Deliciously creamy almond milk

Homemade almond milk is completely and utterly delicious and very different to it’s shop-bought counterpart.   It took me a long time to get round to making my own almond milk but when I did it was a revelation and totally transformed my breakfasts.  It’s refreshingly light and creamy and I particularly enjoy pouring it…

Tomato pasta sauce

This is my favourite ‘go-to’ recipe it’s just fantastic for a quick and easy family meal.  All the ingredients are tossed into the blender and then poured over spiralized courgette or sweet potato.  My children prefer spaghetti and this is a perfect stir-in sauce too.  I’ve even had this sauce as a soup and it…

Wall of Jars

My husband Ed calls this my wall of jars and I love it! I wanted to display all the lovely nuts and seeds that go into my cooking.  Little items that I grab a pinch of to garnish soup or salad; tasty little morsels such as pine nuts and sunflower seeds.  Just one date can…

What Blender?

The most used item in my kitchen is without a doubt my Nutri Bullet blender;  it’s used at least 5-6 times a day.  I use it to make almond milk, soups, dressings-and sauces, grinding nuts, smoothies and all manner of pates and spreads.  Almost every meal I make requires the blender.  See it in action…

Spinach Soup

I love raw soups! I’m totally converted from their cooked counterparts, however, it took a while, whilst transitioning to raw I had a mental block about having raw soup.  I thought ‘how can this be filling and wholesome and warming?’ I was wrong and now I cant get enough, particularly after a long bike ride.…

Fruit salad bowl with raspberry cream

This is a beautifully vibrant breakfast that will make your heart sing.  and its wonderfully simple.     Instructions Start by chopping up your favourite fruit into a bowl.  I enjoy strawberries, papaya and bananas.  Mix in alfalfa sprouts. Blend a punnet of raspberries then pass through fine muslin until you have smooth raspberry juice.…

Basic Chia seed pudding

When chia seeds come into contact with liquids they swell and the outside of the seed takes on a gel like consistency.  To make a chia seed pudding you mix the measured seeds with your choice of liquid, usually a nut milk of some kind.  You need to keep stirring every 5 minutes until the…

What are chia seeds?

Chia seed pudding is one of my favourite desserts.  Once made up the chia is so mild that it can be flavoured very easily with whatever you fancy.  My favourite is matcha chia seed pudding which is made by simply mixing some matcha green tea into the chia seeds along with almond milk.  Chia is…

Banana Chia with Nut Crumble

This is one of my favourite breakfasts when I want something easy and very  filling.  The banana chia recipe I found on the lovely Oh She Glows website.  It’s  left overnight so that the chia seeds can thicken and swell in the banana and almond milk mixture, then  half the breakfast is ready for when you…

Asian Slaw

I found this refreshing salad on the pages of Raw Freedom by Saskia Fraser. Its  lovely and crunchy and has a hint of the exotic but is easy enough to make any time,  we even made it whilst on a motor home holiday with limited surfaces to work on and even fewer kitchen utensils.  Though…