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

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

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

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

Asparagus & Crab Tarts

A grain or gluten free life doesn’t have to mean no pastry. These delicious asparagus tarts require a little effort to make but they are a luxurious lunch or starter with a simple salad. Pastry (makes 6 tarts) 250g almond flour 1/2 tsp fine salt 125g coconut oil, hard not melted 1 egg 5-6 tbspContinue reading

Asparagus Gaspacho

I love to have a big bowl of chilled gazpacho in my fridge through the warmer months. The core ingredients change as the season progresses as gazpacho is not just reserved for tomatoes – right now it’s all about asparagus. This one is a perfect go-to meal on the run but equally refreshing and zingy to serveContinue reading

Eat In Season: Asparagus

One of my favourite seasonal eating moments is the arrival of fresh British asparagus spears. I’m privileged to have it growing in my garden, so it was a really joyful moment this year when it first started to pop up – to me it means that spring is well and truly underway. Asparagus is such aContinue reading

#BakeforSyria

  I am delighted to echo the news that #BakeForSyria Recipe Book is now available for pre-order. I am immensely proud to have contributed a recipe. #BakeForSyria started by baker Lily Vanilli is the latest iteration of #CookForSyria the supper-club that became a global movement. This book follows the best-selling recipe book #CookForSyria which can also be purchased on Amazon.Continue reading

Balance Live Well Magazine

I’m chuffed to bits to have been included in Balance magazine’s #WELLNESS100: a list of inspiring individuals who make society a happier, healthier, more mindful place. BALANCE is a brilliant print and online magazine for curious, conscious and connected Londoners (but not exclusively!) brought to you by leading journalists, experts and thought leaders, and it’s celebrating twoContinue reading