Hello, my name’s Lottie and I’m a healthy foodaholic! My old life was chock full of diet, low fat, calorie counted foods (plus some takeaways), whereas now, most days are filled with plant-based yumminess I make and create at home, with the odd takeaway (I’m only human!) lottielovesfood.com is a collection of simple recipes that I’m eager to share with other newbies like me, to prove that healthy, whole foods are the best way to make delicious dishes and treats, that both you and your body will love.
Outside of blogging, my day job is working in social media which I love, and I’m a self-confessed twitter addict. I work on the theory that exercise should always be fun, so you may well spot me shaking my thang in a Booiaka dance class, toning (and groaning) at Pilates, or hula-hooping in front of the TV at home. I live with my other half (who’s accidently become much healthier too!), and the highlight of our year is holidaying in our favourite state of California.
My foodie dreams are ever evolving, and I’d love to move my passion for social media into a full-time role for a genuinely healthy food or drink brand. If they’d like me to relocate to the USA, then I’m up for that too! In the meantime, I’m open to all of the exciting opportunities and partnerships that keep finding me through my blog, and am excited to meet many more fabulous foodies along the way.
Fancy healthy pizza? I'm always in the mood, so I combined this with creating a recipe using my favourite spicy ingredients - Chipotle Mora and Ancho Poblano dried chillies.
On a chilli heat scale of 1-5, chipotle's are a 4 as they're both smokey and hot, whereas ancho's are a 1, adding a sweet, fruity flavour. Both are packed full of health benefits including vitamins and minerals, they aid digestion, fight sinus congestion, can help relieve migraines and joint pain, and may even boost your metabolism. Just a few great reasons to use and enjoy in your cooking!
Fancy something sweet with a hint of chilli to liven up your lunch or dinner? This sweet chilli relish has fabulous flavours that will definitely give your usual meals a tasty twist.
Ancho Poblano chillies are mild, sweet, with no fiery chilli 'burn'. They add a mild delicious tingle and are packed full of health benefits including vitamins and minerals, they aid digestion, fight sinus congestion, can help relieve migraines and joint pain, and may even boost your metabolism. Just a few great reasons to use and enjoy them in your cooking!
Want an easy way to liven up lunch? Then try this delicious cashew spread; it’s gorgeously creamy and full of fabulous flavours, making it the perfect base for your favourite toppings. It’s packed full of goodness – cashews are full of heart-healthy fats, turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, garlic is high in vitamin c which is great for your immune system – and these are just a few of the healthy highlights.
Get ready to wrap your taste buds around this brilliant basic recipe, and then feel free to tweak with other ingredients next time around.
If you're in the mood to try something different, then this chilli cornbread will satisfy your cravings! The first bite is a delicious mix of smoky flavour with a slightly sweet hint of corn, and after a few seconds, the delicious spiciness comes to greet you.
On a chilli heat scale of 1-5, these chipotle's are a 4 as they're both smoky and hot. They’re also packed full of health benefits including vitamins and minerals, they aid digestion, fight sinus congestion, can help relieve migraines and joint pain, and may even boost your metabolism. Just a few great reasons to use and enjoy them in your cooking!
This yummy banana berry smoothie is an easy way to beat the mid-morning munchies! Start the day with a glass and follow it up with a bowl of my ginger nut crunch muesli. This heavenly combo will easily keep you full until early afternoon.
Feel free to change the recipe depending on your mood or seasonal ingredients available. Freezing fruit stops any wastage, and means your smoothie's ice-cold and ready to drink. It's a deliciously healthy way to start your day.
This homemade ginger nut crunch muesli has the delicious, natural goodness you've been looking for at breakfast time.
It smells gorgeous as you open the jar, and the combination of crunchy, chewy and sweet flavours, with a subtle tang of ginger, makes your taste buds dance in delight. A bowl of this is a great way to introduce others to a healthy, nutritious, tasty vegan way to start the day. It goes perfectly with my homemade almond milk.
Making your own almond milk is the easiest vegan thing to do! Health benefits include as much calcium as dairy milk, but higher in vitamins A, D and E, no saturated fat, and fewer calories than skimmed. This doesn't contain any preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or other additives that you'll find in almost every shop bought version.
What's not to love about this milky marvel?