One Pot Luck

Small-town slow cooker just wanting to keep note of everyday discoveries.

Homemade ‘Gourd-geous’ Dhal

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Twisting to detox – part II

The routine of western lifestyle is a big contributor to sluggish digestion. Sometimes abdominal discomfort comes from sitting at a desk all day, eating at odd times of the day, or eating rich, processed food. At the end of a day a... Continue Reading →

Twisting to detox – part I

The two primary functions of twisted postures in yoga practice are: to stimulate the internal organs to release tension in the spine and areas that are frequently closed off Results can be disappointing when twists are initially attempted, as it takes... Continue Reading →

Sun salutations are the basis of yoga practice, here's a shorter sequence to help bring diversity to your own routine.

Working towards sirsasana.

Crawl back into your shell

Find out about the calming and comforting properties of forward bends.

Sweet potato, chickpea and chorizo jumble

Exactly what it says on the tin, a jumble. The first experiment I had with my slow cooker. The great thing about my Morphy Richards is that the container itself can be placed directly on the hob. It can be used to sear... Continue Reading →

Sequence for tension in the upper back

Click here for some simple stretches to relax the upper back

TGIF stew

Click here to learn about the lettuce crisis and see my seasonal stew.

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