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…

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…

Easy Fish & Gluten Free ‘Pasta’ Recipe

Looking for a gluten free pasta alternative?  Why settle for something that is trying to be pasta when you can use more interesting things instead? For this recipe I have put a frozen cod fillet into an ovenproof dish, poured some passata over the top then added chopped olives, jalapenos & anchovies (save the oil that the…