Chamomile + Nettle Nerve Tonic

Spring and Summer herbs and flowers provide an abundance of healing properties, and making tinctures from wild plants found in the area you live is a great way to reconnect with the natural world around you, receiving the benefits these plants have to offer. Nettles are easy to find along hedgerows and in forests, andContinue reading “Chamomile + Nettle Nerve Tonic”

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”

Blueberry, Plum & Pear Cake

A celebration of seasonal and sweet ripe fruits, this cake uses a combination of spelt flour and ground almonds to give it a springy sponge-like texture. The abundance of fruit used in this recipe means you can really cut down on the amount of sweetener or sugar you might usually use. Try it this weekContinue reading “Blueberry, Plum & Pear Cake”

BBQ Cauliflower Bites

Whilst in LA, cauliflower seemed to be on the menu everywhere, mostly in the form of deliciously spiced, salted and roast bites. A vegan alternative to ‘chicken wings’ is the easiest description of this recipe, and it really does work well as a savoury side dish. Couple this with curry (featured in the picture toContinue reading “BBQ Cauliflower Bites”

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”

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”

Moroccan – Style Amaranth Tabbouleh

High in plant based protein, gluten free, full of antioxidants and calcium and easy to digest, amaranth is the ancient grain cultivated for over 8000 years, and still going strong today. Whether its porridge, cookies, cous cous alternatives or salads, amaranth is very versatile and easy to cook. This recipes takes the Lebanese tabbouleh andContinue reading “Moroccan – Style Amaranth Tabbouleh”

Banana, Beetroot & Cocoa Dessert

This dessert is perfect for when your muscles have been working extra hard and require a nutrient boost. Full of magnesium, potassium, nitric oxide, protein and antioxidants, this little pud is a pot of genuine superfood goodness. As a bonus, there are also lots of mood and energy-enhancing ingredients here too to keep you going.Continue reading “Banana, Beetroot & Cocoa Dessert”

Monthly Mantra | June: “I shine my light of attention towards what matters. I make peace with what I cannot change”

Each month I write a post on creating intentions for YogaMatters. As some extra inspiration, check here each month for a mantra and intention. June is all about choosing what we focus on and deciding what does and doesn’t deserve our attention. Your attention is your energy, use it wisely! ♥ “I shine my light ofContinue reading “Monthly Mantra | June: “I shine my light of attention towards what matters. I make peace with what I cannot change””

2-Step Green Olive Dressing

As we move towards warmer, sunnier months here in the UK, there’s often a BBQ or two to attend or host; you might spend more time eating outside; or perhaps you’re in the mood for more fresh food and different tastes. This quick and simple dressing is all natural, totally healthy and adds a satisfying,Continue reading “2-Step Green Olive Dressing”