organic your september

organic your september

September is here and to us that means organic. It's a month to consider your food, clothing and beauty choices and to take advantage of many offers and promotions together with soil association.

Organic means working with nature, not against it. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment - this means more wildlife!

Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic, you choose products that promote a better world.

Going organic is easier than you’d think. Food, health, beauty and textile products that hold the Soil Association organic symbol have been produced to the highest possible animal welfare and environmental standards.

To kick start the campaign we have teamed up with our friend Anna Jones who is one of the campaign ambassadors for Organic your September. Anna Jones is a cook, stylist and writer. She believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table, and is devoted to helping people make a long-term commitment to eating well and feeling amazing. 

We are offering you the chance to WIN Anna's latest fabulous cookbook, A Modern Way To Cook.

Simply add your details below to sign up to our mailing list and to be in with a chance to win. Competition closes on Wednesday 07/09/2016. The winner will be contacted by email.

Here's a recipe from Anna to wet your breakfast taste buds- 

NORDIC MORNING BOWLS

Serves 4

200g rolled oats

300ml milk of your choice (I use unsweetened almond)

2 dates

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Pinch of ground cardamom

1 tsp vanilla extract

To top:

Honey (optional)

2 tbsp almond butter 

Handful of raisins or currants 

Scattering of hemp seeds 

Coconut yoghurt

1 apple

 Put the oats and milk into a saucepan with 125ml cold water and a pinch of salt, and start to warm it over a medium heat. De-stone and roughly chop the dates and add to the pan with all the spices and the vanilla.

Stir the porridge and cook until it is thick and creamy. Once you’ve got it to the consistency you like, take it off the heat and spoon it into deep bowls, adding a squeeze of honey if you like your porridge sweet. Top with a spoonful of almond butter, a scattering of raisins and hemp seeds, a spoonful of coconut yoghurt and a good grating of apple. Hand-warming bowls of good stuff.

Sign up to our mailing list to be in with a chance to WIN Anna's latest fabulous cookbook, A Modern Way To Cook Competition closes on Wednesday 07/09/2016. The winner will be contacted by email.

Zoe Gale