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 … 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 💛

Tips for Ultimate Skin Health 

Written for Wild Oats Natural Foods, Bristol. You can find the original article on their website here.  Puy lentil salad with sprouted chickpeas and sardines; the perfect fresh dish providing protein, antioxidants, nutrients and good fats for glowing skin. You can find my recipe here. The skin is an organ, the biggest organ of the … Continue reading Tips for Ultimate Skin Health 

Puy lentil salad with sprouted chickpeas and sardines

Written for Wild Oats Natural Foods, Bristol. You can find the original article on their website here The perfect fresh dish providing protein, antioxidants, nutrients and good fats for glowing skin. Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup of puy lentils 150 g of fresh spinach 2 fresh beetroots -or pre-cooked 1 big tomato -sliced 50g sprouted … Continue reading Puy lentil salad with sprouted chickpeas and sardines

Milk Kefir

Kefir (pronounced "ke-fear") is my current favourite fermented food and as I look forward to drinking it most mornings, I just had to share my enthusiasm with you! The origin of the word sums it up really -"keif" in Turkish means "good feeling" 👍🏻 Why is that? Well it tastes yummy and it benefits the body … Continue reading Milk Kefir