I've finally decided to do a monthly round-up - and what a month March has turned out to be! I've really enjoyed posting about my recent green experiences, new recipes and of course, my birthday! Here are my top favourites of the month, and something I'm going to share soon too (from top left to bottom right):

1. Herbalism cleanser by Lush
I've been using this cleanser daily now for pretty much all of this year (I'm into pot number two!) and it's a really invigorating clean that I enjoy every morning. The fresh leafy smell and the way it cleans my face without drying it out too much make it my favourite product this month.

2. Daffodils
I actually picked these up on a whim as they were being sold for £1, and it's surprising the difference they made to my living space! I love having plants around my flat, and these made my living room feel so bright and happy.

3. Manduka eko mat, block and strap
These three yoga essentials were a gift from my lovely boyfriend, and I really, really appreciate the difference they've made to my daily practices. The mat is sooo much better than my previous one, holding me in place even when I'm sweaty and in complicated poses! You can read more about my yoga journey here.

4. My 22nd birthday
I couldn't round up March without mentioning my birthday - I had such a special day, and want to thank everyone who was a part of it. The time I gave myself to relax, enjoy reading through Deliciously Ella's cookbook, make some yummy food and then visit Wagamama's made it a perfect day.

5. Dr Martens Vegan 1460 boots
These boots have been hugging my feet tight (a little too tight at first) since I got them. While they're a little tom-boyish for my normal style, they're so practical and comfortable to walk in, especially good for my normal commute by foot. I did a full-length review about them, and wearing them in, here.

6. Coconut cookies
Last but not least are these dreamy little cookies - I'm yet to post the recipe, but I couldn't stop eating these when I made them! The recipe should be out by the end of the week. I've been using Coconpure 100% virgin organic coconut oil in literally everything since I received it from My Protein, so thank you to them for that. The coconut flavour is just gorgeous, and so much stronger than my usual coconut oil too.
Having just broken up for the Easter holidays, I've finally had the time to relax and take a couple of days to reset. What's really been intriguing is the way that the stress of essay-after-essay writing has been carried around on my shoulders for so long without me noticing! Even with daily yoga playing a big part in keeping my body in a healthy way, the ability to let go of all worries for a few days really does make a huge difference.

So over the last few days I've been doing the one thing that I love best - cooking! And lots of it - I've tried out a good few recipes from the Deliciously Ella cookbook now, so expect a review in the next couple of days (the above photo is a big bowl of sweet potato brownies mix!). Along with that, I've been stocking up on healthy groceries so as to stave off the sugar cravings during revision - another blog on how to cut down on snacking should be along soon too.

One of the best lessons I've learnt this weekend is also the practice of "slow food", where you take your time making breakfast, lunch and dinner so that your body has the time to get ready for a big plate of deliciously healthy food. In the same way that the lemon detox drink I usually have first thing in the morning readies the digestive system for the day, absorbing the sights, sounds and smells in the kitchen makes your body really crave and then enjoy the first bite of food. Of course, having the time for all this is not really possible for every meal of the day, but this weekend has been a special treat when it comes to practicing this.

All in all, what's really been nice is to have the time to breathe and enjoy looking after myself. On most Sundays I take a long bath and pamper myself, which is something I'm still planning on doing (even though it's now into the early hours) but of course, nothing has to be at a rushed pace, which is a luxury in itself. Even if we lost an hour today!
My journey into yoga started from a completely off-the-wall idea - I was in my second year of university, and I'd been living in a flat quite a way away from campus. I remember thinking to myself how I was missing some form of exercise in my life, and the idea of finding a home video (very nineties!) might be a good start. Even as I sat browsing through Amazon's long catalogue of home DVDs, I still hadn't even contemplated yoga. But my word, there were a lot of scary fitness videos out there!

Scrolling through the endless covers of sweaty, angry faces with bulging muscles and bold fonts, I almost gave up. It was then that I spotted the lovely, rather bendy Barbara Currie and her 7 Secrets of Yoga. To this day, I can't believe how bendy that woman is - she and her two back-up yogis have all had kids, and yet are skinnier and more flexible than I was! How could this be!

For over six months, I picked up and put down the 7 Secrets of Yoga DVD - it became especially useful during my exam period, as I had always suffered with serious neck pain and stiffness due to stress - but I never quite made it to a daily routine. In that time, I also tried kundalini yoga, specifically Ana Brett and Ravi Singh's DVD, but it just didn't sit well with me, seeming a little too cliché and cringe-worthy, which robbed me of my concentration.

Then I moved to Paris, where yoga was wiped of the cards completely for a good few months - there was barely enough space to sit down, let alone practice yoga in my first flat. After a little while I relocated to an even tinier 15m squared room in Montparnasse, but decided I wanted to get back into being fit - and now I could practice without anyone being inconvenienced. One thing that Paris does show you is that not only are all the French girls skinny, beautiful damsels, but that fitness is important. Sport and personal fitness was often a regular topic of conversation, and while I did cycle around the city a lot, I wasn't doing enough.

After visiting Decathlon, I picked up some yoga pants, a cheap mat (the light pink mat in the first photo) and a sports bra. While I'd taken Barbara Currie's video to Paris with me, I'd stumbled across the YouTube channel Blogilates. Cassey Ho, while super nice and chatty, really does work out like a beast. Most evenings after work I would get home and follow a random video of hers that was usually a combination of pilates and aerobic fitness. I used to be so thankful that no-one could see me sweating and panting after those practices! My determination came from my strict routine - I would even delay going out with friends so I could get in a daily practice - and in a lot of ways, my body did tone up, but I started wanting six-pack abs. I have no idea why, but boy I wanted to be thin and really, really toned.

This led me back to the scary-looking aerobic workouts that I had shied away from at the start. I ended up following a 35-minute hardcore workout routine by Jillian Michaels, who yes, did scream at me to give her more, but also did do a good job of making me lose weight. Jilian's High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) routine was a great combination of aerobics and weight training (I even bought myself dumbbells, admittedly 1kg ones), but it really wasn't going to last. I felt like I was a long-distance marathon runner who'd started sprinting too early on, and I eventually quit.

Once I got back to the UK and started university again, around last October, I signed up for the gym. Somehow, yoga had morphed into a full-on fitness regime that wasn't properly addressing my body's aches, pains and lack of strength. To this day I visit the gym and cycle, but it's not as regular as I would like it to be - often because I'm at home studying. I was back to square one, looking for a home fitness option - this is where Yoga with Adriene comes in.

It was in fact my boyfriend who had mentioned her once or twice to me before I really tried out Adriene Mishler's classes - and what really helped me get back into it is how she's so normal. It seems strange, but in all that time I hadn't really enjoyed being preached to, shouted at or shown how I wasn't quite making the grade. Yoga with Adriene is all about doing what feels good - a mantra that can be applied to life in general really - and has since become a daily exercise. In January, I also followed her 30 Days of Yoga series, which created a really good routine for me and has even given me the courage to lead my own practices in the mornings when I fancy it. I've got to the point now where if I don't practice, I can feel the difference during the day! Really, if there's one thing I would recommend, it's start with Adriene, and move on up if you feel like doing something more complex. I'm glad I took the fitness journey that I did, but if only someone had told me about her channel in the first place!

So, now you know the ups and downs I've had with yoga, but right now I'm at an all-time high. If you're considering getting into practicing, my first and best piece of advice is, go slowly, and trust your body. A lot of the time, I can't do a pose first time - heck, I can't even put my hands on the floor without seriously bending my knees when I first wake up in the mornings! Yoga stretches your body and you can even see the difference by the end of a 20-minute practice (by then I can definitely complete a forward fold!). You will feel your progress each day that you get on the mat.

As for equiment, I'd recommend getting just an average mat - although make sure it's a yoga mat, rather than something that is very padded. A lot of yoga is rooted to balance and feeling energy travel from the ground up, meaning it's actually good to feel a hard floor beneath your feet. I remember buying my first pink mat and dithering over paying something like 20 euros for it at the time - but it was totally worth it. Now that I've pretty much exhausted that old thing, I've got to really truly sing the praises of my Manduka eKo mat. This was a recent birthday gift, along with the block and strap, and has made my practice feel so special every morning. The grip is fantastic, sweat is not a problem and Manduka even make their own cleaning sprays to keep the natural rubber clean, which works so well. If you're considering moving up from your first mat, now you've become comfortable with a routine, I'd highly recommend looking at their range. They're a little pricey, but the difference is phenomenal. (For extra info, my mat is in the colour "acai" and you can find it on Amazon).

I really hope this has helped if you're considering practicing yoga! There's still so much that I have to learn and practice but I know that my journey has really helped me find what makes me feel best.

I've got a little confession to make - this weekend, I wasn't the healthiest of people. It's gone by in a bit of a blur really, as I spent it holed up in my flat tap-tap-tapping away at a rather long, but also rather interesting dissertation all about French agriculture and how eating local is the way forward. Considering the topic is not too far away from what I'm writing about here, it wasn't the biggest chore to do, although I'd say the research was much more fun than writing it in French. Then again, anything is a chore when it's 5,000 words plus!

Coming back to being healthy - while I did do a light yoga practice or two, I very much gave into my devilish sugar cravings and didn't even stick to regular meal times, something I learnt was key to maintaining a healthy diet while in Paris. I find that I can often keep procrastination at bay so long as I'm snacking - whether it be on dates, dried apple, or worse - but I pushed it quite a bit in order to perfect my long essay!

What I've come here to say though, in all seriousness, is that even when you feel like you've fallen off the healthy-eating bandwagon, don't give up. The longer you sit in the dirt road with your refined-sugar snacks or take-away cravings, the further away its going to be before you decide to jump back on again, making it even harder. Thinking in this way reminds me of yoga, and in attempting to stay in the present, aware of what the body is doing, without letting the mind wander. If it does, don't chastise it - simply return it back to yourself and try again.

So in attempting this, today I started the day off with a berry compote porridge and managed to keep myself on track with my meals, although I'm yet to hit the gym again. But instead of beating myself up even more, I've got to be happy that I didn't give in to cravings or celebrate my coursework submission with a chocolatey feast! Part of the mindful eating mentality is to notice what you've done well and focus on that as motivation - so that's exactly what I'm doing right now. And tomorrow will be a chance to improve on the little foundation I've started today. Hopefully, you'll find reading this just as helpful - even now, by being active on a healthy living blog, shows you've got the motivation to make a positive change!

Today I rewarded myself with an afternoon of relaxing and catching up on all things blog - it's been a little quiet over the weekend, but I know that you will excuse me when I say that my Sunday journal had been postponed until today due to a rather weighty French dissertation on local food production. Yes! The beast is done! And now that I can take a big breath and reflect on what I've written, I have to say that I really enjoyed learning about locavorism and how it actually benefits national food production.

It seems fitting then that on my break today, I watched the documentary Forks over Knives. It's been on my "to watch" list for a while, but it's not something that can be put on in the background - you've got to really concentrate to take it all in! The documentary reflects upon our perceptions on protein, animal vs. plant-based, and how these differ to what has been scientifically reported. It also goes into how we are naturally predisposed to search out energy-rich foods, but nowadays these are hyper-concentrated due to our production of pseudo-foods; products which barely resemble their natural counterparts and therefore are not as well interpreted or absorbed by the body.

After what was a rather bland and over-simplified report on sugar by the BBC last week, it's great that there are documentaries such as this one right at our fingertips (quite literally if you have Netflix) - I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking for some empirical evidence into why we need to be more mindful in our food choices, and how we can change our diets for the better. I often find that watching videos such as this one help me stay on track with eating well - in fact, it's made me feel even more passionate, as dissertation writing really did create some insatiable food cravings! If you do watch it, hopefully this will help you keep your naughty food habits in check too.

It's been a little while since I've posted a smoothie recipe, but with all the pressure of my final year dissertation coming to a head, I've been actively trying to eat well and keep myself fuelled for the gruelling work - which has meant smoothies galore! The recipes I usually whip up in the morning involve peanut butter or berries, but I decided to try out creating a smoothie bowl as a kind of half-way house between breakfast cereal and a drink. For added energy, I've been using That Protein's energising organic hemp protein with baobab powder* - both the ingredients are great superfoods, with so much vitamin c from the baobab, a big protein boost from the hemp. I couldn't be happier with how full and awake this recipe makes me feel after a good morning yoga session - almost happy enough to face a 5,000 word essay!

For this recipe, I would recommend getting a big bunch of bananas a few days prior, so they can ripen (when they're bright yellow with a few brown spots, they're best) and then chop them up and freeze them. I've got two small pots in which I keep four frozen bananas at any one time, in case I'm in the mood for a bowl in the morning. It's also great for making "nice cream" - I'll post a recipe for that soon if you'd like!



BERRY + BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL
Serves 1

1 banana, chopped and frozen overnight
1 apple
3 tbsp frozen berries
2 handfuls spinach
2 tbsp That Protein hemp and baobab powder*
2 tsp chia seeds
+
Splash of almond milk
  1. Put your frozen banana slices, berries, spinach, hemp and baobab powder into the blender
  2. Add a splash of almond milk (you can use water but will lose the creaminess)
  3. Blend everything together - it takes a while for the banana to go smooth and creamy
  4. Chop up your apple into slices
  5. Pour out the thick smoothie into a bowl, top with apple and chia seeds, and enjoy!
This week, I celebrated my 22nd birthday and as the pictures may hint at, it did feature a lot of great food! To everyone who was a part of my birthday, thank you so much for your cards, presents, and happy thoughts. I had a really lovely day, the sun was shining, and my daffodils even bloomed fully too!

I spent the most part of the day at home, spoiling myself with a long bath (the Burt's Bees gift set was actually a Christmas present, but I always enjoy using the lotions and potions when I want a luxurious bath), and then flicking through my Deliciously Ella cookbook - what a wonderful gift! - to find a good recipe for lunch. I popped out to my local shop and oriental supermarket to pick up pine nuts and coriander to put together the truly delicious quinoa tabbouleh recipe. I did add a little twist and will be putting up my spin on the recipe soon for those interested!

After that, I put together the new Curiously Conscious look and enjoyed the sunshine pouring through the windows into the living room - I'm almost certain you can see smiles on those daffodils! My sister and dad then came round and took me out to Wagamama's for some yummy yasai ramen noodles and "clean green" smoothie. After that they surprised me with a little birthday cake and candles! I don't think I'll ever get too old to be excited by birthday cake, really.

So, that was my birthday in a nutshell - I got some lovely messages along the way, spoke to a few old friends and saw my family too! I don't think I could have been happier. Thank you all again for making it such a great day.

It's been just over two months since I bought my Dr Martens Vegan 1460s, so I thought that it's about time I gave them an honest review. I've never had Docs before, but wanted a pair for some time - especially seeing as they're produced in cruelty-free conditions using no animal by products. In fact, they originate from a little village near where I grew up, so there's some sentimental value too! I picked up this pair just after Christmas so as to deal with the cold and icy weather, which we surprisingly didn't get too much of this year, but as my daily commute is a 30 minute walk, I felt it was worth it. (I also found that my newly divorced pair of heeled boots were the culprit behind my shin splints and exaggerated over-pronation, so if you're experiencing that, I'd suggest getting some "sensible" shoes!).

Living in a city, dealing with rough terrain is a rarity, so you might think that wearing a pair of these is akin to driving a 4x4, but hear me out. I've been floored by black ice on flat cement many more times than crunchy thick snow on grass, so my respect for the soles on these is sky high. They are practically indestructible, and will hug the floor like it's their long-lost lover! Not once have I stumbled on badly paved ground or in puddles either, although the inflexibility of them does make taking stairs a bit of a chore.

Now onto the "synthetic leather". As a mix of plastics, including nylon, the uppers are flexible and so far, have been hard-wearing. Nothing has managed to scuff or stain them either - the pictures featured are after two months of use, and all you can see are the wrinkles from where my feet have bent in the shoes. It's also a nice touch that the yellow "tongue" is a lighter colour than Dr Martens' other boots, making the Vegan 1460s instantly recognisable. One thing that I have noticed, and I'm not sure if pegging it on the material is fair seeing as I've never worn the leather boots, is that these guys do not keep your feet warm. It's alright if you've been walking for a little while or are wearing hiking socks, but if you're standing around in the bitter cold, your feet are going to feel it.

The other major drawback that I have experienced is the wearing-in process. Boy did these things destroy my feet in the beginning. Even after looking up the best ways to wear them in harmlessly (two pairs of socks, plasters, wearing them in at home, special shoe polish, heating them up using a hairdryer...), my heels wore away and I had painful blisters for days - making the risk of falling over in less practical shoes an appealing concept, so as to stop the pain. Despite the move towards a different material, the shoes' design is still the same - the steel toe-caps and hard structure will make your feet mould to them, rather than the other way round. If you're prepared for that, then I would definitely recommend these. For me, it was only after four or five weeks that there was no rubbing - and that's after I'd ruined a few good pairs of socks, gotten through a whole box of plasters, learnt to lace up differently and applied Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Creme every couple of days too (that stuff is dreamy, by the way).

All in all, I would recommend these boots if you're looking for long-lasting, strong and grippy boots that will probably outlive you (making the £120 price-tag just a little less painful), but unless you're really lucky, you will hurt, and you will have to tame them before they love your feet back. Also I would recommend buying these in a size down if you're female - I bought these in a Size 4 (I'm a 5) as they're unisex. 

Seeing such a reputable brand produce boots specifically catered to the vegan leather market is a great step forward, and as they're also in fashion right now, it's a good time to purchase them, to show your style and your resistance against the meat industry (how very anarchic!). 
Happy World Book Day! I didn't in fact realise that it was World Book Day until lunchtime today, so this is a little hurried post, but I couldn't not mention the few books that I've been dipping in and out of as background knowledge for mindful eating and conscious living.

Before I give them a brief overview though, I'd like to say a quick thank you to Birmingham Library for having some seriously great literature! A number of the books mentioned here are on loan to me from there, and it's a wonder why libraries are falling out of favour - this is one place that really does give you something for nothing! That place is like a kingdom of reading, there's so many levels and sections for every type of book imaginable. If you're in the Birmingham area, it's definitely worth a visit.

So, here's my current pile of books that I'm thoroughly enjoying perusing (from L-R):

When I first picked up Raw, I assumed it was just a regular cookbook, but it's come to be a gateway into the raw lifestyle, explaining its principles and reasons why it's a good option to consider when eating well. For one thing, we as humans have been eating raw food for thousands of years! Our bodies are so well-adapted to eating fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds that we can gain nutrients more efficiently in its raw state. If you'd like to know more, I'd highly recommend getting your hands on this!

This is a relatively old book, and while I don't agree with all its contents, I've found some very interesting facts about maintaining health and wellbeing naturally. It's a great foundation for venturing into a nature-based lifestyle!

Vegetables & Salads by Le Cordon Bleu
In case you didn't know, Le Cordon Bleu is a famous French culinary school that quite literally wrote the rule book on cooking. I first heard of the school through reading the history of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which I picked up while living in Paris, and then I spotted this in Birmingham Library and couldn't resist. It's come in handy when writing my knives for the vegetarian kitchen blog, and is always a good point of reference when handling new and exotic produce.

The Superfood Kitchen
This little gem was my cheapest purchase - for only a few pounds in The Works, it's a great starting place to look for new recipes (when I'm not looking through all the other vegetarian and healthy food blogs I follow!). As it's simply a collection of recipes though, I would recommend finding a few other outlets to keep committed to eating well - it's very easy to forget to have a look and then be stuck in the supermarket second-guessing recipe ingredients!

Mindful Eating by Rachel Bartholomew and Mandy Pearson
I've mentioned this previously on my blog, as it was the first step into applying mindfulness to cooking - from purchasing fresh, local produce to enjoying preparation and reaping the nutritional benefits too. There's some great lessons to be learnt, and while I'm not a fan of "diet" books, this is one I fully support - changing your mindset to benefit your body.

Bringing the Food Economy Home by Helena-Norberg Hodge et al
I originally purchased this book for my dissertation, as I've been researching local food production and locavorism for my final French research project. However, I'd say that this book also has inspired me in part to keep up this blog and look for more conscious means of living, with food making up a big part of that. Not knowing where my food came from, and obliviously supporting food industries that encapsulate bad practices, was the crux for my adoption of vegetarianism and a healthier lifestyle! So if you're looking for more information on that, as well as how it works on a national, economic scale, this is the book for you.
It's come to my attention that not all foods are created equal - whole foods and superfoods included. I've spent most of the day researching pesticide use across the UK (which does in no way represent the fresh produce supplied in most supermarkets, the majority of which are shipped in) and stumbled across a great guide produced by the Environmental Working Group.

Their guide essentially lists what they call the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen". These are the two lists of fruits and vegetables that have been the most and least exposed to pesticides - and while their work may be predominantly based in the U.S., it's a good guideline to how our food matches up.

It's also good to note that while I do advocate buying organic produce and local produce at that, it's not always possible - normally they are a lot more expensive and also harder to come by. So with these lists you can prioritise which foods you should really be getting with an organic certification, and which you don't need to fret about.

THE DIRTY DOZEN
Highest contamination:
  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Bell peppers
  4. Peaches
  5. Strawberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Grapes
  8. Spinach
  9. Lettuce
  10. Cucumbers
  11. Blueberries
  12. Potatoes

THE CLEAN FIFTEEN
Lowest contamination:
  1. Onions
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Avocado
  5. Cabbage
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Mangoes
  9. Aubergine
  10. Kiwi fruit
  11. Cantaloupe melon
  12. Sweet potato
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Watermelon
  15. Mushrooms

Sources: David Suzuki  -  Environmental Working Group

Well, as March's seasonal produce list said, we should be getting ready for strawberries! I do say this with a huge asterisk of course - these strawberries were not grown in England, but the chocolate sauce definitely was - by my own fair hands!

You may also notice that I've used molasses sugar in this recipe - this is what sugar is like without the refining and bleaching! I was surprised to find it in my local supermarket so I picked up a bag, but you can use whatever sugar you have in the cupboard. What's great about it, is that due to its unrefined state it's surprising high in iron and calcium! A note on cooking with molasses sugar though - it has a very strong taste, similar to black treacle (as treacle is a by-product of the molasses removed during the refining of white sugar) and for this reason cannot always be switched for white sugar - for a start, it's not so great in tea! I will be doing a blog on the best plant-based sugar alternatives, but until then, I'd recommend using honey, fruit-based syrup and molasses sugar interchangeably.

Of course, due to the sugar content this recipe is 100% a treat, and although it doesn't use refined sugar, it still should be considered a dessert rather than healthy snack. What's nice is that it's a completely vegan, dairy- and gluten-free dessert! 



VEGAN CHOCOLATE SAUCE

Serves: 2

3 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp molasses sugar
100ml almond milk

  1. In a small saucepan, measure out all the ingredients and mix together
  2. On the hob, turn on at a medium heat and whisk the mixture continuously
  3. Once all of the ingredients have made a smooth liquid, remove from the heat
  4. Serve hot or cold, depending on your preference!

While the bad weather may continue (does anyone else hate the way we are now personifying storms?) we're now into March, and will hopefully see some springtime weather in a week or two! With that comes a new basket full of fruit, vegetables, nuts and herbs, turning us from stews and soups to salads and smoothies... I couldn't be happier. This month, you can hopefully find some if not all of the following at your local markets:

FRUIT IN SEASON IN MARCH
  • Apples
  • Asian pears
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Bramley apples
  • Cherimoyas
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Guavas
  • Kiwis
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Passion fruit
  • Pineapple
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Pomelos
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries


VEGETABLES IN SEASON IN MARCH
  • Bell peppers
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Chicory
  • Endives
  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lambs lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pak choi
  • Parsnip
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Purple broccoli
  • Radicchio
  • Red cabbage
  • Rocket lettuce
  • Salsify
  • Savoy cabbage
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring green cabbage
  • Spring onion
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swede
  • Truffles
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

NUTS IN SEASON IN MARCH
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts

HERBS IN SEASON IN MARCH
  • Bay leaf
  • Borage
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Elderflower
  • Garlic chives
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Sources: BBC Good Food  -  CUESA  -  Eat the Seasons  -  Eat Seasonably  -  What's in Season?