Category archives: Groovy Grains

Buckwheat and Mushroom Risotto

This is the meal of the moment for me. Buckwheat and Mushroom Risotto, gorgeous and comforting as the days get shorted and the winter sets in. Buckwheat is a staple Eastern European food, an ancient grain with a long history. While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suita[...]

Gluten Free Blackberry Apple Crumble

This Gluten Free Blackberry Apple Crumble is soon to become your favourite crumble! It's such a great dish to get the kids involved in making, I love seeing little hands crumbing the pastry together. It's also not just about the end product but the process itself; the foraging, being in nature, enjoying being together with family, friends or furry friends. I've bee[...]

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[...]

Gluten Free Savoury Muffins

My gluten free savoury muffins have taken a little bit of working and re-working to get just right, but after few goes I've got it! They are AWESOME divine, fluffy creations, now fully tried and tested on my lovely, willing family and friends.. Packed full of green veg and protein, they make a great breakfast on the go, delicious lunch along with a nice big salad or a[...]

Scrumptious Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes

Today I wanted to share my recipe for these delicious and super healthy banana pancakes so you too can enjoy making them this weekend. Whether it's an indulgent breakfast for one or you want to treat your nearest and dearest. Lazy weekend mornings have been a bit of a rare occasion for me with college being on alternate weekends for what seems like forever, so when [...]

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 [...]

Cacao Quinoa Porridge

Autumn is definitely here and so are warm breakfasts in my house. This cacao quinoa porridge is a really simple quick and easy and very nutritious breakfast that will set you up for the day. Make sure to save I cup of cooked quinoa from the night before and then your hot breakfast will be ready in no time if you have a busy day ahead of you. Eating protein with every[...]

Healthy Lunch Bowls

It's October already and here I am back at college for my final year as a Naturopathic Nutrition student. I am absolutely loving getting down to the nitty gritty of the effects nutrients have on our body. In particular I'm finding it fascinating learning about how certain nutrients play a role in switching on or off certain genes which may be the catalyst in the progr[...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Studying for my end of year exam at the moment and sadly haven't got much time for fun experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen.. As a result all I want to eat is this trusty quinoa tabbouleh! It's fresh, crunchy and zingy, great on it's own, with a leafy salad or with a side of roasted veg, for breakfast {I love dinner leftovers for breakfast}, lunch or dinner!  [...]