Kerkkä Latte - Spruce Sprout Powder One product I'm particularly excited by at Kotka Living is Kerkkä -Spruce Sprout Powder, that's why I'm so excited to share with you the recipe for a Kerkkä Latte. These Spruce sprouts are handpicked from the spruce trees at the beginning of the summer. They are picked from the … Continue reading KERKKÄ Latte

Kotka Living

Angelica elixir for all the family. As some of you may know I have started a business with a good friend Natalia, it's called Kotka Living, named after the City in Finland where she is from. Both Natalia and I wanted to bring the potency of the Finnish wilderness to the UK in the form … Continue reading Kotka Living

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake topped with Dairy Kefir and Wild Blueberry & Lingonberry Powder What better to do on this wintery spring day than bake a chocolate cake?! Ingredients: 110g mixed brown and white rice flour (Doves Farm Free From rice flour)15g raw cacao powder1 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda¼ tsp salt56g unsalted butter at room … Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

An insight into Ayurveda & the Dosha Quiz

Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India dating back more than 5,000 years. According to the Vedic texts, where there is life, there is prana. The word prana means the breath of Purusha or the breath of life in general. Equivalent to the Chinese concept of chi, prana is the fundamental lifeforce or energy that animates all … Continue reading An insight into Ayurveda & the Dosha Quiz

We are what we eat: value of organic

What are the benefits? Organic, to me, means working with nature not against it. Organic promotes higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and a more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment – which leads to the conservation and ecological development of wildlife. The … Continue reading We are what we eat: value of organic

Food Intolerance Testing

Have you ever wondered if you have a food intolerance?   I am now offering Food Intolerance Testing, but what is the difference between an allergy and an intolerance?     Food intolerance is a condition with a range of symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, headaches, migraines, low mood, fatigue, weight gain and skin problems. … Continue reading Food Intolerance Testing

Turmeric Warmer

Turmeric Warmer  Now the weather has turned, adding a bit of spice to your life will not only provide some warmth, you'll also benefit from the antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral properties. Increasing the amount of spice in your food and drink will help to dissipate any stagnant mucous, and reduce inflammation, as well as stoking … Continue reading Turmeric Warmer

Raw Chocolate Mousse

Here's a perfect, simple, recipe for those who get choc cravings but want a dairy and refined sugar free option. Makes 2 ramekin portions Ingredients 1 large avocado 1 banana 3 tablespoons coconut oil 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder 2 tablespoons honey, agave nectar or maple syrup 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Directions Pop all ingredients … Continue reading Raw Chocolate Mousse

Epsom Salt Body Scrub

I finally got round to making an epsom salt scrub! I've been eyeing up the ingredients in my bathroom and but just haven't found the time. So here it is, I thought I'd share it with you as it's a fantastic addition to your shower or bath. It leaves your skin silky smooth, as well … Continue reading Epsom Salt Body Scrub

Little hearts of cacao & coconut 💛

A simple recipe for these delicious dark hearts (not for the faint hearted!) Ingredients 💛 125g cacao butter  💛 50g cacao powder 💛 50g sweetener; coconut nectar or coconut palm sugar or xylitol - last two giving a crunch 🍊Desired flavours/toppings like citrus zest, pistachio, chia seeds or goji berries Equipment needed Silicon mould  Wooden … Continue reading Little hearts of cacao & coconut 💛