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Delicious detoxing? I’m teaching raw food recipes on 23rd Jan

2 Jan

I'm teaching a raw food detox class at Books for Cooks on 23rd January

If you are anything like me at the dinner table around Christmas time, you’ll have an extra chin, even more rolls on your stomach (and back…), two large love handles and big bags under your blood shot eyes by now.  Sounds gorgeous doesn’t it?  Um, well, no… However – it just so happens that not only am I about to embark on a serious detox to get rid of those unwanted bits but I’m also teaching a raw food/detox preparation class at the wonderful Books for Cooks, here in London, on 23rd January.

Books for Cooks is Notting Hill’s famous specialist cookbook shop, crammed with thousands of tasty titles and equipped with a squashy sofa for cookbook junkies in need of a long read. Cookbooks are put to the test in their café at the back of the shop, while cookery classes take place in the demonstration kitchen upstairs

The class will be based on an international selection of raw food treats using organic ingredients in season at the moment.  I also throw in some of my extra strong opinions on nutrition and living the good life.

1. a green smoothie 
2. raw spring rolls
3. raw som tam salad
4. raw sushi
5. various raw mexican salads
6. raw cauliflower couscous
7. raw chocolate

Of course the menu may change slightly as we get closer to the 23rd, however, essentially, I can promise I’ll prove that a raw food detox doesn’t have to be dull, worthy and a royal pain in the backside to make and live by.

So – to book, click right here.

Pre-Christmas detox-retox plan

16 Nov

You may have noticed that my posts have been infrequent if not completely absent… That, my friends, is due to my extensive retoxing programme. As this rainy greyness of Winter has come upon us so has the pouring of red wine into my Ikea wine glass often accompanied by something/anything warm and cooked. The end result is a burgeoning cold, bad skin, irritability and I’m sure I’ve spotted an extra wrinkle or twenty. 

Alfalfa is an essential addition to a silly season retox plan

In light of the happy fact that the silly season is here, combined with my incredibly feeble food willpower – it is unlikely that any ambition to fully detox any time soon will be remotely realised. So I do think I am rather a genius to come up with a programme that enables my hypocritial self to both satisfy the urges to ingest warmth and retox yet also be as healthy, raw and detoxed as possible where possible.  

My detox retox detox raw food plan from now until December 25th is therefore:
1. 24 hours green smoothy fast – including coconut water, chlorella (info to follow), probiotics and spinach
2. green smoothies every morning no matter what
3. large garden size quantities of my home grown alfalfa sprouts for lunch with raw pesto and raw hoummus on raw carrot and cucumber slices
4. steam out the toxins twice a week at the turkish baths with some bone marrow numbing ice bathing and dry skin brushing
5. raise a sweat and get my heart rate up by walking through Hyde Park to work (when it’s not raining ie hopefully once a week)
6. meditate every morning for 20 mins minimum
7. lots of water
8. nuts, sunflower and sesame seeds galore