by Olivia Cartwright,


Serves 4-6


a splash of olive oil
1 leek, washed, trimmed and finely sliced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
juice of 2–3 lemons
250g split red lentils
1 veg stock cube 
4 handfuls of kale (or other greens), washed, trimmed and shredded

To serve (optional)
yoghurt, stirred with a little sea salt

- Get a large pan on the heat. Add a little oil and turn the heat to medium. Add the leek and fry for a few minutes, until it has softened and smells sweet, then add the spices and fry for another couple of minutes. Squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon and stir around to lift all the spices from the bottom of the pan.

- Next, add the lentils, 1.5 litres of water and the stock cube or powder and allow to bubble away for 20–35 minutes, until the lentils are cooked and the soup has thickened.

- Turn off the heat and, if you like, you can blitz the whole lot to a thin dhal consistency, then squeeze in the juice of the remaining 2 lemons, tasting as you go to make sure it doesn’t get too lemony. It may seem like a lot, but you really want the lemony tang to come through.

- Just before you’re ready to serve, sauteĢ the kale in a little olive oil until it slightly softens but begins to crisp at the edges.

- Ladle into bowls and top with the salted yoghurt and the crispy kale.

Radiance Recommends - Festive Drinks

by Clare Ward, , link

With the party season in full swing you can feel a lot of pressure to have a drink. However with the ever-growing number of non-alcoholic drinks there are some phenomenal alternatives that won't leave you feeling worse for wear. 

Mother Root a modern take on a traditional switchel (an old-fashioned tonic typically made with ginger, apple cider vinegar, a natural sweetener, and citrus fruit). One of my all time favourites, the original ginger flavour is perfect mixed with sparkling water over ice. A grown up aperitf with added health benefits.

Wild Life Botanicals - a low alcohol (0.5%) English sparkling wine from the co-founder of Cornish Sea Salt. It's infused with eight active vitamins and minerals and five fabulous botanicals; Lemon Balm, Damask Rose, Ashwagandha, Rosemary and Damiana, giving it the tagline of #BubblesWithBenefits.

HOLOS Kombucha - so many delicious kombucha blends to pick from, it's hard to choose one! Authentically brewed in Sussex and supporting victims of modern slavery, this brand is doing good whilst tasting delicious.  We love the Basil & Mint and the Sparkling Oolong. 

GO Kombucha - one of the original kombucha brands in the UK; made using traditional methods and spring water from the well in their Sussex vineyard. The Komsecco is the Champagne-esq option, and they have a wide range of different types of tea bases to choose from, ranging from light and tangy to deep and earthy. 

Pentire Adrift I had the pleasure of tasting this on holiday over the summer.  A refreshing alcohol free spirit to mix with tonic, perfect when you want a pre-dinner drink.

Thomson & Scott Organic Noughty Alcohol Free Sparkling Rosé - made with a Tempranillo grape from Spain. It's certified organic, vegan and halal, and with 4g of sugar per 100ml, it has almost half the sugar content of other non-alcoholic sparkling wines.

If you're looking for an easy drink to make yourself then we'd recommend 1 bottle of sparkling water (we like Harrogate), lots of thin slices of cucumber, juice of half a lime squeezed in and then two sprigs of rosemary. Add ice, stir and you're ready to go.  


Christmas Gift Guide

by Olivia Cartwright, , link
Chirstmas is on the horizon and this year we are striving to do things a little differently. We want to practice mindful gifting, taking care and consideration over each purchase not only for the benefit of the recipient but also in the interest of the planet. 
Christmas can be a season of tremedous waste so we also wanted to explore some different ways to gift. Whether you choose to opt for a gift voucher so your loved one can pick something they truely love or an activity you can share together, there are some really exciting and unusual ideas on our list! We have largely focusse on classes and workshops this year as a zero waste gift but also included some thoughtful gift ideas too. 
Calligraphy course with Kate Ridyard - I have done a taster class with Kate and was so impressed. Kate is the resident calligrapher at Petersham Nurseries and she is such a delight. Having a hobby like calligraphy is a very theraputic practice and such a great skill to have. Whether you opt for a one off taster session or sign someone up for have weekly courses it’s the kind of unusual gift idea that anyone would love to recieve.
Silver Linings Live - We collaberated with the incredible Silver Linings for our Mindful Movement cleanse and haven’t been able to live without their virtual classes ever since. A subsription to their live portal is just £365 for 365 days. Their classes have everything from high energy workouts to relaxing yoga sessions from the comfort of your own home. It’s a great gift idea for the active friend in your life or someone looking to get into exercise in the new year.
Fermentation classes - Nena Foster is a great natural chef specialising in online cookery and fermentation. Her fermentation and gut health masterclass would make such a unique gift for someone with an interest in gut health. It sparked such a passion in us and made the process so much less scary and accessible.  
Therapie Roques O'Neil - We love everything from Therapie Roques O’Neil. Our top picks would be Cherish Skin Repair Elixir (the most delicious body oil), Slumber Pillow Spray and Protect Bath Oil. The incredible founder, Michelle, is also running monthly micro retreat days in 2023, which we will definitely be booking a spot on.
Yogi Bare yoga mat - Once you’ve tried these yoga mats you won’t look back. Made with extreme grip, you can really downward dog with ease. Great for yoga or workout enthusiasts alike. 
Atypical Thing Jewellery - Can you even write a gift guide without including a piece of jewellry?! We Are Earth has a great selection here. Their handmade necklaces are crafted using recycled silver and gold making them a really great eco friendly option.
Willow Crossley Floral Workshops - This is a great present idea for the budding (pun intented) florist in your life. Willow has a consistent stream of workshops in the UK as well as through her online masterclasses, so theres a workshop for all schedules, locations and budgets.
Radiance gift voucher - This is the perfect gift for someone priortising their health in 2023. Our vouchers have a 1 year expiry date so whether they want to start the year with their best foot forward and begin with a nourishing cleanse or keep it for later it’s a lovely present to receive. Available for any value, and handwritten with care.

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