Creamy Porcini Mushroom Pasta

Last week we tried out our pasta machine (purchased from a charity shop over a year ago) for the first time, and made buckwheat pasta. It was a great success, and it was much easier than I thought it would be. We used two eggs, buckwheat flour and a little bit of water, then rolledContinue reading “Creamy Porcini Mushroom Pasta”

Breathing for a better immune system

Over many years as a Yoga teacher, I’m often surprised by how little we know about our breathing and how closely connected it is to the way our brains and bodies function. When our bodies respond to danger and stress through the ‘fight or flight response’, the release of adrenaline triggers changes in our bodiesContinue reading “Breathing for a better immune system”

Quinoa Bread – low carb/high protein

Quinoa Bread – super quick to make and delicious drizzled with olive oil. If you’re low-carb AND wheat-free, you might be missing your bread, so this is a welcome addition to your staple diet. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl: 100g Oat Bran 150g cooked quinoa (cover grains with water/boil ten mins. AlwaysContinue reading “Quinoa Bread – low carb/high protein”

Hayley’s Oat Bran Bread

As a wheat-free foodie, I love this ‘bread’ and I make this probably twice a week. It’s become a big part of our diet, which is really saying something when you live the man who literally wrote the book on bread! What Daniel Stevens doesn’t know about baking isn’t worth knowing, so the fact that he’s adopted thisContinue reading “Hayley’s Oat Bran Bread”

Green Energy Juice

After a long week of New Year celebrations, Daniel and I were keen to get ahead on 2018 and do a full de-clutter of the house – re-arranging furniture, hoovering behind things and taking stuff to the charity shop. I had a horrible cold, and we had both over indulged at Daniel’s dad’s house earlierContinue reading “Green Energy Juice”

5 things to make your New Year’s resolutions easier to keep… Pre-solutions!

Pre-solutions? Things you do before Christmas to make your New Year resolutions easier to keep. GET A GRIP – Everywhere you turn, piles of pointless calories: tubs of sweets, mini chocolate bars, bowls of crisps and peanuts, mince pies, and (my favourite) cheese footballs. You’re going to need a steely resolve to avoid these soContinue reading “5 things to make your New Year’s resolutions easier to keep… Pre-solutions!”

Vegan Stuffing Balls – a cool yule canapé!

Got vegan guests coming and don’t know what to serve as a snack? Try these stuffing balls – no one will be complaining, even the carnivores! My recipe is inspired by Green Goddess Mel Wells’ stuffing, and I have cooked it for the past few years for my boyfriend’s nieces, one of whom is veggieContinue reading “Vegan Stuffing Balls – a cool yule canapé!”

Detox your skin… Before January!

Hayley shows us what’s inside the Lovegrove Essentials Clean & Natural Kit – the perfect at-home facial in a box!