Food Sustainability

I was really interested to read the EAT-Lancet Commission’s ‘Planetary Health Diet’ paper published in January 2019. It led to a 3-part mini-series on my Instagram account, and I was very grateful for the thoughtful comments and discussion that followed. However, I felt that the topic deserved a slightly deeper-dive than is possible through InstagramContinue reading

Little Green Kitchen: Simple vegetarian family recipes

 . . . . . Like most families, David and Luise know that the road to feeding your children isn’t always a straight one. They have raised three kids while writing their acclaimed vegetarian cookbooks and have experienced a fair share of food tossed on the floor and soup bowls left untouched. But they haveContinue reading

Watercress Spring Tart

The wheat alternative crispy crust on this dairy and gluten-free tart provides the perfect ‘vessel’ for piling in wonderful seasonal, green produce. It literally sings spring. Ingredients Serves 6 For the Crust 100g gluten free oats 60g almond flour or ground almonds 60g brown rice flour ½ tsp salt flakes 1 egg yolk 3 tbsp meltedContinue reading

Rhubarb and Custard

Rhubarb and custard: it has to be one of the most nostalgic flavours of childhood, it certainly is for me. This tart gives a happy (but healthier) nod to the classic pudding. Did you know that rhubarb is actually a vegetable, not a fruit? It’s rich in several B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, and is a superb sourceContinue reading

Slow Cooked Lamb

If you are looking for inspiration for Easter, look no further as this is a winning lunch to share with family and friends. This is a super way to cook a leg of lamb as the meat will literally fall off the bones when you come to carve it. You’ll notice that I’ve added anchovies  – these will dissolveContinue reading

Spring Garden Salad

  This is a super way to celebrate spring and the fresh green bounty of salad vegetables that the season brings. This sort of dish lends itself beautifully to sharing, don’t you agree? Friends can help themselves and dip into the peppery watercress pesto as they choose. It’s a dish I make throughout spring and summer; asContinue reading

Crab Cakes

Crab comes into season in April here in the UK and partners superbly well with veg also in season, like asparagus, watercress and spring onions. These gluten free crab cakes are my light, delicately tasty take on the American classic. Serve simply with a salad and homemade mayo (so much nicer than the commercially available ones and wellContinue reading

Egg Soldiers

Often I find the simplest of meals to be the most rewarding and I especially love dishes that can be easily adapted to bring the rainbow of seasonal veg to our plates. This is one of those quick dishes: egg and soldiers with a twist. Here, I have swapped in traditional toasted soldiers for fresh seasonal veg to create aContinue reading

Desert Island Dishes

  A couple of weeks ago, I met the absolutely delightful Margie Nomura and her bestie, Digby, the most handsome sausage dog, to be interviewed for my absolute favourite podcast Desert Island Dishes. The podcast is a true breath of fresh air and my go-to podcast when I need to cheer myself up, escape forContinue reading

Gut Health

For background info, please refer to Gut Health, Part 1: Why we should focus on the health of our gut this January and NOT our weight, and Gut Health, Part 2: Probiotics and Prebiotics. The suggestions below are not intended to replace any medical or nutritional opinion. Simple…. …or not! I do always encourage that you work with a qualified professionalContinue reading

Eat In Season Winter, Amelia Freer

   I know winter can feel like the most challenging time for many, but there are great positives to be found in every season.  It is vital that we listen to our bodies when seasons change, as we require a different set of self-care rules to ensure that we thrive. Winter, more than any other season, is whenContinue reading

Nut Roast, Amelia Freer

This is a lovely wintery nut roast that is wonderful for a Sunday lunch alternative to the meat roast or just a delicious meal to share with friends. The great thing about it is that you can prepare it all in advance and just pop it in the oven one hour before serving. This is definitely my kind of cooking for a crowd. If thereContinue reading

Festive Mince Pies

Prep 30 mins, plus 30 mins to chill // Cook 20 mins I’m not a fan of baking or making desserts, cakes, treats or sweets (even if they have a healthier form of sugar in them) as they are still going to disrupt our blood sugar levels. The abundance of sweet foods on offer over Christmas can so easily dent our willpower andContinue reading

Alcohol: How much is too much

With Christmas soon upon us and the swing of festive parties and celebrations underway, champagne corks will be a-popping and cocktail shakers to the ready. I, like many, really do love a glass or two, especially at times of celebration, but I’m so often asked for guidance about how much is too much? There is a general consensusContinue reading

Taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers This festive Smörgåsbord Platter has to be the most exquisite way to serve a crowd a feast of colour, flavour and goodness, plus it’s the perfect way to use up leftovers and short-lived fresh produce over the Christmas holiday. No matter how well I’ve planned or how good my intentions, there will always be surplus foodContinue reading

Shakshuka

Recipe taken from Healthy Christmas Leftovers The smoky heat of a shakshuka works wonderfully with leftover vegetables thrown into the sauce. Here (given the festive time of year), I used leftover chestnuts, crunchy red cabbage, peas and leeks, but do experiment and use what you have to hand. If you are cooking for a crowd, youContinue 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

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

Rangan Chatterjee Podcast

What We Need To Eat? It was a true joy to get together with my friend Dr Rangan Chatterjee recently to record an episode for his brilliant podcast series. We excitedly talked about so many things, so much so that it was easy to forget that we were being recorded as it was such aContinue 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

Anya Mindmarch, Chubby Cloud

Food Talks with Amelia Freer and Vassi Chamberlain Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Banqueting House, London, SW1A 2ER Join me and Anya Hindmarch on the Chubby Cloud for London Fashion Week. I shall be in conversation with Features Director at Porter Magazine, Vassi Chamberlain, on the ‘complicated relationship between food, wellbeing and how what we eat affects our bodies andContinue reading

The Good Stuff, Lucinda Millerr

“The book all parents have been waiting for”  Lucinda Miller is an extraordinary, deeply impassioned, dedicated and skilled practitioner specialising in children’s health and well-being. I know Lucinda well and have done so for a number of years; she is a Naturopath, Iridologist, Herbalist & Functional Medicine Practitioner, and I am lucky enough to callContinue reading

Autumn Dish Inspiration

The splendours of our extraordinary summer are still evident – blue skies, warm sun, beautiful sunsets – but there are clear signs that the season is on the turn. Autumn, of course, is the season of abundance and we can look forward to a wonderful harvest of fruit and vegetables that will perfectly support usContinue reading

Deliciously Ella Podcast

Navigating the world of health and wellness with Ella & Matt Mills I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to join Ella and Matt Mills as the first guest on their new podcast series. We discuss the concept of positive nutrition, how to find balance in the way we eat, and how to navigate the bombardmentContinue 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