As the end of another month approaches, another list of favourite products is here to let you know what we have been enjoying this November.
Planet Organic Caramel Apple Pie Granola
Autumn is the time for spiced apple flavour in every possible form and this luxury granola from Planet Organic delivers on texture, flavour and sweetness. Gluten free, grain free and vegan, it is made from just sunflower seeds, coconut chips, dates, cashews, brazil nuts, coconut sugar, apple pieces, almonds, linseed, lucuma, roasted hazelnuts, cinnamon and chia seeds. Good enough to eat alone by the handful, this does not last long in our hands.
Almighty Foods Cashew Caramello Nut Butter
One of the most wonderful foods we have ever tried, this smooth, rich, caramel tasting nut butter is perfectly sweet and has a hint of lemon to liven things up. Ethically produced, this vegan spread contains just cashews, dried coconut, coconut nectar, tigernuts, vanilla pod, Hebridean sea salt and lemon essential oil. Good to eat by the spoonful, in dates, on ice cream and drizzled on porridge or granola, If you love yourself, give this a try.
Ombar Coco Mylk Raw Chocolate 70g
The closest thing we have ever tried to Cadbury Milk Chocolate that is cruelty free, organic and vegan, this delicious raw bar is finally available in a larger size. Smooth, sweet and creamy, coconut butter and raw cacao come together to create a beautiful tasting chocolate that vegans and non vegans alike can’t get enough of.
Themptation Hemp Hummus
UPDATE: This hummus now contains citric acid which is an ingredient we avoid.
Organic, gluten free, nut free and vegan, with no sunflower oil or citric acid in sight, this delicious hemp hummus is made from chickpeas, raw hemp seeds, lemon juice, tahini, cold pressed hemp seed oil, garlic, cumin, salt and black pepper. With a hint of cumin and the delicious nuttiness of hemp seeds, currently for us, this hummus beats all others.
Fushi Organic Virgin Sesame Seed Oil
Sesame oil is a product we use in our kitchens, bathrooms and natural first aid kits so we want something high quality. Anti inflammatory, anti fungal, anti viral, antioxidant and rich in B complex vitamins, vitamin E and calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, Fushi’s sesame seed oil is pressed from raw sesame seeds and packaged in amber glass bottles to preserve and protect its nutrients.
Westlab Epsom Salt
We are all about relaxation and pampering during cold seasons and soaking in a long, hot bath with Epsom salt is high on our priorities list. Originally sourced from natural spas in Epsom and now created by combining magnesium and sulfate, Epsom salt is renowned for its detoxification and relaxation effects and these from Westlab, the UK’s leading experts for pure mineral salts, are our favourite.
Merme Berlin Revitalising Hair Treatment
This quality organic cold pressed argan oil from Merme Berlin is perfect for smoothing stray hairs and split ends when applied to styled hair. A conditioning treatment that strengthens and softens, a little goes a long way with this super rich oil which we see lasting until at least this time next year.
The Positive Journal: 5 Minutes a Day Toward a Happier Life by Nancy F Clark
There is no need to wait until next year to start creating the life of your dreams with this journal which is set up to give daily inspiration and guidance per week. Designed to take just five minutes a day to complete, week 1 can begin as soon any time you decide to get started. Decadently printed on gold gilded pages, with a fabric cover, this beautiful little journal from the CEO of Positive Daily, is packed full of science based information on topics including positive psychology, gratitude, confidence and communication, all designed to help users create a happier and more fulfilling life of meaning and purpose.
Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Every Day and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease by Bharat B. Aggarwal PhD, Debora Yost and Kirsten Hartvig
Dr. Aggarwal grew up in a household where spices were used on a daily basis as food and medicine. As an adult researching cancer cures, he was inspired by his upbringing to begin looking into the medicinal benefits of the healing spices he knew to be of immense benefit. Motivated to share this knowledge, Healing Spices shares in depth information on the culinary and medicinal properties of 50 spices. A beautifully laid out book that includes recipes, pairing suggestions, purchasing advice and an A-Z Guide of the therapeutic potentials of each spice per ailment, this is a fascinating read that presents information clearly and concisely.
Clean Cocktails: Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist by Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli
This book of recipes made up of natural sugars, botanicals and fresh fruits from two holistic health coaches is inspired to help people realise that “drinking doesn’t have to be dirty”. Perfect for those of us who enjoy a little conscious indulgence, especially at this time of year, advice on spices that reduce inflammation, natural sweeteners that are gentle on the body, wholefood juice mixers and customised bitters and syrups is offered along with information on tools, techniques and presentation. Recipes mostly centre around four easy to find spirits that pair well with herbs, spices and juices but can easily be customised and even include a chapter on mocktails.