Roasted Carrot & Garlic Dip with Turmeric

I’ve been wanting to make this specific dip for a while now and I am so glad I finally got around to making it. So creamy, full of flavour and versatile. I’m thinking served with crunchy vegetables and oatcakes, smothered on toast (as pictured here), topping a veggie burger or just in place of wherever you would usually have some humous for a welcome change and a burst of colour.

I woke with a very shaky start this morning. A combination of not sleeping through the night and an read more

Sun Dried Tomato Flatbreads with Macadamia Nut & Dill Cheese

Now that the summer weather has finally arrived my fresh herbs are thriving! I love my baby herb garden and I love that I can open the window, pick a few leaves or fronds and totally amp up the good vibes in whatever I’ve got going on in the kitchen. The collection we are growing so far is; coriander, mint, dill, rosemary, thyme and oregano. When the sun is shining, the window is open and I take a deep breath it’s all herbal and so invigorating. I’m also waiting for my nasturtium read more

Super Cookies & The ‘Shame Game’

In this post I want to share two things with you; some thoughts on mental health and these super cookies that have been saving me a lot recently. This site is a place for ‘thoughtful living’ and I truly feel that discussing mental health is something that can aid in living consciously and bring about a better experience for anyone affected.

In the UK the statistic is that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems. I don’t like talking in statistics but looking read more

Spinach & Butter Bean Salad with Mint & Dill

It doesn’t feel quite like June yet. The weather can’t seem to make up its mind at all. We had a few really warm, gorgeous days full of sunshine and then June Gloom set in, the heavens opened and it constantly rained (which I don’t actually mind at all). This has left me craving warm, comforting turmeric lattes one day and then fresh, raw salads the next. It’s a good mix but sometimes a little confusing. I do feel myself being drawn to making lots of summer vibing read more

Mango Salsa

Here’s a fun recipe to make when you are entertaining or want to bring something with you to a dinner party/picnic/night in with friends. It’s super easy and quick to make but I’m sure will impress! Adding fruit to dishes is something that I love to do as often as I can. Mango is a favourite of mine for adding to salads, especially when there are lots of greens involved. I thought it would bring an even fresher, sunnier vibe to your usual tomato salsa. Paired with a big read more