Apple pudding

Sometimes stewed apple just isn’t filling enough for breakfast… So a simple & filling addition is chia seeds. They make the texture very creamy and also add more fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. Ingredients 1 apple 1tsp of coconut oil 1/4 cup of water 3 dates 1tablespoon of Chia seeds 1/4 cup of coconut/hemp/almond milk 2 teaspoons of Coconut cream Knob of ginger (remove skin) Method Soak chia seeds in milk for at least 20-30 minutes Roughly... Read More

Herby Barley

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley Coriander leaf Fresh Mint Parsley 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 squeezed lemon 1 tsp olive oil pinch of chili (How to cook barley – soak 1 cup of barley overnight, discard water, cover with fresh water (about 1 litre), boil on medium-high heat, stir occasionally to avoid sticking; remove from heat when cooked). Method Finely chop all fresh herbs (about a small amount of each) In a bowl place 1 cup of cooked pearled... Read More

Thick mustard dressing

Ingredients 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp Almond butter 1/2 tsp of himalayan rock salt Method Toast spices in a skillet on a high heat until seeds pop. Then place all ingredients into a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until ingredients are well mixed. Alternatively just whisk in a bowl. Serve  Read More

Barley flat bread

barley flat bread Ingredients 2 cups of Barley flour 1 cup of Wholemeal Spelt flour 1/2 cup of Besan/Gram flour 1 tsp salt 2x finely chopped dates 3 x tsp of ghee 1cup of water 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns Method Dry roasted spices in a hot skillet, when the pop remove from heat and put into a mortar & pestle; crush seeds into a powder Place dry ingredients into a mixing bowl or blender with a “dough... Read More

Stewed Apples & Pears

Stewed Fruit Ingredients 2 Apples 2 Pears 3 Dates 1 tablespoon of raisins 3 x Cardamom pods (crushed with husk removed) 1 tsp cinnamon 2 x cloves 1 mug of water Method Wash fruit & remove cores Roughly chop fruit into segments Finely chop dates Heat cast iron wok or frying pan Melt 1 tsp of coconut oil Put cardamom pods into oil and wait until they pop Add apples & pears to wok Stir and then add dried fruit, cloves & ginger. When the... Read More

Nutty flapjacks

  Nutty Flapjacks A very handy snack or breakfast on the go. These flapjacks are really easy to make and keep for about 3-4 days if covered in an airtight container. Very healthy, tasty and kids love them. Ingredients 2 mugs of oats 1 tsp ginger powder 1/2 tsp of turmeric 2 tablespoons of organic unsalted butter 4-6 tablespoons of coconut butter 7 dates 4 figs 8 brazil nuts 3 tablespoons of pepita/sunflower mix 3 tablespoons of maple syrup pinch... Read More

Red Lentil & Spinach Dahl

(Serves 4-5 people) Ingredients 1 cup of Red Lentils 5.5 cups of Water 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1/2tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Ghee 1tsp Cumin Asofoetida (pinch per serving) 180g Spinach Method In a pot put 1 cup of washed red lentils and add 5.5 cups of water. To this add turmeric, chili, and salt. Bring to boil and leave to simmer until creamy. Finely chop onion, tomato, ginger and garlic. In a frying... Read More

Ten tips for a healthier Spring

As we step out of the darkness & heaviness of Winter there is such a great sense of lightness & hope in the air…. Unfortunately the transition into Spring can sometimes be tricky for our bodies!  For many, Spring is associated with  congestion & excessive amounts of mucous which may lead to conditions such as sinusitis, coughs, colds, asthma, hay fever, digestive problems, joint pain, etc. On a positive note, Spring is a great... Read More

Baked spiced apples

 Baked Apples with Dates & Spices So simple to make and a great breakfast for those with very little appetite in the morning. It is also very nutritious and easy to digest. Suitable for all Doshas but for Kaphas make sure you add some extra spices (Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves) to regulate blood sugars. Cooking apples makes them easier for Vatas to digest without causing bloating. Hungry Pittas can take a larger portion with extra ghee or... Read More