'Yoga happens exactly where you are at. Life holds all the lessons in the room you are in. The key to the next room is in the room you are in.'
- Inspired by Christina Sell
@leah_ibiza_food says the best roommate ever is the one who goes and picks armfuls of fresh flowers. Like she just did. I concur. Now say ‘stunning’ in an old school Mancunian accent. #freshcutflowers #peoniesandroses #naturelovesus #welovenature
Stunning Ibiza. We saw dolphins.
San Juan market and sun 💗
#sanjuanmarketibiza #sanjoandelabritja #ibiza #artisanmarket #livemusic
Spirulina and Marine Collagen with lots of other yummy things. Getting protein in me.
Shaved Zucchini slathered in olive oil and salt, then dehydrated for 24 hrs. Chips! Crispy and fatty, my favourites. #30dayvegketochallenge #flyingheartfood #rawvegan #privatechefibiza
Fun with food.
I am doing an experiment. 30 days primarily plant-based Ketogenic diet led by @georgiamorleyy . Ketogenic dieting is hugely popular right now and there are many purported health benefits. It’s not really my cup of tea for a long term thing as I love dietary variety too much. As a healthy whole foods based chef I feel compelled to have direct experience, to know how it feels in my body and to expand my knowledge base. My toolkit is pretty comprehensive: raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, Macrobiotic, Paleo, normal food, GAPS, Blood Type diet, Body Ecology Diet (Candida cleanse), whole, slow foods and plant-based,and now adding in Keto.
After this month I plan to return to the colourful, flavourful, beautiful playground of primarily raw vegan. I am fascinated for the moment.
So far, so good. The pancakes are delicious So is this is a Muffin made with almond and coconut flour, eggs and lashings of coconut and olive oil. #ketogenic #privatechefibiza #flyingheartfood #foodasmedicine #foodisalchemy
Raw vegan Pad Thaï.
Coconut meat and Green Papaya noodles. ‘Candied’ spiced peanuts, yummy sauce and veg...#rawvegan #flyingheartfood #privatechefibiza #islandlife #ibiza
All about The Light.
#ibiza #sunset #elcampo #countrylife #slowlife #palmtrees #islandlife
Raw vegan is wild new territory for me and yet I feel right at home.
Sunflower Mushroom burger on Almond bun. Ketchup, Guacomole, Pickled Onions Chips and Salads. Strawberry Mousse (cashew cheese, flax gel and agar) for dessert.
#rawvegan #rawveganibiza #flyingheartfood #yogaretreatchef #privatechefibiza #slowfood
Cooking is busy. Not sure how people manage all this artfully arranged food Instagram pics. I am lucky if I remember my camera while working or have dry/clean of food hands to take a picture.
Taco and Gazpacho.
Kale Chips and Pear, Kale and Ginger juice.
#rawvegan #flyingheartfood #yogaretreatchef #privatechefibiza
This picture does not do this dish justice.
One of the yummiest meals I have made. Riffed on a recipe from Matthew Kenney. A raw Green Curry. Coming to more dinner tables soon!
#rawvegan #flyingheartfood #privatechefibiza #yogaretreatibiza #matthewkenney
Day 1, my first time ‘cooking’ for a raw vegan retreat.
#flyingheartfood #retreatchef #privatechefibiza #rawvegan
Bye Canada, for now.
I have to share this photo of my Mom and my three Dads.
This was a healing, enlightening, sweet, funny, and even miraculous part of my time. My step-father is on the left. He has stood for me in ways that I always needed from a father. He questions, challenges and gives me feedback. I haven’t always followed through but I feel seen and heard. We also share a love of all things body and mind through a Buddhist/yogic filter which for me means a profundity to our communication that I cherish. I am so lucky he is my Moms partner. Next to him is my Bio Dad. A true Renaissance man who knows a lot about a lot. I admire him for his genuine interest in all people. He also can make you feel very seen and heard. He is one of a kind and sweet. I honour him for being always true to his heart and for making me more adventurous than is my natural inclination. On the far side is my dads second cousin and my second dad (it’s complicated lol). We hadn’t seen each other in 10 years. I will not let that happen again. He is also the Dad of my heart. We were great friends when I was small. He made my childhood safe, funny and adventurous. He has humour and heart to spare.
My Mom picked 3 sons of Polish tailors who ended up in North America by way of Paris. They are all sweet, funny, wise, talented men. I am honoured to call them Dad and was so blessed to have them all meet and bond like brothers.
I love my family.
@blissed_love @sprinzele @gabri5256