5 minute super simple healthy recipe- tomatoes, nettles, barley or quinoa

People have been asking me for recipes lately, which is flattering, but intimidating to share.  I am a very lazy cook, and I don’t follow many rules so I am not too sure about quantities.  Things are simple and easy (I think).  I thought I would share two spring seasonal recipes that I have been enjoying lately. Here is a link to the Asparagus recipe.  If you try them I would love to know what you think.  And if you like them, please share with friends!

This stew is very flexible.  You can make it 3 ways-
1. plain add nothing but ingredients
2. spicy add hot sauce or a bit of chilli
3. italian add herbs like basil, oregano, thyme

Ingredients (serves 2-3)
1 can chopped tomatoes
handful of greens per person- kale, nettles, cabbage, spinach
handful of carrots per person
handful of frozen peas or beans per person
handful of pasta, barley, rice, quinoa per person
stock, or spice optional.

Method-
Put tomatoes and 2-3 cans of water in a pot.  Add your starch depending on cooking time.  Add your veg depending on how you like them cooked- add carrots first usually and leave them in longer if you like them mushy, shorter if you like them a bit crunchy.  And greens like kale, nettles, cabbage, spinach last as they don’t take long.  Spice to taste if you like.  We make it without stock for the baby and add in a little later if needed.  Enjoy!  (this recipe is also fairly cheap and a great way to get at least 4 of your 5 a day!)

A note about nettles-
I really encourage trying this tasty wild food.  Nettles are best when young.  Use leather gloves to pinch the tops off and then wash well.  You can use nettles in spring time for any cooking recipe that calls for spinach or kale.  The first time you try it you may be a little skeptical.  You may not be that impressed, but your body will love it and you will soon crave it.  We have been eating them for four years now and I can’t tell you how much I look forward to them each spring!

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Simply Breathing

Breathing is so important in our yoga practice. The breath is such a powerful tool, something we do each day without realising,  and yet it can have a profound impact on our health.  Begin to examine your breath, a few moments each day and you will begin to notice how it is connected to your state of mind, and how you are reacting in your body.  It is so simple, and yet so often overlooked.  Begin to notice how you breath and the impact it has on your emotions.

Where are you breathing?  Through your nose, or through your mouth?  Where are you breathing?  Into your belly? Into your chest?  Into your back?  Into your whole body?  How are you breathing?  Short and Shallow?  Long and Slow?  Are your holding your breath?  Are you sighing or yawning often?

Your breath can help you fight off viruses, tone your belly, and massage your spine.  It can help with digestion and give you more energy.  Notice your breath this week in different situations, in meetings, in bed, in the car.  I would love to hear your observations.

I am still learning about my breath and trying to improve it, but I believe in the power of the breath because I used it myself during childbirth, to calm my mind and give birth without any pain relief.  What can your breath help you overcome?

Yoga for babies, mums, toddlers, children, pregnancy and adults

Yoga for babies, mums, toddlers, children, beginners, pregnancy and families

Yoga in Cullingworth
Mondays 6:45-7:45 and 8-9pm
Wednesdays 9:30 am
Yoga in Cullingworth is a dynamic class, including a variety of poses, breath work, mindfulness and relaxation. Suitable for all levels, beginners included.  £30 for 5 class yoga pass you can use for two months.

Yoga Explorers Toddler Yoga in Saltaire
Tuesdays 10am
Yoga and mindfulness practices for crawlers to four years old.  We have fun learning about our breath, to help calm us down.  We practice yoga poses to help build strength, balance and coordination, using music, singing, stories, and play.  And a little bit of relaxation. Carers and little ones enjoy bonding through this practice. Regular courses, Term time only.  Cost is £6 for block bookings or £6.5 pay as you go.

Post-natal/Baby Yoga in Saltaire
Tuesdays 11am
Breathing, singing, movement, and relaxation, yoga for mums and babies.  Each session is different, as they are completely baby led.  Join us to learn practices to help baby and mummy bond, stretch/strengthen and relax after birth.  Cost is £6 for block bookings or £6.5 pay as you go.  Suitable for birth to crawling.  Regular courses, Term time only.

Kids Yoga Club
Wednesdays 4:15
A special course for kids, (3-7) we will practice mindfulness, breathing, explore yoga through stories and games and finish with a lovely relaxation. Children will be able to explore their yoga practice in safe, supportive, relaxed environment while they build their strength, balance and coordination.
Parent supervision is not necessary, but welcome if needed.  Book Now

Pregnancy Yoga in Saltaire
Thursdays 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Pregnancy yoga- a practice to help you manage the changes to your body during pregnancy, prepare and strengthen for labour, rest and relax, as well as help with emotional and mental changes associated with parenting.  Suitable for all, no prior yoga experience necessary.  5 classes for £40. Or £8.5 pay as you go after 35 weeks. 

***Please contact Kellyannyoga@gmail.com or 07965582530 to book on or with questions.

For more information on what to expect at each class please see- About Yoga

Private classes- tailored yoga practice, for one or more people, in your home or business. Please contact for more information.

Yoga and Mindfulness in School- Help students to develop confidence, stay calm, focused.  Mindfulness helps improve student’s well-being and concentration.  Sessions tailored to school’s preferences and needs.

Family Yoga Sessions once a month in Saltaire- BOOK NOW