RECIPES OF THE WEEK

Our weekly round up of our favourite recipes this week.


Image: Mynameisyeh.com

Image: Mynameisyeh.com

With our current Za'atar obsession showing no signs of abating anytime soon, we love the sound of this great quick customisable gluten-free weeknight supper.


Image: Madelineshaw.com

Image: Madelineshaw.com

Sticking with the chickpea theme (and using up the rest of that big batch you just whizzed up!)  we love this superfood take on an old comfort food classic from Madeline and you can use the leftover pesto as a snack too!


3. SMITTTEN KITCHEN’S CUCUMBER LEMONADE 

Image: Smittenkitchen.com

Image: Smittenkitchen.com

Snatch the last of the sunshine with this gorgeous Cucumber Lemonade recipe, summer in a glass!


4. NEW YORK TIME’S BEET RECIPES

Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times 

Image: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times 

We have to confess that we’ve only recently come to truly appreciate the humble beetroot’s gorgeous earthy flavour. This beet focused recipe collection from the NYT seems the perfect way to segue your diet into autumn.


Image: Thefirstmess.com

Image: Thefirstmess.com

A great Asian-inspired gluten free noodle option. If it’s midweek and you don’t have time to bake the squash you could always sub-in some other spiralised veggies like courgette or carrot. 


BONUS: THE KITCHN’S HERB + SPICE GUIDE

Image: Public Domain Pictures at Pixabay.com

Image: Public Domain Pictures at Pixabay.com

Ok so this one’s not technically a recipe, but as fans of food full of punchy flavours we loved this guide from The Kitchn this week and wanted to share it with you!


WEEKLY WELLNESS

Your weekly dose of all things health and wellbeing ...


1. OUR LONDON JUICE GUIDE IS LIVE!

Image: 101cookbooks.com

Image: 101cookbooks.com

We’re so excited that the first category of our London lifestyle guide is now live. Check out our directory of all London’s top cold-pressed juice spots here and look out for the other guides coming soon including eating out, grocery shopping and fitness. To get you excited check out this yum green juice recipe from 101 Cookbooks.


2. GREEN KITCHEN STORIES’ HONESTLY HEALTHY TAKEOVER

Image: Honestlyhealthyfood.com

Image: Honestlyhealthyfood.com

We are so excited about this collaboration between two of our favourite healthy food blogs! To celebrate the launch of their new cookbook, Green Kitchen Travels, David and Luise, the gorgeous couple behind GKS will be publishing a recipe every day this week on the Honestly Healthy blog. They kicked off this morning with a scummy Acai bowl recipe that is right up our street!


3. SOULCYCLE’S COMING …..

Image: Soul-Cycle.com

Image: Soul-Cycle.com

With a confirmed plan to launch in London in 2015, get the low-down on the US’ hottest spinning phenomenon SoulCycle from this piece in The Guardian.


4. NYT’S GUIDE TO HOW TO AVOID DIABETES

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Image: Goranmx at Pixabay.com

Check out this useful two part series from The New York Time’s on why we need to pay attention to the diabetes epidemic, what pre-diabetes looks like and the main risk factors that we can avoid in order to avoid developing Type-2 diabetes which also serves as a pretty useful general guide for anyone trying to commit to a healthier way of life. Part one here and two here.


5. GET ORGANISED

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

Image: Nutritionstripped.com

As we’ve written before, preparation and organisation are vital to successfully leading a healthy plant-based way of life so we’re always on the look out for useful tips from the blogosphere. This week we loved Nutrition Stripped’s guide to storing your produce and Greatist’s super useful guide to how we should really organise our fridge.


6. ROLFING...

Image: Rolfing.org

Image: Rolfing.org

No it’s not a new internet slang term, rather rolfing is a physical therapy which aims to realign the myofascial layers of our bodies. Check out this piece over at The Guardian for more.


7. TWO TEDS

These two fascinating TED talks , one on the importance of integrative/functional medicine and the other on knowing our bodies, really got us thinking this week and are definitely worth a watch!