Recipes

Gluten free yoghurt flatbread recipe

Gluten free yoghurt flatbread recipe

This gluten free yoghurt flatbread recipe takes only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! You can eat them as-is or get creative with toppings... Some ideas: Have them with hummus and some cherry tomatoes and rocketWith a poached egg and some avocado for breakfastHow...

Hummus recipe with peas

Hummus recipe with peas

Hummus is such a great one to have in your fridge. It works well as a snack, adds protein and fiber to your meals and is a breeze to make. Easy peasy! If you want to want to make a summery version, try this hummus recipe with peas! Get creative! Now why would you make...

A simple bone broth recipe

A simple bone broth recipe

Making bone broth is very simple and still many tell me they think it's complicated. So I've brought the recipe down to the bare bones (pun intended!). Because you can actually skip the roasting, extra veg, spices etc and just simmer the bones. And add flavour later....

Mashed cauliflower: surprisingly nice!

Mashed cauliflower: surprisingly nice!

For a long time the only way I used cauliflower was to cook the florets. Okay but a bit boring. Then I found out you can make cauliflower rice! Next one was roasted cauliflower - so much nicer than the cooked stuff. More flavour and more texture. And last week I made...

Gluten and dairy free chickpea crackers

Gluten and dairy free chickpea crackers

These gluten and dairy free chickpea crackers are a lovely snack or addition to your meal. They are made with chickpea flour - depending on where you live that could also be called gram flour, garbanzo bean flower or besan. Roll out the dough thinly and you end up...

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...

Beetroot and apple salad with walnut

Beetroot and apple salad with walnut

This is the time of year when it's not so easy to find salad greens that are local. I mean greens that do not come from far away in an airplane. Luckily here in the UK we can still find other vegetables that can make a nice colourful and raw addition to your meal....

Blueberry almond pancakes for Shrove day

Blueberry almond pancakes for Shrove day

It's Shrove day today - also known as pancake day! And of course you don't need to miss out on the pancakes when you follow an anti-inflammatory diet. Did you know you can make pancakes from many fruits and vegetables, without using gluten otr dairy? Like the recipe...

Easy kale chips recipe

Easy kale chips recipe

I'm Dutch and in The Netherlands we mainly use curly kale in ‘Boerenkool Stamppot’ – this is potato mashed with cooked kale. Very delicious with gravy and smoked sausage. But most people I know don’t like it! It must be a Dutch thing… This winter I started making kale...

Recipe: chickpeas with sweet and spicy peanut sauce

Recipe: chickpeas with sweet and spicy peanut sauce

Hey! It's Wednesday recipe day again! I love love love peanut butter in hearty dishes. Especially when combined with some spicyness, sweetness and lemon so you get that yummy satay taste. Make it work for you I do okay with peanuts but I know they don't work for...

A slowcooker can be a life saver

A slowcooker can be a life saver

Put your hand up if you recognise this: you come home. It's dinner time. You're tired and hungry. There's food in the fridge but you just want to eat, not cook. So you order a take-away. You eat it, it tastes okay but you can feel it doesn't sit well...

Dairy free ranch dressing recipe

Dairy free ranch dressing recipe

If you look at the 'white' dressings in the supermarket you will see they often contain cheap oils (that are inflammatory) and dairy. It's not so difficult to make your own that doesn't have dairy, tastes great and is easy to make with whole foods. So here's a recipe...

CCF tea for bloating, gas and indigestion

CCF tea for bloating, gas and indigestion

Do you suffer from gas, bloating and stomach cramps? So many people do... These are issues that need to be addressed at the root - and that's the work I do as a Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner. In the mean time there are things you can do to ease the...

Make your own dark chocolate

Make your own dark chocolate

Shht, don't tell anyone! People think making your own chocolate is a very complicated process but it's actually dead easy! When you make your own dark chocolate you'll 1. get many compliments when you bring it to a party 2. have a healthy and very delicious treat 3....

Delicous! Sweet potato soup recipe

Delicous! Sweet potato soup recipe

I always have some sweet potatoes in my fridge - they are so versatile! I often roast them, but also use them in smoothies and soups. Here's a delicious sweet potato soup recipe that also has other vegetables plus two anti-inflammatory spices: ginger and turmeric!...

Recipe: sugar & dairy free cashew chocolate milk

Recipe: sugar & dairy free cashew chocolate milk

Brrr! It's cold and dark up here in Scotland... If you want to have something warm and comforting to drink, here's a sugar & dairy free cashew chocolate milk recipe! You can download the recipe here PS: Group course starting soon! Would like to learn how you can...

Frozen fruit and veg – when you’re short on time

Frozen fruit and veg – when you’re short on time

I spoke with a friend yesterday who had an operation and wasn't able to stand in the kitchen and cook a meal. Her partner - not a very skilled cook - found meals he could just heat up. But when you're recovering from an operation - especially when you've had to take a...

An easy nourishing lunch recipe

An easy nourishing lunch recipe

Lunch is a meal where you can add a good amount of nutrients to your day. Much more than the usual cheese sandwich! So here's an easy nourishing and colourful lunch recipe - that could easily serve as a breakfast too! I spoke with a client yesterday who was struggling...

Easy coconut banana ice cream recipe

Easy coconut banana ice cream recipe

This simple recipe is one we often make. Who would have thought you can make a really nice 'ice cream' from bananas? That's not as banana-y as you would think? You definitely need to give this easy coconut banana ice cream recipe a try. No sugar and dairy Normal ice...

An indulgent everything-free holiday treat

An indulgent everything-free holiday treat

Here's an indulgent everything-free holiday treat you can serve or bring along: no gluten, dairy or sugar! If you are like many of my clients you might not be sure how you can navigate these days. Christmas pudding, mince pies, stollen and iced cakes are delicious but...

Make your own coconut yoghurt

Make your own coconut yoghurt

Many of my clients with tummy troubles need to avoid dairy. Is that you? Coconut yoghurt can then be a great alternative. It can also be rather pricey though. And have quite a lot of added ingredients. Good to know you can easily make your own coconut yoghurt at home....

How to make a really nice soup

How to make a really nice soup

I love making soup. I feel it sustains me and warms me now it's getting colder and darker up here in Scotland - and that snuggly warmth is what I need right now. Over time I've learned how to make a really nice soup from scratch - without a recipe. So let me teach you...

Lemon and olive oil dressing

Lemon and olive oil dressing

Let's talk dressings! So simple to make and so much nicer than the stuff you buy in the shops... I mean: who needs inflammatory oils, modified waxy corn starch, thickeners, glucose fructose syrup or flavourings on their salad? Thank you very much... You can make...

Stewed apples for a happy gut!

Stewed apples for a happy gut!

Something as simple as stewed apple can be super helpful if you need to heal your gut:   That is something dr Michael Ash, a UK based osteopath, naturopath and nutritionist found out!  He noticed with his patients that if they were eating stewed apples daily...

Apple and cinnamon yoghurt bowl

Apple and cinnamon yoghurt bowl

It's fall and it's apple time! Nothing reminds me more of autumn than the scent of apples and cinnamon... I'm always so happy when the local apples are back! There are so many different kinds - much nicer than the always-the-same Gala's that have been shipped all over...

An easier and quicker falafel receipe

An easier and quicker falafel receipe

Who likes falafels? I do! These deconstructed ones are much easier and quicker to make than the original ones and don’t need to be deep fried or oven baked. Your beneficial gut microbes will love the chickpeas, onion, garlic and cumin – this recipe has lots of fiber!...

A lovely coconut white fish dish

White fish, like cod, haddock or hake, is a great protein that is easy to digest for most people. This looks like a lovely recipe and I'm going to try it out tonight! I think I'll replace the orange juice by a few more tomatoes. I don't like orange in my food! (worst...

How to make kefir with nut milk

How to make kefir with nut milk

I've always loved making kefir and yoghurt with cow's milk and really missed it when I decided to go dairy free. I missed the taste as well as the tons of beneficial bacteria that help my gut flora. So I wanted to learn how to make kefir with nut milk. No idea what...

10 minute gut healing jam

I used to make tons of jam from the berries in my garden. I had a recipe that used only half the sugar. But that's still a lot of sugar. So I stopped doing that. And was looking for a way to make jam without a lot of sugar. Now I make small batches with any kind of...

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...

Home made beet kvass, a probiotic drink

Home made beet kvass, a probiotic drink

A few weeks ago my husband Hugo had to rush himself into hospital because a tiny splinter in his thumb had caused an infection that quickly turned into sepsis. That was scary. Hallelujah for antibiotics! They probably saved his life. He was on an antibiotic drip for...

Date and tahini fudge

Date and tahini fudge

Here is a recipe for something sweet and delicious and satisfying that doesn't have any refined sugar, gluten or dairy. I found it in one of the great cookbooks by the sisters Hemsley and Hemsley Good and Simple and I often bring it to parties and potlucks - so I know...

Turmeric milk made my way

Turmeric milk made my way

Golden or turmeric milk is a cow's, nut or coconut milk, heated with a good amount of turmeric in it. I shouldn't be saying this as a nutrition and herb expert because of it's great properties, but... I didn't like to drink it! The reason was that I used turmeric...

A basic hummus recipe: easy, delicious and versatile

A basic hummus recipe: easy, delicious and versatile

Hummus is such a versatile and easy to make dish! I make this hummus recipe nearly every week because it's a great one to have in my fridge in case of a snack attack. Or when the lunch of dinner I made is a bit bland or low in protein and healthy fats. This one is...

Healthy hot chocolate recipe

During the cold and dark winter months I have been enjoying a warming and nourishing drink: my healthy hot chocolate! And I'm happy to share my recipe. The inspiration came around at a time where I decided to stop drinking caffeinated coffee because I wasn't sleeping...

Recipe: Oat and banana (or pumpkin. or sweet potato) bars

Recipe: Oat and banana (or pumpkin. or sweet potato) bars

Going gluten free meant we had to re-think our snacks. My husband Hugo works as a handyman and gets hungry very easily. If he doesn't take a good snack with him he will grab something that doesn't work for him and suffer later. These bars are free from gluten, dairy...

Recipes without refined sugar, dairy and gluten

Recipes without refined sugar, dairy and gluten

I'm collecting healthy recipes without refined sugar, dairy and gluten to help you get inspired about cooking your own delicious food from scratch. I also post a weekly recipe on my blog that you can download and print out. Breakfasts: What will I have for breakfast...