Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


good mood food


Spiced Tomato Baked Eggs with Sweet Potato and Guacamole


A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food.This protein-rich re­cipe makes for a cheer­ful weekend brunch. Or serve it with wholeg­rain tor­tillas and sour cream for a more sub­stan­ti­al lunch or di­nn­er. The guacamole is opt­ion­al, de­pend­ing upon how much time you have, and...

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...

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...

The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food. Your Tuesday Moodscope reminder.


January can be the cruellest month, to paraphrase T.S. Eliot. Many of us embark on diets, only to feel failures when we ditch them a few weeks later. Food is something to be feared. I’ve been there and done that. For the last few years,...

Beating the Blues #goodmoodfood : Part 2


So, here it is….Monday 16 January 2017, supposedly the ‘most depressing day of the year’. While it’s important not to trivialise the reality of year round mental health problems for many by concentrating on one day of the year, I do want to use this...

Beating the Blues #goodmoodfood : Part 1


Monday 16 January 2017 is supposedly the ‘most depressing day of the year’ – the weather’s grey, our pockets are feeling a little empty, and we’re failing to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. Amid all the plethora of suggestions of how to beat the...