I have a slight obsession with chocolate, especially the hot drinkable kind. It all started when I was 12 years old, whilst on holiday in Italy with my grandparents. Each morning my Grandma and I would have breakfast in the hotel, and she would let me order hot chocolate, every single time! And let me tell you, this was no ordinary hot chocolate, it was luxuriously thick and creamy, with a silky, glossy texture, rich dark colour, and it tasted like sweet chocolate heaven.
Let’s talk about mindfulness, it’s one of my favourite subjects and something that I’m very passionate about. I recently read something that struck a chord with me, it’s that mindfulness is for all of life. That statement means mindfulness isn’t intended just for the 30 minutes of morning meditation, or during a relaxing yoga class, where it can be easy to cultivate. You can bring it into all areas of your life, to things that you enjoy and things that you don’t. However you feel about cooking – love or hate, or anywhere in between, it’s all good – it can be very interesting to approach it mindfully once in a while. So today I’ve put together five of my favourite mindful cooking tips to share with you.
This vegan pesto is far from a traditional – it’s vegan for starters – however it’s full of delicious flavours and adds a flash of vibrant green colour to any dish. In these last few days of summer, I wanted to make the most of seasonal basil whilst giving a nod to the incoming autumnal months, and pumpkin immediately sprung to mind.