Foodie And Fitness Hotspots In New York

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So I’ve recently had the best week of food in my life in New York, we were visiting my aunty and Sam’s friends who live there and also having a little holiday for ourselves. I’d last been as a teenager with my family and Sam was there for work in his early twenties and told me he spent pretty much every day at Soho House, eye roll, so we definitely wanted to make the most of it this time and of course both being foodies, we had a huge list of foodie spots to get through.

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The Most Delicious Nourish Bowl

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Since writing my last blog post about my Spring reset, I had a little relapse. I got hit by the flu which completely wiped me out for a week but surprisingly it actually put me right off coffee and chocolate (two of my hard to budge vices), and I’ve launched nicely into my Spring reset this week-lemon water, green tea and lots of yummy fruit and vegetables. The illness also helped get me started on another of my Spring reset points which was to read before bed. The TV and my phone was giving me such a headache so I actually finished the book I was reading and am on to my next. I hate to say it but thank you flu. On Sunday, I was feeling well enough to take a trip to the farmers market and spend some time in the kitchen. I was craving all the vegetables to feel nourished from the inside out and I made my Mum and I this delicious nourish bowl. What is a nourish bowl?

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Where I’ve Eaten Out Recently In London

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I love cooking at home, making recipes from my many many recipe books and creating my own concoctions from scratch but I must admit I do also eat out a lot because I love it! I live in London where it’s very hard not to be a foodie. I don’t really go to bars or clubs anymore and have definitely cut back on how much I spend on clothes so I feel this justifies that I do like to spend my money on coffees and food. Eek! From brunching to date night to the trendy new vegan fast food place here’s where I’ve eaten out recently and what I recommend ordering. Enjoy foodie friends… 

Breakfast At Farmacy With Daisy London And Crystals

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I was honoured to be asked my one of my favourite jewellery brands, Daisy London, to be one of the ambassadors for their new healing stones collection. I represent the Rose Quartz pendant which is the crystal of unconditional love and has a subtle pink complexion. I absolutely love it and have been wearing it every day. To have a healing stone that is said to carry a soft, feminine energy of compassion and tenderness around my neck daily is really special and reminds me to always choose love over fear. I got together with the Daisy girls at Farmacy in Notting Hill for a morning of teas, coffee, avocado on toast, pancakes and to talk all things crystals…

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Tahini and Pistachio Porridge

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So a pretty famous recipe amongst my retreat and event attendees is a tahini and pistachio cookie I learnt to make when on retreat with one of my favourite chefs, Kimberly Parsons. I make batches all the time for my boyfriend and to take to friends houses too. I love the creamy nutty combination of tahini and pistachio and it’s what inspired this porridge recipe because why not turn a cookie recipe into porridge so you can enjoy it every single morning! As you know I’m partnering with the NEW Oat So Simple Protein and bringing you yummy porridge recipes throughout the winter months. The protein sachets comes in two variants; Original and Cinnamon and this recipe works perfectly with the cinnamon one. This breakfast is delicious and convenient for any busy morning routine or pre workout. Porridge and Pilates is becoming my motto for life 😉

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Baked Egg Portobello Mushrooms With Homemade Salsa

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I think my favourite vegetable is most definitely the mushroom; all types but especially Portobello ones. I made this the other weekend around 11am after a lovely lay in and some Pilates at home, it’s the perfect at home brunch dish and a nice alternative to eggs and avo on toast. Once you’ve mastered the art of getting the egg to stay in the mushroom, this recipe couldn’t be simpler. You could even skip the salsa part and just have the baked egg mushrooms which means you only need 2 main ingredients but the chilli salsa really takes this dish to another level.

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Jasmine Hemsley’s Quinoa and Coriander Seed Flapjack Recipe

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If you haven’t heard of Jasmine Hemsley and her latest East By West, Mind Body Balance recipe book then where and what have you been doing these last few weeks? She’s the glowing girl of the moment and her new recipe book is a hit in my house. I’ve always been a fan of the Hemsley and Hemsley girlies and their recipes for years after meeting them at a Supper Club a few years ago. Last year, Jasmine Hemsley opened a pop up cafe just off Regents Street called East By West which was inspired by Ayurveda; Jasmine was there one day I visited, glowing from head to toe as she always does and bought over a golden spoon to our table.

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Orange and Avocado Porridge

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Porridge is my go to breakfast in the morning and like a lot of people I know I even look forward to my morning bowl the night before, it’s the little things in life! I’ve always loved the way Oats So Simple porridge turns out so creamy, it’s exactly the consistency I love my oats to be and what would usually take me 15 minutes with regular rolled oats, takes 2 minutes with their handy sachets; perfect for a morning when I’m heading out early to workout or teach clients. They have just launched a range of protein oats too with 15% of the sachet being plant based soya protein…

My First Fitness Challenge + Cherry Bakewell Slice Recipe

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So this time next week I’ll be setting out on a 45 miles bike ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle. It’s for the Princes Trust #Palace2Palace charity bike ride and when I first signed up in January, the 1st October seemed like very long long way away. I haven’t had a bike since I was 7 and have never even thought I’d be an adult that rides a bike on an actual road that has cars and buses and roundabouts on it but here I am in 2017 with a proper bike, quite a few road miles in the bag and about to embark on my first charity cycle challenge…