Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system and proper thyroid function. Eating selenium rich foods is particularly necessary for women who have a hyper or hypothyroidism and autoimmune disease. The OAT ( ovaries-adrenals-thyroid) is a hormonal loop that exists in all women and plays a fundamental role in our wellbeing; mood, metabolism, menstrual cycle, fertility, libido, heart and bone health. Read more here.

As a rule of thumb( but not restricted to) Selenium is present in neutral coloured foods; bananas, sunflower seeds, nuts, garlic, onions, chives and mushrooms.

This recipe is all about supporting healthy thyroid function and immunity.



● 1 Onion
● ½ red pepper
● ½ green pepper
● 1 tsp ginger
● 1 tsp garlic
● 1 tsp paprika
● 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
● ½ black pepper
● ½ tsp salt
● 1 tomato
● 250 g white button mushrooms
● 1 can coconut milk
● 1 handful chives
● Olive oil


● 2 medium sweet potatoes

● 1 tsp mustard seeds
● 2 tsps mixed herbs
● ½ tsp black pepper
● Olive oil
● ½ cup almond milk / coconut milk


  1. Peel and chop your sweet potatoes into cubes and lay on an oven dish
  2. Sprinkle mustard seeds, herbs, pepper and a glug of olive oil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Chop your onions. Peppers, ginger and garlic then add to a well-oiled pan and fry for three minutes.
  4. Add all your seasoning and stir for 5 minutes and add your chopped tomatoes.
  5. Continue to fry for 5 minutes until tomatoes are tender.
  6. Chop your mushrooms in half and add into your mixture, stir and close the lid for five minutes.
  7. Add your coconut milk slowly while stirring and lower the heat.
  8. Close with lid and allow to simmer for 10 minutes and remove from the heat.
  9. Start with your mash by removing from the oven and add to a small pot while slowly pouring in your milk.
  10. Mash slowly while adding more milk.
  11. Dish up your mash on a plate and spread evenly and add your mushroom curry on top.
  12. Garnish with chopped chives.

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