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[…]

Classic mung dal

This classic mung dal is a fantastically tasty vegetarian dish which, when served with wholegrains (e.g. brown rice) or dairy, provides a full protein meal.  It is a simple recipe to prepare and easy to digest.  Kids like it too! Mung beans are the easiest pulse to digest (and least wind-forming) and is good for all[…]

Ayurvedic Buttermilk (Takra)

Ayurvedic buttermilk (takra) is a liquid preparation made by churning yoghurt with water.  It is a digestive stimulant and helps with proper elimination.  It is very beneficial in cases of IBS, Crohn’s disease, haemorrhoids and obesity. Print Buttermilk (Takra) Author: Kate Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 1 glass   Ayurvedic buttermilk (takra) is[…]

Look after your digestive fire

It all comes back to Digestion

“It comes back to the beginning” – the theme tune punch line from the fantastic TV series, The Bridge.  If you haven’t seen it, you should!  I’m singing the song for you now, you are just very lucky not to be able to hear me.  It does indeed all come back to the beginning and[…]