All posts by: Leanne


by in Recipes November 17, 2017

QUINOA – it seems people either love it or hate it !!! Quinoa is quite bland by itself, but actually that makes it an excellent base for other flavours and this is where I love its flexibility. Quinoa is a gluten free, high protein seed. Quinoa contains 9 essential amino acids which the body needs […]


by in Recipes November 13, 2017

Last time I made my Roast Tomato Sauce I froze a portion and have used it to make this super quick and tasty mid week dinner. Slice some smoked bacon (I used one packet – make sure it is dry cured and preferably organic). Saute the bacon in the pan on its own over a […]


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, […]