Half Moon Vanilla Biscuits

The moon can affect our health in ways we aren’t always aware – it impacts on our sleep, our menstrual cycles if we’re female, and even our brains (ever wondered where the word ‘lunatic’ comes from?) so don’t be too surprised if these vanilla half moon biscuits send you a little crazy… You’re actually lucky you’re getting this…

Chocolate Swiss Roll with Peppermint Cream

The Bake Off is back and I just couldn’t help myself… Chocolate Swiss Roll? With a creamy mint filling? Oh go on then! This recipe feels like a cross between our chocolate mint truffles and raw cinnamon and raisin swirls, which you may be familiar with if you’re a regular customer. It’s vegan, gluten free…

Ginger Oat Biscuits

It’s biscuit week on The Great British Bake Off! There are absolutely endless possibilities when it comes to biscuits… so many flavours, textures, sizes. How could we possibly choose? As with most things in life, you just have to go with your gut – and after watching the bakers battle it out with their gingerbread…

Raw Jaffa Cupcakes

So the Great British Bake Off is back… and so are we, with our health conscious, vegan and gluten free baking alternatives! The first week has already sparked lots of ideas for us and I am sure we will have fun experimenting with new recipes over the next 10 weeks. This week though, we have…

The Mindful Breakfast Club

Last month we launched The Mindful Breakfast Club – Manchester’s first health conscious breakfast club. Both passionate about health and wellness, Jane and I have observed for some time the lack of places to enjoy a good breakfast out in the city… vegan options are certainly on the rise but to find food that is…

Sugar – is it all bad?

Sugar has had a lot of bad press in recent years, and for good reason. As human beings we are designed only to tolerate very small amounts of sugar at any 1 time – 1-2 tsp max. Any more than this can cause our blood sugar levels to rise, which can deeply affect our metabolism…

Spring Cauliflower Couscous Salad

It’s been a rare couple of weeks where the sun has been shining almost every day in Manchester and with the warmer weather creeping in I’ve found myself craving the cooling, bitter flavours of spring veggies. This is a vibrant salad that takes advantage of the gorgeous purple sprouting broccoli, spring onions and radishes on…

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

This is my second chickpea recipe this week and this one is a little bit naughty… but not THAT naughty. Firstly, these blondies don’t contain any gluten, dairy, eggs or oil, making them easy to digest as well as hormone and cholesterol free. Secondly, they contain a healthy dose of fibre, protein and nutrients that…

Chickpea Omelette

Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. I love a smoothie in the morning but sometimes nothing beats a cooked breakfast. When I decided to commit to a plant-based diet I never thought that I’d find an alternative to omelette – how wrong I was! This omelette made from chickpea flour is…

Hot Cross Buns

I don’t know when it became an Easter tradition to eat hot cross buns for breakfast on Good Friday, but I’m very glad it did. These spiced fruit buns were one of my childhood favourites. Apparently, the different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning – the cross represents the crucifixion of…

Raw Celeriac Pasta and Tomato Sauce

As a vegan it is very easy to over consume grain-based foods such as pasta, bread, oats and rice. Of course, these foods aren’t necessarily ‘bad’ for us in moderation, but they can reduce our absorption of vital minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium due to their high phytic acid content. I have…

Spicy Red Cabbage and Potato Stir Fry

I made this recipe for a potluck gathering at my house with some of the lovely people I’ve met on my Naturopathic Nutrition course. A potluck is a communal meal where everybody brings a dish – they are a great way to host a simple dinner party without the pressure or costs landing on one person,…