I know I’m rather late to the party with this one, but I’ve finally joined Club Smoothie Bowl. Yup, and I’m a fully paid up member. I made such a delicious one this morning I just have to share it for you. So, if you want to get your morning off to a spritely start then try out my recipe below. Oh, and do share your favourite smoothie bowl recipes below so I know what to try next.   Note – use less or more milk depending on how thick you like it. Ingredients: 1 banana 3 handfuls of kale… View Post

I had the pleasure of being a Q and A expert in the latest issue of Vegan Food & Living Magazine, and the topic up for discussion was the conflicting views in the vegan community and beyond about eating honey. I thought it would be helpful to share my thoughts on this here, as I understand from the outset people tend to not see a problem with honey. I think the honey issue is in the same area as eating the eggs of your own chickens who are lovingly looked after in your garden – whilst I have no doubt… View Post

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Laurent Gerbaud of Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier to chat with him about his delicious vegan-friendly chocs! Although not everything he makes is vegan, a great deal of it is, and as you know I love chocolate and I love vegan stuff – so put them together and you have one very happy little Rachida. Belgium is indeed famous for its chocolate, and living right by some of the best-known chocolatiers in the world, I have to admit I do sometimes stare lustfully at the window displays. Although some of them have the odd dark… View Post

Bettina Schelkle of A Vibrant Life and Lucia Vimercati of Yogalicious are joining forces with yours truely to bring you a one of a kind workshop about gut health and how you can achieve and maintain optimal digestion and overall wellbeing through fermented food. The workshop will start with a one hour information session about gut health by Bettina. She’ll be answering questions and discussing: How to keep your gut healthy  What ‘good’ bacteria are Why good bacteria are great for your health  What nutrition has to do with bacteria and gut health  How you can best support your health… View Post

Hi folks! So when I visited the beautiful Hencote Estate a couple of weeks ago (read about my time there here) I had a chat with Maria Mekhael, a nutritional therapist who comes to help The Grange’s clients with their nutritional goals. I’m really excited to share this Q and A with you, as she really knows so much about how we can continue to look after ourselves and health through what we put inside our bodies. Next week Part 2 will be going live – so stay tuned!   Hi Maria! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Hi… View Post

  I am so excited to tell you about the most wonderful two days Mr Green V and I spent at The Grange at Hencote Estate, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. I was kindly invited to visit before heading back to Brussels, so it was the perfect time to enjoy some post-Christmas and pre-travelling relaxation. Hencote Estate is tucked away in 65 acres of beautiful countryside just outside of Shrewsbury; close enough to civilisation if you need it, yet far away enough to feel disconnected from the world, in the best way possible. I have to confess, this was my first proper… View Post

It’s time for the next recipe folks! I for one think this raw apple strudel will be a firm favourite – nice and easy, sweet and yummy! The lovely Maya Novak has kindly offered up this scrumptious recipe for us. Maya is a passionate Health and Lifestyle Coach and Injury Recovery Expert. She has been passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition for as long as she can remember. Her passion for helping others and a fracture that should have left her limping for the rest of her life led her to discover her true purpose in life. She has authored several cooking and… View Post

Hello kitty cats! I’m here with a bit of a treat for you! I want to introduce you to two lovely people who are taking the vegan food scene in London by storm. Seriously, I can’t put into words how much I want to move to London right now!  Rachel and Neil are the wonders behind The Vurger Co, and I’m proud to say we’ve collaborated to bring you the story behind the vurgers. Note, if you’re hungry, I suggest grabbing a snack now, because by the time you’ve seen what delicious delicacies are on offer, your mouth will be… View Post

The next yummy recipe in my guest meal series is from Maya Novak. Maya is a passionate Health and Lifestyle Coach and Injury Recovery Expert. She has been passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition for as long as she can remember. Her passion for helping others and a fracture that should have left her limping for the rest of her life led her to discover her true purpose in life. She has authored several cooking and wellness books and programs. Her mission is helping others with injuries, wellbeing and weight issues, and guiding them through challenging times with a proven mixture… View Post

Boy oh boy have I got a treat in store for you! If you’re still looking for a bit of Christmas vegan inspiration, look no further – I have you covered. Lucia Vimercati is one of my vegan friends from Brussels – a yoga teacher and fantastic chef. Enjoy! Chef’s note: Christmas and New Year festivities are approaching. Why not celebrate them with a tasty cruelty free menu? Here is my proposal for a five course menu, entirely vegan. Aperitif Apple prawsecco with kale chips For the prawsecco mix 750 ml water kefir* with 100 ml apple juice *If you are… View Post