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Healthy Comfort Food

This week it's all about comfort food. Warming bowls of delicious food that nourish the soul and will fend off any pesky winter colds or blues. I’ve rounded up my favourite comforting recipes so you can enjoy these too.

You Don't Have To Win To Be A Winner

For some, nay most, coming last in a race would be a bit of a downer. But not for Dawn Nisbet. Oh no. Images have gone viral of Dawn crossing the finish line of a park race she took part in last year, of which it took her so long to complete pretty much everyone else had packed up and gone home.

Wispa Has It Chocolate Bars Are Getting Smaller

Just as Toblerone-gate settled, news broke this weekend that manufacturers of some of the UK's favourite chocolate bars, including Kit Kat, Dairy Milk and Mars, are set to reduce the size of their bars by 20% in order to meet government targets on reducing sugar. The first comment we saw was "Ill just buy two bars then."

Sharing Is Caring

It made me so happy waking up to the news on Monday morning that Adele had split her Grammy award for best album in two, giving the other half to Beyonce. Not only because of her album, but for the way she makes her and her friends feel. How she makes them feel empowered.

Good Skin Starts in the Kitchen

OK! Fashion and Beauty Director Rosie Underwood recommended our cookbook, The Detox Kitchen Bible, as the tool she'll be using to start the new year with glowing skin.

Celeriac Shall Go To The Ball

For years we’ve adorned our crudité party platters with elegant slivers of celery but this winter we ask that you give its close relative celeriac a go. It averages at £1 a go, it’s seriously good for you and rather delicious.

Prevent That Hangover

With great festivity comes great responsibility. In the weeks leading up to the big event it is nothing short of obligatory to have a flute of bubbles or bottomless mug of mulled wine to hand. Luckily we have an inbuilt system that processes and eliminates toxins, but it could do with a little help.

Say No to Palm Oil

We're all told that we should avoid Palm Oil, but do we really know why? We explain how the mass production of palm oil is one of the main reasons for deforestation, as well as it being high in saturated fats with little nutritional value.

Oh Aubergine, Oh Aubergine.

Aubergine season comes to a close at the end of September so it's a good time to get some serious aubergine eating in! Here's why this smooth, smoky veg is one of our favourites.

A Simple Blind Taste Test

We hosted an event with our ambassadors at the deli last week to showcase the difference between our food and supermarket food. We served various courses of two options, our own and one purchased from a supermarket. The results were so interesting and eye-opening for quite a few.

WelleCo Gift with July Detoxes

We've teamed up with The Body, a.k.a Elle McPherson's company WelleCo, to offer anyone who orders one of our detoxes in the next month a travel pack of their best-selling Super Elixir. This Alkalising Greens supplement is designed to help your body maintain good nutrition and maintain its pH balance. Sign us up!

Eating Clean Doesn't Have to be Dirty

Recently there has been a backlash against the idea of healthy eating and those who encourage it, no doubt due to an overcrowded market with mixed messages. “Is fat our friend or foe!?” “Will I be committing a cardinal sin if I eat meat on a Monday!?”. So we've written up our top tips for staying grounded when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

How to: quit dairy

Since reducing the amount of dairy in my diet I have experienced better digestion and seen positive changes in my skin. Although important for young children and women who are pregnant, dairy foods are not a necessary component of an adult diet. So we've compiled a guide to the best dairy alternatives and how to incorporate them into your diet.

Eggs, How Do You Like Yours?

Eggs have been given a bit of a bad rap over the years, mainly because of their high cholesterol content and suspected links to heart disease. This is undeserved. Wonderfully versatile, eggs are perfect for making quick, satisfying meals, and dishes such as omelettes and frittatas are ideal vehicles for an array of tasty vegetables.

How to: 10 a day

In the UK, the average daily intake of vegetables and fruit is four portions. New research suggests the more we eat, the greater the benefit, and that we should be aiming for ten, not five, servings each day. Sound daunting? It shouldn’t.

What exactly do we mean by ‘detox’?

Having the word ‘detox’ in our name is a double-edged sword. It has worked well in cementing our place in the wellness industry and helps people immediately recognise our food as healthy. However we wouldn’t place ourselves under the traditional sense of the word ‘detox’. So what exactly do we mean by ‘detox’?

Getting Back to Your Healthy Lifestyle

Unlike the post-Christmas return to work we’re feeling refreshed and energised after Easter. With lighter mornings and (slightly) warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time of year for a fresh start. To help you on your way, we've made a list of our top ways to get back to your healthy lifestyle.

The Active Detox

The Active Detox has been developed in order to fully support healthy eating and exercise in order to make it as enjoyable, manageable and effective as possible. This 1800-calorie package supplies the perfect combination of nutrients for those leading an active lifestyle, while still leaving you feeling light, energised and nourished.

Herbs & Spices - Turmeric

An anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant, this delicious spice is loaded with protein, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, E and K.

Herbs & Spices - Cinnamon

This is the best spice for bringing out sweetness in a dish and adding an aromatic, warm flavour. Just a sprinkle of cinnamon can do wonders for a boring bowl of porridge.

Herbs & Spices - Basil

There are many varieties of this soft-leafed herb. In Italian cooking, sweet basil is used most frequently. Its intense aromatic flavour goes perfectly with meat and fish, and the bright green leaves are delicious ripped over a cold gazpacho or blitzed into a vibrant pesto.

Herbs & Spices - Ginger

Pungent, sharp, slightly lemony and peppery, fresh ginger root is one of our favourite ingredients. It adds a lovely freshness to any dish and always features in the base of our curries and broths.

Friendship February

From experience we know that it is far easier to stick to a healthy eating plan if you do it with others, and this is why we are launching Friendship February. Fancy bagging yourself all of the above?

Supercharging Breakfast

If you're anything like us, you're already thinking about tomorrow’s breakfast before you've even had dinner. Research shows that those who eat breakfast have a more balanced diet throughout the day and are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Who can argue with that?

Liberty of London - The Business of Detox

As the wellness industry continues to gain momentum, our founder Lily Simpson gives Liberty of London her take on what 'detox' really means. She's even curated her own Liberty edit to revive your body from the inside out.

Tips for Rejuvenation by Sebastian Pole

Sebastian Pole, herbalist, qualified yoga therapist and co-founder of Pukka Herbs shares with us his tips on rejuvenation. We can all feel tired, stressed and washed-out. It’s the natural result of living a busy life. It happens to all of us, but the trick is knowing how to replenish.

Sustainable Meat Eating & Easy Alternatives

The people at Cowspiracy argue that animal agriculture is the most destructive industry facing the world today, and to make a difference we must eat less animal products and replace them with plants. We discuss easy alternatives to meat and other ways to get your protein fix.

Wheatgrass & Spirulina -   a natural way to boost your health

As part of a healthy balanced diet, top quality organic supplements can do all sorts of good for the body. They are such a quick and easy way of adding a boost of nutrients and vitamins to your diet, especially for those with a busy lifestyle.

Limewood Hotel, cooking retreat and supper club

We are very excited to announce our first ever cooking retreat at Limewood Hotel on January 29th 2016. Lime Wood, a boutique country house, is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. It is laid-back luxury at its best – the perfect secluded hideaway escape!

The modern detox.

The world we live in is becoming more and more polluted and so it is very important to eat food that helps your in-built detox system to work at it's most efficient. With our three simple steps you will be on the right track to ensure your optimum health.

We take away the stress of planning, shopping and cooking healthy meals.

Simply select the package that is right for you, choose your start date and duration, and look forward to your first delivery of wholesome food.



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