What's in Season - September

by Olivia Cartwright,

It's that time of year again, it's Harvest festival. Harvest festival is the annual celebration each autumn to celebrate the main harvest of the year. This makes it the perfect time to consider adopting a more seasonal approach to your diet and lifestyle as so much produce is in abudance right now. Eating with the seasons not only has great nutritional benefit as the food tends to be fresher and therefore more nutritious but it is also kinder to the planet, cheaper and gives more variety to your diet. 

Rather than subconsciously reaching for the same produce each week it’s a really interesting way to connect with the cycles of nature and eat accordingly. Ultimately, eating with the Seasons is all about enjoyment not abstinence so have fun with it!

There are some amazing delivery services available, such as Abel and Cole, Farmdrop, Oddbox or Riverford that do all the hard work for you or venture down to your local farmers market and see what you can find. It's always a great day out. 

Here is a list off all the fruit, vegetables and herbs that are in season right now:

Artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce & salad leaves, mangetout, marrow, onions, pak choi, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rocket, runner beans, shallots, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms

Apples, bilberries, blackberries, damsons, elderberries, figs, grapes, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, redcurrants

Chives, cob nuts, coriander, oregano, mint, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme

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Book your September Cleanse

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

We always love to begin a cleanse on the 1st of the month as it mentally emphasises a shift in our patterning and a fresh start. It holds us accountable for the month ahead. Think of it like a mini version of New Years resolutions but without the pressure!

As you know we recommend cleansing quarterly so this would be your autumn cleanse. It’s a really nice ritual to have to not only serve your body but really check in with yourself. When you are consistent with seasonal cleansing, it’s a very powerful way to step up for yourself and create space for what you want. 

You can make it a spiritual practice as well as physical and journal what you’ve achieved this summer and what your goals are for the new season. Join us in this very effective ritual and check-in! We will be doing this too so head over to instagram to join in! 

Don't forget to tag #RadianceCleanseClub

Bright Summer Salad

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

120g kohlrabi
225g mixed beetroots (regular, golden and candy looks nice)
135g watermelon radish
1 apple
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp white balsamic vinger
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp chopped walnuts  
Serve with sourdough bread, and you could add some organic goats cheese if you like
1. Peel the kohlrabi. beets and watermelon radish
2. Shave them all on a mandolin, or cut very very finely with a sharpe knife 
3. Do the same with the apple 
4. Make a dressing by mixing the lemon juice, honey, vinegar and seasoning with the oil. 
5. Spread the vegetables and the apple in a broad, shallow, bowl, dressing them as you go. then scatter the nuts on the top. 
6. Serve immediately. 

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