As a Natural Chef student and mummy to twins, I often need to find ways of delivering up home cooked healthy meals to the table in a flash. The Instant Pot is the key to my #supermum success as it doesn’t require slaving over the cooker for hours on end. And the best bit? This… Continue reading Instant Pot Chicken & Butternut Squash Curry (Dairy-free)
This IBS friendly curry removes the common offenders of garlic and onion, and emphasises gut soothing ingredients such as turmeric, squash and bone broth. Slow cooking creates a warm meal that is easier to digest, especially on these cold winter days. I’ve incorporated low FODMAP compliant foods which are safe for IBS & digestive issues,… Continue reading Chicken & Butternut Squash Curry (IBS & Breastfeeding Mum friendly) #onepot #lowFODMAP #dairyfree
What is stress? by Christian Bates, Osteopath & Naturopath at The Perrymount Clinic in West Sussex Most people think of stress as emotion, however, the body views anything that is putting it under strain in a much broader way. For example eating badly is a stressor of the gut, exposure to toxins is a stressor… Continue reading Cherry Berry Chocolate Anti-Stress Smoothie
In need of a post New Year’s Eve boost? This is my Natural Chef take on the traditional Canadian Nanaimo Bar, exchanging the custard cream filling for a coconut rich alternative. My walnut and almond base is a healthier option to the highly processed biscuit crust typically laden with refined sugars and fats. The 70%… Continue reading Bakeless Chocolate & Coconut Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Raw)
I swapped out the usual oats and opted for a combination of gluten free grains in different textures and the crunch of nuts with a Christmasy sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Start your morning with a bowl covered in a nut or seed milk, or sprinkle over yogurt or kefir. Grab a handful as a… Continue reading Gluten Free Christmas Grainola
To balance blood sugar and stabilise sugar cravings, this smoothie will help you to ditch your sugary or salty snack addiction and get onto the path of healthier eating. Double this for two smoothies per day – one with breakfast and one for an afternoon snack. The oats add a bit of protein and slow… Continue reading Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothie
Not only is it ‘Tis the season for Christmas, but the change in weather also means an influx of colds and flu, sneezing, snivels, and lots of it. It definitely means the need for a lot of warming soups and stews, and there isn’t one more perfect to make than Grandmom’s Chicken Soup. Using my… Continue reading Chicken Soup… more than just for the soul!