Never judge a book by its cover. London-based Yoga teacher Julie Montagu was recently named one of the Top 10 Holistic Health Icons in the world, but she fought harder for her place at the top than one might assume. After completing a mentoring programme for Yoga teachers run by her company - WholeSelf Yoga - I felt compelled to … Continue reading Resilience comes from a lack of alternatives; what Julie Montagu taught me about success
The easiest 'mindless' thing to do in this posture is dump into your lower back. When done mindfully, not only is the lower back protected but the posture will help build strength in the limbs. The following cues in this pose will prevent such dumping into the lower back and improve your alignment to build … Continue reading Urdhva Mukha Svanasana / Upward-facing dog
It's all about making veggies the star of the show, and this dish does exactly that; everything you'd want from a schnitzel, it delivers. And then some. I've never before experienced such a texture - the flaked almonds make it uniquely crisp and the aubergine is notably not over-cooked so it's the perfect amount of … Continue reading Aubergine Schnitzel @ The Gate
Dishoom - the chain paying homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay - has a vegan brunch, lunch & dinner menu packed full of dishes worth writing home about - I absolutely love their vegan sausages for brunch, and their chickpea curries are divine. But their showstopper … Continue reading Bhel & samosas @ Dishoom
I like my broccoli to not really taste like broccoli. So I cover it generously in sesame oil, soy sauce, chilli & sesame seeds and then roast it to achieve a crispy/burnt texture. Hardly a recipe, this is more a declaration of how simple it is to dramatically improve the flavour and texture of a … Continue reading Crispy-chilli sesame broccoli
You really don't need to measure a thing to make this and I actively encourage you don't, because that would be much less fun. And making this is bloody fun - if you're prepared to embrace the mess! I also recommend a good playlist, always. I threw together: A couple of large avocados 1 small … Continue reading Homemade guacamole – smashing things up!
Last month I’d never heard of or tried a nut roast, it’s now an absolute staple in my fridge. The closest thing I can compare it to - in terms of texture and deliciousness - is a pork pie. Maybe a cross between a pork pie and a scott egg. It’s so satsifying & packed … Continue reading Ready made nut roast – the new staple in my fridge
Not only is The Green Room cafe an incredible place to eat - it has a vast garden-come-conservatory outdoor area, behind the cutest florist - it serves up the juiciest vegan burger I ever did taste. And those chips. Those rosemary-salted chips. I can only describe them as slices of heaven.