Chepstow market…

Its a little bit of France in Wales. Fabulous, local, fresh, delicious produce and artisan products. Use it or lose it. I know which side I’m on 😉

Overnight chocolate coconut oats

Quick, easy and oh so healthy 1/2 cup unrefined oats 1 cup coconut milk – one with nothing extra added. I use Alpro. 15g or a coffee scoop of chia seeds Stir in your bowl you intend to eat from and pop in the fridge overnight. Ive also done this pre-shower and they’ve been ready…

Chocolate seedy goodness

This recipe contains all of the best seeds and nuts to increase our zinc levels (good for controlling the oil levels on our skin) and for heart and cardiovascular health. They also contain goji berries, a source of beta glucan, which is good for gut health and one of the very few sources of the…

Aubergine boats

This was a bit of a discovery by accident. I’ve made them twice in so many weeks and cannot get enough of them. They are an alternative to aubergine parmigana or lasagne and could be a great dinner party dish with a salad and some crusty garlic bread. I just can’t believe how easy it…

Vietnamese chicken balls

Not chicken’s balls…as my 6 year old calls them! They are delicious, incredibly easy and fast to make. Taken from Dr Rupy’s ‘The Dotctor’s Kitchen’ but amended – I can’t leave any recipe alone! Try them – Turn the oven on to 180’C fan To make the chicken balls 2 chicken breasts – I actually…

The bleaching effect

I love this time of day, when the light bleaches all the colour out of the day and the birds sing, while the smell of log smoke permeates the air… It’s so still… Settling… A gentle closure on the day.

Pakora and chips

There are 6 veg on this plate. The pakora are phenomenally tasty and so incredibly good for you. Substitute the chips for sweet potato chips to boost nutrient intake further. They are an adapted recipe from Dr Rupy of ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’. His recipes are pure gold. I can’t recommend his book enough! Here’s how…

Healthy flapjacks

Inspired by Dale Pinnock “The Medicinal Chef”, these flapjacks are not only healthy but they also taste delicious. They are low sugar so don’t expect a high sugar hit, but they are delicious as they are and I would encourage you to try them. They make you realise how tasty doesn’t have to be sugary….

Rowena’s nut roast

Only one day to go to Christmas… The decorations are up, the mulled wine and Harvey’s Bristol Cream flowing. Now to prep for the big day… I love Christmas, I come from a very Christmassy family, my Dad, inspired by his mum like to go all out for tge festive season. I like the tradition…