All posts by: Leanne


by in Health Tips November 9, 2017

I thought I would share a couple of things I learnt in the Ayurvedic cooking class I attended recently. Ayurveda is an Indian holistic science which focuses on healing the body, mind and spirit through diet, lifestyle, medicinal herbs and therapies. However, you don’t need to follow an Ayurvedic diet or lifestyle for the following […]


by in Recipes November 9, 2017

I attended an Ayurvedic cooking class a couple of weeks ago, and will be posting some recipes I learnt over the next while. But to begin, here is a ginger tonic I made, based on what I learnt in the lessons. This is to be taken 1/2 hour before eating. You can take 1/2 to […]


by in Recipes November 6, 2017

Fermented beverages have been around for centuries. Kombucha, a fermented drink made from tea, is a good aid for healthy digestion as it can help repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria and it is also a good source of B vitamins. I have been making Kombucha for a while now and this is how I […]


by in Recipes October 23, 2017

A quick, easy and delicious winter salad. Using the grater attachment on the food processor (this makes it easy !) grate 1/2 small red cabbage, 1 bulb fennel, 3 small raw beetroot and 4 small to medium carrots. Drain and rinse in a colander one can of chickpeas and combine with the grated vegetables. Make […]


by in Recipes October 9, 2017

For the last few weeks I have been getting a delivery of organic vegetables and fruit from and the quality of the produce is fantastic. They do a weekly box scheme, but I don’t do this, I go through what they have available and “do a shop” of exactly what I want. With the cauliflower and […]


by in Recipes October 3, 2017

This is how I make my keffir – my ratio of keffir grains to milk is high, as I like my keffir to be thick and I use it like yoghurt. I leave it for 2 – 3 days, and I then have lovely thick yoghurt like keffir. I use it for anything I would […]


by in Recipes September 26, 2017

Here is my Minestrone Soup – full of goodness. It is also great to freeze. It takes about 40 minutes to make a big pot. There are no definitive measurements, the quantities are up to you in terms of vegetables. I like garlic and onion, so I use lots!! Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, garlic, carrots, […]


by in Recipes September 18, 2017

Lots of tomatoes from the polytunnel, so turned them into a roast tomato sauce. This can be used in a variety of ways. Tomato sauce for a pasta dish, as a base sauce for pizza, mixed with vegetables, spread over toast with a poached egg on top – the list is endless. Also it freezes […]