Easy Thai Green Curry Recipe

Thursday, September 12, 2019

If you walk around anywhere in Thailand you will find a Thai Green Curry. We spend 1-2 months every year in Ko Samui for Beautiful You Retreats and this recipe takes me back to Thailand every time I make it.

It is a staple at all our Beautiful You Retreats in Thailand and a classic to make. Every year I go back to Samui I improve the recipe by learning with from the locals. There are as many curry recipes, as there are mothers and grandmothers, and as with all staples in different cuisines, there isn’t ONE recipe to cure them all. You’ll have to make it a few times and give it your touch. 

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Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Recipe

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Berries and chocolate have always been my favourite smoothie combination, especially with coconut milk and this one is a great combination! 

Check out the recipe below and give it a whirl 🙂

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Simple Plant Based Chilli Recipe

Friday, February 9, 2018

There’s nothing like a hearty chilli on an English cloudy day to warm you up from within.

I love these one pot meals and I’m even more in love with than ever since Secret Santa got me this lovely Le Creuset pot for Christmas. *thank you!*

This is one of the first recipes I’ve done in it and it was so good I still dream of it.

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Easy to Make Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

These easy to make plant-based Chocolate Truffles are the perfect addition to your Christmas table.

Whether for an afternoon tea/mulled wine session or simply dessert, even the most sceptical person in the room will want to enjoy them. 

I created the recipe during a private cheffing session and it’s been a favourite ever since! 

They’ve received Ollie’s seal of approval over and over again. 

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Christmas Nut Roast Recipe

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Not to be shy but this must be one of the best nut roasts in the universe! I made it two days before Christmas and we’re all amazed at how good it is. You will absolutely love it, whether you don’t have a recipe to make and use it now or make it after the Holidays. It will definitely get a place in cookbook number 2.

The wild rice and lentils combination gives it a chewy texture and the spices bring this baby home. Honestly, it’s amazing. I won’t continue praising it too long and I hope you can taste that for yourself. Here it is. You can either make it as a loaf or as individual serving sizes and use a muffin tray for it. They mak great snacks.

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Simple Breakfast Recipe

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

You’re in a hurry and want something that’s easy to make. Even better, make this the night before and have it ready to take with you to work. This simple breakfast is here to bring you the taste, looks and power of a good, yummy breakfast. 

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Pre-Workout Vegan Breakfast – Oat Chia Pudding Recipe

Monday, July 17, 2017

Someone asked me the other day what sort of breakfast should they have pre-workout and I thought this is the best way to kick off the new series of the Second Nature Breakfast Show!

This pre-workout vegan breakfast with Oat Chia Pudding is good for you whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or “fooditarian(yes, I just made that one up!).  Hecks, even if you’re not going to work out, but need some energy to sustain a long day – start with this and a green smoothie and you’re sorted till late lunch. 

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Things to do with Asparagus: Risotto Recipe

Monday, May 22, 2017

When it comes to Asparagus, the first thing I think about is its crunchiness. And then that wacky asparagus pee smell. If you’re one of the people loving asparagus as much as I do, you know what I’m talking about. Then again, you might be one of the few that can’t actually smell the asparagusic acid, which is the culprit of the funny, unique asparagus pee smell. 
I don’t mind that at all, but it helps if everyone in the house eats asparagus at the same time  
So, you may wonder what can I do with asparagus, right?

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Pan Creamed Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Monday, April 24, 2017

Whether for lunch or dinner, this cauliflower salad is delicious! Easy to make and full of flavour, you’ll be flying with it. At least we have when we tested it and it’s now part of the 5 Day Spring Clean Challenge. 

Pan dry-fried (just water in a cast iron pan) cauliflower florets and corn with Sichuan herbs and spices tossed in a greens and tomatoes salad, all dressed in a sunflower seed, lime, coriander, mustard, salt and chilli dressing. Drooling already? No worries, it’s ready in no time! This is the kind of food that uplifts the spirit to the gods  

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Easter Chocolate Cake Recipe

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy Easter everyone!

What does Easter mean to you? For me, it’s a time of light, rebirth and new beginnings.

As I started spending it in the UK I also found out it’s a time for CHOCOLATE! haha! Are you with me? 

You could very well start making some chocolate eggs that you completely have control over and decide what goes inside, but who has time for that?

My approach is: if it can be done as healthy, tasty and good looking in less time, let’s go with the latter option! It’s Easter Chocolate Cake time! 

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Whether through food or developing an emotional and spiritual practice, my passion is to help you lead a much healthier, happier and fulfilled life, without being constrained by appearances or a poor relationship with what and how you're eating.
Food is so much more than fuel. Food is an experience. It's passion, energy, memory, connection, and plays a big role in the healing of our minds and our bodies.
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