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 4 portions (or 2 bigger ones!) 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 … 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

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

Sauerkraut 

Sauerkraut is an affordable, easy and tasty way of introducing probiotics (good bacteria) into your diet. The fermentation process encourages essential bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria to flourish, aiding digestion as well as improving gut, brain and body health.  There are many different ways you can make sauerkraut and lots variations of ingredients, but … Continue reading Sauerkraut 

Eating with the Seasons

  I don’t know about you, but when I think of seasonal produce my memory casts back to picking berries and sweet peas in a friend’s back garden when I was little. Each summer my family and I were tempted by the ‘pick-your-own’ strawberry sign on the roadside. And I also remember the annual Harvest … Continue reading Eating with the Seasons

Energy Balls 

Hello! Energy balls are becoming pretty popular, that's probably because they are sooo simple to make and a great snack -I'm not a big advocate of snacks because they can inhibit the proper digestion of your previous meal (see blog on this), but if you're needing a pick-me-up these are a great healthy option, packed … Continue reading Energy Balls 

A General Guide to Eating Habits

As a Nutritional Therapist I am commonly approached with many different ailments and questions about very specific health issues. My first step is to point to the basic principles of good eating. Food has an immediate effect on the body, the body's biochemistry changes within minutes of eating a meal. This can be affected by … Continue reading A General Guide to Eating Habits

Tea & An Insight into Caffeine

A tea plantation in Munnar, Kerala, India. "Drinking a daily cup of tea, will surely starve the apothecary"  -Chinese proverb  The shrub Camellia Sinensis (seen in picture above) produces the same leaf that is used for black, white, green, oolong and pu-erh tea. Here's some benefits you'll get from your brew; 🍵 Green tea has … Continue reading Tea & An Insight into Caffeine