Pulses – the best kept protein secret

Here are 10 things you may not know about pulses. Pulses (or legumes): fuel your body with protein are cheap are good for the environment – protein from crops to stomach are low-fat, full of fibre, vitamins and minerals (including iron) count as 1 of your 5 a day are versatile and delicious go down[…]

Spelt Courgette Cake

Spelt courgette cake

Wonderfully moist, this spelt courgette cake is as healthy as a cake can be.  It’s dairy and wheat free too.  It is important to use good oils in cooking – see article here. Print Spelt courgette cake Author: Kate Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: British Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 8  […]

Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach

This mackerel pasta recipe is criminally quick and very popular with all the family.  Ideally use fresh vegetables for this, but you can use frozen ones if you have an empty fridge! Print Smoked mackerel pasta with peas and spinach Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  20[…]

Lunch box

Packed lunches: Can they be healthy, easy, cheap, environmentally and child-friendly?

I think they can.  It’s a fine balance but it is possible. I often get asked about healthy packed lunches.  I try to tiptoe a wiggly line between health, ease, environmental-impact and child-acceptability!  I don’t get it perfectly right and I’m no Delia Smith, but for what it’s worth, here are some simple ideas for[…]

Winter vegetable and barley soup

Brimming with vegetable and barley goodness, this barley soup is great for you but also leaves you feeling totally satisfied.  It is very substantial, almost more of a stew than a soup. Print Winter vegetable and barley soup Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: English Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  50 mins Total time:  1 hour Serves: Serves[…]

Date Flapjacks

These Ayurvedic date flapjacks are absolutely delicious and are great for strengthening and nourishing.  They are vata and pitta pacifying but only eat in small amounts if you are watching kapha/weight or have ama. Print Date Flapjacks Author: Kate Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  50 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 20 squares  […]

Cleansing Mung Bean Soup

This is an excellent soup for times when you need to cleanse.  This may be when you are feeling unwell, sluggish or have poor digestion.  It is also a fantastic soup to have as a cleanse at the turn of the seasons, when doshas are most likely put out of balance.  If you intend to[…]