I was surrounded by agriculture as a child, with my father's orchard, market-garden and black angus cattle. This grew into my own passion for growing food, and cooking.
My earlier professional life as Naturopath and Homoeopath included presenting cooking classes to demonstrate healthier ways of eating. (I wrote a cookbook in 1980, which I am in the process of re-publishing as an eBook.)
Healthy eating must be enjoyable, and the food must be delicious and make us feel good, otherwise we will not be bothered to do it. Eating is not just for necessary nutrition, but for aesthetic and sensual delight. My sense is that conscious eating is part of care of both body and soul, the physical and the spiritual. Some fundamentals are to eat locally, to eat foods that are in season, and to grow something yourself! Or know the person who grew it for you. This, for me, is ethical eating.
Ayurveda taught me that knowing our own dosa or type is important in selecting the right diet for the climate and season. Gradually we find the foods that support our body/soul in the best possible way. On this page I am publishing one of my favourite, delicious, easy, tried and true recipes each month, to inspire you.