Sunday, 28 October 2012

CLEAR THE JUNK FROM YOUR TRUNK


We frequently forget about the tension in our hips. It’s easier to recognise when tension manifests in our necks and shoulders, and often easier to release that tension (especially if we’re treated to a massage). Hip tension caused by too much sitting, and even by being active if you’re a runner or cyclist, can lead to low back pain and physical and emotional stagnation. Sweep away the tension from the lower part of the body regularly, and you’ll be more balanced.
The hip area has lots of deep muscles that can be difficult to access. That’s why the longer you hold hip opening poses, the more you’ll be able to break through accumulated tension. We keep a lot of junk our trunk - stuff we really don’t need. Having a good old de-clutter and letting go of that junk can be an uncomfortable and intense process sometimes. You have to give yourself a chance to open, to let go, to breathe it out, which is where some long help hip openers such as this one come in.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

THE WORLDS BEST COLD & FLU REMEDY



          

After suffering with the cold and cough from hell I'm optimistic that my immune system is now pumped and up to the challenges of the rest of the winter.
Try this healing elixir packed with anti-inflammatory spices and detoxifying lemon.
Add the juice of one lemon, a splash of cayenne pepper, some turmeric powder, grated fresh ginger, pinch of black pepper, some cinnamon & honey then pour on hot water & stir.

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

AUTUMN WARMERS AUBERGINE STEW

Inspired by our recent yoga holiday to Turkey we cooked this warming autumnal dish for my one day rural yoga retreat in The Chess Valley. I promised that I would produce the recipe which I have scaled down to serve four to six people.



INGREDIENTS

60ml/4tbsp olive oil
2 potatoes cut into bite size chunks
10ml/2tsp crushed coriander seeds 
2-3 garlic chopped cloves 
400g can chopped tomatoes
10ml/2tbs tomatoes puree
15ml/1tbsp sugar
2 large aubergines cut into bite size chunks
2 green peppers seeded & cut into bite size chunks
small bunch coriander
small bunch dill
salt & ground black pepper

METHOD

Heat oil in heavy pan or casserole stir in potatoes - soften & brown for 5-6 minutes
Stir in crushed coriander seeds and garlic
Add tomatoes, puree, sugar followed by aubergines & green peppers.
Cover with enough water to surround vegetables & bring to boil
Cover and cook gently for 15-20 minutes.
Remove lid and put into oven for a further 10-20 minutes to brown and thicken
Season with salt & pepper and stir in half chopped coriander and dill 
Transfers into hot serving dish and top with the remaining herbs
Serve hot with an optional dollop of creamy Turkish or Greek yoghurt, flat bread or rice

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

SUPERBERRY IMMUNE BOOSTING SMOOTHIE


INGREDIENTS

1 BANANA
a handful of BERRIES, i used BLUEBERRIES and BLACKBERRIES 
150ml MILK
(to keep it dairy free you can use SOYA MILK or light COCONUT MILK)
ICE CUBES
a tsp HONEY

put all the ingredients in a large cup, and blend with a hand-blender/ swizzle stick
to make it look pretty i drizzled the top with a bit of extra MILK

RECIPE TESS'STUDENT KITCHEN