Purple Power Juice

The purple cabbage is so incredibly nutrient rich that it should be one of our most loved ingredients in cooking and juicing. In fact, it has more vitamin C than oranges. Who knew? Continue reading “Purple Power Juice”

The benefits of a daily juice practice

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I can tell you straight away what attracted me to juicing in general and vegetable juice in particular. The very fact that you can get a whole day’s supply of vital nutrients disbursed into your system within a couple of minutes.Β  To be clear,Β  I am not talking a small glass here but a good 250ml or ideally 500ml, on an empty stomach. But then you’re so done! Continue reading “The benefits of a daily juice practice”

The 5 Minute Lunch

IMG_9920I am an optimist by nature, always have been. Of course things can get me down, I am a human being, but in the end my disposition tends to point to sunny which saves the day. But optimism alone can’t combat a bad diet which in the past meant that no matter how cheery I was, I still kept getting the common cold, flu and bouts of the dreaded noro virus on a pretty regular basis. Boring, boring, boring… Continue reading “The 5 Minute Lunch”

Coconut Soup with Squash and Sweet Potato

IMG_5451Don’t you just love seasonal produce? It is something marvellous about eating that which has just been freshly harvested and turning it into a meal. It makes you feel in tune with nature as well as the distant past, when eating seasonally was all that one could do.

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Start your day the porridge way

There is nothing like the promise of a new day. Each morning when you wake up, you have a choice of what you want your day to be like. We have unlimited creative power to choose what works and what doesn’t. We don’t have to be trapped in unsatisfactory situations, instead we can transform our lives overnight. How liberating! Continue reading “Start your day the porridge way”

Porridge with pear and pistachio nuts.

The humble pear is in season and what a joy that is. Nothing quite like a nice pear. πŸ™‚ My kids love them and no matter how many I buy, they are always gone the following day. It is the perfect snack and after a bit of swatting I am delighted by all the health benefits that are related to pears. Who knew?Β  Continue reading “Porridge with pear and pistachio nuts.”

Oumph has launched in the UK

A fun and thought provoking product launch took me to Whole FoodsΒ  in Kensington last night. The cool Swedish outfit behind the launch, Food for Progress, has managed the unmanageable by turning a bean based meat substitute into a sexy, tasty and remarkably meat-like product called Oumph. Forget bland tofu and Quorn. This is as close to meat you can get as a vegetarian. Continue reading “Oumph has launched in the UK”