Smoky tofu slices

“Now I’m plant-based, I get really stuck with what to put in a sandwich.” Does this sound familiar? I get sent a lot of messages about this or it comes up in conversations with my nutrition clinic clients. And of course, no matter how much you love hummus (and I do love hummus!),  you don’t necessarily want it every day, and neither does your microbiome. Those friendly bacteria that hang out in the gut love a bit of variety; the same thing every day can make them fade not flourish. Continue reading “Smoky tofu slices”

Sweet potato and bean soup

Autumn is definitely here.  Crisp mornings with air that tingles the end of your nose, leaves turning an array of colours before they drop to the ground in a pile ready to be jump in. Or, more sadly, stormy grey days with enough rain to send you into the back of the cupboard to hunt out the wellies. But whatever the weather, autumn is also time for thick, soul-soothing soup. Continue reading “Sweet potato and bean soup”

Warm roasted fig and rocket salad

Figs are a fruit I used to despise! But I vividly remember the day I changed my mind. We were on a family holiday in the Algarve and the owner of the villa brought us a plate of freshly picked figs from their tree. I wouldn’t try them. But after the others exclaimed how delicious they were I couldn’t resist just a little try. Which turned into enjoying a feast of figs – they were truly amazing! Continue reading “Warm roasted fig and rocket salad”