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Leibster Award!

Thank you so much to Jessica from veganrescue.com for nominating me for the Leibster Award! It is an honour to be nominated by Jessica who inspires so many people to try vegan food with her tasty vegan recipes! She also has an excellent vegan resources page!

I also want to announce that I have changed my blog name and web address to Kate’s Vegan Cooking as I am focusing more on vegan recipes. Please visit me at katesvegancooking.co.uk as I am fazing out cookingtohealme.com which will eventually be deleted.

Nominees please follow the rules below and spread the love by giving the Leibster award to 10 of your favourite bloggers!

Leibster Award

Leibster Award Rules:

One- Thank the nominator
Two- Display award in post
Three- Nominate 10 other bloggers
Four- Answer the 10 questions


  1. What is your favourite comfort food? My favourite comfort food at the moment is my Vegan Thai Green Curry. It is so warming and tasty! I love the flavours of the coriander and basil and the green colour!
  2. What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a famous singer.
  3. What is your favourite way to unwind after a long week? My favourite way to unwind after working is to go for a relaxing walk in the woods! I love being in nature and seeing the beauty of the trees, plants and wildlife around me.
  4. What inspired you to become a blogger? After using diet to recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I wanted to use my experience to help other people suffering with ME/CFS.
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? I would go to Bali. 
  6. Do you have any hobbies (other than blogging)? Yes I love walking in nature, cooking, photography, yoga, meditation and writing.
  7. What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is that there will be an economic collapse in September 2015 that will leave me and my family and friends without access to food and that we will begin to starve.
  8. What is the best advice you would give yourself 10 years ago? Brush off other people’s harsh comments.
  9. How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since 11th April 2014 when I woke up that morning and had the urge to start a blog.
  10. What is your favourite blog post? My favourite blog post is my Buckwheat & Brown Rice Pancakes which I got very positive comments about!

My Questions for you:

  • What is your favourite comfort food?
  • What is your dream job?
  • What is your favourite way to unwind after a long week?
  • What inspired you to become a blogger?
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
  • Do you have any hobbies (other than blogging)?
  • What is your biggest fear?
  • What is the best advice you would give yourself 10 years ago?
  • How long have you been blogging?
  • What is your favourite blog post?

New Direction & Blog Name Change

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying the sunny weather!P1000677

I have decided to take my blog in a new direction focusing on Vegan Cooking and not on the ME/CFS so much. I will still have all my ME/CFS posts on my blog that you can browse through. Or if you want nutrition and lifestyle advice for your ME/CFS you can book an appointment for a nutrition consultation with me from September 2016.

I aim to keep posting vegan recipes and plan to start an online shop soon delivering vegan cakes, snacks and vegan clothes around the UK! The new name for my blog is katesvegancooking.co.uk.

Thank you for visiting me site! I appreciate it!

Cooking for the Root Chakra

Your chakras are seven energy centres which govern certain areas of your body. When they are open and spinning at at the right speed, we have vibrant health and all areas of our life work well. When they are closed or underactive, we get illnesses and problems in areas of our life such as finances, relationships, self-esteem etc.

The root chakra governs survival and security in the world. It relates to basis survival needs such as food, water, shelter, feeling safe and supported in a community and finances. It spins at a slow, steady rate and is located between the legs in the genital area. It is red in colour.

A lot of illnesses stem from an underactive root chakra such as fatigue, anorexia, malnutrition or inability to deal with stress from not giving your body enough energy in the form of calories and protein. Lack of protein can cause skin problems, depleted immune system and anaemia. Also obesity is a root chakra issue from being so out of touch with your body and it’s signals that you overeat. Men with root issues have sex organ problems.

Here are some tips for cooking for your root chakra:P1010056

  • Cook high protein foods – foods such as meat, quinoa, mushrooms, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds will nourish your root chakra.
  • Get enough calories – I use the dietary analysis software myfitnesspal.com to monitor my calorie intake to ensure I reach my 2000kcal per day and give my body all the resources it needs to function optimally.
  • Get enough calcium for your bones and muscles from dairy, kale, broccoli and chickpeas and iron from meat and green vegetables for your blood.P1000930
  • Cook root vegetables – anything that grows in the earth will nourish your root chakra such as carrots, sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, onions, garlic and ginger.
  • Cook red foods – the colour of the root chakra is red so eating red foods such as strawberries, raspberries, tomato, red onions, red meat will activate it.
  • Eat when you are hungry – respect your body by listening to its’ signals. Eat when you are hungry, stop when you feel full.

You can do this online chakra test to see which of your chakras are out of balance.

Here are some recipes to nourish the root chakra:P1010066

Berry Smoothie

Quinoa Porridge
Quinoa & Brown Rice Pancakes
Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Carrot & Coriander SoupP1000653
Quinoa & Lentil Burgers
Red Lentil Dhal
Red Lentil & Kidney Bean Curry
Roasted Root Vegetable Casserole
Quinoa & Mushroom Risotto

Minich, D. (2009). Chakra Foods for Optimum Health. United States of America: Conari Press

Blog Name Change & Updates!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know about some updates.

Blog Name Change!

I’m so excited to tell you that my blog has a fantastic new name: Cooking to Heal ME. I came up with the name in a moment of inspiration one morning. I feel it is really appropriate and perfectly describes what I am about! I cook and use food to heal the symptoms of ME!

I have decided to focus my blog more towards ME as my heart is with ME sufferers and I want to help them get well! I want to share recipes and other health tips that have helped me to make a full recovery!

Note: If you type my old blog address katesinspiredcooking.com into a search engine, you will still be directed to my site! The new address is cookingtohealme.com.

Facebook Page

My facebook page has also changed names from Kate’s Inspired Cooking to Cooking to Heal ME. Show some love and follow me on facebook!

Facebook page


My twitter account is doing very well! It’s new name is @CookingtoHealME


I am also on Pinterest! Look me up to view tasty pictures of my recipes!


Yes I’m on tumblr as well! I’m addicted to social media! He he! 🙂

Email Newsletter

I have created an email newsletter sign up which you can find on the left-hand column of my facebook page. I will be sending out a newsletter at the end of every month including the latest updates, posts, public features and personal stories! If you would rather receive an email than joining my RSS feed sign up! Just click on the email sign up button and add your name and email address to stay updated!

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Free Inspiring Movies!

I have updated my Bookshelf page and added links to my favourite inspiring movies! You can watch the full movies for free, just go to Bookshelf. Enjoy! 🙂

Welcome to Kate’s Inspired Cooking Blog!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Kate and I am creating this blog to post healthy, vegan recipes to hopefully inspire you to get cooking and get healthy at the same time! I will also be writing about my experiences of using nutrition to recover from ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and hopefully inspire you on your health journey.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts! Feel free to leave comments and feedback below. I will read every comment and respond as soon as I am able.

I look forward to connecting with you!