I was delighted to meet Katherine de Watterville recently at the Vegan Life Show as I’m currently writing a vegan cookbook and she introduced me to a fantastic range of therapeutic-grade essential oils. The great thing about these oils is their purity. Not diluted in any way, the […]
Head chef at the Dru Centre in North Wales, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Keith devises and oversees the culinary and nutritional delights for all the course participants throughout the year.
His passion for feeding people began with home-baking at the age of 10. He was soon bringing to school cakes, breads and pasties. His schoolmates joined in and before long they were swapping cakes and recipes during the lunch breaks and raiding mums’ cookery books in the evenings.
A qualified Medical Herbalist Keith also offers exclusive and engaging health and nutrition retreats and courses in North Wales, aswell as workshops and seminars on Aryuveda throughout the UK and abroad.
Pumpkins, a type of squash, have been cultivated in the Americas since ancient times. The pumpkin seed, like the hemp seed, is high in good-quality protein. Both are also high in iron, zinc, magnesium and omega-3 essential fatty acids. Herbal medicine regards pumpkin seeds as an important parasitic […]
Ayurveda has its roots in the Indian sub-continent, so it’s only natural that most Ayurvedic food is based on the Indian-style of cooking—using herbs and spices from that area. Culturally India has a strong tradition of vegetarianism, meaning the cuisine is nutritionally balanced without the use of meat. […]
Knowing which fats and oils to eat (and which to avoid) has become ever more confusing with so many different opinions having been expressed over the last few decades. I remember being told to eat margarine instead of butter. Then to avoid all saturated fats and to use […]
This delicious Christmas Pudding is totally raw, vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free. It will amaze your friends because it is so tasty and absolutely packed with healthy fats. A key ingredient is coconut oil. It’s highly nutritious and rich in the healthy, shorter length fatty acids—making it easy to […]
A meat-free meal basically requires replacing meat with vegetable protein. The best plant-based protein sources are pulses (beans and lentils), although many people tend to be a bit wary of them, thinking you have to be up all night soaking them. Yes, some beans do need soaking but […]
Here are my very own vegan and sugar-free cake recipes cut up into long rectangles and made into this super healthy Battenberg Cake. The raw beetroot and 100% fruit jams give a vibrant colour and natural sweet taste without any sugar! The cakes are also made with super […]
You may not think of Scotch broth as a typical Ayurvedic dish—but to me it is! That’s because it is made with the seasonal and local ingredients that are perfectly suited to the climate here in Wales, England and Scotland. The barley, peas and vegetables are really nourishing […]
We have all heard of the phrase ‘Taking coals to Newcastle’ but how about ‘Taking chapattis to a Gujarati cooking group in Bolton?’. This week I dared to do just that… and my chappatis weren’t even that round! I was at Bolton Hindu Centre showing a Gujarati […]
See our fantastic video showing you step by step how to make the amazing masala dosa in your own home. Also see dosa recipe for full recipe. Get a cuppa and enjoy!
You might think fast food is a relatively recent phenomenon, and that the idea came from the USA. But the South Indians have been at it for thousands of years! Unlike a lot of western fast food—South Indian fast food is healthy, quick and tasty. It’s South Indian […]
Finding your own constitution type is a great way to know more about yourself—what diet, yoga and lifestyle will suit you best! Advice on yoga, healthy diet can be very contradictory and confusing. Ayurveda makes it personal, and finds the optimum lifestyle choices for you! In ayurveda, everything is […]
Today is Valentine’s Day and its good to remember the first one which was nearly 2000 years ago in Roman times. Valentine was a priest before Christianity was recognised in Rome and he was imprisoned for his beliefs. But that didn’t stop him performing wonderful miracles. While in […]
In life, all you need is love. In the kitchen, it’s cooking with love. ‘Cooking with Love’ means just that—turning an everyday activity into something magical. What’s the secret? Simply that the way you cook (and eat) is just as important as the food itself. Like me, this […]