Archive for the ‘Cooking’ Category

The true luxury of a luxury mindfulness retreat

When I tell people that I run retreats at the Michelin starred Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa near Bath, most people immediately focus on the luxury: and yes, these are five star luxury surroundings, no doubt about it. However one of the most important luxuries is the fact that retreats here are limited to fewer…

‘Eat to Get Younger’ healthy heart dessert

How do you plan to stay healthy as you age?  Everyone feels the effects of ageing and many of us worry about age-related diseases common in our families, but studies show that the way you age is determined by your diet and lifestyle far more than the genes you have inherited. In their new book,…

Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Tomato & Red Pepper Quinoa Cakes recipe with sautéed wild mushrooms & shallots This quinoa cakes recipe has been requested by so many people who have eaten this delicious main course at one of our Soul Nutrition events in Manchester, that Chef Gary Nixon at De Vere Venues Cheadle House (a fabulous venue, just off the…

Mindful Cooking at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa: Sat 25th Oct 2014

Lifting Mealtimes out of the Mundane Learn how to develop an intuitive, almost meditative relationship with the whole process of creating meals on a daily basis, so that cooking becomes a calm oasis in an otherwise busy day rather than feeling like a chore. Gain unique insights into the way that Hrishikesh Desai, Roux Scholar…

Breakfast Cake

It may look more like pizza and be inspired by every Frittata recipe ever written, but in our house this has always been known as Breakfast Cake, even when we eat it at lunchtime.  Here is the simple recipe, which of course you can vary depending on whatever you have in the fridge as you…

Mindful Eating for Happiness @ Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Mindful Eating has been shown to support effective weight loss, settle digestive issues, enhance a positive relationship with food, and to bring a sense of calm into busy hearts and minds. On this one day course you can learn how to combine Mindful Eating with foods and nutrients known to support serotonin pathways and hence happiness,…

Just Eat It: Pursuit of Perfection as a False Ideal

How often are you aware that you are hard on yourself because you failed to do something perfectly? Do you acknowledge how damaging this pursuit of perfection can be? In this world obsessed by perfect looks, where consumer & supermarket demands rule our global food supply chain, a new documentary claims that over 40% of the…

Treat yourself to a Soul Nutrition Retreat

Katie Sheen, Founder of the interactive website Soul Nutrition runs monthly Well-being Retreats at the fabulous Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa near Bath in Wiltshire. Retreats include a group seminar on the topic of the month, a one-to-one nutritional consultation, and a day in the Lucknam Park Cookery School led by the inspirational Chef Hrishikesh Desai, under the guidance of…