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Sweet Pea Pantry: Super foods for super kids

Sweet pea pantry is a wonderful creation by two busy mums who wanted to encourage children not only to eat well, but make what they eat too.

The products are full of goodness with all natural and super ingredients like wholegrain flours, oats, quinoa, chia and flax. Sweetpea Pantry's mixes make baking at home easy, delicious and fun. With all dry ingredients included, you'll be the star baker in 1, 2, 3! Choose from biscuits, flapjack, pizza or gluten-free pancakes.

A great way for children to spend time with parents or friends and learn more about food and baking. The baking packages make wonderful gifts for children and can open a door to a healthy way of living.

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Healthy eating: creamy kale chips

Creamy kale chips, another fabulous recipe from Jiva healing. Visit them at

This recipe is adapted from a recipe from Julie Daniluk, a Canadian nutritionist who specializes in recipes that heal inflammation. They are creamy, cheesy and delicious and packed with nutrients.

1 cup cashews, (soaked 2 hours)1 cup raw sweet potato, chopped or grated1 medium lemon, juiced3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast1/2 tsp grey sea salt or pink rock salt2 Tablespoons filtered water10 cups green curly kale, washed, large stems removed, torn into bite size pieces

Cooking instructions

Blend the first 6 ingredients thoroughly until smooth in a good food processor or Vitamix.Pour over kale and coat the kale.Place kale onto parchment paper and dehydrate for about 6 hours.If you don't own a dehydrator then place them in the oven at 65 C (150F) and dry them for about 1.5 to 2 hours.

Nutrition for mothers and babies - Free talk

Free talk with Fleur Borrelli. Tuesday 3 December, 11am to 12:30pm

Our Yoga Mama nutritionist, Fleur Borrelli, will be giving a talk on nutrition for mothers and babies on Tuesday 3 December.The talk is free and is open to new and expectant parents.

Everything you wanted to know about postpartum and pregnancy support but were afraid to ask!

What nutrition do we need after the birth and when breastfeeding?How can we avoid post-natal depression through nutrition?Why are the first seven years particularly important for a child's development?What kind of diet should we be eating during pregnancy and afterwards?Should we change our diet at each stage of pregnancy?What lifestyle interventions can we implement to ensure a healthy pregnancy? To book your space contact 0208 789 3881

Miele Vanilla Poached Pears

I was invited to watch a cookery demonstration at the Miele showroom in London by the lovely TV chef, Silvana Franco. Silvana was using the steam oven and prepared a number of dishes that were suitable for children (and weaning babies).
The beauty of the steam oven is that more of the food’s nutrients are retained during cooking. In addition to this – and rather surprisingly – is the fact that there seems to be no transference of tastes in the foods cooked together in the steamer. This means that you can cook your main meal and dessert at the same time, thus reducing time spent in the kitchen; something that is always a winner for me!
One of the dishes that Silvana prepared was vanilla poached pears; a dish that is incredibly easy to prepare and delicious served warm or chilled. Below, I have included a recipe.
Vanilla poached pears
Ingredients (serves 4 young children): 2 ripe pears, cored and cut into quarters or smaller pieces5 tablespoons of pressed apple juiceHalf a vanilla pod, spl…