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Beauty & style

Giving up shampoo: my journey so far

Two months ago I felt called to try and stop using conventional shampoo. I have long been aware of feeling chained to the hair washing spiral and my dependence on store-bought shampoo has become increasingly at odds with a passionate pursuit of natural alternatives for personal care and beauty products. And yet […]

Breakfast, Healthy treats

Blueberry and quinoa muffins 

This wholefood gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe from my book is full of surprise ingredients including quinoa, chia, oat, apple puree and banana. They are moist, sturdy and delicious, full of protein-building amino acids, naturally sweet and balanced with blood sugar-regulating cinnamon, offering so much more than your average bakery treat; I love […]

Salads, Sides

Last of summer strawberry salad 

This summer we have had a love affair with strawberries that surely cannot be rivalled. Our local store gets in the biggest, reddest, juiciest ones and I just couldn’t get enough. Never has fruit held so much juicy joy and goodness for me as in these first months of pregnancy, […]

Beauty & style

Trippen: for modern adventures

As summer draws to a sleepy close and Autumn feelings start to fill the still-warm city air, where many moons ago I would have felt excited by new season trends and directions, instead I find myself exhausted by our culture’s   constant drive to make us consume, purchase, overhaul and […]

Breakfast, Healthy treats

Gluten-free courgette bread

Image: Rahel Weiss, The Naturalista – nourishing recipes to live well This easy and indispensable gluten-free courgette bread is one of the most popular and widely loved recipes from from my book. I wrote it under Everyday Essentials, and since my blog was conceived with the idea of creating exactly that, it seems time I […]

Healthy treats, IN THE KITCHEN

Raw lucuma banoffee pies

I love banoffee pie with a lifelong devotion and I know I’m not the only one. Being pregnant seemed to magnify this adoration and one of my main early cravings was for something sumptuously rich and creamy, with some saltiness, some sweetness and two of my favourite flavours of the moment thrown […]