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Dec 2021 – SLOW DOWN

As we approach the equinox on December 21st and as we switch from Autumn to Winter, so are the elements switching from metal to water. Because we are often cold, hydration tends to be low on our priority list, and that is: drinking at least 4 pints of quality water per day!

Bladder and kidney issues tend to arise because of the lack of hydration in our bodies, so keep hydrated with herbals teas, warm lemon water and water kefir and bear in mind that caffeine, alcohol and sugar in excess will have an impact on your hydration!

At this time, it is also important to connect with our bodies and soul and recognise that it is ok to slow down, to allow imperfections around our lives, to just be!

Remember to take time and pace yourselves while eating and drinking during the festive season.

Eating mindfully can be such an art:

- Take time to taste flavours and appreciate the experience

- Be grateful for the gift nature has provided you

- Choose products to consume that are ethical and are as natural as possible.

If you have time, have a look at the video I made last year to see how you can introduce more fermented foods and drinks over the festive season –

Introducing purple coloured veg like purple potatoes, carrots and kale, black or wild rice and red cabbage are great for this season. Purple veg contain a higher level of antioxidants, which boosts your immunity! Check out my sauerkraut recipe with red cabbage here.

At Christmas, I love making a red cabbage coleslaw with carrots, spring onions and pomegranate. I prefer to make a dressing with tahini, lemon juice and olive oil instead of using mayonnaise, to keep in nice and light.

As a French national, one of the things I found hard to give up at Christmas - in a cultural sense - was fois-gras; a delicacy eaten across the country during the festive season. But I gave up meat completely in 2019 and no longer eat it for ethical reasons. However, I discovered this fabulous vegan recipe that is Faux Gras!

I love it! It tastes just like paté, it's healthy and great value for money, using lentils, walnuts and mushrooms.

My mottos for this month are:

I appreciate moderation

I am conscious of what best serves my mind, body and soul.

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