Spices

Add spices, add flavour, improve nutrition

You can put the most nutritious food into your mouth but to get the goodness out of it, it needs to be well digested.   There is one simple way to make sure this happens; add herbs and spices to your food. Plus, bonus, they make the food taste amazing. Herbs and spices improve your digestion[…]

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[…]

Butternut squash and spinach curry

I’ve just made this and it was a hit with the children.  I offered them the choice of having it as it comes, or blended.  They went with the blended option (not one for the adults!) and they loved it, ate large portions of vegetables without even blinking. This butternut squash and spinach recipe is[…]

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[…]

Cleansing Mung Bean Soup

This is an excellent soup for times when you need to cleanse.  This may be when you are feeling unwell, sluggish or have poor digestion.  It is also a fantastic soup to have as a cleanse at the turn of the seasons, when doshas are most likely put out of balance.  If you intend to[…]

Sun through clouds

From SAD to happy with Ayurveda

Wow, it’s lovely to see the sun out.  Out comes the sun and out come the smiles.  Have you found that this winter’s dreadful weather has been making you a bit sad?  Or indeed, quite a bit S.A.D.?  With the lack of sunlight in the winter months, many people start to feel a bit down,[…]