Turmeric Tea

With winter fast approaching we all need a natural vitamin C and immune system boost and this delicious Turmeric Tea recipe fits the bill.  You can customise this tea by adding as little or as much turmeric and ginger as you like, by adding cayenne pepper or by leaving the honey out for example. Turmeric…

Probiotic Lemonade w/ Ginger & Raspberries

Use cloudy, organic and unpasteurised cider vinegar in this recipe.  Clear cider vinegar does not contain probiotics. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 large lemons (juice of) 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated 4 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons cloudy cider vinegar 100g fresh raspberries 1 litre sparkling mineral water Ice to serve   Method Blend…

Vegetable Broth

Instead of wasting vegetable peelings, try my vegetable broth recipe.  The broth can be used in soups, risottos, casseroles etc. Ingredients Vegetable peelings (here I used carrot, parsnip, leeks, garlic, onion skins, the tops of peppers, mushroom stalks and broccoli stalks) Salt and pepper Soy sauce (optional)   Method Take any peelings you have, reserving…

Mulled Wine (Vin Chaud)

This mulled wine recipe is very drinkable indeed.  I tend to use a full bodied wine such as Merlot which I buy in a box. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on the wine as it will lose much of its flavour once infused with the fruit and spices.  I use supermarket…

Strawberry Mint Cooler

Feeling the heat? Try this strawberry smoothie which is sweetened using a date puree which means this tasty beverage  is sugar free (apart from the naturally occurring sugars in the fruits).  Soak some dates in cold water overnight then blitz them in your food processor the following day.  Keep the date paste sealed in an…