Autumn has officially arrived in Europe! Hello 3 degrees, what! After a steamy 30+ degree weekend in Madrid we return home to a very sudden cool change. I am doing all that I can to embrace these cooler days and best prepare myself for the season changesRead More
Ah the land of infinite tapas + sangria, Spain. When thinking of the Spanish, there is much to celebrate about their culture and country; focus on family, siestas, warm weather, The Balearic Islands… the list goes one. One of the latter thoughts that comes to mind is healthy food, let alone plant based food! So I was rather surprised when we headed to Madrid this past weekend to discover that there were many veggie friendly spots, not only that but they were particularly good. Very good.Read More
Reading through the pages of James Duigan's Blueprint for Health: The Bodyism 4 Pillars of Health: Nutrition, Movement, Mindset, Sleep, its no secret why he, alongside wife Christine have built a booming health empire, with a cult celebrity following in just over a decade. They take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which starts from the inside out, beginning with a healthy and positive mindset... preach!Read More
As mentioned in my previous post, some weeks ago I spent time in London, discovering some amazing restaurants and bars throughout this incredible city. Its no secret that London is home to a great mix of restaurants, cuisines from all over the world are served up daily. There are both ends on the spectrum in London; affordable, informal, hole in the walls' to Michelin starred fine dining and all thats in the middle. The following five are a varied selection, all offering something different yet all produce top notch food and drinks. I hope you find this handy!
1. Granger & Co - Chelsea
Known as Bills in Sydney, Granger & Co is Bill Grangers London offspring. Located throughout London in Clerkenwell, Kings Cross, Notting Hill and Chelsea. The menu is same same but different with many classics carried through. Bills is one of my all time favourites, the staff are crazy friendly, the food is always fresh and flavourful and the drinks and delish. They are super adaptable to vegans and there are numerous options. One of the best meals I've had was at Bills Chelsea, sitting alfresco in their little courtyard, enjoying all the things. A stand out dish would definitely be their yellow curry with brown rice, they replaced the fish for pumpkin. YUM. They also do an amazing vegan chocolate mousse!
2. Yauatcha - Soho
Situated in Soho, Yauatcha is a dim sum teahouse with a London vibe. They serve up the best dim sum and dumplings in town, alongside some other amazing dishes. Great for a night out but be sure to book ahead, they fill out fast!
3. Sketch - Soho
No secret by now, Sketch is home to all that is artsy, creative and a little zany. Great spot for drinks, the food choices for me were limiting as it it quite heavy French inspired but the drinks and desert really good + its an amazing space to see, the bathrooms take you to outta space.
4. Itadaki Zen - Kings Cross
This unassuming little restaurant in the middle of Kings Cross is one of Londons best secrets. A completely plant based, alternative Japanese restaurant, their belief is that food is closely related to human consciousness as well as human body. Its a really unique take on some Japans classics, all food is handmade on the spot, too!
5. Shoreditch House - Shoreditch
Part of the Soho House Group, Shoreditch house is a members' club and hotel in a converted East London warehouse. The Fifth Floor is home to all things food and drink and features an amazing rooftop. They serve amazing salads, think wood fire eggplant with coconut tahini, and amazing
This is the perfect dish to have when you just wanna feel a little healthy and need something nourishing. It may be the perfect post-weekend dish your body is screaming out for, it will forgive all bad behaviour in an instant. If you ain’t sharing you may have some beans left over so pop them in a glass container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.