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Recipes

29/06/21

Healthy Flapjack Recipe

Sweet tooths beware, this recipe is not only simple to make but deliciously moreish! Retreat chef Catherine of Wildings Vegan Kitchen has shared her healthy flapjacks that still use a touch of butter and a bit of syrup but most of the sweetness comes from the banana… it’s practically guilt-free!

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09/04/21

Wild Garlic Pesto

Spring is the perfect time to forage for this highly nutritious plant native to Britain. With its fresh, garlicky smell wild garlic is likely found growing in abundance in shady woodland environments near you. With blood-purifying properties, it is also thought to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Enjoy whipping up this simple yet delicious recipe shared by our fabulous retreat chef Catherine from Wildings Vegan Kitchen. We refer to The Woodland Trust for information on how to identify & sustainable source this edible plant. (more…)

05/03/21

Mango & Edamame Salad

Get into the spirit of Spring with this fresh and healthy salad we absolutely adore here at The Zest Life! (more…)

01/02/21

Green Smoothie

With health (and delicious flavour) in mind enjoy a Green Smoothie Recipe by our amazing retreat chef Catherine from Wildings Vegan Kitchen. (more…)

04/01/21

Raw Bounty Cups

This will be a definite hit with the family as an after school or dinner treat and the best news is, it won’t break any healthy New Year Resolutions! Our fabulous retreat chef Catherine from Wildings Vegan Kitchen has lovingly shared her recipe with The Zest Life community to enjoy! (more…)

16/12/20

Winter Warming Ribollita Soup

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Nothing beats a warming bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day! Here’s a fabulously hearty Italian favourite adapted by our fabulous retreat chef Catherine from Wildings Vegan Kitchen who has lovingly shared it with our The Zest Life community to enjoy! (more…)

10/11/20

Breakfast Oat & Chia Jars

A quick and easy recipe to kick-start your morning full of protein and fibre! Our fabulous retreat chef Catherine from Wildings Vegan Kitchen has lovingly shared it with our The Zest Life community to enjoy! (more…)

12/10/20

Tahini Coconut Fudge

A delicious guilt-free treat that will bring joy to all who manage to steal a slice. Our fabulous retreat chef Catherine from Wildings Vegan Kitchen has lovingly shared it with our The Zest Life community to enjoy! (more…)

23/02/17

Banana Peanut Butter Flapjacks

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A lovely healthy, guilt free alternative to a flapjack. Tastes a bit like a banana bread but has all the goodness of the oats you’d find in a flapjack. They make a great breakfast alternative and also a great snack for the mid afternoon energy slump. Wheat and dairy too. (more…)

09/11/16

chai tea

15027395_1183969888359120_8877152492050546426_nSince travelling in India I have always loved chai tea. Whenever I drink it I am always transported back almost twenty years to my first visit there. I remember sitting on a platform in Bombay waiting for my first train across India and being sold cups of wonderfully sweet chai tea while I waited. It was always served in tiny terracotta pots, almost like a shot of tea really and only cost just a couple of rupee a cup, a far cry from the tea prices of Starbucks. Anyway, a very good friend of mine Kate has given me this recipe of her divine chai tea to share. It’s a perfect spice blend to warm the hearts at this cold time of year. (more…)

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