What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?

I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, you just enjoy it. No sense feeling guilty about it. Cristina Moracho Hello, Lovelies! Just like the quote, I don’t believe that a pleasure should be guilty either, although I do believe that some pleasures should definitely be enjoyed in moderation. And don’t you think […]

Two-Hour Economical Chicken Soup Recipe

“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” ~ Calvin Coolidge   I lived on this soup when I was a university student, back in my sharehouse days, and then again when I bought my first house and every spare cent went on the mortgage repayments. […]

Coconut Rice Pudding with Banana

“And to this end they built themselves a stupendous super-computer which was so amazingly intelligent that even before its data banks had been connected up it had started from I think therefore I am and got as far as deducing the existence of rice pudding and income tax before anyone managed to turn it off.” […]

Hot Buttered Apples with Tumeric and Ginger

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu   This sounds like a tasty and warming dessert, right? Well, it is, and if that’s how you want to enjoy it, go right ahead, It’s yummy and good for you. […]

Turmeric and Ginger Tea Recipe

“In Ireland, you go to someone’s house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you’re really just fine. She asks if you’re sure. You say of course you’re sure, really, you don’t need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don’t need a ting. Well, she […]

Easy Stewed Apple Recipe

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” ~ Linda Henley   Stewed apples always remind me of my grandmothers’ kitchens. Both of them were avid fruit stewers, especially when fruit was beginning to get a little old, or soft, or if there was too much to eat fresh, or […]

Delicious Strawberry and Kale Green Smoothie Recipe

“Our bodies run on the fresh green fuel of the land.” ~Terri Guillemets   Today’s my birthday, so you’d think I’d be blogging about cake, but no. I’ve decided to post something virtuous instead. We’ll get to the cake later. 🙂 I love a good green smoothie. It’s a tasty, easy way to eat whole […]

Herbal Tea Recipe for Adrenal Fatigue

“My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and […]

Baked Apple Maple Custard #dairyfree #sugarfree

“I hope there’s pudding!” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix   This is a comforting, warm, easy-to-digest pudding that tastes delicious. It only takes a few minutes to throw together, which is also a nice bonus. I’ve long been a fan of baked custard, and I’ve modified my grandmother’s original recipe […]

Warm Spiced Turmeric Milk Recipe

“Each spice has a special day to it. For turmeric it is Sunday, when light drips fat and butter-colored into the bins to be soaked up glowing, when you pray to the nine planets for love and luck.” ~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices Turmeric Milk is a traditional Ayurvedic drink, often called by the wonderful […]

Easy Chicken Stock – Bone Broth Recipe

“The quest for slowness, which begins as a simple rebellion against the impoverishment of taste in our lives, makes it possible to rediscover taste.” ~ Carlo Petrini, founder of the International Slow Food Movement   When you’ve roasted a chicken (see my easy roast chicken recipe here) the scrapings from the pan, and the frame and […]

Apple, Pear and Chia Seed Warm Pudding Recipe

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” ~Ernestine Ulmer   I came home to our farm last night, too exhausted to cook dinner. Problem was, I was hungry. The thought of a salad, or anything cold and raw was completely off-putting. I needed warmth and nurture. Solution? A lovely bowl of warm pudding – healthy and […]

How to make Bone Broth

“I think preparing food and feeding people brings nourishment not only to our bodies but to our spirits. Feeding people is a way of loving them, in the same way that feeding ourselves is a way of honoring our own createdness and fragility.”  ― Shauna Niequist Bone broth is essentially bones and vegetables simmered together over […]

Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Cream

“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have […]

Lemony Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks Recipe

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”  ~ W.C. Fields Slow cooked food – there’s nothing better to nurture the body and comfort the spirit, and this tasty dish fits the bill perfectly. Now that there’s a chill in the air here at the farm, a nourishing warm dinner is always […]

Easy soft boiled eggs and toast soldiers recipe

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” ~ Bernard Meltzer You know the feeling. You need something to eat, but you’re not famished.  Or perhaps you’re tired or a bit poorly and you want a meal that’s quick and no-fuss, […]

Stir Fried Sweet Potato, Mushroom and Broccoli Recipe

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  ~ Virginia Woolf   Food isn’t just food.  Food is also a healing tool.  A spiritual tool. A way to give love and care to self and others. If you want to think about this recipe as just food then this is what […]

Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

“The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.”  ~ George Bernard Shaw Poor George! It’s quite the visual, isn’t it.  Perhaps even worse than zombies… Still, I digress.  Today it’s all about soup.  Soup is my go-to when I’m feeling poorly.  Easy to make, easy to eat, and you get […]

Easy Thai Chicken Soup Recipe

“Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished and stretches its resources to give a hearty sustenance and cheer? Who warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer? Yet who […]

Quick Prawn and Miso Soup Recipe

What can be better than comfort in a bowl? Miso soup variations are one of my favourite go-to’s when I am tired, sick, time poor, or stumped for inspiration. Feel free to play around with this simple recipe, using whatever you have to hand. This is a very nurturing, easy-to-make soup and it is packed […]

Heal-All Chicken Soup Recipe

“If you’re blue, have the flu, or can’t seem to … then Chicken Soup is for you.” ~ Anon Looking for a quick meal to throw together? This is not it!  My Heal-All Chicken Soup recipe takes time – 8 to 12 hours minimum. I make this soup as medicine in a bowl… Home-made chicken […]

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