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soupe au pistou

Soupe au pistou is a south of France kind of minestrone, and borrows a pesto-type sauce from round the coast in Liguria. This is a vegan and viveka’d version that draws on the strenghts of the kitchen garden at this time of year. You can vary the veg to what’s in season, going into squash …

bean salad

I’m trying to eat more protein and fewer carbs, and doing more fitness to keep muscle up. I eat pulses anyway, but this bean salad feels extra proteinaceous. This salad is an old favourite – I love the way the beans are like colourful pebbles – and to serve it with quinoa (17% protein, a …

Yin & Nidra Workshop

Fiona is a trained and experienced facilitator of yin and nidra. Based at her Viveka Gardens Retreat Place in Mid Devon, she brings nature and season-based visualisations and prana-filled vibration to nidra. Next date: 21st June, Summer Solstice sign up to the newsletter to be sure of knowing about events https://bit.ly/2xebsm4

coronavirus

Update 16th March 2020 NEWSFLASH! Yoga classes are now online. Decisions pending about planned workshops and retreats. Watch this space or be in touch Update 15th March 2020 It’s clear social distancing is coming. For the timebeing sessions going on as before – please read original post below – but each must decide their level …

bean pate

This is not the most glamourous dish. It is brown, like vegan food of the 1970s, as noted in the brilliant mockumentary Carnage by Simon Amstell. However, it is very yummy and nutritious. It’s a favourite of peeps doing work exchange here: a lunch with bread and salads. Here pictured waldorf (apples, celery, sultanas, walnuts …

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