Rachel Kelly
Writer, Mental Health Campaigner, Public Speaker


Tag: recipe


Elderflower & Green Tea Cooler


​A calm­ing re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food. Par­ticular­ly good to give to teenag­ers fac­ing exams.The green tea makes this co­ol­er both calm­ing and re­fresh­ing. Be sure to make the ging­er pieces thick en­ough to fish out from your jug, and use only...

Calming Green Broth from the Happy Kitchen


​A calm­ing re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food for Nation­al Vegetarian Week.The mag­nesium in this re­cipe could be re­spon­sible for the calm­ing ef­fect it has on me. You can be flexib­le with the green veget­ables you use. Caulif­low­er, for exam­ple, works as well...

Sundried Tomato Hummus


A re­cipe from the happy kitch­en: Good Mood Food.I al­ways have a pot of hum­mus in the frid­ge to use for a snack or to add to a salad. It is rich in vitamin B6 and mag­nesium, which as we have seen, have an­xiety re­liev­ing...

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...

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...

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...