Saturday, 27 December 2014

Indigo Herbs and my Red Velvet Elixir recipe!

Hi guys,

Hope you all had a super fun Christmas! We've had such a wonderful Christmas and Boxing day this year, surrounded by good food and family, it's been heaven.

I know I've been a little quiet here lately, I've been so busy at work promoting my new book 'How to Eat a Rainbow' which has been an amazing journey, but totally time consuming- so sorry for the lack of posting- but rest assured I'll be back into the swing of things soon, along with a revamped site; please stay tuned!

In the meantime, I have a wonderful recipe to share with you, my 'Red Velvet Chocolate Elixir' which is featured in the recipes section on Indigo Herbs website, please visit their website to check it out.

This drink is everything you'd love in a chocolate drink and more! Sweet, comforting and warming and packed with superfoods, it's the perfect drink right now for these cold Winter's days,and really gives you a boost first thing in the morning too.

Photo Credit Emma Lou Cowell 2014

This recipe I created exclusively using products from Indigo Herbs of Glastonbury. For you guys that haven't heard of them, they are an amazing company based here in the UK, delivering what I believe to be the most top quality herbs, superfoods, chocolate, teas and all sorts of goodies possible! For those of you who've seen me talk, you may have noticed that I nearly always use these products as I really can taste the difference in them. I am not paid to promote these products at all, I just really believe in them- they have never let me down.

So imagine how excited I was when they offered to provide me with some of their delicious ingredients to create an elixir recipe for their website! I adore elixirs, and make several variations of them at my talks and demos. Packing herbs, superfoods and spices into chocolate is a win win combination that I learnt from the wonderful David Wolfe in my raw foods certification from The Bodymind Institute. Since learning of this powerful combination I have never looked back, and I love to include as many local superfoods and ingredients as possible to make these even more special.

So please do check out  this tasty recipe, and this lovely blog post they did about me and my new book!

I'd like to finish by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to all the fun changes the new year brings, I'm sure it will be a blast!

Monday, 15 December 2014

HUGE news!

Hey guys! So I've been blogging away here for a few years now and I've absolutely loved it. I started out as a Mum of two teeny tiny girls, who just wanted to cut sugar out of our lives but the journey since then has been life changing! I retrained in nutrition, I've written two children's recipe books and I've been speaking at events and holding workshops and been very super busy!

My children (the Boo and the Bear) are growing up into wonderful little girls and are not keen on being called the boo and the bear anymore- they've outgrown these names, and it feels like this site has outgrown it's name too. So these changes have left me with a few decisions to make. After chatting things through with some amazing blogger friends, I think I finally came to a decision.

This blog has always been a great love of mine. I am never happier than when creating recipes or sitting here, with the cat on my lap, typing them up for you guys to enjoy. I love writing, I love experimenting in the kitchen and I am passionate about sharing my creations. I feel that this blog has become a wonderful resource of refined sugar free and wholefood recipes and I plan to continue adding to them, so have no fear- but, things will look a little different!  The Boo The Bear and The Goji Berries will be getting a new look and a new name too, something catchy and super simple that I hope you'll love and that is a lot easier to find than it's current name (I've had complaints over the years it's too long winded to type out too!)

One of the changes, aside from the name will be a revival of some old recipes. This blog has been a plant based blog for a couple of years, but it wasn't always that way. So I've come up with a plan for the older recipes that contain dairy and eggs. I'd hate to remove them completely, as I know many people refer back to them, especially when looking for transition recipes, but I feel that revisiting some of them and giving them the option of being veganized is a really good solution that I hope will please everybody. So keep a look out for the veganized recipes coming soon!

At the end of the day, the essence of this blog will be the same. I plan to continue doing on here what this blog does best- creating recipes- and set up a new site for my business side of things.

The new site will have all my book details, speaking events, information on workshops and consultation services, and the odd recipe too. I really hope that you'll come join me on there too, I'd love to see you on both!

I really hope that you guys understand this HUGE decision (and it wasn't one that I took lightly!) and that you continue to use both sites. I'll post here on updates and hopefully make the changeover as easy as possible, but if there are technical issues, please do bear with me!

Thank you so much for being with me since the beginning. I am sad that it is an end of an era, but equally what an exciting future to look forward to!