Month: August 2017

Immune Boosting Turmeric Cider + Bali

For my most recent holiday, i was lucky enough to travel to the magical island paradise of Bali. Where you eat tropical fruit breakfast lunch and dinner and turmeric is in everything. Naturally, once I arrived I ate my way around the island. Sampling all the local meals and checking out the healthy food spots. My favourite meal was a dish called Gado Gado. Which is basically a plate of veggies and crispy tempeh smothered in peanut sauce. Heaven! I also ate my weight in smoothie bowls but that’s another recipe for another day. I’ve included some of my favourite places to grab a healthy bite to eat. Hopefully, they come in handy for anyone planning a trip. Now for the most exciting part of the post. This weeks recipe! It’s a recreation of my favourite drink I had in Ubud, a turmeric, aloe vera, apple and honey tonic, appropriately named belly juice. Turmeric is known to soothe the digestive tract and is full of bonus antibacterial + anti-inflammatory compounds that work to boost your immune …

Jewelled ‘Couscous’ Salad

If you’re looking for your next weeknight dinner, Look no further. This warm ‘couscous’ salad is for you. This isn’t your traditional bland couscous dish, It’s bursting with amazing flavours and ticks all the boxes for a winter meal when you feel like something light but comforting. I have a low-key crush on middle eastern/ Moroccan food. The dishes have the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and savoury notes that are indulgently comfy but never overly heavy. I’ve combined my favourite ingredients from both cuisines to make this simple but tasty salad. The base is made by swapping out traditional couscous for millet. If you haven’t tried millet before you should immediately add it to your rotation of whole grains. It is a tiny gluten-free grain with a slightly nutty flavour & a fluffy texture once cooked, making it the perfect swap for couscous or bulger.  The fluffy millet ‘couscous’ is layered with sweet dried apricots, cubes of spicy, savoury Za’atar roasted eggplant & sweet potato and juicy cherry tomatoes & pomegranate seeds. All the …