So I’m typing this with the sound of the sea in the background. I’m on the island of Alderney learning about an amazing new launch from the vitamin company Healthspan which I’ll tell you about as soon as I’m allowed. Anyway, the highlight of yesterday afternoon was a quick cooking demo from nutritionist Rob Hobson, that’s him below posing with a sweet potato falafel (yes, for once I remembered to be a proper blogger and took a photo – note, I’ve not changed totally, I did only remember after we’d eaten half the food!).
He was showing us recipes from his new book with chef Lily Simpson The Detox Kitchen Bible. If you don’t live in London you may not know much about The Detox Kitchen but it started as a healthy food delivery service, but now also has a deli off Carnaby Street that’s basically the mothership of healthy eating. This means you don’t have to come to ‘that London’ to try it’s wheat, gluten and refined sugar way of eating – there’s 200 recipes to whip up at home.
It’s soooooo pretty. All the pics make you want to eat everything, but the thing I love best is the ingredient lists are super short and 99% of the ingredients are really easy to get – no waiting five days for your nutritional yeast to arrive before you can start (by which time you’ve eaten all the other ingredients). Plus, if Rob’s demo yesterday was anything to go by, they are also super quick. He whipped up the Avocado and Broad Bean Smash in about 5 minutes and it was fantastic. As someone who could live on dip, I can see this one being made and eaten with a spoon weekly from now on.
The really nice thing about the book though is that it doesn’t just aim to make you generally more healthy, it has specific recipes and meal plans designed to help certain ailments. As regular readers know my digestive system is currently living life as the gut of unhappiness, and so I turned straight to the section on digestive health. Eating said GofU happy would see me munching my way through goodies like Quinoa and oat porridge with blueberry compote, Prawn, cashew and black rice salad and Sri Lankan butternut squash curry. Yep, I can live on that.
Other useful tips…..
Rooibos tea first thing in the morning revs up digestion
Hot drinks generally stimulate the bowel to move
Slouching when you eat can contribute to reflux (oops!)
Anyway, upshot is, it’s more than a recipe book, it’s definitely a way to eat yourself healthy. But I have to stop enthusing now……apparently there’s a lighthouse a brisk, breezy walk away commanding my attention. If you want to see more, it’s available on amazon now The Detox Kitchen Bible
And look, have a pretty pic of it with my view.
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