Healthy Eating “Rules” That Don’t Make Sense To Me

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I remember waking up one morning a couple of years ago after reading so much information on dietary theories and nutrition, that I simply didn’t know what to eat. Should I have eggs, a smoothie, porridge, a steak!? With so many ‘rules’ and conflicting information out there, I felt overwhelmed and lost touch with listening to my body. I think we can all be guilty of this with the distractions and stresses daily life can put on us. Now as a qualified holistic health coach, I believe that stressing out over what to eat just isn’t healthy – and unfortunately, there’s not one miracle diet out there for everyone. 

Healthy Hair And A Botanical Bake

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I’m all about adding a little bit of nature to my life in any way I can. I love plants (although still trying to learn how to keep them alive). I also love combining beauty and botanicals and this year I’ve been lucky enough to fully immerse myself on two occasions with the new plant loving haircare brand Botanicals Fresh Care, once in Paris and then at The Thyme Cottages. Since first being introduced to this brand in January, I’ve been using their Coriander range which is aimed at strengthening the hair, perfect for me due to my constant need for beachy sunkissed waves unfortunately meaning bleach and hot curling tongs. I was inspired by the range to create a botanical bake secretly packing in some of that super coriander…

You Can Have It All

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If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see I’ve just got back from Thyme Cottages in Wiltshire. Whenever I escape London even if it’s for 24 hours, I feel like time stands still a little and I get a new perspective on my life back in London and it was so wonderful to be away with the most incredible group of people this time. The women in my community inspire me daily online but even more so when I get to hang out with them in person…

Open Pesto, Roasted Veg and Egg Sandwich

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You’re probably pancaked out so I thought I’d bring you my favourite lunch recipe at the moment. I was first introduced to roasted veg on toast a few years ago when I chose it at an italian cafe in Kent (of all places) and it’s now a favourite toast topping of mine! It usually works well with feta or goats cheese but I’ve swapped the cheese for an egg today and whizzed up a quick homemade pesto too…

Three Hot Brunch Spots In London For Pancakes And More…

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I’ve got a bit of a food, lifestyle, style post for you today. I’m a huge foodie and love discovering new places to eat out. I’m someone who gets overly excited about a menu and the design of the plates and mugs in a restaurant. I am also finding that places in London are now creating incredible menus for health conscious foodies as well as their fellow not so health conscious partners, friends, dads and I feel like a brunch has something for everyone…

Three Feel Good Recipes

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Okay we are doing well, we are half way through February and the days are slowly getting longer. It’s not as freezing as it was last week but I’m still craving feel good meals that nourish my body and soul. I love spending Sunday’s in the kitchen and thought I’d film what I made last Sunday for you and share my current favourite feel good recipes. Watch the vlog below and find the full recipes for my chai latte, pecan and coconut granola and tahini crust aubergine…

A Green Trip To Paris and Supermodel, Doutzen Kroes, Lifestyle Tips

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Last week I was in Paris for two days for a green urban retreat with Botanicals Fresh Care, the new green hair care brand from L’oréal Paris infused with plant extracts and free from silicones, parabens and colorants. Over the two days I got to not only absorb the brand but eat lots of delicious organic plant based food, plant tulips and sunflowers at Place de la République, make flower hair chains and stretch it all out in yoga. Oh and I almost forgot, interview the most beautiful woman in the world Doutzen Kroes- yes she does Pilates! I vlogged the trip which you can watch below, I’m still trying to get better at vlogging so bear with me… 

Blueberry Lemon Compote Recipe

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I made this blueberry lemon compote to go with the most delicious pancakes in bed last weekend and am about to make them again today! There’s just something about breakfast in bed at the weekend that feels so indulgent and special. If I’m not rushing around or going for brunch then I like to spend a little longer making a super delicious and instagram worthy breakfast at the weekend, although this is not just “for the gram”, it is for your taste buds and will make your heart and belly feel full of love…

Delicious Nut Roast Recipe

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I of course love to get in the kitchen this time of year. I’m going to my aunties this Christmas and I thought it would be nice to bring something to add to the table. I usually make desserts but this year I’m taking a nut roast. I haven’t eaten meat in a while and to be honest it’s all the trimmings that are the best bit about a roast in my opinion. So I’ve been experimenting with a nut roast recipe and have mastered it with this delicious version. The eggs, nuts, cheese and brown rice in this nut roast are great sources of protein and I also added butternut squash, basil and tamari for a flavour boost…

Three Healthy Snack Ideas

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I’ve always been a snacker! I don’t understand how people can go long periods of time without eating. I turn into a slightly irritable unfocused mess when I am hungry so you will always find me with healthy snacks. Many of us feel guilty about snacking and we really shouldn’t. I mean, unless it’s a danish pastry, a bag of Doritos and full sized Easter egg you’re snacking on- naming no names (mum)…