Whenever my daughter and I take a trip up to London, she always asks if we can go to Pret a Manger so she can grab one of their Acai Breakfast Bowls. We don’t have anything vaguely similar in our home town so it’s a proper treat for her, and I don’t complain as I … Continue reading SUPERFOOD ACAI BOWL
This recipe for gluten free granola is so simple yet incredibly delicious. You’ll get about 12 servings from the measurements detailed below, for a bigger batch, just double up. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup honey or pure maple syrup ½ tsp vanilla extract 2 cups gluten free oats ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup raw pecans chopped 2 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp … Continue reading Glorious Gluten Free Granola
After almost nearly three months of lockdown I felt I had used the time to my advantage, spending a lot of time reading, studying, walking and pottering in the garden. I even managed to complete an online course in Therapeutic Art – more on that later. However, as with all positives, there is usually a … Continue reading Cutting Cocoa & Carob Bites
Being vegetarian, coeliac and heading towards the wrong end of 40 means I’m highly likely to be falling short on a whole host of nutrients. Add to that my recent move to a life of sobriety, a time when my body is in recovery and healing, then I really can do with every little boost … Continue reading KICK START YOUR DAY WITH A POWER JUICE
For a long time I have been very anti the use of eggs in bread mixes, for two reasons; firstly I suffered from a nasty egg allergy for 15 years and secondly, well, eggs are for cakes, not bread. Thankfully I have recently established my egg allergy has corrected itself, which is wonderful given the … Continue reading SUPER SOFT GLUTEN FREE BREAD
Whilst out harvesting hawthorn berries last week, a fellow forager asked me what advice I would give them regarding their diet; I was on a wild medicine course at the time, this isn’t a ‘normal’ day for me. It is always a little unnerving when someone catches you off guard like that, especially when you … Continue reading SUGAR – THE HIDDEN KILLER
My husband always likes to say 'there is no such thing as bad cake'. Fifty years ago Mr Kipling took this to a whole new level with his slogan promoting his 'exceptionally good cakes'. Of course we are all now very mindful of the fact that we need to watch our sugar intake owing to … Continue reading WET WALNUT & CARROT CAKE
Towards the end of last year I had my blood screened to make sure my body hadn’t taken too much of a bashing from the recent gluten attack I had suffered. Miraculously, the three months of beating my digestive system had taken hadn’t caused any major long-term disruption. However, there was one point my doctor … Continue reading VITAMIN D – ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH?