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[…]

Coconut oil spelt pancakes

The type of oil you use to cook with is very important.  Most vegetable oils (apart from olive oil) are very heat unstable and cooking with them creates free radicals (aging and toxic chemicals for the body).  Only cook with coconut oil, ghee and olive oil (not to high temperatures). In making pancakes, don’t fry[…]

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  […]

How to make self-raising spelt flour

I do all my baking with spelt flour as spelt is a huge amount easier to digest than modern wheat flour (see here).   If the digestion struggles, the tissues of the body don’t get nourished and diseases begin to materialise; so a good reason to use spelt! To make self-raising spelt flour, just add[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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. Print Spelt gnocchi Author: Kate Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  5 mins Total time:  25 mins Serves: 4 servings  […]

Spelt Grain

What’s the story with wheat?

Why my obsession with spelt? What is wrong with wheat?  Nothing. The ancient texts of Ayurveda extol the virtues of wheat, as a nourishing, strengthening food.  Its properties are heavy, oily, sweet and cooling.  As it is fairly heavy to digest, it is best not to over consume.  Looking at wheat from a modern perspective, this ‘heaviness’ is[…]

Spelt Sourdough loaf in a bread-maker

Before you can make spelt sourdough bread, you need to first, make or obtain a sourdough starter.  If you are starting one yourself, you can use wholemeal spelt or rye from the beginning.  If you are getting some from a friend or another source and it is wheat, you can feed it spelt or rye and[…]