Chocolate Miso Mousse

If you haven’t yet tried pairing the umami saltiness of miso paste with chocolate, you’re in for a treat. The fermented bean often used in Asian cooking adds a flavour to cacao or dark chocolate that creates an almost salted caramel – like flavour. Coupled with the fact that miso is of course entirely moreContinue reading “Chocolate Miso Mousse”

Springtime Parsley & Basil Pesto

As we welcome the Spring Equinox this week, it seems appropriate to make something green and full of life. The beginnings of Spring are very much a transitional time  of the year in terms of living with nature. After the heaviness and hibernation of Winter, it’s important to recognise whether there’s a need to re-setContinue reading “Springtime Parsley & Basil Pesto”

Ayurveda Inspired Summer Recipe: Pitta-Balancing Cucumber Dip

A wonderfully cool and refreshing dip, this recipe is perfect for serving along side a spicy curry, Mexican style meal, or a dish you feel needs a little cooling off. Within the realms of Ayurveda, the Summer months are governed by the energies of Pitta. Pitta is all about heat, fire and activity, but alsoContinue reading “Ayurveda Inspired Summer Recipe: Pitta-Balancing Cucumber Dip”

Mitochondria – Enhancing Summer Meal

When it comes to how food effects us, many of us are concerned with whether it adds or burns fat, whether it builds muscle, sustains energy, helps us sleep, or prevents illness. What we may not consider however, is whether a food can enhance the function of our mitochondria or not. First of all, mitochondriaContinue reading “Mitochondria – Enhancing Summer Meal”

Baked Eggy Summer Greens

A wonderfully light, tasty and Summery dish, perfect for seeing out the warmer evenings. This recipe is super simple, and takes just 20 minutes to prepare in full, so keep it handy for mid-week meals! Double up the ingredients to serve the whole family, and remember it when you’re looking for savoury breakfast ideas. SuitableContinue reading “Baked Eggy Summer Greens”

Raw, Vegan Wild Garlic + Spinach Pesto

It’s evident Spring has fully settled in when white wild garlic flowers begin blooming in shady forest areas. This plant is abundant in many grassy areas, seeking out moist soil before springing up for a couple of months of the year. Garlic cloves are found in thousands of recipes, adding deeper flavour to sauces and stews, andContinue reading “Raw, Vegan Wild Garlic + Spinach Pesto”

Cough and Cold Curing Curry, With Pumpkin & Chillis

  Get the tissues ready (seriously), because this curry recipe is going to un-block and clear-out your annual bout of cold or flu! All the ingredients in this recipe have a purpose: to get you back on your feet if you’re feeling unwell. High in vitamin C, antioxidants, spice, and a little help from seasonalContinue reading “Cough and Cold Curing Curry, With Pumpkin & Chillis”

Mushroom, Chickpea & Spinach Curry

While Summer is usually the season of salads, fruit, ice creams and smoothies, these kinds of raw, cold foods have the potential to wreak havoc on the digestive system. Having at least one cooked meal per day (especially in the afternoon and evening) helps the body to digest things a little easier, which means less energyContinue reading “Mushroom, Chickpea & Spinach Curry”

Simple Springtime Superfood Salad

  To make a salad super, throw together some refrigerator staples like spinach, peppers and cucumber with a few special ingredients like kiwi, gogi berries, parsley, seeds and hemp oil, and you’ve got yourself a salad to be proud of. Serve this as a side salad when friends and family start coming round for warmContinue reading “Simple Springtime Superfood Salad”

Clean & Cleansing Good Intentions Smoothie

  How are those new year’s resolutions going? Mid January is basically the time when we can tell if those good intentions we set on the first day of the month are going to stick, so if you need a little help in the health department, look no further. If you’re still feeling a littleContinue reading “Clean & Cleansing Good Intentions Smoothie”