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Jasmine’s 6 Ways to Connect to Nature This Spring

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After a long winter season spent indoors, I couldn’t be happier to see the spring in full swing and summer firmly on its way. Spring is a really magical time of year, and an important transition period according to the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda. Spring is the season of new beginnings and growth, easily visible as bulbs start to appear after many months’ rest underground. Thanks to the warmer days and longer evenings, it’s also the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature at a time when many would say it’s at its most beautiful, and definitely at its most inspiring. Ahead of Earth Day on 22nd April, I’m sharing some of my go-to practices and daily habits that help me tune into Mother Nature and bring me back into balance if I’m feeling overwhelmed or disconnected. Walk barefoot Imagine it — warm sand or cool pebbles underfoot, or the feel of fresh dewy grass. It’s pure bliss, isn’t it? In Ayurveda, this practice is known as “earthing,” and modern science has proven its

Melissa’s 10 Soups for the Season

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  Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home. Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season… Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with. Get the recipe Super Green Soup with Halloumi Croutons Halloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired b

Melissa’s 10 Soups for the Season

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  Soup season is upon us and it may just be my favourite time of the year. Hearty, comforting soups for any day of the week and thrown together in under 30 minutes; make double and freeze for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. Soups are also such a brilliant way of reducing food waste in your home, making the most of sad looking veg or herbs that can be whizzed up in no time to something special for everyone at home. Here are 10 soups I think you’ll all really love this season… Coconut & Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto This Spiced Coconut Carrot Soup with Carrot Top Pesto is a great way to love your veggies and minimise food waste in your home. If you can’t get carrot tops then use whatever greens need some love instead, such as radish tops, or left over spinach/mixed leaves from salad bags that you don’t know what to do with. Get the recipe Super Green Soup with Halloumi Croutons Halloumi Croutons & Super Green Soup in 30 minutes! Inspired b

Jasmine’s 7 Favourite Organic Pantry Staples

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Happy Organic September! Organic September is an initiative from the Soil Association , who work to raise awareness of the many benefits of consuming organic, whether that be food, farming, fashion or beauty. Supporting organic products goes a long way towards the long-term health of the planet and of our bodies, so I try to buy organic foods wherever I can, especially for the ingredients that I use the most in my kitchen. These are my faves. Duchy’s basmati rice I need to have basmati rice in the pantry at all times — it’s the basis of kitchari , my absolute go-to meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and plenty of other fave recipes too. White rice is much more digestible than brown rice, but Duchy’s do a brown basmati as well if that’s more your speed. Both are grown without artificial chemicals and fertilisers, and part of the sales benefit The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. Supermarket own-brand or farmers’ market organic eggs A few years ago, I judged the eggs fo

Jasmine’s 7 Favourite Organic Pantry Staples

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Happy Organic September! Organic September is an initiative from the Soil Association , who work to raise awareness of the many benefits of consuming organic, whether that be food, farming, fashion or beauty. Supporting organic products goes a long way towards the long-term health of the planet and of our bodies, so I try to buy organic foods wherever I can, especially for the ingredients that I use the most in my kitchen. These are my faves. Duchy’s basmati rice I need to have basmati rice in the pantry at all times — it’s the basis of kitchari , my absolute go-to meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and plenty of other fave recipes too. White rice is much more digestible than brown rice, but Duchy’s do a brown basmati as well if that’s more your speed. Both are grown without artificial chemicals and fertilisers, and part of the sales benefit The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. Supermarket own-brand or farmers’ market organic eggs A few years ago, I judged the eggs fo