The breath is pretty powerful – it continues to amaze me just how powerful it can be. Breathing is something we take for granted every moment of every day. We don’t tend to stop for a second to think about the action that is taking place every waking and sleeping moment of our lives. Our … Continue reading Monthly Musings: March 2020
Happy November and World Vegan Month, which along with Veganuary, is another amazing month to celebrate veganism. And that makes me so happy. To see people celebrating everything that is plant-based feels amazing – and knowing that each meal, each choice, each day we are making positive change is pretty remarkable. As you may know … Continue reading Monthly Musings: November 2019
A rich, warmingly spiced bowl of porridge with creamy yoghurt, sticky toasted apple slices and lots of comforting flavours. This vegan, gluten-free and protein-packed bowl is a great way to start the day. Happy world porridge day! Yes, there is a day every year to celebrate the wholesome, delicious and humble bowl of oats. And … Continue reading Chai Latte and Apple Oats
Patience - we have all heard the old adage, patience is a virtue, but more often than not, when we are told that, we are not in the right place to hear it. As human beings in the 21st century, we are all focused on the doing. The action rather than the in-action, the fast-forward … Continue reading Monthly Musings: October 2019
Purpose – identifying, finding, harnessing your unique purpose. Each new month rolls around so quickly, and I cannot believe as I am sat in bed, the morning light streaming in the window that September is here. How are we already in the 9thmonth of the year, and in the part of the cycle which feels … Continue reading Monthly Musings: September 2019
Relaxation – take some time out. August is more often than not, the time for holidays, time off work and for a little self-love and TLC. Are you going away this summer? Or perhaps you’re having a staycation in your home country or having a little weekend here and there where you can totally unwind? … Continue reading Monthly Musings: August 2019
Authenticity. Stop trying to uphold the façade of being something and actually just be that something instead. The social media world we live in means that we always have an insight into someone’s life, whether that is what they ate for breakfast, the HIIT workout they did at the gym or the nicely labelled jars … Continue reading Monthly Musings: June 2019
Value Your Own Worth Knowing your worth means an awful lot more than those cute little graphics that we see on social media encouraging us to “know your value” and reminding us that “you are worthy” – which, of course, you all are. You are all worthy beings, you are all worthy of life, love … Continue reading Monthly Musings: May 2019
You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined. Motivation is a tough one but it can also be a really easy one. Some days I wake up full of energy, excitement and determination to really smash it and get everything done. But other days I simply cannot harness that power … Continue reading Monthly Musings: April 2019
This month is all about Spring and refreshing your mindset.
It may be a cold winters day outside, but as I sit down to write this, the sun is streaming in through the windows, leaving a warm golden glow around me. My heart feels filled with light and love, so what better way to start writing about February’s inspirational theme: LOVE. It may seem a … Continue reading Monthly Musings: February 2019
A look into vegan tricks and tips for a plant-based lifestyle.
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with eggs. As a toddler I loved hard-boiled egg and soliders (or shoulders as I would call them). But never scrambled eggs, fried eggs were gross and it was only throughout the last year of uni that I discovered poached eggs. So ‘giving up’ eggs when I learnt about … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Eggs
These brownies are rich, indulgent, dessert-worthy, crowd-pleasing and simple to make.
Following from the previous post about Dairy Hacks for a stress-free and enjoyable Veganuary, I am now sharing top tips to replace other dairy products. Carrot and Raisin Bundt Cake We are fortunate enough today that the supermarket shelves are well stocked with delicious and nutritious alternatives to your usual dairy products like cheese, yoghurts, … Continue reading Easy Veganuary Habits and Hacks: Dairy II
January is here and that can only mean one thing: Veganuary.
Top tips for health and happiness as inspired by The Happy Pear.
London's first all-avo dining concept began life as a pop-up. It took off and now has a permanent site. Avobar does pretty much what it says on the tin – it’s a restaurant where everything on the menu has avocado in it, on it or blended into it. It’s the perfect green homage to the … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Avobar, Covent Garden
December is the time for Transformation.
A gentle and warming bowl of Kitchari is one of the best and most loving things you can give to yourself, in my opinion. Full of nutrients, it is easy to digest and every time I take my first spoonful, I am so glad I took the time to nourish myself. I feel as though … Continue reading Nourishing Kitchari
I don’t think I have ever made a chunkier, crunchier and downright chai-ier granola in my life. This is hands down a new favourite when I’m after those satisfying big clusters. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t look through the freshly made batch to hunt out the biggest clusters and then devour them before anyone else … Continue reading Chai Spiced Walnut Granola
November is the month for: Compassion. Compassion could be described as a special combination of empathy and altruism – the gentleness of a petal combined with the selflessness of the breeze that carries it. It means not just considering the feelings of others but also desiring to help alleviate any suffering on their part. As … Continue reading Every Day Matters: November
1st November 2018 marks World Vegan Day. The world started celebrating the founding of The Vegan Society in 1994 and every year since then, November 1st has been marked as World Vegan Day with people celebrating and championing their vegan lifestyle. It recognises how far the vegan movement has come, highlights how accessible and beneficial … Continue reading World Vegan Day
Be you. Do you. For you. Love you. If you type in “just do you quotes” into google, you will be faced with hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘motivational’ quotes to be yourself because, quite rightly so, there is only ONE YOU out there. With everyone else busy being themselves, why interrupt your being by … Continue reading Just Do You
Are you heading for Hitchin? My favourite plant-based food spot, Chia Naturally Healthy, is located in the old churchyard in Hitchen. Since September 2015, Chia, led by founder Lucy Fisher, has been offering nourishing, healthy and nutritious superfoods. The space Chia Naturally Healthy feels like a home from home. With wooden beams across the ceiling, … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Chia Naturally Healthy
Allow me to let you all in on a little secret: this post makes me feel like I’ve sort of made it, ever so slightly, in the food blogging world. My favourite inspirations often share reviews of upcoming cookbook releases either by friends or strangers and I think “wow, they must be big for so-and-so … Continue reading The Perfect Pasta Salad and The Vegan 8 Cookbook
What’s a Bronut, I hear you ask? A delicious brownie-donut fusion of course! Created in Cheshire by the immensely talented Emma at Soul Vegan Brownies. A self-confessed chocoholic, she initially created her drool-worthy range of brownies to share her love for cruelty free baking – showing you can indulge yourself without causing any harm and … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Soul Vegan Bronuts
I’m feeling rather pleased with myself as I write this, I must say, and for several reasons. Although, the main one being that my meat-eating family love this dish and from looks alone you cannot tell this isn’t regular meaty mince. On the taste, they said you can tell it’s plant-based but that this was … Continue reading Sunflower Mince and Kidney Bean Chilli
I am all aboard the comfort food train at the moment, what with the cooling weather conditions and the shorter daylight hours. My body is craving something warming but equally nutritious and vegetable packed. This recipe is like a hug in a bowl. It is one of those meals you can whip up after a … Continue reading Rich Red Pepper and Chickpea Stew with Hazelnut Dukkha
This Golden Rice Autumn Nourish Bowl with Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Black Beans may just be the hug in a bowl you’re after today. Or all season, for that matter. It’s such a comforting and nourishing bowl (hence the name) and it is filled with feel good foods. We hear a lot about … Continue reading Golden Rice Autumn Nourish Bowl
This review has been a year-long dream of mine after first being introduced to Mordechai and his extensive range of 100% nuts nut butter. Still today, I can remember the colourful set up on display and his offers to try all the flavours – and believe me, there are many! From original single nut butters … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Nutural World
With Autumn in full swing, it is now time we shift our monthly intentions to 'focus' on our new theme: Focus. “We have incredible powers of focus, although we don’t always choose to use them. Think of how we tend to view a leaf, maybe just observing its general colour and shape. But try looking … Continue reading Every Day Matters: October
Wow what a few months it has been for Nourishing Amy. It seems incredible that a few months ago this blog was simply a sparkle in my imagination and a beating in my heart. That’s how strongly and passionately I feel about my food, health and wellness blog. It has been a dream of mine … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Health Blogger Awards 2018
September is the month for CONNECTION. “Like the strands of a spider’s web, our lives are intricately connected with the lives of the people around us, whether we know them or not. We are all linked through the information, ideas, thoughts and beliefs we gather from the world, and all these connections have the potential … Continue reading Every Day Matters: September
August is the month for PATIENCE. “Living mindfully, and enjoying each moment to the fullest, requires patience. Only by learning to inhabit the moment, without brushing aside our current experience as we hurry through our to-do lists, can we live in total appreciation of life’s beauty. Instead of constantly striving to achieve everything in an … Continue reading Every Day Matters: August
Believe it or not, my recent trip to Cardiff was the first time I stepped foot inside the gorgeously lush landscape of Wales. Filled with lovely accents, friendly faces and the most delicious Welsh Cakes fresh from the bakery, my visit to Cardiff was everything I could have wished for, and more. I was lucky … Continue reading A Nourishing Review: Cardiff
It’s now my second opportunity to share with you my monthly inspirational theme: Perspective. “As we approach the mid-point of the year, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate how we’ve been looking at the world. Our perspective is key in shaping our experience of life, whether positively or negatively. A balanced perspective helps … Continue reading Every Day Matters: June