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Classes, talks and workshops May till July 2017:

Yoga class for adults on Saturdays at 9.30am with Jo Phillips, starting 13th May with a taster session. Free of charge taster class followed by 5 sessions@ £40. Gentle yoga & guided relaxation. No experience necessary. Suitable for all levels. Developing awareness of the mind & body and promoting deep relaxation. Contact Jo to book: 07775 785366 or […]

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Vegan pancakes for pancake day

Perfect Fluffy Pancakes Fancy a change from crêpes this shrove Tuesday? Follow this recipe for delicious, moreish, vegan fuffy pancakes – just perfect for drizzling with maple syrup. (adapted from Post Punk Kitchen’s ‘Puffy Pillow Pancakes‘) Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup […]

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Homemade sugar-free marzipan

This recipe is so easy and the marzipan is super yummy! 5 large Medjoul dates 100 g ground almonds or almond flour 1/2 tsp almond extract Soak Medjoul dates in warm water for an hour, then drain and remove pits. Blend all ingredients thoroughly and they are ready to roll into small balls or a […]

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Cacao butter truffles with orange and ginger

(15-20 truffles) 4 tbsp raw cacao butter 3 tbsp raw coconut oil 4 tbsp agave nectar (or raw honey if not vegan) 60 g cacao powder 4 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger (or less if you prefer it milder) 1/2 tsp sea salt Melt the cacao butter in a small saucepan over […]

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Organic Polenta Grains

Recipe for Polenta and Orange Cake

We love this cake recipe – and eating it – and it’s gluten free with the polenta and ground almonds. Polenta and Orange Cake (gluten free) (Serves 10-12) 250g unsalted butter, softened 250g caster sugar 4 medium eggs 250g ground almonds 150g polenta cornmeal Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon baking powder For syrup topping: Zest and […]

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Absorption of nutrients and supplements

Did you know that poor quality supplements have a very low absorption rate, some only about 9%, so the amount your body would actually get can be way below what it says on the bottle. So, choosing a supplement can be quite difficult. Apart from the quality of the supplement, absorption also depends on the […]

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Ark Muesli

Check out our lovely home-made muesli recipe. Serve with yoghurt and chopped up apple or as a pudding with ice cream and chopped chocolate for a real treat. The muesli er made from pure ingredients, all full of super nutrients. We use cinnamon to regulate the blood sugar, which is great in the morning as […]

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New soothing Arnica shower gel

We love Weleda’s new shower gel with the soothing properties of Arnica after exercise, gardening, a day on the beach. It can really relax the muscles and recharges the batteries. Take a surge of energy into the shower – and enjoy the unique scent of rosemary and lavender to get you back to full bloom […]

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My new favourite summer smoothie

Use a handful of raspberries 1 banana 4 dates 2 tbl raw cashew nuts 1 tbl Marvellous super protein powder (or other superfoods powder of your choice) Top up with your choice of coconut water, water kefir or filtered water. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass

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How the herb Centaurium may ease stomach troubles

It’s unfair! You eat a healthy diet, you avoid caffeine and shun sugar, you drink the requisite amount of water, and only moderate amounts of wine. Why then does your stomach rebel and traumatise you with acid indigestion and even reflux? The sphincter at the top of the stomach is supposed to prevent food from […]

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