Vegan lunch for 2

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Summer 2017 is beckoning and I don’t know about you but I’m already smelling spring in the air. Yesterday’s weather was simply gorgeous and after a long and sunny walk in Richmond Park, complete with plenty of deer spotting, I was inspired to conjure up something light, healthy and skin friendly for lunch. After all, visualising one’s beach body is always a sobering prospect in February so nutritious and lo-cal were the key requirements for the menu.

My lovely mum who is visiting from Sweden was my lunch date. Her skin beats most 40-year-olds and she is most definitely proof that you are what you eat. She simply glows. Continue reading “Vegan lunch for 2”

A little rant…

I saw an interesting Horizon documentary on BBC iPlayer the other night called ‘Clean Eating The Dirty Truth’‘. The documentary featured Dr. Giles Yeo, an eminent Cambridge biochemist, who’s quest it was to unearth if there was the real truth behind claims made by healthy eating bloggers such as Deliciously Ella, the Helmsley & Helmsley sisters and Natasha Corrett, the author of Honestly Healthy. He was also trying to find the origins of the blogger’s inspiration, which took him to the US where he met the authors of three influential tombs, Wheat Belly, The China Study, and The PH Miracle Diet, to find out just how these medical doctors reached their conclusions. Some of his findings turned out to be quite problematic and highlighted that even in the healthy eating sphere you will find unscrupulous operators mainly interested in profit – not unlike any other area of business.
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Anti-aging serum

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I have been adopting a natural skin care regime for about a month now. I started just before Christmas in a quest to stick to only natural skin care for two weeks. Well, Christmas got in the way and although I promised to report back on my findings I was preoccupied relaxing with the children and house guests. 🙂 In any case, I can safely say that it has been a wonderful experiment and I don’t think I will ever buy a face cream again – natural oils and aloe vera is it for me from now on. And as I learn and progress I’ll report back to you via my  Greenswede blog, Facebook and Instagram. Watch this space! Continue reading “Anti-aging serum”

Pulp Muffins

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Sounds like a bad film, right? But if you’ve struggled to know what to do with the leftover pulp from your juicing, then this post may be for you. Continue reading “Pulp Muffins”

Take a step in a new direction…

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I have recently taken up hot yoga and today, as we were laying on our mats in class, dripping in sweat and grateful for a momentary breathing pause, our instructor talked about the importance of the month of January. In her lovely yoga studio, January is when many will begin a yoga class for the first time, fuelled on by a new year’s resolution and a wish to dip their toes into the unfamiliar. Continue reading “Take a step in a new direction…”

Take me to the market…

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Happy New Year lovely people! It’s been a while – the house has been occupied with family and friends and it’s been lovely. And I don’t know about you but I’ve got a great feeling about 2017 despite newly elected presidents and Brexit voes. Continue reading “Take me to the market…”

Top 3 Christmas Juices

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It’s easy to get totally carried anyway during this time of year. Lovely, scrumptious temptations are everywhere we look and it is hard to stay on the straight and narrow with drinks parties, mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas flavoured coffees all around us.

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