KERKKÄ Latte

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

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

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

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 D3 levels … 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