This delicious chickpea soup mostly comprises things beginning with C. The whole cumin seeds combine with the chickpeas and carrots to give an earthy sweetness to help nourish your digestive energy and keep you feeling grounded and gently supported.
This broccoli and almond soup recipe is an old favourite of mine – it’s light, creamy and super simple to make. And a great veggie soup for those of you who struggle with pulses but want some plant-based protein in there to fill you up and keep you satisfied and energised for longer.
Nut truffles – or energy balls – are the simplest, quickest things to throw together. You can even get the kids to help – and then they will be more excited about eating them too.
– You know exactly what’s in them
– You know they’ve been made just how you like them
– You can use ingredients that are great for you right now: e.g. the recipes below are categorised into anti-inflammatory and energy-boosting
– You can usually find time to whizz up a batch at least once a week
Mmm just made this carrot cumin and butterbean soup for lunch and it was de-li-cious!
Carrots really do help you see in the dark. The beta carotene in them helps your eyes to make rhodopsin, a purple pigment that helps you see in low light conditions. The more you cook carrots, the more this antioxidant is released, so this soup is perfect as the nights draw in.
It was a warm but wet return to Brighton after a sunny trip to Cornwall, so I wanted something both comforting and fresh when I got home. I generally use short grain brown rice as it holds so much more liquid, and when properly cooked, is fluffy and light. So many...
I love this nutrient rich salad with ribboned carrots and sea spaghetti in a lemon and tahini dressing. It’s vibrant, earthy, crunchy and packed full of calcium, iodine, betacarotene, selenium, vitamin C, B vitamins and so much more.
Spiced Fig and Apple muesli square recipe – for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.
Like flapjacks, but softer and more exotic.
One of my favourites this time of year is my black bean casserole. Black beans are nourishing to your kidneys, and help ease you into the colder months.
Nutrition isn’t just about what’s on your plate – it’s about how well you digest, absorb and utilise that food.
Here are some tips to help you make sure your food is nourishing you, and to prepare your body for supplementation – including recipes for fermented vegetables (sauerkraut), bone broth and linseed tea.
I forget how much I love autumn! The refreshing rain giving nature a new earthy vitality, the Virginia creeper (pictured above) with growing patches of deep red amongst the darkened green, the warmth and smell of the woodburner, the faint aroma of casserole season…