Potato Salad with Warm Vegetables & Herb Dressing

Real summer food is decorated with summer flowers. I got to spend some time with my sister recently, the first chance we’d had for some proper twin time in months. So, I took her to my new favourite place. In the city centre, near the water front there are now four little gardens all next to each other. A science garden, healing garden, literary garden and an edible garden. This is all part of an incredible project happening in Dundee right now, Dundee Urban Orchard.

The healing garden read more

Matcha Mint Smoothie

I swear matcha is magical. The energy and feeling of zen it brings makes it the perfect way to start your morning. I do tend to have my matcha warm in a mug and packed with goodness and adaptogens but this smoothie is a fun, cooling alternative. Especially during the hotter summer months.

Naturally sweetened from the banana and cooling thanks to the mint it gives you a nice kick to get out the door and get going. The addition of tocos adds some creaminess as well as a boost of vitamin E ? read more

A Plant-Based Guide (part one)

In my life I can count on one hand the people I personally know who have adopted and live a plant-based lifestyle, 2 of them being myself and Steven. If I were to try to count the number of people who have said to me that they would love to try going fully plant-based or even incorporate aspects of  plant-based living into their life… I would run out of hands, quickly.

I think it can be incredibly daunting, the thought of changing the way that you eat and even the way you think about read more

Summer Cake with Kombucha Soaked Strawberries & Coconut Frosting

This is my version of a summer celebration in cake-form. The Summer Solstice just passed and it was warm yet grey and very rainy. This is my attempt at trying to coax the sunshine to linger around a bit longer.

This is a simple vanilla sponge but with a special twist. The strawberries and coconut bring the flavours of summer, I mean you really can’t beat Scottish strawberries in the summertime. They are just the best.

Kombucha is my drink of choice when I fancy something special. Maybe 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