Easy Baba Ghanoush

Summer picnics, BBQs, and long evenings are the perfect time to serve a spread of dips, salads & colourful snacks, and THIS delicious baba ghanoush is worth including. Usually served with crudités or flatbreads, the traditional Levantine appetiser is satisfyingly savoury, and easy to make with this recipe. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS (served 2-4 as part ofContinue reading “Easy Baba Ghanoush”

Digestion-Boosting & De-Bloating Digestif

Chewing a mix of seeds and spices post-dinner is tradition in many cultures throughout the world – just as you might sip a mint tea, or enjoy a square of chocolate, there needs to be a natural human urge to consume something sweet, bitter or pungent to help with digestion. If you tend to sufferContinue reading “Digestion-Boosting & De-Bloating Digestif”

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”

Cooling Calendula, Cardamom & Chamomile Tea

During Summer, the Ayurvedic Pitta dosha is at its strongest, meaning the element of fire within all of us is likely to be stronger right now. If you’re a predominantly pitta type person (which you can learn by taking an online dosha test here) then Summer is when symptoms of inflammation, headaches, heartburn and acidic indigestion, ulcers, stress, angerContinue reading “Cooling Calendula, Cardamom & Chamomile Tea”

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: Healthier No-Bake Millionaire Shortbread

Originally known as the ‘caramel slice’, complete with condensed milk, sugar and butter, the ‘millionaire shortbread’ is one of those sweet treats that is definitely a favourite in our house, although ours has some very different ingredients. You can find a few healthier millionaire shortbread items in the supermarket in the ‘free from’ section, but if you’reContinue reading “Recipe: Healthier No-Bake Millionaire Shortbread”

Natural Deodorant Recipe: Effective + Healthier

When it comes to using ‘natural’ deodorants without aluminium or hormone-disrupting chemicals, the fact is that a lot of them just don’t really work…. The good news however, is that there’s an incredibly easy, cheap and good-for-your-body way to make deodorant at home. This recipe genuinely works wonders, and is so easy to make, you’ll never need to buyContinue reading “Natural Deodorant Recipe: Effective + Healthier”

RECIPE: Immune-Boosting Ginger, Thyme & Pea Soup

Seasonal, easy to make and with big immune-boosting benefits, this soup provides plenty of plant protein, as well as important compounds that help to fight off illness and infections (and possibly COVID19….) Whether you’re self-isolating or reading this at a time when there’s no threat of illness of a pandemic proportion, this is a greatContinue reading “RECIPE: Immune-Boosting Ginger, Thyme & Pea Soup”

Decadent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake (Dairy and Gluten Free, With Avocado Frosting!)

Chocolate and hazelnuts are a dream combination, and even better when they’re combined in a (healthier) triple-layer cake! Using gluten free flour as the base and avocado for the filling and icing, this delicious and decadent cake is definitely worthy of serving at any celebration. With far less sugar than shop bought cakes, and beingContinue reading “Decadent Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake (Dairy and Gluten Free, With Avocado Frosting!)”

Gingerbread Men (vegan + gluten free)

‘Tis the season of feasting and celebrating, followed by the season of trying to un-do all the feasting and celebrating…. This recipe isn’t here to tell you to count calories or cut down on anything this Christmas though – the enjoyment of being with others and celebrating together is way more important than watching theContinue reading “Gingerbread Men (vegan + gluten free)”