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Wellbeing 04/10/2018

Hot smoked salmon recipe – Food from the Fire

The juniper hot smoked salmon is nearly ready! See how it's crisped at the bottom of the salmon fillet and still wobbly on top? Perfect! In this recipe from Food from the Fire, you don't wait for charcoal but cook on the naked flame with juniper bushes for an extra special smoky flavour.

Hot smoked salmon connects my senses to the wild nature and outdoor life that I love. And it’s so easy to make! Throw juniper bushes onto lit seasoned birch logs, add a side of salmon, and watch it smoke. For the past year, I’ve taken Niklas Eksted’s recipe book with me on all my travels. It’s my guidebook in using nature as a natural seasoning…

Wellbeing 15/05/2018

How to make elderflower cordial – easy & refreshing summer in a bottle!

Find out how to make elderflower cordial on Chalk & Moss (chalkandmoss.com). Elderflower cordial is one of the big joys of spring! So easy to make, and so satisfying to drink! Follow this simple recipe on ChalkandMoss.com

If you’re wondering how to make elderflower cordial, then read on. Here’s a very simple yet deliciously refreshing recipe. Elderflower cordial is a wonderful spring and summer drink. Mix it with your choice of water or sparking water, or jazz it up your gin & tonic, prosecco and champagne with a splash or cordial added! Cycling down our road today, I was so happy to see…

Wellbeing 22/01/2018

Best Cook Books for Health and Wellbeing

Best cook books for Scandinavian, Nordic, Middle Eastern, Indian cook books - all with a healthy attitude to food.

The best cook books on my shelf are those that prompt me to try new ingredients, combinations and colours. I think hard about what specific nutrients our bodies need and for what purpose, to make sure what we eat leaves us feeling really good! In this photo are a few of my favourite and arguably best cook books. Of course there are many, many more.…

Wellbeing 24/12/2017

Mulled Wine Recipe from my Mother in Sweden

mulled wine recipe Swedish glogg recipe with cinnamon, cloves and angostoura bitters

I’m finally going to let you in on our special mulled wine recipe, or Glögg as it’s known in Sweden. My mother’s made this recipe for many years and we’ve of course continued the tradition. I’ll let you in on another secret; it’s actually not a Swedish recipe, but a South African one, which my parents were given during their time living there in the…

Wellbeing 05/08/2017

A Hangover Smoothie for our Cooperative Festival

This is a hugely refreshing hangover smoothie. Cooling honeydew melon, sweet basil and zingy apple juice. And of course lots of ice.

Fantastic bands, weird and wonderful kids crafts, sports and activities, pop up drinks stands, a cracking hangover smoothie and lots of glitter. These were some of the things on offer this weekend gone at a little festival we organised in Sussex called DIYestival. We ran this as a cooperative affair with a group of friends, meaning everyone brought something to the festival, whether it was…

Wellbeing 04/07/2017

This green juice is a good brain and heart food

Heart food should be high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. This green juice contains many of the heart food ingredients, like cucumber, apple, pear, grape and kale.

Here’s a green juice that acts as a strong heart food. It also keeps your ones strong and your brain switched on! Read on to find out why it can also help protect you against cancer… Medical research into the effects of these ingredients is ongoing, so this article is written around current understandings of their associated benefits. Ingredients for this protective green juice heart…

Wellbeing 11/06/2017

Suffering from Insomnia? Try this Sleep Smoothie before Bed!

Sleep smoothie ingredients full of Vitamin D & C, magnesium, iron and more. Kale, lettuce, kiwi, bananas, almonds and flax seeds.

Here’s a sleep smoothie to try as a sleep aid. My eight year old daughter has always struggled to fall asleep, taking a good couple of hours every night to finally drop off. I’ve done a lot of research into the building blocks needed to control moods and sleep (yes, they are related!). The great news is there are a multitude of nutrients to both make you drowsy and build…

Wellbeing 10/05/2017

Black Turtle Bean, Wild Rice & Steamed Vegetable Buddha Bowl

Pretty much every colour is represented in this Buddha Bowl, which is great when it comes to nutrition through vitamins and minerals. The more colours you pack in, the better!

Resembling the belly of a Buddha, the Buddha Bowl is a fun, pretty and healthy way to combine protein, grains, vegetables and… well, whatever you fancy, in a large bowl full of goodness and fun. Black Turtle Bean: A Nutritional Wonder Rocket I’ve recently started experimenting with a black nutritional rocket called the black turtle bean. These beans are a fantastic option for vegetarians or if (like…

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