Harissa wild rice with roasted sweet potato and pistachios!
this is the recipe you asked for! a delicious hearty one p*t meal that i made for my lunch/dinner at the weekend. tons of plant based proteins and phytonutrient dense ingredients. exactly how to eat the colours!
i soak the rice and lentils for at least 20mins and stock would make this even more delicious.
if you like it, save it, tag a mate you want to make it with and get cooking! try it with different flavoured pasted for a delicious twist 😋 perhaps miso, or even za’atar! ...oh and did i mention i also have a book you can preorder with lots of recipes in it ? 😜
Wild rice salad with sweet potato and whole almonds!
keeping it real in the staff room from work today! luckily i managed to pick up a takeaway lunch from @blacktruffledeli to pair with my korean spicy lentils and onions. totally saved me!
convenience food is definitely part of my weekly life. working, juggling social projects as well as a book means that i’m always on the move and prepping meals from scratch is not always feasible.
i use my knowledge of food and general principles to help guide what i choose to buy when i’m out. something colourful, a source of fibre and generally vegetarian as i’m quite conscious of the quality of animal products we choose to consume.
hope you’re having a great saturday!
Fig and nutmeg porridge!
perfect way to start this rainy day with this bowl of warm goodness. lots of toasted seeds contribute to the robust flavour of this simple breakfast, i sometimes even have it as a snack!
the recipe is from my free ebook, which you can download from the link in my bio 😉 or google the doctors kitchen taste of autumn and it’s on the barnes and noble website for americans too👍🏼 have a great end to the week!
Rose and coconut burfi diwali treat!
happy diwali! 🙌🏽💐💫✨🎉 and today my second free ebook is out (link in the bio) lots of you have been asking me for a diwali themed recipe. this sweet and delicately perfumed indian dessert is delicious with a cup of chai 😉 with a secret ingredient you’ll find out 🤔
the recipe is in my ebook that you can download using the link in my bio and includes 5 other unique recipes that you won’t find in the main book (out december 28th)
happy celebrating new years today. focus on your goals, put yourself in a positive environment and choose love over hate.
Rosehips destined to become a potent syrup. you're meant to pick them after the first frost to release the nutrients but i'm told you get the same effect by freezing them before starting the process of turning them into syrup. rosehips have 20 times the vitamin c of oranges and during ww2, when these fruits became hard to come by, there was a mass drive by the ministry of food to get everyone foraging for rosehips, for a small fee. these were dropped off at central collection stations so they can be turned into rosehip syrup for the nation and sold through chemists. i use a river cottage recipe - 1kg rosehips, roughly chopped and simmered in 1.25l water for 15mins then strained twice through a muslin cloth (to remove irritants hairs around the seed). then add 325g sugar to every 500ml rosehip juice and heat up till sugar melts. you're left with a lovely tart floral syrup which you can take on its own or in a cup of warm water. that and my elderberry syrup are my staple medicine cabinet remedies for warding off cold and flu and boosting immunity.
Presenting at the who collaborating centre at imperial college today! @imperialcollege@who
it was so good to get the nod of approval from professor salman rawaf (the director of the collaborating centre) about the mission to start culinary medicine in the uk, teaching health professionals how to cook, motivate patients and look after ourselves! exactly what he’s been talking about for years. it was lovely going back to my old uni as well!
thanks to @alexandra.swaka for making that meeting happen and getting the ball rolling! if anyone has experience writing grants let me know! be great to get this funded 🤷🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️ #whatthedoctorordered#thedoctorskitchen#doctorskitchen#culinarymedicine#lifestylemedicine#foodismedicine
Coconut yoghurt granola bowl with some unusual toppings 😉
annie and chloe from @spooncereals asked me to mess around with some ingredients and come up with a delicious granola bowl for you guys to brighten up your autumn 😂
sometimes slinging a bit of yoghurt into a bowl with delicious wholesome ingredients is all i have time for in the mornings. i've used pecans, pistachios, seeds and a bunch of other ingredients to create something easy and delicious.
head to @spooncereals to see what ingredients i used and you can actually win them to make this yourself at home 🙌🏽 heyooooo
have a great day and something special coming for you guys tomorrow!
Wild mushroom risotto cake with roast cauliflower! @gaterestaurant .
it's mushroom season and the menus around london are reflecting it! a source of vitamin d (although probably not enough to replace supplementing) and antioxidants found in vitamins and minerals they're fantastic and taste great in risottos, stews and breakfasts with a good source of f*t and greens 👌🏼 cooking them lightly in a bit of oil or butter breaks down the cell walls so we can utilise their beneficial properties and retain some texture. try some chestnuts with tarragon. perfect
Poached eggs, sautéed sweet potato fritters and wilted garlic spinach!
prepping myself for a long day ahead with a hearty breakfast this morning. wilted spinach with strong flavours of garlic and thyme is just one of the ways i try and pack vegetables into my diet. lightly cooking retains its lovely texture as well as the nutrients we find in greens. you can check out some of my breakfast recipes on my youtube 😉
upgrade your breakfast 🙌🏽😆 #whatthedoctorordered#thedoctorskitchen#doctorskitchen#cookbook#lifestylemedicine
Walnut and red miso ramen with black rice noodles!
i managed to make this delicious and quick ramen with the load of walnuts i came back with from the orchards in california 😂
i never knew walnuts would taste so good in a ramen, it really works 👌🏼 want the recipe? it's just gone up on my youtube channel the doctor's kitchen with a little bit about where the walnuts came from and how they produce them 😉
The things i do to promote health and wellness 😂
shouting out to random members of the public and staff about how to eat more colourfully. and throwing fruit and veg around the atrium of my hospital on behalf of the royal college of emergency medicine .. nobody was injured 😉
the rcem are celebrating 50 yrs as a college and i helped do a little film about health and wellness that's being sent to all members. i also gave a talk on how to optimise lifestyles for shiftworkers this week to my emergency department! including the importance of sleep, mindfulness and meal prepping for shifts.
what are your tips for living healthily with our busy lifestyles ?