Japanese pumpkin and adzuki bean masala stew (GF)

Oh look, another curry recipe! What can I say apart from the fact that this chilly afternoon weather makes me crave comforting yet nourishing and grounding food. To be honest, I wasn’t actually intending on making another curry but I guess adding coconut milk to a savoury spicy dish kinda makes it one right?

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Creamy pumpkin, chestnut and sage pasta with roasted mushrooms (GFO)

Winter day often means comfort food and why not make it as nutritious when it is so easy? This creamy pasta dish contains no dairy products for the texture and consistency but instead it contains organic butternut pumpkin, garlic, onion and chestnuts roasted to perfection and blended with plant based milk and nutrition yeast for the optimal tasty yet nutritious sauce. I used organic khorasan (also known as kamut) pasta which is not technically gluten free (yet so easily adaptable) however if you can tolerate it, contains protein, complex carbohydrates, fibre as well as thiamine, niacin and magnesium.

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Chickpea curry stuffed heirloom pumpkins

I had the privilege of finding the most stunning heirloom pumpkin and squash at the farmer’s markets on the weekend. Usually I would roast pumpkin in bulk and have it with my lunch or dinners but I decided to create something a little different this time. My curry obsession continues so I decided to stuff these little heirloom pumpkins. I absolutely recommend this dish!

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Lemon, roast cauliflower, pumpkin & chickpea fettuccine (VG, GF)

The misconception that carbs are “bad” and should be avoided is rather disheartening in an era where eating disorders are abundant amongst many individuals in society. I am not going to deny the fact that I once too, feared the consumption of carbohydrates. Carbs are essential in a balanced diet as it is required not only as an energy source but it is also required in many metabolic pathways within the body. It is essential as an energy source for the brain in particular.

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Slowcooked black-eyed bean, pumpkin and broccoli curry (VG, GF)

 

As Autumn is finally here and the days are getting cooler, we naturally crave warming foods. This is ideal from the traditional chinese medicine (TCM) and ayurvedic point of views when it comes to eating warming/hot foods during the cooler months to maintain a healthy digestion and a balance in wellbeing. Gone are the raw vegetables,cold salads, smoothie bowls and nicecream and out comes the spices (think turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, chilli, pepper, cumin and cloves), root vegetables and hot teas.

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