Pearled Barley & Honey

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley 1 tablespoon of raw honey 1/4tsp of each -cinnamon, ginger and cardamom (ground together in a mortar & pestle) Method (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). Mix pearled barley, honey & spices together in a bowl. Serve at room temperature  Read More

Cleansing Kicharee

Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils 1/2 cup white basmati rice 2 tsp of ghee 1tsp cumin seeds 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds 2 pinches of asofoetida 1 tsp himalayan rock salt 4 cups of water Method Wash rice and lentil mix Melt oil in a pot Add seeds to oil and when they start to pop add lentils & rice Mix with wooden spoon for a minute or so to gently roast, then add powders (turmeric & asofoetida) & salt. Then cover with... 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

Takaram – Lassi

Ingredients 2 x tablespoons of natural yoghurt 3 x cardamom pods a pinch of ginger powder or 10mls of ginger water a pinch of cinnamon powder glass of water Method Place yoghurt in a glass grind 3 cardamom pods and remove husk. Add all spices to yoghurt Pour water over yoghurt and mix well with a spoon. Serve  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

Chili beans

Ingredients 1 large cup of Kidney beans (either pre-cooked or a tin) 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 1 red pepper 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Coconut oil 1tsp Cumin 1 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp of black pepper corns Asofoetida (pinch per serving) Tablespoon of coconut cream Coriander leaf Method (if you are using dried chickpeas – soak overnight and boil in salt water (1 tsp) for 2 hours or until... Read More

Veggie burgers…

Ingredients 2 spring onions 1 carrot 4 dates 8 pre-soaked brazil nuts 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut 1/4 tsp of salt 1 cup of left over red lentil & spinach dahl (see recipe) 2 tsp of Ghee Besan flour (gram flour) – 1 cup Water Method Preheat oven to 190 Put vegetables, dates, nuts, oil & coconut in a food processor; pulse a few times to finely dice ingredients. In a mixing bowl put besan flour and salt. Add water slowly to form... Read More

Nettle & Rocket Pesto

Ayurvedic Cooking Class – Join our next Ayurvedic Cooking Class Nettles are the perfect Spring food. They’re nutritious, detoxifying and bitter. They’re easy to find and best of all they’re free. Nettle pesto is very easy & quick to make. Ingredients (organic if possible) Fresh wild nettles (2 handfuls) Rocket (1 handful) Pine nuts (1 tablespoon) Cashew nuts (1 tablespoon) Olive oil (2 tablespoons) Himalayan Salt (to... 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