I am fast becoming more of an autumn/fall fan mainly due to my love of pumpkin but also I feel the food recipes in general are exciting, including my favourite spices.
My family especially know I love spice added to my food and they know I can't live without my ginger teas in a morning dull my nausea and wake me up - getting me ready to face the day.
So entering into fall where there are recipes all over including ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and spices like cayenne pepper spicing up your lunches and dinners this inspires me and motivates me to think outside the box and create recipes myself including these spices.
Spices are very beneficial for health reason and they also help to keep you warm to get you through the dark, cold days ahead.
So watch out in the next few days for my autumn recipes.
Today however I just wanted to share with you my 'mushy peas' recipe.
Everyone loves a chippy tea, right? But many allergy suffers ( like I would have done ) order mushy peas to go alongside their chips and meat/fish choice.
Many people will think that mushy peas are just mashed up peas! Which makes perfect sense but they actually have cream, milk and butter added to them to make them that creamy texture you are used too.
I used to love mushy peas and like I said above a chippy tea is not a chippy tea without peas so I have created this recipe for people who can't consume dairy.
They don't take long to make - so don't go missing out on those peas believing you don't have the time to cook.
1 x cup of garden peas
2 x spring onions
10ml of dairy free cheese sauce
10ml of soya, coconut, almond or any alternative flavoured milk ( I used almond)
3 x mint leaves chopped
1 tsp of trivia or maple syrup
1. Boil your peas for around 5 minutes in the microwave.
2. Chop and roast your spring onions in 10mls of apple cider vinegar and trivia for 20 minutes in an 180 degrees C oven.
3. Make up your cheese sauce - follow instructions on the back of the Free & Easy tub, and add almond milk to your sauce. Stir.
4. Remove you peas from the microwave and drain, chop your mint leaves.
5. Add in mint leaves and cheese sauce to your peas, begin mashing.
6. Remove spring onions from the oven and stir in.
(The mint is optional but I find them super yummy with this herb added in. Plus mint is great for digestion so if you are having stomach discomforts keep the mint in!!)
Check out my latest YouTube video with plenty of Tofu scramble being eaten and some good old banana ice cream.
If anyone hasn't tried Tofu scramble yet - please do! I am not the biggest fan of tofu at all but with the spices added and the flavour this scramble is amazing and packed with soya protein, bonus!
Check it out.
If anyone knows where the best place to buy pumpkin spice is PLEASE reach out to me. And remember if you try my mushy peas, please post your pictures and hashtag #sophantastic so I can see your amazing creations :)
Love and peace. xo
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.