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[…]

Neti pot

Your nose doesn’t have to welcome germs; introducing the neti pot

If you haven’t had a good old cold this winter, don’t let your guard down now.  Spring often arrives with a nice sprinkling of viruses which are desperate to get into your nose and mouth. Ideally your digestion will be working well, your body tissues will be well nourished and your immunity (ojas) thus strong[…]

Hidden kale risotto

Hidden kale risotto

I created this while trying to find a great way of disguising kale for the children to eat. It worked perfectly!  It was gone in minutes; they got a great dose of calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals as well as a tasty dinner. This hidden kale risotto makes a bright green meal with no ‘bits’[…]

Spelt naan bread in a bread-maker

This is such a ingeniously simple way to make spelt naan bread.  This recipe for spelt naan bread in a bread-maker is pretty-much fool proof and the results are mouth watering.  Spelt is an ancient form of wheat that is much easier to digest and, for most people, doesn’t give the bloating, tiredness or other[…]

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 you have high pitta, omit[…]

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. Print Author: Kate Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 8 servings   This simple dairy-free green-rich pesto is great to have at hand for quick meals.  Tastes great with[…]

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, as usual with my recipes,[…]

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. Print Indian mince Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  35 mins Serves: 4 people   Superbly[…]

Simple homemade curry powder

This simple homemade curry powder requires only about 2 minutes of your time.  It means you can have a curry powder at hand when you need it, which doesn’t contain chilli (which aggravates the digestive tract and upsets digestion).  It is preferable to use whole spices and freshly grind to make this – you have[…]

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. Print Green lentil and vegetable curry Author: Kate Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  55 mins Serves: 6[…]