Fermentation – fad or fab?

Fermentation – fad or fab?

Along with plant based diets and alcohol free drinks, I think it's safe to say that fermentation is one of the top food trends in 2018. From kefir (a fermented yoghurt) to kimchi (fermented vegetables) to kombucha (fermented tea), fermentation is everywhere you look. So should you be having kimchi with your breakfast whilst sipping some 'booch' (yep, kombucha [...]

What to cook this weekend

What to cook this weekend

There's fungus among us...the seasonal star of this week's recipes is the humble mushroom! And for a sweet ending to your mushroomy meal, read on to the end for Cassie Best's spiced pear sticky toffee pudding. Winter squash and Portobello mushroom curry By: Everly Jaymes This vegetarian curry is so bright, warming and full of [...]

What to cook this weekend

What to cook this weekend

Well folks, it's now October so put on a jumper, get out your Ugg boots and snuggle up with a big mug of pumpkin spice latte! In homage to one of my favourite months, this weekend's recipe picks are all about the pumpkin! Jamie Oliver's chickpea, coconut and pumpkin curry This vegan recipe is so [...]

Is your home making you ill? How to detox and live a healthier home life

Is your home making you ill? How to detox and live a healthier home life

We are all more health and environmentally conscious these days. And, if you're anything like me, you are probably looking for ways to eliminate toxins in your home, especially if you have children or pets. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s website Tox Town, on environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals, the most common [...]

What to cook this weekend

What to cook this weekend

Penne con salsiccia This penne con salsiccia (Italian sausage) is incredibly warming, rich and so full flavoured...perfect for a cooler autumn evening. You can absolutely make it with shop bought Italian sausages, but I like to make my own sausage meat with fresh minced pork to avoid any preservatives and, bursting with fennel seeds and [...]

What to cook this weekend

What to cook this weekend

This week I would like to talk about cobnuts. Cobnuts are a type of hazelnut, traditionally grown in Kent in the UK. They look like slightly larger, broader hazelnuts and can be eaten either fresh or dried. The fresh version normally comes with the nuts still in their husks and they are moist, slightly soft and have [...]

Healthy(ish) Pumpkin Spice Latte – an autumn favourite!

Healthy(ish) Pumpkin Spice Latte – an autumn favourite!

I hate to admit it (as I try to eat and drink as healthfully as possible) but I really do love pumpkin spice lattes. I mean really love them. Autumn just isn't autumn without them. But they're an expensive habit and contain very high amounts of sugar as well as "natural flavourings", which, let's face [...]