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What we ate on MTLR

June 26, 2017
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With so much exercise we needed to eat a lot to keep our energy up. And eat we did and very well too. Breakfast was a feast of Lucy Rocks musleis (vegan, gluten free), Pip & Nut butters, fresh fruit, chia puddings, custard tarts (we were in Portugal – it would be ride not to), eggs and toast. Lunch was usually a picnic on the beach and this was a simple chicken salad. Fruit, crisps and biccies were also on tap. This wasn’t a retreat for turning the treats down! For me, dinner was when I got really excited. Rainbow arrays of exotic salads, spreads, herbs and veggies were presented with artistic flair, accompanied by bigger, heartier dishes like risotto, pasta, paella and big meat dishes.… Continue reading...
Health, Lunch/Dinner, Snacks, Travel

The Smart Guide to Travel Sustenance

January 20, 2016
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We’ve all experienced the perils of plane food. That dreaded moment when the trays of dehydrated bland blobs accompanied by unidentifiable desserts (so bright that they’d certainly be deemed deadly to any species in the jungle) land in our laps masked in tinfoil to momentarily disguise the misery that lies beneath. (Click here if you need a recap.) It’s a debilitating experience, peeling back that silver paper – but worse still is the aftermath of the stodgy, sugary assault on the senses. Your sugar levels suddenly sore only to plummet lower than before soon after leaving you feeling sluggish as your digestion goes into overdrive. … Continue reading...
Lunch/Dinner, Recipes

Say Hello to My Favourite Vegetarian-Gluten-Free-Indian Chef

July 29, 2015
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I’m not a vegetarian nor am I gluten free, so when I heard about Mira Manek and her meat-and-gluten-free-Indian food my first thought was – boring. In my mind, a meal is not really a meal without meat and I don’t like the restrictions which the gluten-free diet impose (although I know that some people don’t have the luxury of choosing). But I’d met Mira a few times at various health and fitness events and she’d surprised me with her creamy-delicious no-bake flapjacks made with chickpea flour, filled with spices like ginger and cinnamon (click here for recipe) – so much so that I was curious to know what other delights she had up her sleeve.… Continue reading...
Health, Lunch/Dinner

Mini Escape to Lime Wood Hotel

July 23, 2015
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When I swap the city streets to fields of green and rolling hills, it’s usually for at least a weekend. However, when an invitation came to sample the raw delights of Lime Wood Hotel’s restaurant Raw & Cured – how could I refuse? The day started with a green juice before hopping onto a train to Brockenhurst (New Forest) at Waterloo. It took just under two hours to get from Waterloo to Lime Wood. Such a quick and easy journey – I started to seriously question myself why I hadn’t done a day-trip before. Waiting looking exceedingly delicious for our arrival were these beautiful watermelon and strawberry juices with raw coconut protein bites (above) to accompany them.… Continue reading...
Lunch/Dinner, Recipes

Protein plus fat-only plates for No-Carb eaters

May 29, 2015
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I wanted to post some recipes for all those who may be on a strict protein and fat only diet. While I would never recommend this diet to be sustained for the long-term, being a journalist, I’ve experienced several fitness institutions and nutritionists who prescribe the no-carb diet for a short-term weight loss solution. This is perfectly fine to maintain for a short while – but do get advice from a health professional before you embark on it. This will ensure you’re still giving your body everything it needs to maintain good health. I’ve been on this diet for the past several weeks (for a special article out soon in The Mail on Sunday) and I have to admit, having to munch solely on meat, eggs, cheese, oil, nuts and green veg does get slightly tedious.… Continue reading...