Rosemary and sea salt, seeded oatcakes

Preheat fan oven to 200°C Put all these ingredients into a mixer: 125g oats 3 tbsp linseed 3tbsp nigella seeds 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds 3 tbsp sesame seeds A bunch of rosemary leaves (4-5 sprigs), sticks removed 1 heaped tsp coarse seasalt Mix to make a coarse ‘flour’ Add: 3 tbsp butter 3-4 tbsp water…

Fruit and buckwheat muffins

This is the easiest and tastiest muffin recipe. The muffins are moist and cakey, free of gluten and with only a teaspoon of sugar per muffin, not terribly bad for you either. Heat oven to 180°C fan. 100g buckwheat flour 50g caster sugar 20g agave sugar 1 egg 50ml extra virgin olive oil 50ml milk…

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…