Tessa is my mother! She adapted an old tea loaf recipe to make it lighter in sugar and richer in protein. Not only is it delicious, but it's also naturally gluten-free. Sit down with friends and share this over your favourite cup of tea. Ingredients Serves 8 110g...

This curry is bursting with ingredients that help your hormones: chickpeas balance oestrogen levels, cauliflowers help to support your liver, and the coconut provides some of the raw materials for hormone synthesis. The use of different spices also helps you to achieve valuable diversity in...

Naturally gluten-free, this base can be used in many ways. Top with tomato paste and cheese for an easy pizza, tear and eat as an alternative to naan bread, or slice and enjoy as the ‘soldiers’ with eggs! Gram flour is protein-rich, so this flatbread...

I feel there should always be room in life for a slice of cake! This one is both easy to make and wonderfully versatile. Serve with some fresh berries for a healthy pudding, or spread with nut butter for a filling afternoon snack. It's high...

This salad is a wonderful combination of flavours: earthy, creamy, sharp, sweet and salty all at the same time. It’s not low in calories, but it is incredibly nutrient-dense—so you don’t need an enormous serving to fill you up! Ingredients Serves 4 1 bag (approx. 140g) of mixed...

I often recommend kefir to clients, and it’s something I drink daily too. It's brimming with natural probiotics and, when drunk regularly, can have a remarkable impact on your gut health. There are lots of wonderful shop-bought brands to choose from (kefir can now be...

Warm days call for cool drinks, but you can only have so much iced coffee! This is a lovely alternative. Turmeric, celebrated for its anti-inflammatory constituents, provides an aromatic flavour. Ginger is soothing, while the cinnamon bestows a gentle sweetness. The black pepper may seem...

This is one of my husband’s favourite breakfasts. The oats provide a good dose of fibre, while the ground flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds are a source of protein. Together, they make this dish very filling—which means you shouldn’t have to eat anything until lunch! I also...

I love hummus, and find it goes with nearly everything. The trouble with many store-bought brands is that they contain vegetable oils, which can have an inflammatory effect in the body. Happily, it’s very easy to make your own using health-promoting extra virgin olive oil....

Those that know me know that I am a HUGE fan of chocolate. Not just any old chocolate, though—I prefer darker varieties, which are rich (rather than sweet) and made with very few ingredients. While I can't deny I eat it for the flavour, it's also...