Butternut ‘Squashetti’ with Sage & Pine Nuts, Amelia Freer

The classic Italian flavour pairing of butternut squash, sage and pine nuts works so well here, without the need for pasta to bring it all together. The squash becomes your ‘pasta’! This makes a super lunch or light supper. You’ll Need (serves 2) extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped large handful fresh sage leaves 1Continue reading

Chicken & Tarragon Casserole, Amelia Freer

This makes me think of my mum – she really rocks a casserole. It’s something I used to be afraid to make, but thank goodness for the slow cooker! It really is a win-win solution. For me, this is pure joy in a bowl, at any time of the year. You’ll Need (serves 4) 1Continue reading

Healthy Homes, Amelia Freer

Little can beat a glorious summer’s day, but there is something equally wonderful about an evening spent snugly indoors, cossetted from the battering wind and driving rain: long baths, log fires and bowls of warming stew. Winter is the yin to summer’s yang, a familiar rhythm of the months and years that makes me appreciateContinue reading

Tap Water, Amelia Freer

We are all aware of the importance of drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day to hydrate our bodies, boost our energy, and enable our minds to focus and concentrate. Indeed, we have to stay hydrated to stay alive. But how often do we stop for a moment to consider where our water is comingContinue reading

Natural Beauty by Karen Gilbert

Throughout my recent pregnancy, I found myself being particularly conscious of what products were on my bathrooms shelves – as I knew they weren’t only affecting me, but could be reaching my little one too. And so in a burst of nesting energy, I found myself wanting to ‘cook’ up some natural cosmetics for myself. NaturalContinue reading

Pumpkin Dahl Soup

This recipe is taken from Healthy Comfort Dishes. There is nothing more delicious or comforting to me than a big, fragrant bowl of dhal on a wintery day. This one, made with seasonal pumpkin, gently spiced with some health-boosting turmeric, is topped with delicious caramelized onion slices, and it is a particular favourite of mine. I hopeContinue reading

Spicy Roasted Tomato & Lentil Soup

This is hands down one of my favourite soups and I’ve been making it for years, as many of my clients will attest to as it has become a firm favourite for them, too. The tomatoes are roasted with carrots for over an hour and lend a depth of flavour – a subtle sweetness –Continue reading

12 things on toast, Amelia Freer

Here is a tasty selection of my 12 favourite ‘things on toast’: perfect for a tasty breakfast, speedy lunch or light supper, too. 12 #thingsontoast Smashed Minty Peas and Prosciutto Olive tapenade, Cherry tomatoes and Feta with Mixed Seeds Oven Roasted Pepper Strips, with Goats’ Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts Poached Trout, Cucumber, Avocado, RadishContinue reading

Amaranth Granola

This recipe celebrates naturally gluten-free grains. Amaranth, used by the ancient Aztecs, is a complete protein source boasting eight essential amino acids and a host of other nutrients. It is naturally gluten free – it’s a seed, not a grain. I make a simple porridge with soaked amaranth, cinnamon, a few blueberries and a drizzle ofContinue reading

The Sleep Book, By Dr Guy Meadows

Getting enough restorative sleep is incredibly important to our overall health and wellbeing (not to mention positively affecting our food choices). For some people, however, chronic insomnia can make this feel very difficult to achieve. The Sleep Book, written by Dr Guy Meadows (founder of the successful Sleep School in London) offers a radical, but veryContinue reading

Dairy Free Sweet Cottage Pie | Waitrose This is the third of three videos that I filmed with Waitrose featuring recipes from my book Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan. If you haven’t yet come across Waitrose TV, do head over to their site or YouTube channel – they regularly share well curated, easy to follow, delicious ideas to cook up, includingContinue reading

Waitrose Tv: Aubergine & Chickpea Curry

Aubergine & Chickpea Curry | Waitrose This is the second of three videos that I filmed with Waitrose. This one features a further dish from my book Nourish & Glow: The 10 Day Plan: Aubergine & Chickpea Curry. I show you just how easy it is to cook up. Head over to Waitrose online for theContinue reading

Apple Crumble

The humble crumble is the perfect way to use autumn fruits, here I’ve used plums here but this works equally well with pears, berries, or which ever fruit you have plenty of. I’ve also made vanilla custard with almond milk, but you could also whip coconut cream with vanilla paste if you are short of time. Serves 6-8 ForContinue reading

Autumn Soup

Any of you with snivels and aches since the strong hold of Autumn has set in? I get quite passionate about this soup. I remember when I first made it, I felt excited by just how powerful the ingredients are and delighted by how tasty it is. And the beauty is that there’s so littleContinue reading

Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

Now that the season is well and truly turning and the nights are drawing in, I’m yearning for comforting soups that really celebrate the abundance autumn has to offer. This is a treasured recipe – I’ve been making it for many years and it still remains a favourite at this time of year. We knowContinue reading

Grilled Sardines and Tomatoes, Amelia Freer

Sardines are a fantastically rich source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids, EPA & DHA, as well as a wealth of other nutrients, including vitamin D, which is essential to optimum health. The omega-3 fats are essential for healthy skin, but most Western diets are unfortunately deficient, so making sure that you eat plenty ofContinue reading

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 15% Off Code: AMELIA15 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.Continue 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, and a great dish for a cosy autumn night in. If monkfish is not available, use any sustainable firm white fish, such as haddock, bream, pollock or hake. It looks complicated and labour intensive, but it is actually a ‘throw it all inContinue 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

The First 40 Days

This lovely book is both a warm embrace and friendly companion, gently guiding the new mother through the first forty days post-partum. As well as offering all sorts of helpful suggestions, tasty recipes and supportive words, I felt its overarching message is that of permission. Permission to step away from the treadmill and expectations ofContinue reading