Firstly I want to say I apologise for the picture. I was not planning to do a blog post recipe at all, but I put this picture on my Insta Stories and lots of you asked to see the recipe. You know I am all about the healthy food but of course I love to indulge in comfort food and bakes also. Spending the time to make something from scratch be it an indulgent dish such as this one once or twice a week, or something everyday like a fresh salad  or a healthy meal are in my opinion an…

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Happy new Year to you all. I hope that you had a good one and things went according to plan. That’s the challenge on New Years isn’t it? We put so much pressure on ourselves to have a good time, to dress up and to go out when often all we want to do is curl up at home with some good food and a movie. I was married in my early twenties and had my wonderful daughter Ella who is now 21. At the time I was still modelling and really keen to get back into pre- pregnancy shape.…

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I’m not a meditation teacher. Like so many things related to wellbeing and self-care, I prefer to call myself a researcher and an experiencer. I like to delve deep into things, experience them for myself and then share them with others. My meditation journey began three decades ago when my friend drove me up to the blue mountains in Sydney to do a 10 day meditation course called Vipassana. No talking, no phones or anything for 10 days. At the time I was only 16 and I was silent for the whole three hour drive up there. And when we…

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Although it’s cold outside, I like to eat my all time favourite soup, Gazpacho at anytime of year. I recently had this delicious soup at Six senses hotel in the Maldives (pictured above) but it inspired me to share the recipe for my version (which is untraditionally bread and therefore gluten free). CROUTONS 1/4 ciabatta loaf cut into large cubes SOUP 1.2kg vine ripened tomatoes 1 clove garlic 2 handfuls of fresh basil leaves 6tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 tsp of a good sherry vinegar I tsp (or to taste) of Tabasco 1/2 tsp of sugar Salt and pepper…

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I love a Caeser salad. One of my favourites to take with me when I’m out and about during the day. But I do like to add some protein to it to make it more filling and to change the dressing somewhat so it’s not so massively full of fat. Being in my forties now, I am not scared of fat the way I was in my 20s through 30s. I am not going to eat cheese all day (much as I would love too), but I don’t avoid it the way I sometimes used too. Fat helps prevent me from…

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