Boost your hormones

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The end of summer always comes tinged with a certain duality. On the one hand it is fab to be back in my old groove, make green juice, see my house with new eyes after being away and meeting up with friends I’ve not seen for a while. On the other hand, however, it is the stark realisation that we’re heading for colder weather, routine, school runs, more rain and cold and so on. I’m not sure I’m there just yet.

As a foodie and a health nut I tend to focus my attention on what’s going on in the fridge in times of uncertainty – there is something very calming about the restocking of supplies which after a long time away are utterly depleted. Summers always means falling off the health wagon one way or the other. Too much of everything. And being a woman in my late 40s I know there are things I need to eat and drink to be healthy and hormonally balanced.  Continue reading “Boost your hormones”

Mung Bean Curry

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So happy its raining today. No, it’s true – I love it when the weather give you permission to hibernate. I’ve even lit a candle as I’m having my lunch of which you will hear more soon. So often we are after the really heady stuff – great weather, the best holidays, amazing nights out, best restaurants or fastest times on our weekly runs. We’re always striving for perfection and our personal best. But I think the mediocre is underrated. The ordinary, every day stuff which lives are made of can be utterly beautiful and nourishes the soul as much if not more than extremes. Continue reading “Mung Bean Curry”

Children’s Breakfast Granola

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Here is a surefire winner in the breakfast department at our house. Home made granola. Yes, some batches are better received by the children than others but complaints are generally due to nuts/seeds not being ground up enough. Overall, it is a staple that we are all happy to eat daily. Add to it some creamy organic greek yoghurt and am happy knowing my kids have started their day with nutritious seeds, nuts, fats and gluten-free grains. It is also a fun thing to be making together on a rainy day. My daughter loves finding pretty jars for our granola that we can put ribbons onto and display (proudly) in the kitchen. Continue reading “Children’s Breakfast Granola”

Relaxing Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry

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Love a healthy curry, me. If you have a fridge full of veg that you might not want to juice, then you are a one step away from a curry. I liken a curry to a green smoothie (not literally but conceptually), a dish where you are able to fit in lots of nutritionally dense veg and where the whole is always greater than the sum of its individual parts. Continue reading “Relaxing Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry”