Butter Tofu Curry (Vegan)

With lots of us using lockdown as an opportunity to get fit, keep active or simply nurture some healthy habits I thought this protein rich butter tofu curry would go down a storm. This curry is mild, creamy, and slightly sweet like a Korma. Packed full of amazing Indian spices but minus the heat —…

Turmeric and its potential benefits for Depression

Turmeric — or rather, its active component curcumin — is known for processing potent anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties and the last decade has seen a surge of research surrounding the health benefits of this bright, South Asian spice1. More recently, research has begun to investigate the potential benefits of curcumin for depression and,…

Wild forest mushrooms and sprouted lentils on toast

Here’s a really quick and simple plant-based recipe that I posted on my Instagram (@realearthrose) a while back. Enjoy! Ingredients:An assortment of mushrooms 1 clove of garlic 2/3 slices of sourdough bread A handful of rocket 3tbsp of sprouted lentils A squeeze of lemon Recipe:1) fry your mushrooms in a pan with so oil and…

Scrambled Tofu… a surprisingly good plant-based alternative!

Scrambled tofu is an amazing plant-based alternative to scrambled egg and is incredibly easy to make. Tofu can be a little bland on its own but, spiced with the right flavours and you can achieve a texture and taste that is remarkably similar to your traditional scrambled egg. Scrambled eggs have long been a quintessential…

Post-workout Buddha Bowls

Buddha bowls are an amazing post-workout meal that can be packed full of the protein, veg and carbs necessary to refuel, recover and nourish your body. Buddha bowls can be so versatile, and you can’t go wrong as long as you stick to these building blocks: The Carb Base: This could be anything from brown…

Pistachio Stuffed Chocolate Covered Medjool Dates

These could not be easier to whip up and are the perfect combination of sweet sticky dates, rich dark chocolate and salty pistachios. The perfect after-dinner treat! Compared to your bog standard choccie biscuit these bad-boys are higher is protein, fibre and healthy fats so, if you’re like me and love having something sweet after…

Myth Busting – To Fat or Not To Fat?

To Fat or Not to Fat? I’m sure many of you are aware of the term healthy fats, but what exactly does that mean? And does this therefore follow that there are unhealthy fats? Keep on reading for a brief history into how the public’s understanding of a ‘healthy diet’ got a little confused. Why…

Lime & Blackberry Cheesecake

Foraging for Sunday Treats During our customary Sunday stroll through the countryside we happened upon a treasure trove of blackberries! Blackberry season is the silver-lining of summers end and this glorious British berry can be found on hedge groves right up until October. Anyone can pick FREE blackberries and other such edible delights along public…

Homemade Med Veg and Goats Cheese Pizza

Avoiding diet culture and eating the things you enjoy Pizza is one of my favourites treat foods. Note I say, treat and not ‘cheat food’. Using negative or shaming language like ‘cheat food’ and labelling food as good or bad is something that I am trying to avoid. This is because it falls in line…

Banana Pancakes

This recipe is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings and tastes best when the bananas are a little old and brown as more of their starch has been converted to sugars. The pancake batter contains no refined sugar and is simply sweetened by the over-ripe bananas! You can also add 50% oats and 50% flour or…