Ahimsa Yoga & Meze Event

I had a wonderful day practising Ahimsa yoga with Lianne @flowyogauk and the lovely people who attended our event.

We started the day with a energising welcome juice and a talk with Lianne about the elements of Ahimsa and what self care means to each of us. It was really interesting to hear more about it and also share stories within the group.

Lianne then held a flow yoga session while I finished preparing lunch, which was a pleasure to make and share with everyone who came. It was truly fantastic to see all of the new faces with a similar mindset come together and share a meal.

The dishes I served were all vegan (in the theme of ahimsa which means non harming) and as well as being kind to the planet, they were designed to be kind to our bodies too (even the desserts… because we all need a bit of sugar every now and then!) The afternoon consisted of a brilliant self massage lesson with Joanne and finally a very therapeutic and relaxing hour of yin yoga.

I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the day and it was a pleasure to meet everyone who came. Huge thanks to Lianne to organising it for us and I can’t wait to host more events like this in the future!

We are Family

A perfect summer evening spent with family and friends in my grandparents’ garden. I loved everything about it, from the food preparation over the past few days, to the setting up with my grandma and auntie Christine, to the mingling with our guests over drinks and of course seeing all of the dishes being eaten and enjoyed by my loved ones. Cheers to all of these wonderful people that I am proud to call my relatives 🥂 •

Birthday Cheesecake

My younger sister turned 21 yesterday and to celebrate we are having a party at my parents’ house with many of our family and friends today. My contribution to the preparations includes this strawberry cheesecake, along with some of my spiced nuts and Parmesan biscuits, and drinking more than my fair share of the champagne! 🎂🥂

Relax, it’s the weekend

For me, weekends are about enjoying meals that I wouldn’t usually be able to have during the week – specifically breakfast and lunch which are usually cold and eaten sat at my desk in work (I do not encourage this!)

Today I have a Saturday at home with no specific plans, so after a lovely yoga class this morning I have just leisurely made and devoured this plate of griddled sourdough, avocado and beef tomato with a poached egg, topped with coriander and fresh chilli and plenty of sea salt and black pepper 🍳🥑🍞

Newcastle bound

Off to Newcastle today for a weekend of relaxing, eating, going to a rugby match (not my choice of activity but I’ll go with it, apparently it’s a big one), and seeing family and friends!

This zingy lime drizzle loaf cake is coming with us. Really simple to make and is lovely to eat cold / at room temperature with a cup of tea or warm with some cream for dessert! Next time I think I will try adding some coconut or spices to add a twist on it (this is usually how my dishes begin!)