There was great excitement when NYC-based vegan chain by CHLOE opened in London’s Theaterland earlier this year.
by Chloe is known for taking classic dishes like Fish and Chips, Burgers, Caesar Salad, and Mac & Cheese and making them vegan. I love that concept! You can find my vegan mac & cheese recipe HERE.
It was hot hot hot in London and I was ravenous! I ordered the Greek salad, artichoke dip with nachos and an iced almond matcha latte.
The staff were super helpful and sweet and quickly changed my latte to an Iced version when I realised I had ordered the wrong one. But unfortunately on this occasion I was underwhelmed by the food. It was bland and way too salty. One of my favorite foods in the world is artichokes but I sadly only got texture and salt from this dip.
I completely understand that the kitchen might have had a bad day and I’m going back to give it another chance, because I WANT to love it.
Have you been? What was your experience?
I adore vanilla! I add it to so many of my recipes even my otherwise savory favorite green smoothie recipe HERE. Have you noticed its near impossible to get hold of? It’s due to poor harvest in Madagascar last year when the Enwao cyclone destroyed everything in it’s way. 80% of vanilla pods comes from Madagascar and as a result of the storm prices have reached sky-high levels!
I have been stocking up on real vanilla this spring and I have a small stach. But it’s shrinking fast! Every time I go into a new super market I head straight for the baking/spice section and sometimes I’m in luck. Sainsbury in Hammersmith has been a particular good source lately 🙂
Vanilla is not only amazing for it’s beautiful aroma it also comes with health benefits!
Vanilla contains important antioxidants, protecting our bodies from damage and harmful free radicals. The antioxidant vanillin gives vanilla that amazing aroma but that’s not all it has powerful liver protective and anti-inflammatory action.
How do you get rid of unsightly nail fungus?
I had a client who suffered from really unsightly nail fungus for no less then 25 years!!! Her GP had prescribed several courses of antibiotics och she tried other expensive treatments, but nothing worked.
It actually got worse and spread to other nails. She had given up and was trying to hide the problem with layers upon layers of nail polish.
I told her about the fab result I had had with VapoRub. She was willing to give it a go but deep down she did not expect any type of positive result.
After 3 months the fungus was completely gone!
She could not believe it!!
How does it work?
VapoRub contains menthol, eucalyptus, camphor, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, nutmeg oil, thymol and turpentine oil and some of these are antifungal.
It’s especially thymol that seems to be effective against the fungus. Studies have shown that thymol destroys the cell membranes of candida – a common cause of nail fungus.
Thymol is extracted from oil of thyme so just using thyme oil might also help.
Do you suffer from nail fungus or have you tried VapoRub? Let me know!!
Time for the third video in our Cooking With Kids series. Today we are making a super delicious, nutritious and easy to make VEGAN BOWL!
It’s been super fun to record these videos with my 10-year-old.
Being the master negotiator from birth he managed to get a really good fee out of it! It’s going to be spent on extra RAM for the laptop and digital outfits and silly dances on Fortnite.
– rice for 4 people we use organic short grain brown rice
– 225 gram smoked tofu
– 2 large carrots
– 1 1/2 cup of sweetcorn
– watercress a handful per person
– tamari to taste
– the greens from the spring onions
– 1/4 cup tamari
– 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
– 1 teaspoon grated ginger
– pinch of chilli flakes
Instructions: Boil the rice. Make the shoyu marinade. Add the cubed tofu. Assemble in a bowl: Rice, carrots, sweetcorn, watercress, tofu and spring onion. Add tamari to taste. Serve
I have finally had lunch at Farmers Girl! The Australian style healthy cafe serving delicious and healthy food is very popular and long queues at my nearest outlet in Notting Hill have put me off.
Not giving up though, and the other day I made it to the Carnaby Street eatery. I had an hour to kill between voice over jobs in Soho and I was starving for lunch already at 11.30, perfect for beating the lunch time rush. I can report I understand the long ques, It’s so worth it!
I had the Blue Jack Tacos in the picture above. (BBQ pulled jackfruit, guacamole, pineapple , lettuce and vegan mayo) Gluten free, nut free and vegan. OMG! My food heaven!! I will defiantly come again. 5 out of 5 from me!
A nice oasis above the hustle and bustle on Carnaby Street. As soon as lunchtime arrived it has heaving with customers and delivery drivers picking up orders.
You can combine your healthy lunch with a swishy blow-dry at Duck & Dry’s salon.
– 1 teaspoon dried daikon or other mushroom (optional)
– 1 tablespoon coconut oil
– spring onion (the green bits)
prepare the broth: boil water, stock powder, chopped yellow onion, garlic, chopped ginger, 1 tablespoon of miso, tamari. Let simmer for about an hour (or shorter if you are in a hurry)
Heat up the oil, soften chopped carrots and pak choi. add tamari and miso paste.
Prepare your noodles.
Sieve the broth but keep the onion garlic mix.
Assemble: Put broth in a bowl, add the noodles. On top place the tofu, glazed vegetables on top. Add a tablespoon of the onion mix and sprinkle over spring onion. Serve.
This is the space clearing mist I’m obsessed with at the moment, that I mentioned in yesterdays blog post. Every time a spray this mist I immediately feel uplifted and refreshed. I spray it on top of my head and in front of me and then quickly walk into the beautifully smelling dew. You know that calming feeling you get when you are next to a waterfall? That’s the sense I get from using aura mists.
The Peace & Harmony mist from Findhorn Flower Essences comes in a sturdy glass bottle and the spray gives an even delicate misty cloud. The fragrance is absolutely divine, a mix of Rose & Frankincense. My favorite combination.
Firstly, I force my brain to change the way I’m thinking. For me, positive guided meditations is gold! They have been a game changer in elevating my own inner wellbeing since I got my first Sony Walkman (yellow & water proof).
I listen to them in the morning and evening when I need them. The positive affirmations and fantasies you go through in a guided meditation brings in a sense of happiness, that I feel continues throughout the day.
That’s why I was moved to record my own Morning & Evening Guided Meditations. I know what works for me, maybe they can work for you as well. You can find them here.
My second strategy is using EFT Tapping. Tapping is a combination of Chinese Acupressure and psychology that alter your brain and energy system. This is done by tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points, at the same time as you are talking through different emotions and situations. If you are interested there are loads of great videos on Youtube that you can follow. It’s easy, quick and really effective!
Beautifully smelling Space Clearing Mists works wonders for lifting your mood. It clears and purifies both your space and feelings. One of my favorite mists is Peace & Harmony by Findhorn Flower Essences.
Hi! The kids were off for half-term last week and me and my 10 year old made a couple of delicious, quick and easy-to-make dinners.
We recorded a few new recipes and this is the first one in this new series.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
TACO RICE Ingredients:
– rice for 4 people
– 1 tin of pinto beans about 235 gram
– 1 celery stick
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1 onion
1 garlic clove
– handful of Kalamata olives
– 1 cup of tomatoes
– salad (romaine)
– 3 tablespoons tomato pure
– 1 tablespoon coconut oil
– 1 1/2 tablespoon mixed taco spice
– 1 tablespoon stock powder + 1/3 cup water
– tamari to taste
– black pepper
Cook the rice. Fry the chopped union in coconut oil. Add the chopped red pepper, celery and garlic. Add stock powder + water, tomato pure, taco spice and pinto beans then tamari and black pepper. Let it simmer for a few minutes while you place chopped romaine lettuce in serving bowls. Chop up tomatos and olives. Combine the rice with the sauce and place on top of the salad. Add chopped tomatoes on top of the taco rice and then olives on top of tomatoes. Serve.