Time to boost your good bacteria with an easy ferment!
I mix bog standard white cabbage with a couple of table spoons of Laoganma black bean chili sauce. A Sichuan style condiment full of umami flavour. The result is quite special and I’m completely obsessed !
Adding fermented foods before going to foreign lands can be a great insurance against holiday tummy. I also bring a good probiotic as an extra precaution.
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Hope you are having an amazing summer!
This might be my longest video ever 🙂
It’s all about the clean and half clean beauty products I have been trying lately. Hope you like it!
33.3C. Hot hot hot! I’m NOT complaining, but I’m also not cooking any “proper food”. The kids thought this salad was the starter. No. This is it.
Fresh and cold.
– 1/2 medium sized water melon, cubed
– 1-2 cups of sweetcorn
– halloumi cheese, dairy or vegan
– handfull of fresh mint leaves
– 2 tablespoons chopped spring unions, the green bits
– olive oil
Finally a new video!
I’m cooking with my 10 year old again and this time it’s a dessert.
This Mango Froyo is so refreshing and delicious. perfect as a pudding on a hot summers day! You need 3 ingredients and it takes 30 seconds. That’s the sort of dessert I can deal with now school is out for the summer 🙂
– 250 gram frozen mango
– 1 cup coconut yoghurt
– 1 tablespoon honey
Directions: Put everything in a high speed blender. Serve.
As everyone knows juicing is a great short cut to better health. I use my trusted old cheap juicer from Philips most mornings. My to go to juices contain lots of vegetables, lemon and cucumber and just a tiny bit of apple or orange to balance the taste. I don’t like those sweet juices with vegetables only as an afterthought. When out an about in London I can recommend Dulce Verde No1 from Daily Dose. It’s exactly my cup of juice. A mix of cucumber, apple, kale, lemon and mint. So refreshing!
The juice bar is in Matt Roberts gym on 16 Berkeley Street in Mayfair.
Good Morning from the breakfast table! A long lazy weekend feast or a quickie before you rush out and seize the day. Breakfast really sets you up for the day. I have to admit I’m not a big breakfast eater unless I’m in a hotel or later in the day, so it has to taste good and it has to be nutritious.
With kids in school I’m obsessed with giving them a healthy start as I have no idea what they will be eating during the day.
Below are a few of my favorite breakfast recipes. They work equally well for a long lazy weekend feast as a quick breakfast on the go (with some prep).
My first tip because the kids love it is SPROUTED & DEHYDRATED GRANOLA. Gluten and nut free and vegan. A refreshing start to the day! You’ll find the recipe here (click!)
This Orange Chia Breakfast is so juicy! Recipe here (click)
Strawberry Bircher! Easy to prepp the night before and so summery and filling at the same time! Recipe here (click!)
Who doesn’t love chocolate and raspberries! This is always a hit and no one suspects they are eating avocado 😉 Recipe here (click!)
Caramel Flavored and light. A mix of carob, chia and banana. Yum yum!
Recipe here (click!)
For more Breakfast Recipes like vegan raspberry and vanilla yoghurt and coconut porrige with apple go to categories under breakfast here (click!)
What is our favorite breakfast?
There was great excitement when NYC-based vegan chain by CHLOE opened in London’s Theaterland earlier this year.
by Chloe is known for taking classic dishes like Fish and Chips, Burgers, Caesar Salad, and Mac & Cheese and making them vegan. I love that concept! You can find my vegan mac & cheese recipe HERE.
It was hot hot hot in London and I was ravenous!
I ordered the Greek salad, artichoke dip with nachos and an iced almond matcha latte.
The staff were super helpful and sweet and quickly changed my latte to an Iced version when I realised I had ordered the wrong one. But unfortunately on this occasion I was underwhelmed by the food. It was bland and way too salty. One of my favorite foods in the world is artichokes but I sadly only got texture and salt from this dip.
I completely understand that the kitchen might have had a bad day and I’m going back to give it another chance, because I WANT to love it.
Have you been? What was your experience?
I adore vanilla! I add it to so many of my recipes even my otherwise savory favorite green smoothie recipe HERE. Have you noticed its near impossible to get hold of? It’s due to poor harvest in Madagascar last year when the Enwao cyclone destroyed everything in it’s way. 80% of vanilla pods comes from Madagascar and as a result of the storm prices have reached sky-high levels!
I have been stocking up on real vanilla this spring and I have a small stach. But it’s shrinking fast! Every time I go into a new super market I head straight for the baking/spice section and sometimes I’m in luck. Sainsbury in Hammersmith has been a particular good source lately 🙂
Vanilla is not only amazing for it’s beautiful aroma it also comes with health benefits!
Vanilla contains important antioxidants, protecting our bodies from damage and harmful free radicals. The antioxidant vanillin gives vanilla that amazing aroma but that’s not all it has powerful liver protective and anti-inflammatory action.
How do you get rid of unsightly nail fungus?
I had a client who suffered from really unsightly nail fungus for no less then 25 years!!! Her GP had prescribed several courses of antibiotics och she tried other expensive treatments, but nothing worked.
It actually got worse and spread to other nails. She had given up and was trying to hide the problem with layers upon layers of nail polish.
I told her about the fab result I had had with VapoRub. She was willing to give it a go but deep down she did not expect any type of positive result.
After 3 months the fungus was completely gone!
She could not believe it!!
How does it work?
VapoRub contains menthol, eucalyptus, camphor, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, nutmeg oil, thymol and turpentine oil and some of these are antifungal.
It’s especially thymol that seems to be effective against the fungus. Studies have shown that thymol destroys the cell membranes of candida – a common cause of nail fungus.
Thymol is extracted from oil of thyme so just using thyme oil might also help.
Do you suffer from nail fungus or have you tried VapoRub? Let me know!!
How to Get Rid of VERUCAS HERE.
Time for the third video in our Cooking With Kids series. Today we are making a super delicious, nutritious and easy to make VEGAN BOWL!
It’s been super fun to record these videos with my 10-year-old.
Being the master negotiator from birth he managed to get a really good fee out of it! It’s going to be spent on extra RAM for the laptop and digital outfits and silly dances on Fortnite.
– rice for 4 people we use organic short grain brown rice
– 225 gram smoked tofu
– 2 large carrots
– 1 1/2 cup of sweetcorn
– watercress a handful per person
– tamari to taste
– the greens from the spring onions
– 1/4 cup tamari
– 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
– 1 teaspoon grated ginger
– pinch of chilli flakes
Instructions: Boil the rice. Make the shoyu marinade. Add the cubed tofu. Assemble in a bowl: Rice, carrots, sweetcorn, watercress, tofu and spring onion. Add tamari to taste. Serve