Simple universally-liked green smoothie

Even the green-smoothie averse child likes this one! For how and when to have smoothies, see here. Print Simple universally-liked green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2 glasses   Ingredients 2 handfuls grapes 2 handfuls spinach ~125ml room temperature water Instructions Add all ingredients and blend well. Drink[…]

Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie

Two of my three children like this creamy green smoothie, the other is not a green-smoothie man. Print Creamy and child-friendly green smoothie Author: Kate Recipe type: Drinks Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2 glasses   Ingredients Two handfuls of spinach ~150ml of room temperature water 4cm unpeeled cucumber 1 tsp lemon juice or[…]

Smoothies and juices – choose wisely

Like it or not, juicing and blending is taking us by storm.  Seen as quick and easy way to dose up with essential vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidants, smoothies and juices have become a much larger part of our diet. How they help… Over the years, plants have been bred to have less and less[…]

Pantry essentials

Whether you are looking to eat healthily or are diving head-first into a prescribed Ayurvedic diet to fix a problem, here are some top pantry essentials. I’m going to assume you have your own policy on organic v. non-organic and I’ll leave that to you.  If you don’t do anything else organic, dairy and meat[…]

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[…]

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 loaf in bread-maker

Spelt is much easier to digest than modern-wheat; see here for an explanation.  Many people who find they have bloating, indigestion or tiredness after eating wheat, discover that eating spelt doesn’t cause any of those problems. Spelt flour is now readily available in, even in most mainstream supermarkets.  You can bake with wholegrain alone or[…]

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[…]