Category archives: Food as Medicine

Buckwheat Miso Porridge with Wild Mushrooms

Savoury porridge?!? Hell yeah! It's delicious for breakfast or lunch! Wonderful earthy flavours for utter comfort in a bowl on a cold wintery day. Buckwheat  has a lovely earthy taste and is a beautiful partner for mushrooms! Not related to wheat in any way, buckwheat is a gluten free pseudograin, actually a seed. Very high in fibre and antioxidants, it offers us a [...]

What are the best sources of Magnesium?

Magnesium seems to be one of the most talked about supplement at the moment so I thought I'd do a little research about it's history in supplementation. I found out that Magnesium was used as a curative as early as the seventeenth century! In the 1600’s, water from the famous Epsom spring in England was a popular curative. Both for bathing in the Epsom salt rich water[...]

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[...]

Top 5 Christmas Healthy Foods

Christmas is more often associated with overindulgence than with healthy foods, but I'm here to tell you all about the amazing healthy foods which can have you sail on through. My absolute favourite Christmas healthy foods are Brussel sprouts, pomegranate, walnuts, parsnips and kale. They all offer amazing health benefits in their own right, but you can also serve the[...]

National Arthritis Week 2016

As it’s National Arthritis Week, I wanted to share with you my top diet and lifestyle changes which made a huge impact in managing my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The Immune System As RA is an autoimmune condition it is important to focus on the immune system not just the joint aches and pains. As such, one of the most important interventions I made was gut healing.[...]

Simple Sauerkraut Recipe

As there's a fantastic resurgence in the consumption of fermented foods, I wanted to share with you my simple Sauerkraut Recipe. Fermented foods and drinks have been part of the human diet for hundreds if not thousands of years, only really going out of fashion with the advent of the refrigerator. Before we were able to keep foods fresh by refrigeration, people would[...]

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[...]

Stinging Nettles - Pick now for amazing health benefits

Stinging Nettles, were my worse enemy as a child.. I have many, many memories of getting badly stung, but I guess, in hindsight, it's a sign that I had a good childhood, spending a lot of time playing outdoors. Other than giving kids nasty stings ;), nettles have been used for centuries to treat various ailments such as arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchi[...]