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Steph Matthews

Holistic Nutritionist + Yoga Teacher + Health & Wellness Writer

Steph is a holistic nutritionist and yoga teacher originally from Ottawa, Canada who now splits her time between the UK and Canada. Formerly working in the retail and fashion industry and traveling as a model, she now writes about nutrition, yoga, health, and wellness including posting delicious nutritious recipes. To find out more, visit her website: www.stephmatthews.com.

Citrus Orange Pumpkin Bread

Falling into the flavours of autumn, this citrusy pumpkin bread is like the fancy cousin to your average banana bread. It's the ideal cozy comfort loaf you are looking for now that the days are shorter and the weather is just that little bit cooler.
31/10/2017 09:31 GMT

The Magical Tree You Need To Know About

Of all the spiritual and ancient holistic practices you might see making a comeback, there is one beautifully cleansing wood I have a feeling you'll be hearing a lot more about. A renewed interest in these traditions means you may or may not be familiar with a little something known as palo santo.
09/05/2017 12:02 BST

A Valentine's Day Treat: Decadent Chocolate Truffles

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I can think of no better gift than sharing the gift of food. Especially when it's of the chocolate variety. After all isn't the way to one's heart through the stomach?
13/02/2017 11:31 GMT

Festive Christmas Cookies

I always loved the array of goodies I would make with my family growing up and sugar cookies were one of my favourites. The original recipe is my grandmother's and we've been making it for years.
19/12/2016 14:05 GMT

Feel Good Fudge

Don't be put off by the very first ingredient, as therein lies all the magic. The humble chickpea is the star ingredient taking this fudge to the next level and you don't even know it's in there. I promise. It becomes blended with coconut oil and chocolate to form a melt in your mouth healthier fudge.
08/11/2016 10:50 GMT

How To Make Your Own Chocolate

These are best kept outside of the fridge once they've set as the cacao butter begins to rise to the surface of the chocolate resulting in a white appearance. If you plan on storing them for longer I'd place them in a sealed container, although they never last that long!
31/10/2016 16:27 GMT

Pumpkin Coconut Curry

This pumpkin coconut curry contains all the warming elements you need to begin your seasonal hibernation. Each bite combines the infusion of turmeric, chilli, and pumpkin in the coconut sauce and then you add in the texture of fresh pomegranate seeds and toasted pumpkin seeds for extra colour and crunch. This makes for one delicious combination.
25/10/2016 15:53 BST

Adaptogenic Chaga Smoothie

While you can just easily sip this as a warm or cold tea or make a delicious hot cocoa with it, adding it as the liquid base to your smoothie gives you a great dose of the little fungi too! Paired with raw cacao and plant-based protein it becomes a wholesome smoothie to optimally support your body.
11/10/2016 15:39 BST

Immunity Shots

I've been experimenting with lemon ginger variations myself and I absolutely love them for this time of the year. They're really great to have on hand to keep you feeling well when everyone else around you begins to feel under the weather from the changing temperatures.
05/10/2016 12:34 BST

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

This recipe brings the home comforts of freshly baked banana bread into a simple and quick to prepare breakfast treat. Overnight oats are one of the easiest breakfasts you can make for on the go nutrition to help keep you fueled for the day ahead.
05/09/2016 12:06 BST

Watermelon Pops & Smoothies

Is there anyone else holding onto the remaining days of summer? I know I'm not about to let it get away just yet and one thing that always spells summer is enjoying the lush fruit that is watermelon. If you're anything like me, allow yourself to enjoy it for just a little longer by indulging in this hydrating fruit as a refreshing treat in a smoothie.
31/08/2016 09:28 BST

Raw Chocolate Chia Pudding

If you're one of those people who tend to skip breakfast, I invite you to think again when it comes to chia pudding. If only because this could even pass for dessert and what could be better than dessert for breakfast? Did I mention that it's actually good for you as well?
16/08/2016 11:32 BST

Sweet Potato Kale Salad

I hardly used to eat any vegetables so the fact that this salad is made up of kale of all things means it had to be pretty tasty! This is now one of my all time favourite kale recipes that I go back to again and again...
12/07/2016 12:50 BST

Carrot Falafel With Sesame Seeds

Falafel fan I have not always been but experimenting with different ingredients and coming up with these has changed my mind. These are a great alternative for a meat free dish. They pair well alongside a quinoa tabbouleh or salads for a nutritious addition in trying to include more plant based recipes to your mealtimes.
27/06/2016 11:17 BST

Five Minute No-Bake Brownie Bites

I like to pop these in the freezer for about an hour and then take them out for a few minutes before serving. This recipe doesn't make too many but they're rich and moreish and you could always double the recipe if you're craving more!
31/05/2016 12:22 BST

Travel Essentials: What's In My Carry-On

You might be in the midst of making travel arrangements for the upcoming summer months so I'm sharing the types of things that I enjoy traveling onboard with.
23/05/2016 11:17 BST

Spring Rice Wraps

There's no exact measurement for the amount of ingredients here; mix and match whatever veggies you like, add some sprouts, rice noodles, shrimp, different herbs, etc. The beauty of these is using what you have on hand or changing it up with what's in season for different colours, flavours, and textures.
03/05/2016 11:58 BST

The Magic of Magnesium

There's good reason as to why I love magnesium so much. It's definitely worked its magic on my classmates and myself during stress-y periods of constant assignments, tests, and exams. How does magnesium do this exactly?
11/04/2016 15:50 BST

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Spring brings about embracing the lighter side of things and these carrot cake bites are a total treat! Not only are they incredibly easy to put together, they're also raw, vegan, and gluten free! They take no time at all and are as delicious as a freshly baked carrot cake.
30/03/2016 16:45 BST