Category archives: Finger on the Pulse

Coconut Lentil Curry with Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice has to be the best invention ever! You can steam it or bake it, make it as fine or coarse as you like,  it always tastes delicious! And when paired up with this creamy coconut lentil curry it's just divine! Cauliflower belongs to the cruciferous group of vegetables, renowned for their health benefits. Cauliflower is rich in sulphoraphane, indoles a[...]

Warm Winter Salad Bowl

January is a lovely relief from the heaviness of December if you know what I mean... Not just food wise - although the eating and drinking can all get a bit much too. There just seems to be such a rush in the month leading up to Christmas as businesses try to wrap things up and the general craziness and mayhem of Christmas, that once it's gone it definitely feels like[...]

Minestrone Soup

I have to say I'm not a fan of  the cold weather; even more so since I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis. The cold damp weather can really aggravate my symptoms, but the thing that makes me happy in the winter is eating soups. I love soups! Having grown up in Romania in the 80’s, I spent most of my time with my grandparents as my mum had to work. My grandma was an amazing c[...]

Falafels in Lettuce Wraps with Tahini Dressing

A middle eastern street food staple, falafels are absolutely delicious and one of those things I absolutely love but don’t often get to eat… Although they have become popular on street food stalls in the UK, they are rarely gluten free. So.. time to make my own vegan and gluten free falafels! Chick peas, the main ingredient of falafels, are one of my favourite food[...]

Black Bean Hummus

Life without spreads would be dull and dry, so I'm always playing around making various things to spread on a cracker or have on the side of a salad. This black bean hummus is so light and fluffy you're going to love it. Black beans are definitely my favourite bean! They're more densly packed with protein than other beans, of course proteins are the building blocks fo[...]

Quick Lunch Ideas - Black Bean Quinoa Salad

As I write this I am juggling the kids homework, washing is waiting to be hung out, updating social media and emails coming in about work. Let's face it, life is busy for all of us, and a quick lunch is often what's needed. I do my best to have breaks from it all (technology & multi tasking in particular) but a lot of the time I feel like a whirling dervish. As a [...]

Healthy Green Socca Pizza

Who doesn't want to eat pizza? We all do, so get ready to have the best healthy pizza ever. I haven’t been able to give this blog as much love and attention as I would have liked to recently as other things like finishing my Naturopathic Nutrition diploma and working on photography commissions have had to take centre stage. I’d planned to come back with a post of my [...]

Warm Lentil & Butternut Squash Salad

I am so happy I managed to grow this beauty in the garden without the slugs and snails getting to it first. In the end it took over a little as it trailed across the lawn but I ended up with this lovely looking butternut squash. It's always good to grow the foods you love eating and I sure am a big fan of butternut squash! I love it roasted, in stews and curries or in[...]

Brunch

Brunch is such a lovely meal, in it's name it implies relaxing, the weekend, holidays. And it sure is lovely on those occasions, but this meal doesn't have to be restricted to the weekend, it can be a midweek lunch or even dinner. The BPT Brunch is a nutritionally rockin', satisfying meal. Unlike the processed, meat heavy, greasy regular English breakfast our Brunch i[...]