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Watermelon, crispy harissa baked chickpea salad

Watermelons are mostly water so are very hydrating. However they do have high glycemic index (GI), therefore is important to balance them out with proteins and fibres. Chickpeas do this job perfectly and the marriage of flavours in this dish is really uplifting. If you cook the harrissa chickpeas for 5 mins or so longer they become hard and can double up as tasty snack. Continue reading...

Miso Sesame Aubergine with Kale Edamame Salad

This Japanese inspired dish is a plantbased heaven. Kale is king of the brassicas fantastic for liver detoxification support and female hormone balance. By massaging it in lemon juice it softens the fibres making it more easily digestable, allowing all those nutrients to get to the liver. Edamame are fresh soy beans, high in fibre and phytoestrogens so also very helpful in terms of hormone balance. Continue reading...

Vegan Mushroom and Lentil Stroganoff

Having an egg and dairy allergy in our house now means that combined with a plant-based diet with only a little fish and organic meat, I cook a lot of vegan food by default. This has become a family favourite so I thought I would share espcailly as it is 'veganuary'. Continue reading...

Asian noodle salad

This is a fantastic summer recipe full of tasty gut-loving ingredients. Live miso is a awesome probiotic food, papaya contains enzymes and pre-biotic soluble fibres and soba noodles are wholegrain but are made from buckwheat so completely gluten free. Continue reading...

Vegan Kale Caesar

This simple but delicious recipe is not only vegan but hides a protein punch that you would not expect. The dressing made from nutritional yeast and cahews really make it into a complete meal that will keep you going. Or it is perfect as a delicious side dish, part of a sumptious spread. Continue reading...

Matcha power balls

These are perfect little pick-me-up snack balls packed with healthy fats and proteins from coconut and almonds, as well as the antioxodants and energy boost from matcha. Continue reading...

Lemon and Herb Halloumi Tray Bake

Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese traditionally made from goats and sheep milk. The composition of goat's milk makes better for us humans than cow's milk, it is quite similar to mother's milk and the make-up of the fat globules present are far more easily digested and non-mucous forming. Interestingly, a scientific study done on people who had lived beyond the age of 100 showed one common denominator all of the centenarians were consumers of goat's milk. Some modern halloumi cheese have added cow's milk so be mindful to buy the traditional kind. Continue reading...

Cinnamon French toast with peanut nut butter and cherry

I need a dose of protein at breakfast otherwise I?m done for in the day ? protein helps balance blood sugar, prevents cravings and makes you feel fuller for longer. That means that ?sweet? breakfast is a disaster for me. But sometimes you want a treat, in comes this tasty recipe. Actually it has no sugar at all, but definitely feels indulgent. Cinnamon is a great way to sweeten food with no actual sugar ? it eve Continue reading...

Jewelled feta supergreens salad

Packed full of anti-oxidants from greens and pomegranates. Anti-oxidants are vital to protect our bodies against oxidative stress, which can cause damage to our cells, leading to injury or illness. The more active we are the oxidative stress the body is susceptible to so as you increase your worksouts it is important to raise your anti-oxidants. Continue reading...