Entries by Julie Bladon

Chickpeas with Swiss Chard Recipe

A super quick dish to prepare and perfect comfort food.  Serve with a spoonful of Greek yoghurt, chopped coriander leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and rice. Serves 2 Prep: 10 mins / Cooking: 30 mins Ingredients 60ml olive oil, plus extra to serve 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and chopped […]

Beetroot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Seasonal food is fresher and tends to be tastier and more nutritious.  Eating seasonal food helps us to reconnect with nature’s cycles and can help us lead a more eco friendly life by reducing the airmiles of our food. This Beetroot & Ginger Soup is a perfect winter warmer.  Beetroot is high in betacartotene and […]

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Supergreen Soup Recipe

This Supergreen Soup has been popular at our Summer Yoga Retreats and also on the Menopause, Wellness and Vitality Workshop this year.  Christine, our wonderful retreat cook, took inspiration for this recipe from Davina McCall’s ‘Sugar Free in a Hurry’ recipe book. Christine has adapted the recipe stating “I have adapted it to suit my […]

Smoked Mackerel Pate Recipe

I love this super simple light smoked mackerel pate recipe.  It’s really quick to make and adds lots of flavour to salads, picnics and regular meals such as jacket potatoes.  Also experiment with the flavours – try smoked mackerel with black pepper and chilli, replace the lemons with lime, add capers, dill or a squeeze […]

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Trouble Sleeping in the Heat?

In order for us to get a good night’s sleep, we need to lose around 1C of our internal body temperature, which sits around 37C. We typically lose that through our head or face, which pokes out of the duvet. If you’re sleeping in a room which is too warm, your body’s core temperature is […]

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Apple Dressing

Here’s another recipe from the recommended Davina’s Sugar-Free in a Hurry recipe book. I’m still enjoying working my way through this book and experimenting with the recipes. I love mackerel and it is a great fish as it is available locally here.  The apple dressing didn’t seem to have enough zing for me so I […]

Book Review: Braving The Wilderness by Brené Brown

‘The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.’ ~ Brené […]