The Jade Roller”

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”