Browsing All posts tagged under »Food«

That ‘v’ word

October 14, 2013


Dear readers An integral part of my new plant-based journey, beyond the seemingly constant eating of amazingly delicious and highly nutritious foods has been the educational side. There’s just so much to learn and I look back and feel I was living a life totally blinkered to the truth about eating meat. Did you know, […]

Food as fuel

September 8, 2013


This visit to my Kamalayan paradise couldn’t have come at a better time for me from a food as fuel point of view. Over a month into my plant-based journey and I continue to feel inspired and amazed at all that I’m learning and experiencing. I feel wonderful … full of vitality and energy … […]

The rainbow diet

August 8, 2013


We’re all so bombarded these days with news and views re what to eat, when and why. Everyone wants a quick fix and common sense is all too often replaced with unsustainable regimes and nonsense fads. So when my mum sent me this cool little infogram on phytonutrients the other day, I absorbed it like […]

It’s all about the cupping …

May 20, 2013


Whilst coffee has no direct correlation with fitness or running, health or wellness, it does play a pretty major role in fuelling me every morning and in particular, up mammoth mountains, over super long distances and often at crazy altitude. In fact, before I’ve had a good injection of the black stuff every morning, I’m […]

Haribo & h2o

April 20, 2013


I recently put digit to keyboard to contribute to a book being written in the UK about ultra running.  The author sent me a list of categories and I was to choose a couple and write my views on them. This I did … it was an enjoyable exercise to say the least, as despite […]

fashion. fitness. food.

April 3, 2013


Is there any better combination that these three? I think not, well, not legal in the UAE anyway! It’s no secret that I, and anyone reading this, loves keeping fit.  Put all the health and wellness benefits aside and it really boils down to looking great and feeling great, taking care of ourselves inside and […]

Food glorious food

January 16, 2013


Signing up for a race in the French Alps this summer, I noticed a very cool question at the end of the registration form. It was: ‘What food would you like to see at the aid stations?’ Brilliant! Now needless to say, I suspect they don’t intend to cater for the diverse needs of a […]

Bon appetit!

July 17, 2012


Ever since arriving in France, I seem to have spent a disproportionate amount of time tucking into crusty baguettes, divine dark chocolate and calorie-laden feasts that normally I would steer away from. I watch the chic women around me on sun-filled terraces and street-side cafes and see French women heartily indulge in steaming croissants and […]

It’s all about Balance

May 9, 2012


After a visit this morning to the dentist, I thought it only fair that I treat myself to a little pampering and so … off to Balance Wellness 360 I went.  I’ve heard great things about the place from the colonic queen Kay Vosloo and well, what Kay rates I know I’ll think is great … […]

Brain matters

April 9, 2012


Every magazine you pick up these days is packed full of words about the latest diet … what to eat when, when to eat what, why to eat what, why to eat when … but so very rarely do these articles feature advice on feeding our minds. Just like our bodies, our minds need fed […]

When 2 + 2 = 5

January 18, 2012


You now how sometimes, you bring two minds together and suddenly you have the power of three? Or two hearts and together you are an invincible force? In the same vein, certain foods just aren’t right without their perfect counterpart. Peanut butter in my book is just rubbish without jam. Or strawberries without cream. Or […]

Run, renew, recharge … & relive!

December 24, 2011


This morning my alarm went off and I promptly switched it off before falling back into a deep snooze.  A fab Xmas party yesterday afternoon turned into the usual shenanigans at Barasti and before I knew it, I was rolling myself into a taxi after far too much wine. The thought then, of sticking to […]

Ready for Ripe?

September 13, 2011


There are few things that excite me more than seeing brilliant ideas come to life … and now, just a few days before Ripe’s first food market in Dubai, my excitement is starting to bubble beyond belief. Our hard work over the summer is soon to be realised! Yet to hear the hype for Ripe? […]

A* for effort …

August 14, 2011

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 but is it in vain? The world is full of contradictions. And this weekend … in Abu Dhabi … was no exception. It all boiled down to two key lifestyle choices … diet and exercise. Let me start from the beginning. I spent a lovely chilled out weekend with my dear friend Emily.  We went […]

Ramadan is for life …

August 2, 2011


not just for Ramadan. I picked up a copy of Time Out this week and there was an article titled ‘How to fast healthily this Ramadan.’ The article started off by saying that a vital part of completing a Ramadan fast is to know how to break it properly. Reading on however, I noticed the […]

milk & HONEY = chic & unique

July 14, 2011


milk & HONEY, as many in Dubai will already know, is a fabulous gourmet grocer and nothing short of frightfully chic and utterly unique. Nestled on the Palm and quietly taking Dubai by storm with its divine collection of the world’s best loved organic products, the pristine shelves are weighed down with rows and rows […]

Cha cha chia

June 15, 2011


One of the superfoods in the classic Born to Run book are chia seeds. I remember listening with interest and making a mental note to check them out and since then, my friend Anja and her hubbie Allan have recommended them, as have countless health and nutrition views and reviews. So off I went a […]

Mile-high meals

March 16, 2011


I arrived at the airport last night, excited and prepared (or so I thought) for a fairly smooth sailing journey to Budapest via Vienna with 12 or so hours of uninterrupted bliss to read, chill and listen to some good tunes. The purpose of my journey is to run the 200km Balaton Supermarathon that starts […]

I like it RAW

March 9, 2011


At the Taste Food Festival last weekend, post a few delish samples and pre a cheeky vino or two, I fancied a coffee. And there, in front of me was the RAW stand. Perfect. Now I love coffee … and am no stranger to my regular fix. But in terms of fitness, I am also […]

Open an account at the Calorie Bank!

November 15, 2010


A great way I have decided to think of your daily food intake is by thinking in terms of a Calorie Bank. You can use plenty of websites to work out your calorie needs per day or how many calories you need to cut in order to lose a couple pounds a week. Approximately however, […]

Get Waisted!

November 12, 2010


Click here to see these tips on Brunch is an institution in Dubai but they don’t have to be unhealthy calorie-laden extravaganzas.  Follow my tips and you’ll realise that you can still indulge without having to compromise. Opt whenever possible for a la carte over buffets. Try to stick with a few types of […]