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Kombucha! Brew your own.

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Kombucha! Brew your own.

Kombucha! You've probably heard of it, but might not have tasted it yet. The first time we came across this magic little potion was in L.A......I mean where else! It's an ancient drink from China, and it's packed with multiple health benefits. It's sharp and vinegary in flavour, and takes a little getting used to but once you do you're hooked. There are various places that have started stocking it now so you can probably grab a bottle from your local market/shop, or better yet make your own! I've made a few batches so far, and my brother has an ongoing brew going. He suffers from arthritis, and has really noticed an improvement in aches since he's started brewing Kombucha (he has also started on a new form of medication, so says he's not sure if that's what making the difference. Maybe a combination of both. There's a lot of sceptic around the bouche,  but I personally believe in the health benefits of this little concoction, and if nothing else it's still damn tasty! To brew you own you'll need a few things to get you started, first and foremost - The SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), a slimly little sucker but that is what makes the magic happen! I got mine from Happy Kombucha. You can get lot's more information on all the ins and outs of Kombucha brewing from the world wide web. This recipe is from one of my favourite food blogs - Nourish Atelier. Enjoy the brew!

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Asian salad with ginger peanut dressing

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Asian salad with ginger peanut dressing

We're having a few friends around for dinner, one of which doesn't eat any form of pasta, rice or potatoes, so tonight we're having courgetti instead of noodles. I'm also gonna swap out the tofu for some chicken (As always choose high welfare, and organic if you can) The recipe is from Nourish Atelier Enjoy!

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Butternut and Kale Lasagne with Quinoa and Red Pepper Sugo

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Butternut and Kale Lasagne with Quinoa and Red Pepper Sugo

Another Butternut squash recipe....absolutely! Honest and hearty ingredients, perfect for a grey day like today. You can easily replace the kale with spinach, and I like to add some more cheese to it as well, a mix of ricotta, feta and pecorino mixed with an egg to make a spreadable paste. If it's too thick, just add a bit of milk till it has a nice consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Another little trick is to take the lasagne out, and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before served. It's brings out the flavours, and you don't end up burning your mouth to shreds. Enjoy! The recipe is from Nourish Atelier

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Hummus Hummus Hummus

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Hummus Hummus Hummus

A plate of hummus for dinner on it's own might seem odd to some, but believe me IT IS delicious! The first time I had hummus like this was at Hummus Bros in Soho. I had it with a slow cooked lamb stew,  and just the thought of it makes my mouth water as I'm typing away this very moment. So I would highly recommend trying it out with a hearty lamb stew, cooked with cinnamon and star anise, garnished with a generous handful of coriander and some roasted sesame seeds but any other type of stew or just lots of fresh vegetables will be great as well. The hummus recipe is from Nourish Atelier. Bon appetite! 

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