Tamarind egg curry

Eating vegetarian and reducing tomatoes is sometimes tricky so I love this recipe for a tamarind egg curry.  Ayurveda recommends small doses of tomatoes only as they slow digestion and cause aama.  Lots of curries contain tomatoes so it is always great to find recipes which aren’t tomato based.  If Read more…

Spinach pesto

This simple dairy-free green-rich spinach pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with spelt pasta for a speedy, healthy meal. This simple dairy-free green-rich pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with spelt pasta for a speedy, healthy meal.

Beetroot pasta with walnuts

Beetroot is hard to use in recipes as it has such a particular taste and colour, but this vegetarian beetroot pasta recipe makes the most out of both of these.  My children love this tasty and healthy meal and it is often served to chants of ‘pink pasta, pink pasta’. Read more…

Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po tofu.  I should probably put that in quotation marks ‘Ma Po’ tofu as it has been properly butchered since I first started making it (thank you Ai-Leng), to make it more Ayurvedic.  It realistically no longer resembles Ma Po tofu at all but it remains utterly delicious and, Read more…

Indian mince

Superbly simple to make but packed with flavour, this Indian mince recipe is great for an easy family meal. If serving with naan, a great spelt naan bread recipe can be found here. Superbly simple to make but packed with flavour, this Indian mince recipe is great for an easy family Read more…

Green Lentil Curry

Green lentil and vegetable curry

This wonderfully tasty and satisfying green lentil and vegetable curry is a simple, one-pot dish which works for both adults and children. If serving with naan, a great spelt naan bread recipe can be found here. This wonderfully tasty and satisfying green lentil and vegetable curry is a simple, one-pot dish Read more…

Spelt gnocchi

Simple yet deliciously more-ish spelt gnocchi.  My children love to cut up the gnocci, which is great for them and saves me a job!  Serve with home-made pesto for a lovely, nutritious meal. Simple yet deliciously more-ish spelt gnocci. My children love to cut up the gnocci, which is great Read more…

Wheat and dairy free ‘pesto’ pancakes

These yummy wheat and dairy free pesto pancakes originated as pesto pancakes but then I decided to reduce the cheese content and make them more digestible.  The recipe is now for wheat and dairy free ‘pesto’ pancakes.  They remained just as delicious and the whole family love them.  They are Read more…

Home-made spinach hummus

Pulses such as chickpeas are great to have alongside whole-grains or dairy to provide a full complement of protein.  Chickpeas tend to aggravate vata a little (think wind…) but with oil, garlic and herbs such as cumin, this can be lessened.  This simple home-made hummus recipe has the handy addition of Read more…

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 Read more…