Beauty / Health

Season’s eating

PHOTOGRAPHY David Loftus and Camilla Akrans

No matter the season, it makes sense to eat what’s fresh and naturally available for good health from the inside out. Summer foods tend to be cold – think salads and fruit that naturally contain water, which your body needs especially during the warmer months.

“Work with the new season to eat fresh food that’s available at this time of year.”

Summer fig salad
230 calories per serving; Serves 2

Good for detoxifying the system, figs add a touch of natural sweetness, providing a healthier alternative to processed sugars which can be detrimental to your skin.

100g burrata or buffalo mozzarella
2 fresh figs, quartered
2 large handfuls of rocket
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Fresh basil to serve

Break the burrata or mozzarella into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl with the figs. Add the rocket and mix well to make sure everything is evenly distributed.

Dress at the last minute, drizzling over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a zigzag motion and scatter over basil leaves to serve.

Wendy Rowe is a makeup artist, beauty expert and author of Eat Beautiful.