Simple Wild Garlic & Walnut Pesto (v)

April is a wonderful time to get outside and explore the abundance of Spring herbs and plants flourishing right now. The UK is full of greenery during these months of ample sun and rain, from detoxifying cleavers and dandelion to Alexanders and today’s featured ingredient of wild garlic or Ramsons as it’s also known. Wild garlic […]

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-set […]

Warming Walnut & Ginger Spelt Biscuits

February is very much Vata / Kapha season in terms of Ayurveda, which basically means many of us are likely to waver between feeling cold and fragile, with dry skin and unpredictable energy levels, or heavy and lethargic, with digestive issues and low mood levels. (To find out what Ayurveda is, read this post, or […]

Apple & Fennel Summer Slaw Recipe

A very healthy, fresh alternative to the traditional coleslaw; this salad is brilliant at BBQs and works well as a side with your mid-week meal. Apples and carrots are effective liver-cleansers, and walnuts provide essential omega 3 healthy fats to boost brain power! Make a large batch at the beginning of the week and you […]

Spiced Apple, Almond and Walnut Quinoa Breakfast Muffins (Vegan, gluten free, and no refined sugar!)

When you think of Autumn, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the amazing colours which appear on the leaves of trees before they’re finally dropped, the smell of colder air in the mornings, apple picking, the fact that every coffee shop has at least five items which are ‘spiced something’ now, and maybe also that annoying […]

Get Ready For Autumn: Walnut, Maple & Ginger Cookies

The word ‘equinox’ is derived from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night), and after the Summer months, this time of year is for finding more balance in life (especially if any of us ‘over did it’ in the Summer). Autumn is also characterised very much by wind, the life cycle of plants, unpredictable […]

Raw Carrot Cake Recipe

Raw food is well known for containing far more nutrients than cooked. While some foods have to be cooked before they’re eaten, those that can be eaten raw hold much more of an ability to provide us with vitamins when we allow them to stay raw…. ‘Raw ‘til four’ is a popular lifestyle and way […]

Protein Pesto With Rainbow Veggie Spaghetti

This recipe is perfect to whip up after a busy day out in the sunshine, as a post-workout lunch or satisfying snack. The ingredients are easy to source and easy to use, and the preparation takes just minutes. I recently teamed up with Indigo Herbs, a company based in Glastonbury, UK, who believe ‘the path […]

Hey Pesto! …. (Vegan Walnut Pesto Recipe)

*A note on measurements: The ‘cup’ measurements I use are the standard American cup sizes. You can buy ‘cup’ measurers from most big supermarkets. These are very useful (as it doesn’t require getting the scales out and measuring all the ingredients by weight) and they generally range from 1/3 cup to a whole cup measurement. […]

Banana, Raisin & Walnut Breakfast Loaf

Oats are an important staple in any kitchen for maintaining stable energy, mood, and hunger levels. Bananas, are in almost every household, and they’re one of the most amazing mood-boosters, as well as providing plenty of potassium and electrolytes. Walnuts are known as the food to up your brain power (click here for more on brain foods, […]