It’s that time of year again – the Yuletide festivities are over for another year, the days are short, cold and often damp, and it feels like an age until the new shoots of spring appear, or the next Bank Holiday appears tantalisingly on the horizon. If you are feeling a touch of the January blues, worry not! We have the perfect recipe of healthful-indulgence to see you through with our three favourite self-care treats to indulge in during the coldest months of the year.
The festive season is just around the corner and we are fast moving into a beautifully Christmassy atmosphere. I am so thrilled to share these recipes with you, in hope that these will make this time of the even more magical. The intention was to stick to basic recipes, and turn them into a vegan version while also exploring traditional side dishes giving them my own little twist. These are all wonderful ideas to add to your Vegan Christmas Roast or your Christmas or Boxing Day Buffet table – filling and delicious!
When the nights draw in and the temperature starts to drop, it’s a great time to make sure you give your immunity a welcome boost this winter. By ensuring your immunity is well boosted, you are ensuring you avoid as many of the ‘winter nasties’ as possible and stay fighting fit and full of energy! So, to give you a head start, here are our top five immunity-boosting supplements!
This wholesome and tasty Vegan Thai Green Curry is rich, creamy and full of bold flavours with a kick of heat. It’s a hearty, comforting vegan meal that leaves you satisfied for hours. The creamy coconut tames the heat of the curry paste, bringing it down to a light kick which energises you out of any winter rut!
You might know that looking after yourself is important, but do you have a toolkit of just how to go about putting yourself centre stage in your own life? Nourishment doesn’t just start and end with nutrition (although obviously good nutrition is one of the most fundamental building blocks of looking after yourself). Nourishment also means looking after you, on all levels, physical, emotional and spiritual. We can’t wait to share with you our top 5 techniques to putting yourself first and living your most healthy, happy and contented life.
Autumn is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all levels, a time to store up fuel, for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contracts and moves its essence inward and downward.
This power packed sassy super stew takes minimum time and effort to cook up an evening meal for you and your people. It is also brilliant for batch cooking for the freezer or to have as week-long lunches or dinners.
Inflammation is a normal body reaction that occurs as an immune response to fight infection and protect you from disease. It is characterised by redness of the skin, swelling and raised skin or body temperature. Under normal circumstances, these responses all help to heal your body by fending off contagion (infectious nasties!) and as such is quite normal. In fact, this response goes to show that your body is working well as it means your circulation, endocrine (hormonal) and immune systems are all doing their thing.
Crunchy. Satisfying. Naturally sweetened. Fibre and protein-packed. Simple & Delicious. These are the words that come up when having a bowl of this gorgeous warming winter granola in the morning! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! Why? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure, but this Granola always gets me pumped to roll out of bed and into the day. It is power packed goodness with rich oils and protein in seeds and nuts, plus we get an extra anti-inflammatory boost from having Ginger in there. This is something we cannot get enough of now that winter season is right around the corner.
There are a bevvy of beautiful B vitamins which, when combined, make up a supplement known a B Complex. When Vitamin B deficiencies occur symptoms can include poor concentration, muscle pains or cramps, anxiety, bad pms symptoms, skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis, fatigue, headaches and anaemia. And they are not just limited to this. The impact on your overall wellbeing can be enormous!
Not so long ago fennel was my biggest enemy until one day my good friend introduced me to this delicious combo. Crunchy soothing fennel, juicy orange and hearty chickpeas, make this not just a dazzling display of colours and textures, but also a nutritious and filling dish.