Recipes

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...

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...

Eat your weeds: chickweed pakoras

Because of the mild weather there's still lots of chickweed growing at the moment! It has been said that there is no part of the world where Chickweed is not to be found. It’s one of the first greens available in winter and the tenderest of wild greens. It’s available...