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Kiwi Cooler Smoothie

  Refreshing coconut water blitzed with bold summer greensand tart, sweet tropical fruit makes a delicious detoxing and hydrating smoothie during the summer season. Loaded with fibre, vitamin C and E, magnesium, potassium, calcium and folate, this smoothie cleanses the body, boosts energy, supports immunity, heart health, digestive health, bones and teeth and overall provides […]

Risotto Verde

  A whole grain risotto providing much more vitamins and minerals than a traditional Arborio rice risotto is particularly beneficial for digestive health and balancing blood sugar. This vibrant green dish is packed with B vitamins, iron, magnesium, antioxidants, fibre and protein due to the blanched beans, peas and leafy greens. Stirred though is a […]

Amaranth Porridge with Rhubarb Raspberry Compote

  Amaranth is a highly nutritious gluten-free grain, high in fibre and protein making it an ideal breakfast option as it provides satiety and energy, supports digestive health, lowers cholesterol and maintains blood sugar levels, supporting the body throughout the day. Amaranth is also packed with vitamins and minerals including manganese, particularly important for brain […]

Gingerbread Pancakes

  Looking for a colourful way to celebrate Shrove Tuesday? CNM thinks that you’ll love this gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan pancake recipe.

Beetroot Cake with Coconut

Beetroot Cake with Coconut This vegan simple sponge is packed with juicy beetroot and warming ginger for an extra nutrient hit, topped with a creamy coconut frosting. Free from dairy, eggs and refined sugar. For the cake:6 tablespoons of warm water5 small cooked beetroot, finely grated2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed1 cup of organic gluten free [...]

Seed & Nut Soda Bread

Seed & Nut Soda Bread Spelt is an ancient grain high in manganese, protein and vitamin B3. Manganese is key in maintaining balanced blood sugar levels, warding off those post afternoon dips. Muscle-building protein provides us with strength, movement and heat to keep the body warm and energised. Vitamin B3 is essential for converting foods [...]

Apple, Ginger and Parsnip Soup

Apple, Ginger and Parsnip Soup This sweet and warming soup is naturally creamy with tender roasted parsnips and juicy Bramley apples, topped with golden parsnip crisps and crunchy toasted walnuts for extra texture. A great winter warmer, packed with seasonal produce and perfect either as a starter or main course.4 medium parsnips (washed and peeled) [...]

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup This visually delightful soup has a slightly sweet flavour as a result of gently sweating shallots and cauliflower. 40 ml neutral oil135 g shallots1 large or 2 small cloves garlic475 g cauliflower, white parts only (florets and stalk, only the very palest leaves)110 g celeriac (peeled weight)a squeeze of fresh lemon juice3 [...]

Roasted Beetroot Soup

Roasted Beetroot Soup with Rosemary Walnut Croutons This rich and creamy soup is sweet with roasted beets and velvety coconut milk. To add a little texture, the dish is finished with crunchy walnut and chia croutons, seasoned with a little rosemary and sea salt.This vibrant soup is a hearty and warming addition to your lunch. [...]

Sweet Potato, Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Soup

Sweet Potato, Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Soup This spicy, warming soup has a perfect range of ingredients to help with overall health and wellbeing as the weather closes in. Turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties and may support the immune system as well as sore, achy joints. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, necessary to [...]

Lemon Cashew Nut Mayonnaise

Lemon Cashew Nut Mayonnaise An easy mayonnaise which is not only better tasting than the supermarket versions, it contains no sugar or processed oils. As all the ingredients are natural it won’t keep as long (5 days in the fridge, but you won’t find it hanging around that long anyway!) 200g cashew nuts – pre-soaked [...]

Cajun Spice Blend

Cajun Spice Blend Use the Cajun spice mix blended with the oil to spice up potato wedges or other veggies before you bake them. Or add to a cashew nut mayonnaise to make a spicy dip for pretty much anything. 1 tbsp of sea salt1 tbsp of sweet paprika1 tbsp of garlic powder2 tsp of onion powder2 [...]

Fermented Gazpacho

Fermented Gazpacho Gazpacho is delicious and refreshing – a combination of sun-ripened tomatoes, cooling cucumber, fresh herbs and a slight vinegary zing makes for an uplifting offering. But thanks to using fermented tomatoes, there is a roundedness to the taste of this particular recipe: the fermentation process makes the tomatoes less acidic, richer and deeper [...]

Immune-Boosting Tea

Immune-Boosting Tea Not only providing vitamin C to give your immune system a boost, these warming spices are packed full of antioxidants with powerful antihistamine and decongestant properties, perfect for easing flu-like symptoms this season. 2 large navel orange1/2 unwaxed lemon1/2 inch fresh turmeric root1 cinnamon stick1 inch ginger root8 pink peppercorns Fill a saucepan [...]

Preserved Tomatoes

Preserved Tomatoes An absolutely must-have store cupboard staple, in my mind, are preserved tomatoes. They’re the base for so many meals, and when summer throws you a glut of tomatoes, I can think of few better ways to preserve them. In this instance, the tomatoes are preserved in a glass jar designed especially for a [...]

Cashew Nut Cheeze

Cashew Nut Cheeze Cashew cheeze supplies fibre, protein and vitamin B12; a vitamin necessary for energy production and a healthy nervous system, the intake of which can sometimes fall short in a plant-based diet. 240g Cashew nuts, soaked in water for 6 hours/overnight and rinsed2 Garlic clovesZest of 1 Lemon60ml Lemon juice (approx 2 lemons)55ml [...]

Superfood Smoothie

Superfood Smoothie Just looking at this drink makes you think of health! Absolutely full of colour and flavour, this superfood smoothie offers countless benefits for our bodies.Maca powder – maca is high in antioxidants and studies have shown that it has been able to improve libido and sexual function, as well as naturally balancing hormones.Turmeric [...]

Hibiscus Cooler

Hibiscus Cooler Also known as ‘Agua de Jamaica’, this popular drink is sold across Mexico, where an abundance of hibiscus plants line the roads. Hibiscus helps to ease coughs and colds and soothe sore throats. It’s also useful for treating cystitis, helping menstruation pain and lowering blood pressure. When using for therapeutic purposes, aim to [...]

Buckwheat and Almond Bread

With gluten intolerance on the rise this delicious buckwheat and almond bread makes a fantastic healthy alternative. Bursting with healthy fats from the nuts and seeds and full of fibre from the psyllium husk. Once you try this bread you’ll never go back to shop-bought gluten free alternatives.

Banana & Sour Cherry Muffins

Banana & Sour Cherry Muffins Bananas, flaxseed and spelt are all sources of tryptophan. This essential amino acid provides the building block for serotonin, a ‘mood boosting’ chemical transmitter in the brain. Sour cherries contain melatonin, a hormone that plays an important role in sleep - a time when brain chemicals like serotonin are replenished. [...]

Polenta Cauliflower ‘Steaks’

Polenta Cauliflower ‘Steaks’ Crunchy, cheesy (from the nutritional yeast) and dairy-free, these cauliflower ‘steaks’ make every vegan smile. The tangy salsa verde harnesses all the power of English summer herbs, is equally good on leftover veggies, and really comes to life with a generous grinding of black pepper. For the vegan version, leave out the [...]

Mango & Berry Mousse

Mango & Berry Mousse This decadent dessert is a rich source of thiamine (vitamin B1) thanks to the macadamias and cashew nuts which increase acid in the gut aiding digestion. Coconut is rich in the anti-inflammatory lauric acid and berries are packed with antioxidants, making this a health boosting way to end a meal. Base40 [...]


Kitchari There seems to be many spellings of kitchari (or is it khichdi, khichadi or even kitchadee?) but only one meaning which is ‘mixed’. This refers to the combination of rice and lentils which make the dish a bit like an Indian risotto. Simple and warming; I enjoyed many bowls of kitchari on the retreat. [...]

Rosemary & Orange Polenta Cake

Rosemary & Orange Polenta Cake This polenta cake, packed with the fresh citrus flavours of orange and the tang of aromatic rosemary in a dense, moist sponge, is a great option for something a little different with your cup of tea! For the cake6 tbsp warm water2 tbsp ground linseed (flaxseed)1.5 cups organic gluten-free self-raising [...]

Strawberry Tiger Nut Milk

This naturally sweet, dairy-free milk is prepared using tiger nuts and blended with a generous helping of fresh strawberries. Tiger nuts are not from the nut family but from the tuber family (artichokes and sweet potatoes). They have a similar fat ratio to that of olives and contain many heart healthy fats. Strawberries are known […]

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast with Vegan Lemon Mayo and Asparagus A savoury breakfast using sliced sweet potato as a healthy, wheat free toast alternative, perfect for those with coeliac disease or anyone avoiding grains. The vegan mayo is a great way to use the leftover water from chickpeas without wasting it and the chickpeas can be [...]

Leafy Green Shakshuka

Leafy Green Shakshuka A wonderful savoury egg sensation. Green leafy vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense veggies, so always find ways to work them into any dish for maximum goodness! Pair this with a good quality slice of sourdough or gluten-free bread and enjoy! 6 eggs100 g cavolo nero, trimmed of tough stems1 large [...]

Rhubarb and Apple Tart

Rhubarb and Apple Tart This delicious rhubarb and apple tart has a sweet fruit centre and is encased in a crisp and golden pastry. Rhubarb packs plenty of vitamin K which is important in bone metabolism and bone density. It is also a great source of antioxidants which fight off damage on a cellular level [...]

‘Cheesy’ Breakfast Waffles

Vegan ‘cheesy’ breakfast waffles have never looked or tasted so good! These delicious breakfast offerings are prepared with chickpea flour which works perfectly well without the need for any binders. Chickpeas contain a wide range of beneficial nutrients, plant proteins and slow-release carbs which support blood sugar levels. Nutritional yeast, high in protein, not only […]

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry & Almond Overnight Oats Oats are rich in a range of vitamins, minerals and fats and may play an important role in improving satiety (the feeling of fullness), diet quality, and digestive, cardiovascular, and general metabolic health. Almonds offer protein and healthy fats. This breakfast is simple to prepare the night before and is [...]

Banana, Blueberry & Almond Loaf

Banana Blueberry and Almond Loaf This recipe is one that we will definitely be trying out in the Natural Chef kitchens. It has been provided to us by one of our wonderful Natural Chef students, Christele Tai. With the combination of blueberries and the bananas, this is a dense, moist loaf. It is perfect as [...]

Sweet Potato and Lentil Sliders

Spicy Sweet Potato and Lentil Sliders These spicy vegan sliders are full of flavour and antioxidants from tender sweet potato and rich aromatic spices. Topped with juicy tomatoes and a crisp lettuce bun. For the patties1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1-inch chunks1/2 small red onion, finely diced1/2 cup red split lentils1 clove [...]

Pear and Apple Crumble

Pear and Apple Crumble This comforting fruit crumble made up of seasonal apples and pears is mixed with warming spices and topped with a golden crumb of almonds and buckwheat. We have served our crumble with a simple vanilla almond custard, but this would also be delicious with vegan ice cream! For the fruit filling2 [...]

Rosemary and Olive Oat Biscuits

Vegan Rosemary and Olive Oat Biscuits These savoury snacking oat biscuits are packed with aromatic fresh rosemary and salty olives. Simple to prepare and quick to bake, these are ideal for snacking or adding to vegan cheese boards! 10 black olives, finely chopped3 tablespoons of cold water2 teaspoons of ground flaxseed1 generous tablespoon of fresh [...]

Broccoli and Leek Quiche

Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Leek Quiche This flavourful quiche is packed with purple sprouting broccoli, tender leeks, sweet onion and aromatic rosemary, encased in a chickpea ‘custard’, and a crisp vegan pastry. Perfect served with a simple salad or a side of vegetables. For the pastry1 cup chickpea flour1 cup ground almonds1 tbsp nutritional yeastA [...]

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto Garlic has strong anti-viral properties and offers benefit for cardiovascular health. The health benefits of wild garlic are similar to regular garlic, just slightly weaker.The addition of nuts and seeds to this pesto means it is packed with minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants. This versatile pesto can be added to pastas or salads [...]

Warm Almond and Pistachio Sponge

Warm Almond and Pistachio Sponge with Cardamom and Rose A lovely warming sponge cake packed full ofheart healthy nuts and topped with fragrant dried rose petals and a sweetcitrus glaze. Almonds are a fantastic source of manganese, which helps withmetabolising cholesterol and carbohydrates. For the cake100g gluten-free flour, plus 2-3 tablespoons extra to dust the [...]

Mother’s Day Roasted Squash

  This delicious and seasonal roasted squash recipe is perfect for Mother’s Day. It is a wonderful recipe to get the children involved in. Packed full of flavour, the roasted squash is filled with quinoa, leeks and mushrooms and served with vibrant red cabbage, carrots and sprouts.

Red Onion and Beetroot Tarte Tatin

Red Onion and Beetroot Tarte Tatin A vegan and gluten free Tarte Tatin filled with sweet caramelised onions and beetroot, baked in a crumbly buckwheat and almond pastry. Perfect either as a starter or main course served with salad or seasonal vegetables. For the pastry3/4 cup buckwheat flour3/4 cup ground almonds1 tbsp of arrowroot powder1 [...]

Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Vegan Hot Cross Buns 2 tsp dried active yeast1 tbsp maple syrup110 ml lukewarm water160 ml room lukewarm oat milk80 ml softened coconut oil1/2 tsp Himalayan rock salt2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground nutmeg50 ml maple syrup or brown rice malt syrup1 tbsp organic grated orange zest1 tbsp organic lemon zest500 grams spelt flour2 tsp [...]

Mixed Berry Chia Jam

Mixed Berry Chia Jam This simple, homemade jam recipe contains no refined sugars, is bursting with real berry flavour and will make you question ever buying the pre-made stuff again.Chia seeds are a great source of high quality protein, full of fibre and rich in essential fats, making them a must have ingredient for those [...]

Banana and Oat Pancakes

Banana and Oat Pancakes These banana and oat pancakes are a great way to start the day and the perfect vehicle for your favourite breakfast toppings. Ideal for stacking and sharing! 1 small banana1 tbsp almond butter1 tbsp maple syrup1 tsp ground flaxseed1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp lemon juice3/4 cup oats1/2 cup almond milk1/2 tsp [...]

Kale, Leek and Mushroom Mini Pies

Kale, Leek and Mushroom Mini Pies These deliciously creamy pies are packed with seasonal vegetables in a rich and cheesy cashew sauce and baked with a crumble topping until golden. These are a great winter warmer served with a side of steamed vegetables or just as they are! For the crumble topping1 tsp nutritional yeast1 [...]

Red Chicory with Carrot Hummus

Red Chicory with Carrot Hummus These beautiful and vibrant hors d’oeuvres are loaded full of deliciously sweet roasted carrot hummus and topped with a delectable fruity vegan stuffing made from apples, chestnuts, cranberries and a twist of zesty orange. They make an excellent sharing platter for parties and special occasions. For the stuffing2 tbsp dried [...]

Mushroom Stuffed Red Onions

Squash and Mushroom Stuffed Red Onions These naturally sweet baked onions are stuffed with tender squash and mushrooms, aromatic fresh herbs, tangy nutritional yeast, tart dried cranberries and topped with toasted squash seeds. They make a great starter, side or main accompanied by a winter salad or a medley of green vegetables. 2 large red [...]

Mushroom & Leek Linguine

Mushroom and Leek Courgette Linguine This quick and easy spaghetti recipe uses courgette in place of pasta for a simple low carb, gluten and grain-free dinner option. The creamy cashew nut cheese sauce is a delicious alternative to dairy-based pasta sauces, wonderful for all but especially those who may be at the beginning of their [...]

Leek, Shallot & Thyme Tartlets

Leek, Shallot & Thyme Tartlets This recipe uses chickpea flour to create a velvety high protein centre. The herbs and vegetables can be chopped and changed to suit your taste and to keep it seasonal. Simply keep the chickpea flour:water ratio the same and add in whichever ingredients you want to experiment with. The toasted [...]

Turmeric Quinoa Porridge

Turmeric Quinoa Porridge with Caramelised Apple This quick and easy breakfast option is vibrant with anti-inflammatory turmeric, sweet, caramelised apples and topped with pumpkin seeds for a dose of healthy fats and added crunch. It’s a great detoxifying winter warmer to boost your immune system. For the porridge:½ cup quinoa, rinsed1 ¼ cup unsweetened almond [...]

Nut Roast Christmas Puddings

Savoury Nut Roast Christmas Puddings A delightful twist on traditional Christmas puddings, these individual nut roasts are packed with seasonal vegetables, chickpeas, nuts and fruit and baked in individual ramekins to create little savoury Christmas puds. This is a minimal waste recipe, utilising the vegetable peelings and trimmings to create a stock and gravy for [...]

Clementine & Brussels Salad

Sweet Clementine & Brussels Sprouts Salad This shredded sprouts salad is packed with sweetness from juicy clementines, roasted chestnuts, tart dried cranberries and a clementine and rosemary dressing. A great winter salad option, this dish is packed with flavours of the season and perfect for the Christmas table. For the salad250g Brussels sprouts12 pre-roasted chestnuts, [...]

Seedlip & Chicory ‘Espresso Martini’

Seedlip & Chicory 'Espresso Martini' The Seedlip & Chicory 'Espresso Martini' uses non-alcoholic Seedlip, a distilled herbal remedy. It not only has an amazing taste but, unlike alcohol, it does not promote sleeplessness, anxiety and/or depression. Chicory is a caffeine-free coffee substitute that can help reduce anxiety and stress, lower inflammation and contribute towards cardiovascular [...]

Matcha and Coconut Energy Balls

Matcha and Coconut Energy Balls An energising and delicious snack that can be enjoyed after the Christmas indulgence! These energy balls are packed full of healthy fats and protein to keep your blood sugar balanced between meals. 2 tsp chia seeds1 tbsp maple syrup1/2 cup almond butter1/2 cup Ground almonds1/2 cup desiccated coconut1/2 tbsp matcha [...]

Golden Latte

Golden Latte Need help to keep out the cold? One of the best ways we can help ourselves to feel warmer from within is to improve circulation through what we eat and drink. Spices such as cayenne, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon and ginger, can warm our core body temperature. You can incorporate all these ingredients [...]

Spiced Beetroot Chutney

Spiced Beetroot Chutney & Rosemary Crackers This sweet beetroot chutney is a great healthy treat. This chutney is mildly spiced with warming ginger, cinnamon and cloves and complemented perfectly by crunchy crackers for dipping. For the chutney500 g fresh beetroot diced into small chunks300 ml water2.5 tbsp maple syrup2 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 small red onion [...]

Butternut & Parsnip Soup

Butternut & Parsnip Soup The soup has an intense, earthy and aromatic flavour. Butternut squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash. It offers a good supply of vitamin A (as beta-carotene), potassium, and fibre. This dish is ultra-rich in the antioxidant beta carotene; we’ve enhanced its absorption by including almond milk [...]

Almond and Plum Crumble

Almond and Plum Crumble A delicious dessert, particularly suitable for this time of year, when Nature’s bounty is at its best and getting ready for winter. Plums are a good source of vitamin C (great for dealing with free radicals); oats are high in dietary fibre (aids digestion) and a good source of tryptophan (helps [...]

Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes These mini pumpkin cupcakes, loaded with dried fruit, crunchy walnuts, fresh pumpkin and topped with a whipped coconut orange cream frosting make a perfect Halloween “treat” the whole family can enjoy. For the cake mixture6 tbsp of warm water2 tbsp of ground flaxseed1 cup of organic gluten free self-raising flour (or regular [...]

Kombucha-Fermented Cheesecake

Kombucha-Fermented Cheesecake I created this lovely vegan cheesecake for my friends at Real Kombucha who make beautiful kombuchas with single variety teas such Jasmine, Dragon Well and Darjeeling. You can have a lot of fun with different flavours of kombucha in this recipe: try those based on single estate teas, or homemade seasonal fruity numbers [...]

Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Pie This vegan dessert is the very best of pecan and pumpkin pie all in one - a soft, smooth filling of baked sweet potatoes topped with caramelised pecans in a crumbly pastry! This makes for a decadent guilt free dessert. For the pastry 6 tbsp of cold water1 cup of [...]

Beetroot and Heritage Carrot Tart

Beetroot and Heritage Carrot Tart A mouth-watering roasted vegetable tart, with a creamy chickpea filling, packed with tender beetroot and sweet heritage carrots. The pastry is grain-free and prepared from a ground nut base, baked until crisp and golden. Perfect as a main course for a vegan, gluten-free seasonal festive table. For the vegetables1 large [...]

Maple Parsnip and Butternut Soup

Maple Roasted Parsnip and Butternut Soup This sweet, gently spiced soup is packed with maple roasted vegetables and warming ginger and cinnamon. For added texture, the soup is topped with crunchy toasted hazelnuts and crispy sage.This is a great starter for Christmas Day! For the soup1 medium butternut squash (peeled and diced into 1 inch [...]

Green Spirulina Smoothie

Green Spirulina Smoothie There’s a host of goodness in this green smoothie, including beneficial gut bacteria from the kefir, but one ingredient to shout about is spirulina, which is considered one of the most nutritionally whole superfoods. It’s a complete protein, packed with all the essential amino acids, and one of the richest sources of [...]

Quinoa Mushroom Tabbouleh

Quinoa Mushroom Tabbouleh This mushroom tabbouleh proves that salads need not be boring! Both refreshing and hearty, this take on a classic tabbouleh utilises nutrient dense quinoa in place of bulgur wheat and is topped with tangy sun dried tomatoes and pan fried mushrooms. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. [...]

Raspberry & Coconut Flapjack

Raspberry & Coconut Flapjack Bites These homemade flapjack balls are great for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Dates are rich in natural sugars giving a quick hit of energy for those sluggish moments. Oats are full of soluble fibre, which encourages gradual release of energy from food and sustains your energy levels for longer. Walnuts, pecans, peanuts [...]

Warm Fig Salad

Warm Fig Salad This warm fig and hazelnut salad is rich with flavour and texture, from the sweet and tangy chutney dressing to the salty crunch of toasted hazelnuts. The grilled figs and the lightly toasted nuts bring a warmth to this light lunch.Figs are a great source of fibre which is essential for good [...]

Spicy Mango Slaw

Spicy Mango Slaw This spicy mango slaw is loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats and an explosion of flavour and textures. This is a great summer side dish option or makes a hearty base for a vibrant and nutritious salad. For the slaw2 tbsp of fresh coriander, roughly chopped2 tbsp of fresh mint, roughly chopped2 tbsp [...]

Spinach & Quinoa Balls

Spinach & Quinoa Balls These spinach and quinoa balls are loaded with plant based protein, packed with fibre and are a rich source of magnesium. Served with a broccoli pesto dip, these tasty little morsels make for a great portable lunch or picnic option. For the spinach and quinoa balls2 tsp of olive oil1/5 heaped [...]

Vegan Walnut Meat Burritos

Vegan Walnut Meat Burritos These vegan burritos are packed with flavour and nutrition from heart-healthy fats and raw veggies to anti-inflammatory herbs and spices. They make a filling lunch option on their own, or for dinner served with a green salad. For the wraps2 tsp chia seeds2 tsp dried oregano2/3 cup ground almonds1/3 cup hot [...]

Sun-dried Tomato & Olive Tartlets

Sun-dried Tomato & Olive Tartlets A great snacking option, starter or dinner party nibble, these mini tartlets have a pastry of heart-healthy nuts and are filled with sweet sun-dried tomatoes, salty Kalamata olives and aromatic basil. For the pastry2 sun-dried tomatoes 1.5 tbsp coconut oil1 tsp ground flaxseed1 tsp dried oregano3/4 cup ground almonds1.5 tbsp [...]

Walnut Meat Fatteh

Walnut Meat Fatteh This vegan take on a traditional Middle Eastern Fatteh has a ground almond and flax flatbread base, loaded with a raw walnut spiced ‘mince’, tahini yoghurt, tender chickpeas and sweet pomegranate seeds. The Fatteh is topped with aromatic fresh herbs and crunchy toasted pine nuts to serve.This makes for a great Summer [...]

Vegetable & Chickpea Curry

Vegetable & Chickpea Curry with Cauliflower Rice This warming recipe is packed with antioxidants, vitamins A, C and B, protein, soluble fibre, beta glucans and a variety of minerals including sulphur and magnesium. It offers nutritional support for digestion, liver function, blood sugar balance, energy metabolism, healthy immune response, skin, nails, hair and balanced cholesterol [...]

Turmeric Hummus

Turmeric Hummus Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are a legume.  They host a potent package of protein, vitamins and minerals, helping to increase satiety, boost digestion and keep blood levels stable whilst maintaining optimal cholesterol levels. Turmeric is well recognised for its highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which support our body’s cells and immune [...]

Egyptian Fava Bean Dip

Ful Medames - Egyptian Fava Bean Dip This dish is considered the staple food of Egyptians, with Fava beans as its main constituent. Appreciated by all, you’ll find it in street food shops as well as in five star hotel restaurants.  It’s simple, affordable, filling, and nutritionally dense.Fava beans are a great source of vegetarian [...]

Dandelion Root Latte

Dandelion root latte Dandelion roots have a rich, coffee- and chocolate-like flavour without sending you on a caffeine-fuelled rollercoaster. Instead, you get a sustained shot of energy and a rich source of antioxidants. Dandelion root is particularly good for liver health, helping your body rid itself of toxins without depleting nutrients and minerals. 250 ml [...]

Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza These no-fuss cauliflower pizzas deliver all the flavour you'd expect, but are a much healthier alternative to satisfy fast food cravings! For the tomato sauce350 g cherry tomatoes1 onion (peeled and sliced)1 tbsp olive oil2 tsp Italian seasoning (basil, thyme, oregano)1 pinch pink Himalayan salt & black pepperFor the pizza1 small cauliflower (broken [...]

Root Vegetable Bake

Root Vegetable Bake This dish can be served as a main meal for two with a side of salad or green vegetables; but also makes a delicious accompaniment with a roast dinner! 50 g mild coconut oil50 g brown rice500 ml almond milk1 small swede (approx. 325g)2-3 parsnips2 tbsp nutritional yeast1 tsp dijon mustard1 tsp [...]

Very Berry Smoothie

Very Berry Smoothie Bowl We love smoothie bowls! They taste great, are easy to digest and can be a great way to eat fruit which forms part of a balanced diet.You may be thinking that fruit is a source of sugar and yes, this is true! Fructose is a simple sugar that you will find [...]

Sunny Mango Chia Pudding

Sunny Mango Chia Pudding These chia puddings are the perfect way to start your day with a boost of good nutrition.Chia seeds are impressively rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, omega 3 fatty acids and a complete source of protein. Make on an evening and put them in the fridge overnight. This gives them time [...]

Lemon & Poppy Seed ‘Cheesecake’

Lemon & Poppy Seed ‘Cheesecake’ This light and delicious occasional sweet treat combines fruit and nuts to provide a healthy boost of anti-oxidants, vegan protein and essential fats.  For the base125 g raw almonds8-10 medjool dates, pitted (about 175g)1/4 tsp vanilla paste or 1 tsp vanilla extract2 tbsp ground flaxseeds2 tbsp raw coconut oil1 pinch [...]

Pecan Pie Pudding

Pecan Pie Pudding A date and coconut crumb base with a soft, gooey centre. Here are some of the nutritious benefits of these amazing ingredients:Pecans – a plant-based source of protein. 150g of pecans would give you about 14g plant protein, which is excellent if you are vegan and looking to ensure you are reaching [...]

Banana & Coconut Biscuits

Banana, Cardamom and Coconut Biscuits These delicious vegan biscuits are high in fibre, rich in potassium from the bananas and bolstered by heart-healthy omega 3s from the chia seeds. A stunning, energy-packed mid-morning or afternoon treat. 125 g dark rye flour150 g jumbo porridge oats1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda1/4 tsp sea salt1 tsp ground cinnamonground [...]

Blinis with Beetroot Hummus

Buckwheat Blinis with Asparagus & Beetroot Hummus These blinis make a great base for a canapé or starter. Despite the name, buckwheat flour is gluten-free, fibre-rich and full of minerals.Asparagus provide the prebiotic fibre inulin, beetroot support heart health and chickpea protein content helps contribute to stable blood sugar levels, making these the ideal all-rounder [...]

Olive Avocado and Artichoke Salad

Olive Avocado and Artichoke Salad Bowl Wanting to eat well and enjoy something delicious? This olive, avocado and artichoke salad bowl is the answer for you. High in fibre and low in sugars, this delicious dish contains:Olives – a great source of polyphenols, which feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut.Avocado – which boasts a high potassium [...]

One Pot Masala Dhal

One Pot Masala Dhal This fragrant dhal is a real crowdpleaser.  Smooth and creamy in texture, the use of red lentils means this dhal can be ready and enjoyed much quicker than when using other varieties of lentils. You can even substitute with ready-cooked chickpeas for an even faster onthe- go meal. Extra paste can [...]


Muhammara This stuff is seriously addictive! Serve it with Za’atar Spiced Chickpea Crackers. 4 red bell peppers, washed90 ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling2 garlic cloves, peeled90 g raw walnuts100 g chickpeas (garbanzos), cooked and drainedhandful of fresh coriander (cilantro)2 tbsp pomegranate molassesjuice of 1 lemon1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp sumac1 tsp [...]

Soba Noodle Buddha Bowl

Soba Noodle Buddha Bowl – Vegan Natural Chef A buddha bowl has become a very popular yoga meal. Typically they are meal-sized bowls filled with simple, pure food. A buddha bowl is supposed to excite your mind with its rainbow-coloured ingredients which are full of energy. Enjoy the creation of this dish and be mindful [...]

Roasted Cauliflower & Satay Sauce

Cumin Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils & Nutty Satay Sauce Not only does this main course dish tick all the nutritionalboxes but roast a few cauliflowers and carve at the table to make a greatdinner party centre piece.Protein comes from the lentils and nuts, essential fattyacids are provided by the satay sauce, the cauliflower and lentils [...]

Raw Mushroom Pesto

Mushrooms, Chickpeas and Ground Walnuts make excellent meat substitutes and absorb flavour well.

Pea and Sesame Burger

Lemony Cashew Nut Mayonnaise

Watermelon Gazpacho

Vegan Watermelon Gazpacho Light, summery and refreshing, this chilled soup is perfect for long hot days.  A summer spin on the traditional tomato based gazpacho, this recipe uses watermelon to form the base of this delicious chilled soup. The recipe can be made with fresh watermelon and chilled in the fridge before serving, or can [...]

Quinoa Chickpea Tofu Sushi

Quinoa Chickpea Tofu Sushi Quinoa is a plant based protein powerhouse. Unlike most plant based foods, quinoa is a complete protein source containing all the essential protein building blocks (amino acids) required in the diet to make our cells, muscles, hormones and chemical messengers. With the encasing nori seaweed delivering a range of key dietary [...]

Almond-herb-crusted hake

Courgetti in basil pesto and slow roast balsamic tomatoes

Aubergine Cannelloni

Aubergine Cannelloni with Red Pepper Sauce & Cashew Cheeze Filling A colourful starter filled with antioxidants andanti-inflammatory ingredients. The cashew cheeze supplies fibre, protein andvitamin B12; a vitamin necessary for energy production and a healthy nervoussystem, the intake of which can sometimes fall short in a plant-based diet. Cashew Nut Cheeze240 g cashew<br />nuts (soaked [...]

Pomegranate Granita

Pomegranate Granita with Coconut Whipped Cream This refreshing granita is infused with sweet pomegranate juice, a twist of zesty lime and topped with a whipped coconut cream. For the Granita4 cups pomegranate juice2 tbsp maple syrupJuice of half a limeFor the Coconut Cream2 cans coconut milk2 tbsp maple syrup1 tsp lime zestTo serve1 tbsp pomegranate [...]

Forest mushroom ragu

Forest mushroom ragu This mushroom forest ragu packs a punch of earthy flavour and goodness for the palate and has an triggers an anti-inflammatoy effect within the immune system. 76 grams Portobello mushrooms300 grams seasonal wild British mushrooms60 grams dried porcini mushrooms10 tbsp olive oil2 large white onions1 tsp each of thyme and oregano2 sage [...]

Vegetable Kebabs with Pesto Sauce

Vegetable Kebabs with Pesto Sauce These vegan kebabs are loaded with Mediterranean vegetables and marinated in pesto before oven baking. The remaining pesto makes a great dipping sauce for serving.Although these kebabs are oven baked, they would also make a great addition to a summer BBQ! 1 small courgette (peeled and sliced into 12x 1cm [...]

Cucumber roll ups

Cucumber roll ups 1 small English cucumber (peeled into 8 wide strips)8 small sundried tomatoes (roughly chopped)8 Kalamata olives (finely sliced)3 tsp pine nutschopped fresh mint leaves1/2 small red onion (finely sliced)For the dressing1 1/2 tbsp coconut milk yoghurt1 tsp fresh dill (roughly chopped)1 tsp lemon juice1 tsp lemon zest1/2 tsp dried oreganopinch of sea [...]

Pear and Root Vegetable Carpaccio

Pear and Root Vegetable Carpaccio This simple but flavoursome vegan carpaccio combines finely sliced root vegetables with sweet pears and crunchy toasted walnuts, topped a sweet vinaigrette.This makes for a great side dish or spring lunch. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp walnut oil1 medium beetroot1 medium carrot1 small fennel bulb1 small pear1 tbsp [...]

Moroccan Buddha Bowl

Moroccan Buddha Bowl This Moroccan Inspired Buddha bowl is loaded with flavour and texture from spicy hummus, aromatic roasted carrots, salty olives, tender quinoa and crunchy almonds.A great light dinner or lunch, perfect for sharing! For the spiced hummus3 1/2 tbsp olive oil1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed1 tbsp tahini1 clove of garlic1 tsp smoked [...]

Butternut Squash & Pecan Scones

Butternut Squash, Cinnamon and Pecan Scones These deliciously sweet and fragrant scones are the perfect treat. The recipe is created from a base of ground almonds and ground flax seed, with roasted squash added for sweetness and to help bind the scones. Perfect to serve hot or cool with chia jam or a little coconut [...]

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Mother’s Day Simple Breakfast in Bed Breakfast in bed on Mother’s day? Absolutely! A delightfully simple smoothie bowl which is blood sugar friendly and loaded with antioxidants and good fats. It’s my favourite breakfast for a lazy start and perfect for a Mother’s Day “stay in bed till late” type of morning… maybe followed by [...]

Cauliflower Tikka Masala

This cauliflower curry is rich with aromatic spices, sweet tomatoes and creamy coconut. Packed with flavour and nutrition, this is a great winter warmer, perfect served with rice or quinoa.

Butternut squash with walnuts

Butternut squash with walnut, apricots and cranberries 1 medium butternut squash1 small red onion finely diced1 large clove garlic minced2 tbsp coconut oil1/3 cup water or vegetable broth20 g dried cranberries20 g dried apricots chopped¼ cup walnuts broken into small chunks1 heaped tbsp chopped fresh sage1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemaryA generous pinch sea saltA generous [...]

Digestion-Enhancing Smoothie

Digestion-Enhancing Smoothie This juice can be used regularly and is also good to use during a detox. Cabbage is one of the most potent digestive aids and is great for juicing as its nutrients are highest when raw. It helps rid the colon of waste and prevents constipation and fluid retention. It is also high [...]

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola 2 tbsp soft coconut oil135 grams gluten free oats190 grams roughly chopped pecans1 heaped teaspoon of ground cinnamon1 heaped teaspoon of ground ginger65 grams roughly chopped walnuts75 grams pumpkin seeds80 grams chia seeds75 grams baked and mashed/puréed sweet potato1/4 tsp ground mace80 grams maple syrup1/8 tsp ground clovesA pinch of sea salt [...]

Cauliflower Soup with Chickpeas

Cauliflower Soup with Cumin Toasted Cauliflower & Crispy Chickpeas Soup2 whole cauliflowers outer leaves trimmed30 grams coconut butter250 grams potato (suitable for mashing e.g. King Edward, Maris Piper peeled and diced.)1.2 ltrs vegetable stock400 ml full fat coconut milk100 ml coconut cream2 tbsp ground cuminJuice of 1 lemon2 onions finely sliced1 large bay leaf1 large [...]