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…

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…

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,…

Stuffed Avocados with Bean Salsa and Quinoa

Avocados? They’re not just for guacamole. If you’re an avocado lover like me, then this is one for you. I eat an avocado every day. They are so versatile and an absolute superstar when it comes to benefiting your health. Here are just some of the reasons why I love them… Despite being a fruit, they’re…

Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Cranberries

  I’ve been dying to try out a whole roasted cauliflower since I had one for the first time in a restaurant in Liverpool last month. Eating out can be a challenge when you prefer to eat both vegan and gluten-free, so I was delighted when I saw the cauliflower dish on the menu –…

Squash, Lentil and Sweet Potato Bake

There are some beautiful types of squash available at this time of year. Autumn and winter bring squash with harder skins and well-developed sweet and nutty flavours as a consequence of the late summer sunshine. Their hard skins mean they keep well too so don’t be afraid to stock up – they can be used…