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

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

Vitamin D -The Sunshine Vitamin 🌞

I love the sun in October, it's low and is a sharp light that makes everything beautifully vivid. Vitamin D comes in two forms -D2 & D3. It is a fat-soluble (the liver mainly stores it in fat) pro-hormone which helps balance hormones in the body and supports our immune system.  Top up your vitamin … Continue reading Vitamin D -The Sunshine Vitamin 🌞

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

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

The Classic Green Smoothie 

Get a kick-start from The Classic Green Smoothie; Ingredients; 1 apple -chopped 1/2 lemon juice 5 slices of cucumber (roughly 1cm deep) Chunk of ginger -chopped One pitted date -chopped Handful of kale -striped of stalk Water (dependent on preferred consistency -I use 500ml)   All ingredients organic where possible. Optional extras; 1 tbsp pre-soaked … Continue reading The Classic Green Smoothie