Nourishing a pregnant body. Part 2

Slow cooked foods are a wonderful thing for both pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat. Food that is slowly cooked over time, especially when it contains bones and lots of vegetables is highly nourishing and easy for the body to uptake the nutritional value and to digest. This lamb shank recipe contains bone marrow which is... Continue Reading →

Nourishing a pregnant body.

One of the (many) challenging things a pregnant woman faces is "what should I eat?" I have had a number of conversations with pregnant friends and patients over the last few weeks on this very topic. Ideally the best way to nourish your body and meet the nutritional needs of you and your baby is... Continue Reading →

Raw Lemon Tarts

Makes 12 individual tarts Crust 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup shredded coconut ½ cup pecans or pistachios 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 medjool dates Optional: 1-2 Tablespoons lemon zest. Filling 1 cup cashews (soaked for minimum 2 hours) 1 cup macadamias (soaked for minimum 2 hours) 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2... Continue Reading →

Raweos

This recipe was inspired two very lovely patients of mine. Not once, but twice in the last 2 weeks they have given me a (much appreciated) gift of 'raweos' purchased from the local farmers market, on the condition that I 'reverse engineer them' and share the recipe. This is my attempt and whilst they do... Continue Reading →

 CAULIFLOWER SALAD I was in London last year with a dear friend and on my list of places to go was Ottolenghi in Notting Hill. It is a teeny store that only seats about 10 people at a communal table. They do however, do a whole lot of takeaway so we ordered some salads and sat... Continue Reading →

Raw Chocolate

Ingredients 200 grams (1 cup) raw cacao butter or raw, extra virgin coconut oil. Or use a combination of both.  40 grams cacao powder, or to taste. To sweeten: 1 tablespoon agave, pure maple syrup or coconut syrup. Or a little coconut sugar. ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt Method Chop cacao butter roughly until it is... Continue Reading →

Fermented foods… Sauerkraut

Everything old becomes new again…. Or something like that. With the re-emergence of more traditional (real) foods and preparation methods has come a rekindled interest in fermented foods. This excites me because fermented foods are amazing for replenishing and restoring gut health. As adults, over 70% of our immune system resides within our gut and... Continue Reading →

Raw Christmas Puddings

I was planning on making some protein balls this morning and I got a little sidetracked. I love the idea of plum pudding at christmas but I don't like sultanas and raisins and find that the wheat and crystallised (sugary) dried fruit that is often used is a little much. So i decided to morph... Continue Reading →

Making your own Dips

Given it is the silly season, many of us are eating out and entertaining more frequently. One of the challenges during this time is making good food choices. Dips are a classic example as many commercially prepared dips are quite high in sugar, canola or vegetable oil, thickeners and preservatives such as E211 (Sodium benzoate.)... Continue Reading →

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