I do hope you’ve been enjoying the sunshine.  Vitamin D has been mentioned a lot in the press over the last week or 2, so I decided to write a blog post about it.  Why not have a read and find out if it’s something you need to be concerned about?

Most people know that Vitamin D affects your bones but did you know that it can also affect your menstrual cycle, your glucose metabolism, your response to stress and so much more?

Next Tuesday morning is time for you, a little foot pamper led by Caroline de Souza of Caroline’s Organics.  Caroline will be joining me on “An hour with Alice” to help us get our feet ready for summer.  Head on over to my Facebook Group to find out more.  That’s Tuesday 2nd June at 11am.

My recipe for this month is one to bring in a little sunshine, a delicious carrot salad with pistachios and raisins.

This one is really popular with everyone who tries it so why not give it a go.

Have a great month everyone, remember if you have any questions please do get in touch.

All the best and stay well

Carrot salad with pistachios and raisins
Preparation time 10-15 mins
Serves 4
For the dressing
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbs runny honey
Sprinkle about 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
Same amount of ground cinnamon
90-100ml olive oil
For the salad
350-400g carrots
Small handful pistachios about 30 nuts
4-6 stalks fresh parsley
Handful sultanasStart by making the dressing, this can be done in the serving bowl. Add all the ingredients and mix them thoroughly.
Now grate the carrots, if you do this on a machine use the finer grater. Add them to the dressing as soon as they are grated as they will oxidise and go brown very quickly. Toss thoroughly.
Chop the pistachios roughly into halves and finely chop the parsley. Add both to the carrot mixture along with a handful of sultanas.
Now mix the whole thing thoroughly.