Dhals (dal, daal, dahl) are perfect comfort food for the winter months.  Dahls, made with lentils and spice, make a healthy meal providing a source of  protein, while the vegetables, spice and herb ingredients supply valuable vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. To create a warming dahl, it is recommended that it is cooked long and slow […]

In our uncertain times and rapidly changing world, ‘You Are Awesome’ is a real tonic.  Luckily for me this book arrived several weeks ago and I’ve been devouring the book’s wisdom. ‘You Are Awesome’ is all about resilience and Neil uses his life experiences and research to highlight the secrets to developing resilience in an […]

An intensely flavoured curry with the recipe to make your own Sri Lankan curry powder.  The curry has a twist with the addition of preserved lemons.  If you don’t have preserved lemons you can substitute with a whole lemon sliced thinly and salted with half a teaspoon of sea salt. If you are short on […]

Chickpeas and Halloumi Recipe

A tasty twist for cooking chickpeas.  Using ras el hanout, a north-African mix, to spice up the recipe.  An alternative way of cooking halloumi and vegans can substitute the halloumi for a block of firm tofu and skip the honey.  Serve the dish with a drizzle of honey and flatbreads. Serves 4 Prep: 20 mins […]

A tasty recipe for Spring using seasonal asparagus, radishes, spring onions and peas.  The mustard and orange dressing gives the dish some zing!  Serve with wild rice, fresh bread or new potatoes. Serves 4 Prep: 15 mins / Cooking: 20 mins Ingredients 4 eggs 250g asparagus, woody ends snapped off 1 bunch of spring onions […]

‘Awakening The Spine‘ is one of my favourite yoga books and I revisit the book frequently.  Each time I dip into the book I am reminded of useful information and at the same time I see new information.  The beauty of this book is that it goes well beyond the physical body and can open […]

chickpea and swiss chard

A super quick dish to prepare and perfect comfort food.  Serve with a spoonful of Greek yoghurt, chopped coriander leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and rice. Serves 2 Prep: 10 mins / Cooking: 30 mins Ingredients 60ml olive oil, plus extra to serve 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped […]