Green living

Eat your weeds and make chickweed pakoras!

Eat your weeds and make chickweed pakoras!

At the moment you can find an abundance of chickweed outside in nature! There is no part of the world where you can't find chickweed so have a look around. It’s one of the first greens that starts growing in winter and one of the tenderest of wild greens. It’s...

Which foods to eat organically in the UK?

Which foods to eat organically in the UK?

Eating organically is better for your health and for the planet. Period. I think most of us understand it's not healthy to ingest pesticides and herbicides! But what are the choices when your budget doesn't allow eating organically? I have so far relied on the Dirty...

Is vegan the same as plant based?

Is vegan the same as plant based?

I'm seeing more and more people coming into my practice who decided to become vegan. I think the penny is dropping about the way we produce meat and the effects on climate. Health wise it's a great thing to eat more plants. There's a ton of research out there that...

An easy nettle soup recipe

An easy nettle soup recipe

Today I'll go outside to pick the first nettles of the year. Up here in Scotland they're still small but I know nettles are the best spring tonic! So I'm going to use them to make a pot of nettle soup. And share with you my nettle soup recipe! Nettles are one of the...

A nice day for a warming lentil soup

A nice day for a warming lentil soup

Today is a really dark and rainy day. Perfect one for a warming and nourishing lentil soup! I created this recipe for a class I was doing about spices; that's why there are quite a few of them in this soup. Often people put in a pinch here and a dash there. But if you...