State of Mind

The January Complex

The January Complex

 January is a funny month. Without realising it we can feel unbalanced and anxious – haven’t made any resolutions (sorry, goals) and everyone’s busy posting theirs on Instagram? Happy to keep going as you are – so what if it’s January? Feeling a bit down in the dumps? It’s only natural after a prolonged period of festivity and over-indulgence. If you’ve begun a cleanse or healthy eating plan then your body could likely be getting used to life without all the sugary treats which could explain the unbalanced feeling. Perhaps you’re reassessing your career choice or relationship or trying a...

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Thanksgiving Plant Based Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Plant Based Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving means one thing and one thing only, deliciously sweet pumpkin pie! However, for us, and probably many of you, it needs to be dairy free and gluten free - are we right?! So we got busy in the kitchen developing our recipe for this super easy and super tasty pie. If you wanted to make it even easier you could use a can of 100% organic pureed pumpkin, but we much prefer to roast it ourselves.  All the ingredients in this recipe are natural, organic and refined sugar free. We used 2x 12cm ceramic pastry dishes.  INGREDIENTS For the...

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Adaptogens

Adaptogens

I think we can determine a lot from the fact that Microsoft Word didn’t recognise the title of this blog post as a correctly spelt word, instead it’s flagged it up with a red squiggly line underneath it. Upon right clicking to correct the obvious misdemeanour, “no spelling suggestions” is the only redemptive solution. So despite the obvious and widespread ignorance of adaptogens, and safe in the knowledge that we have spelt it right, let’s discuss the health benefits of this relatively new (to you and I), player in the superfood game.  Firstly, what actually are adaptogens? You might be...

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Festive Pumpkin Soup

Festive Pumpkin Soup

This recipe has been developed for us by Glamour & Food and is the perfect starter or light lunch during these colder months. Packed full of ginger, our fave, for a bold flavour and nutritional boost it also packs a hefty antioxidant punch with high levels of beta carotene from the Pumpkin.  Pumpkin season doesn't last for ever, so make the most of it! (Anyone else think that butternut squash just doesn't cut it?!)  Bon Appetit!    INGREDIENTS:  2 Hokkaido Pumpkins (or roughly 250-300g of any pumpkin) 2 hearty handfuls of Organic Greens (like cauliflower, celery or leeks) 1 1/2...

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