Branding is no longer simply about visual appeal (or the cherry in the apple pie example, as given in my earlier article).
Lentil dal and spiced roast cauliflower
This post was written by Hollie Grant, Owner of Pilates PT and author of The Model Method. I love Indian food, and the more fragrant it is, the better. This dal has a few components but they are all well worth the effort. I love serving this on a large platter so people can help themselves to the accompaniments. Lentils are an incredible source of fibre, which helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. This recipe also contributes two portions of vegetables to your five-a-day and is a high source of fibre and a source of protein. The mint yoghurt cuts through the spices of the dal beautifully.
Help Me Glow
Nettle leaf - A blood cleanser par excellence. Nourishing, cleansing and rich in chlorophyll, nettle has been used for centuries as a skin purifier. Fennel seed - Renowned for preventing fermentation in your digestion and reducing the build up of inflammatory heat-toxins (these might show as spots or cystitis). Its gentle diuretic effects helps to flush out impurities. Peppermint leaf - Wonderfully aromatic, peppermint is famous for cooling the skin, calming an itch and reducing redness. Dandelion root - Slightly bittersweet, dandelion root helps the body to detoxify by enhancing the work of the liver and bowels. Burdock root - Earthy and powerful, burdock root is known as an alternative, working to cleanse your liver, kidneys and bowels. It’s well-known for clearing facial blemishes. Red clover - Delicate and grassy, red clover blossom cleanses the skin and helps you glow. Turmeric root - Known as the Golden Goddess in India, turmeric is renowned for purifying the skin. Licorice root - This sweet root strengthens the kidneys and can help reduce skin inflammations. Lemon juice - This helps get your liver going in order to keep your skin clear and fresh. This recipe uses dry nettle, but you can collect your own fresh nettles in spring for a bright fresh tea. You can also dry the leaves for later use. Dry them on a plate or hang them somewhere cool for about a day. Extracted from Cleanse Nurture Restore with Herbal Tea by Sebastian Pole, photography by Kim Lightbody, is published by Frances Lincoln. Available from all good bookshops.
Three ginger vodka spritzer
One of our absolute favourites for helping to stoke your inner fires, ginger root is a dream come true for mixologists too. Both spicy and sweet, ginger can be just the ingredient to give a cocktail recipe a fiery zing and really bring it to life. We've taken things to the next step, by creating a cocktail syrup using our Three Ginger tea. This blend of sweet galangal, ginger and golden turmeric is both refreshing and warming so can be enjoyed come rain or shine. Serve up and enjoy with bourbon, tequila or (like below) vodka.
Clean Matcha Green Cold Brew
We’ve created these simple cold brew recipes so you can enjoy the benefits of our matcha teas in a new, refreshing way. Our Clean Matcha Green cold brew is the perfect companion to your health journey, with energising matcha and zesty lemon for the ultimate spring clean.