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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
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!
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.
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
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