Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Author: Rachel


Feeling Fragile Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut Brownies


​A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food.We spent ages per­fect­ing these dark chocolate brownies with Brazil nuts, en­sur­ing that they were soft, rich and gooey in the centre. Though they are still a treat, you have more con­trol over the in­gredients as you...

‘Sweet Dreams’ Butternut Squash, Sundried Tomato & Feta Frittata


A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food, But­ternut Squash, Sundried Tomato & Feta Frit­tata is a per­fect choice when you're feel­ing fragile. It's an easy re­cipe that can be pre­pared in ad­vance. We like it both cold (with a salad for lunch) and...

When water just doesn’t quite cut the mustard…


  Staying hydrated is essential for mental clarity. But what I hadn’t realised until working with Nutritional Therapist Alice Mackintosh was just how much fluid I could get from foods that are naturally rich in water. With Nutrition and Hydration Week in full swing I...

Discussing #goodmoodfood with Dr Pratima Singh


I was honoured to share a platform with the inspirational Dr Pratima Singh, consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley hospital, at a recent The Idler event. Dr Singh is a believer in a holistic approach to mental health and one of my heroines. You can now listen to...

The Power of Seaweed for Menopausal Women


As a menopausal woman, and one who has eschewed using HRT, I’ve let food be my medicine over the past few years to deal with my mood swings and hot flushes. There are 5 key ingredients that can help you to stay calm and steady...

Celebrating #BritishPieWeek with the #happykitchenbook chicken pie


To celebrate British Pie Week I wanted to share the Happy Kitchen’s chicken pie recipe – a healthy twist on a familiar favourite.  Enjoy!  Please do feel free to post your pictures on social media with the hashtag #happykitchenbook Chicken is rich in protein, as...

Celebrating World Book Day


On World Book Day I wanted to share with you my top six reads.  I hope you enjoy them as much I do. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith This was recommended to my by a friend whose sister had committed suicide. She said...

Teenagers, iron and Birmingham City fans


This week is Children's Mental Health Week and I have been honoured to support the work of Young Minds where I am an ambassador. Young Minds asked if I had any advice for my younger self.

Magic Mushrooms? #goodmoodfood


The Chinese have been prescribing mushrooms for centuries. They are a source of Vitamin D which helps to harmonise hormones and boost immunity, and also seems to be important for supporting mood. You can maximise their vitamin D content by leaving them out on the...

Sweeten with Cinnamon #goodmoodfood


If you have a sweet tooth like me, cin­namon is a great natur­al al­ter­native to sugar. I often use it; as well as fruit and nuts: to sweet­en meals. I love the aroma too.Cin­namon may also help to balan­ce blood sugar and keep sugar crav­ings...