Squash & Kale Stew + Halloumi ‘Croutons’

Whilst we’re still embracing Winter comfort foods, THIS is a warming, nourishing dish to help bring you right back to your centre & give you a dose of seasonal goodness. Full of vitamins A, B6, C, anti inflammatory and blood sugar balancing goodness – vegetables (actually, squash is technically a fruit…) that grow close toContinue reading “Squash & Kale Stew + Halloumi ‘Croutons’”

Stuffed Squash & Chestnuts

This is a warming, comforting and grounding meal perfect for cold, dark evenings. Squash is high in vitamin A, magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamin B6 – all nutrients we require in order for the nervous system to feel calm and relaxed, as well as contributing to immune health. Whilst it’s in season, make the mostContinue reading “Stuffed Squash & Chestnuts”

Seasonal Autumnal Squash Soup + The Benefits of Carotenoids

There’s a reason we’re told to ‘eat the rainbow’, (and I’m not talk talking about eating packs of skittles….) colourful fruit and veg is full of phytonutrients, which reduce inflammation and oxidative damage, reduce risk of illness and disease, slow ageing, and promote health.  One of the key phytonutrients is a group called carotenoids, whichContinue reading “Seasonal Autumnal Squash Soup + The Benefits of Carotenoids”

Apple & Blackberry Muffins (V+GF)

With natural sweetness from applesauce, local blackberries and cinnamon, these muffins are a great way to welcome in Autumn tastes. I made these recently for a crowd who needed gluten free options, but if you aren’t baking for anyone with a gluten intolerance, simply use a high quality organic spelt or oat flour instead. IfContinue reading “Apple & Blackberry Muffins (V+GF)”

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”

Chocolate & Tahini Dates

This recipe is so easy, yet the result is something absolutely delicious. I love keeping these bite-size snacks in the freezer, as they end up taking a little like a Snickers ice cream…. Try these with your choice of nut-butter filling, and keep them on hand as healthier snack options, particularly if you’re looking forContinue reading “Chocolate & Tahini Dates”

Healthy Red Velvet Cake

Yes, you really can have cake for breakfast! Completely gluten free, free of flour and refined sugar, and full of healthy ingredients. Whip this up for luxurious yet totally healthy dessert, or keep it in the fridge to slice and devour throughout the week. If you don’t consume eggs, try using 2 tbsp apple pureeContinue reading “Healthy Red Velvet Cake”

Tulsi Latte Recipe

When it comes to dealing with day-to-day stress, what we eat and drink can play a huge role. Adaptogens are natural herbs and remedies that literally help the body and mind ‘adapt’ to stress. They reduce excess cortisol, help balance hormone levels, improve attention and endurance, and help nourish the adrenals. To read more onContinue reading “Tulsi Latte Recipe”

Cosy Chai Recipe

When the day is grey, cold, damp and blustery, we benefit from bringing in the opposite qualities, such as warth, stillness, cosiness, and even herbs and spices that are slightly drying. These aspects can all help to balance the Vata and Kapha doshas, which are more likely to become excessive during Winter. Towards the endContinue reading “Cosy Chai Recipe”