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

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

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

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