I am not a fitness professional. However, I do understand the importance of movement for a healthy mind and body. This 3-part series has been written in collaboration with Richard Hannam, an experienced health and wellbeing physiologist and personal trainer, who has kindly shared his wealth of expertise and knowledge throughout this feature. If youContinue reading

Mama by Detox Kitchen

Mama by Detox Kitchen: Nurturing new ‘mamas’ when they need it most Since I announced my pregnancy earlier this year, I have been bombarded with questions from expectant and new mothers asking how they can optimally eat before, during and after pregnancy, and how best they can feed and support their babies. I am notContinue reading

Autumn Dish Inspiration

August fooled me into Autumnal behaviours and so my thoughts and heart indulgently leapt ahead and I am eagerly waiting for walks in blazing coloured woodland and crisp, misty mornings. Inevitably, my kitchen has made a sharp turn towards warming, comforting dishes to enjoy in front of the fire. This year, I’ll be hunkering downContinue reading

Oysters 3-Ways

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. Oysters are a nutritional powerhouse of minerals, vitamins and other compounds:  one of the best sources of zinc, as well as providing protein, vitamin D, iron, copper, manganese and selenium and are being rich in anti-oxidants, omega-3 and fatty acids. Eating oysters can boost over-all body function and healthContinue reading

Buckwheat Pancakes

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. Buckwheat is a good source of both fibre and protein and a great gluten free flour to make delicious nutty pancakes. I have gently stewed Autumnal blackberries to top mine for a good weekend breakfast or brunch, but try them with savoury toppings too, like an avocado salsa salad or someContinue reading

Fragrant Golden Monkfish Curry & Cauliflower Rice 

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. This is one of my favourite Indian curries to make. Friends always ask me for the recipe, so here it is … if monkfish is not available, use any sustainable firm white fish, such as haddock, bream, pollock or hake.   Ingredients / Serves 4  For the curry 1 monkfish tail, approx. 400g – ask theContinue reading

Chicken & Bean Stew

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. This is the kind of hearty autumnal stew that brings me lovingly into the colder seasons – this one pot meal can feed my house for days and the flavours only seem to improve a day or two after its made (if it were ever to last that long!). If you have homemade chicken stock thisContinue reading

Green Shakshuka

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. The ubiquitous brunch staple of red shakshuka gets a sensational spicy green make over here, with some of my favourite flavours. I’ve used frozen spinach as it works really well but try blanched kale, or swiss chard, especially as autumn turns to winter.  Ingredients / Serves 4  1 tsp caraway seeds  1 tbsp cuminContinue reading

Gluten Free Pizzas

This dish is from #EatInSeason: Autumn Inspiration. Getting a good gluten free pizza base is the holy grail for some of us and I think this one is up there, both crispy and flavoursome. It’s a forgiving dough that can be made a day or so ahead of time and left to mature in the fridge, theContinue reading

Women We Love: The White Company

I had the great pleasure of joining these inspiring women at a very special launch recently: @littlespree / @londonballerina  / @kristinperers  / @philippacraddock. . . . . . . . I confess, rather humbly, that I am often approached to support or endorse a product or brand. It’s not something I entertain lightly: first and foremost, it is a hugeContinue reading

Farms Not Factories

I’m incredibly proud to be supporting the Farms Not Factories campaign #TurnYourNoseUp Farms Not Factories is a non-profit organisation working through film-making and campaigning to support the ‘food sovereignty’ movement by exposing the true costs of cheap meat from animal factories in order to inspire people to only buy meat from local, healthy, high welfare farms. Their long term vision is a worldContinue reading

Kate Garden

Who’s The Expert? And Why? “There are so many great Nutritional Therapists out there who are committed to studying the complex science in order to help people to facilitate their best health. Unfortunately, Nutritional Therapy isn’t a regulated title; this means that the industry becomes tarnished by many poorly qualified people giving out of date and non evidence based adviceContinue reading

Alcohol: How much is too much

Summer definitely brings on celebrations that are steeped in traditions of alcohol: we are mid Pimms season, the rosé is flowing, and weddings mean champagne corks are popping by the week. I really do love and enjoy wine (although not at the moment as I am pregnant!), but I’m so often asked for guidance about how muchContinue reading

Summer Garden Salad

I love to serve beautiful salads, especially in the summer months when we are blessed with an abundance of resplendent seasonal produce. This wonderful summery salad perfectly demonstrates how a spiralizer can be used to really jazz up salads and other dishes – look how delightfully pretty it is! It is also a fantastic way to pack in anContinue reading

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Prep time: 5 mins // Cook time: 8 mins // Serves 4-6 I think every fridge should have some frittata slices in it. Possibly the easiest and swiftest meal to make, it stores well and is just as tasty cold as when straight out of the oven. It works for any meal of the day and IContinue reading

Salmon with Broad Bean Salsa

I love the combination of zesty salsas on fish. Here, sweet young broad beans work so well with the simple flavours of herbs and lemon to create a perfect plate for warmer days. You’ll Need (serves 2) 2 fillets of organic salmon coconut or avocado oil, for rubbing 200g of podded broad beans (weight withContinue reading

Wake Me Up Broth by Amelia Freer

Many of my clients recoil at the thought of vegetables at breakfast but this nutrient dense vegetable broth is a beautiful way to start the day, although that’s not to say that you cannot enjoy it at any time for a natural energy burst. Chicken stock, or bone broth, is a hydrating way to get aContinue reading

Herby Green Bread by Amelia Freer

This delicious green bread is more cakey than bready in texture, because it’s gluten-free. It’s really nice toasted for breakfast with a poached egg, but as it will fall apart quite easily (because of the lack of gluten), it won’t toast very well in a toaster. Instead, put it on a baking sheet under theContinue reading

Heritage Tomato Salad by Amelia Freer

Be sure to use the ripest and freshest tomatoes that you can find for optimum flavour and texture. If buying from a supermarket, chose ‘on the vine’ and leave them to really ripen in a bowl for a couple of days. Tomatoes increase our natural melanin production – essential for protecting our skin in the summer months. With addedContinue reading

Lettuce Boats with Picnic Pots

This is an easy way to pack a luxurious picnic treat. Lovely little tubs of potted crab and crayfish tails and light smoked mackerel ‘pate’. You will need three regular jam jars to take this on a picnic, or make in small bowls if serving at home. Let your friends make their own lettuce boats.Continue reading

Fish Goujons With Tartare Sauce | Waitrose

Fish Goujons with Tartare Sauce | Waitrose I recently spent a day filming with the lovely people at Waitrose and the first of three videos is now available – the others will be coming soon. I had such fun filming with their delightful crew, whom I was able to reward with the day’s results! TheContinue reading

Eat In Season: Summer

The second in my new #EatTheSeason series is, of course, Summer: the season of abundance – quite literally. And there is no better time of year to celebrate the rainbow of foods. This collection of new recipes is an absolute celebration of those ingredients: from a fresh and light breakfast of broad beans, feta and eggsContinue reading

Champagne "pimms' by Amelia Freer

This is from #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. Best served beautifully chilled, of course, this is a light, eloquent summer cocktail to serve to friends. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, try sparkling apple or elderflower pressé, both work beautifully. You’l need (makes 6 glasses) Champagne (or Prosecco, if you prefer) ½ cucumber (smaller the better here – if youContinue reading

White Fish, Tomato & Fennel Tray Bake by Amelia Freer

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is one of my favourite easy fish dishes for the summer-time; the freshness of the herbs and perfectly ripe juicy tomatoes, results in a wonderful tasty liquor. You can use any sustainable white fish: I’ve used pollack, but try brill, monkfish or sea bream. It’s one of those wonderfulContinue reading

Zucchini, Feta, Hazelnut Salad by Amelia Freer

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is an exquisite summer salad. It is refreshing and moreish – bursting with seasonal freshness and contrasting textures. You’ll Need (serves 4) 3 courgettes pinch of salt zest of 1 lemon 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 100g feta, crumbled 100g Rocket 60g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped a handful of basilContinue reading

Sharing Steak with Smoky Slaw - Amelia Freer

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. Surely, no summer is complete without a BBQ to celebrate a barmy summer’s day or evening? This sharing steak, with chimichurri salsa and smoky hot slaw, is a winning combo. If you aren’t familiar with Chimichurri, it is a staple of Argentinean cuisine, most often served with steak, but it also works wellContinue reading

Broad Beans, Feta, Herbs, Egg - Amelia Freer

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This dish is a true celebration of summer. Super fresh, fragrant and surprisingly filling, it makes an ideal breakfast or brunch. Broad beans are from the legume family, so are a great source of vitamins and minerals, plus they pack a good protein punch. Just one cup of broad beans will giveContinue reading

Cucumber and herb gazpacho by Amelia Freer

This dish is from my #EatInSeason: Summer Inspiration. This is a velvety, iced, super refreshing gazpacho soup packed with antioxidants and goodness. It’s perfect to make ahead – just keep it chilled in the fridge and make sure to give it a good stir before serving. You’ll Need (serves 6) 1 large cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped 100g baby spinach 3Continue reading

Avocodo Papaya Salsa by Amelia Freer

This zingy, zesty salsa is delicious with chicken or white fish, but is just as lovely on its own – it tastes so fresh and summery – plus it’s packed full of essential vitamins and antioxidants. You’ll Need (serves 4) 1 ripe papaya (or mango) 1 firm avocado 1/2 a small red onion 1 red chilli,Continue reading

Lemon & Coconut Mouse by Amelia Freer

If you like something a little sweet but appreciate that the processed fat-free yogurts in the supermarket do you no good at all, then try this alternative dessert. Light, fruity and all natural – it’s a mousse to soothe the senses. Perfect for summer entertaining, too. You’ll Need (serves 3-4) 400g tin of coconut milk 3Continue reading