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Nuts about Nuts

Nuts are a new ‘craze’ for vegetarians and vegans alike and I for one, love nuts. Besides being packed with protein, most nuts contain at least some of these heart-healthy substances: Unsaturated fats. … Omega-3 fatty acids. … Fiber. … Vitamin E. Vitamin E may help stop the development of plaques in your arteries, which […]

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Self Care & Wellbeing

Dare I mentioned the ‘C’ word however Christmas is over and done with, the New Year has firmly seen in 2018 and we are mid way through January.  Time travels fast and before we know it, we don’t know what’s hit us, where we are and what we have achieved. Did you set new year’s […]

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Magic Mushrooms?

I absolutely love mushrooms, especially in the form of my favourite – Shiitake! Shiitake mushrooms have a bold strong flavour like no other and are a great substitute for meat for me.  Personally I don’t like to eat a lot of processed foods and that includes processed ‘fake’ veggie/vegan meats hence opting for nutritious and […]

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Shiitake Mushroom & Kale Rice Bowl (Vegan)

This is a highly nutritious rice bowl dish flavoured with the powerful flavours of Shiitake mushrooms as well as the nutritious green kale.  This dish will leave you feeling full and satisfied that you have enjoyed something good for the body, gut and mind. Serves 4 Ingredients For the rice 1 tbsp sunflower or sesame […]

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My Top 8 Vegan Protein Rich Foods

The beginning of January is the time when we get bombarded with information and tips about starting a New Years resolution and dieting!  However, if we simply eat well and a balanced diet, enjoying a good combination of fruits, vegetables, proteins and wholegrain, then there isn’t a need to diet. What we do need to […]

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Veganuary – Cooking up a treat

Whether you are already eating a vegan diet or you are joining the many thousands who have signed up to take part in ‘Veganuary’, we have a treat in store for you! Over the coming month, to celebrate Veganuary, we have put on a schedule of dinners and classes to help you along this journey. Below […]

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Have a ‘mindful’ Christmas

Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year!  However, it doesn’t need to be. The reason why ‘stress’ and ‘discomfort’ creeps in because we get caught up in the doing (shopping, arguing – who does what, who goes where and when) instead of enjoying the moment and simply being. Christmas can […]

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Food Glorious ‘Cauliflower’ Food

I wanted to dedicate a whole post to the wonderful, delicious and totally versatile cauliflower. Cauliflower has never been one of my favourite vegetables however, in recent months, it has now become my most FAVOURITE veggie! It is fascinating how, through time, our taste buds change and I think that like many vegetables, when you […]

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It’s a wonderful life…..

Today I ventured out on my own for a day of silence, reflection and re-focusing my energies on simply being in the moment. It is not often I get a chance to do this, what with family, friends, busy business and always seeming to be on the go, however today, without planning it, I got […]

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