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£10 OFF a Massage with Maria!

Monday 9th March 2020

From Monday 9th March - Tuesday 7th April 2020, we are offering £10 off a Massage with Maria. If you are new to the clinic you can receive £10 off an Initial Consultation, usually £55. If you have seen other other therapists…

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Recipe of the Week: Spiced North African-style eggs with homemade flatbreads

Monday 9th March 2020

Baking eggs in a spicy tomato sauce is very common in many parts of the world, most famously in the Mexican dish huevos rancheros. This version…

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Recipe of the Week: Ricotta & Spinach pancake Cannelloni

Monday 2nd March 2020

Preparation time:25 minutes Cooking time:40 minutes Total time:1 hour 5 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 125g plain flour, sifted ¼ tsp fine salt 2 large British Blacktail Free Range Eggs 225ml semi-skimmed milk 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 2 tsp sunflower oil, for frying FILLING AND SAUCE 750g frozen whole leaf spinach, defrosted in the fridge and squeezed dry 35g mature parmigiano reggiano, finely grated, plus extra to serve 250g ricotta ¼ tsp…

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Recipe of the Week: Red Velvet Pancakes

Monday 24th February 2020

PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 20 MINS EASY SERVES 4 New York diner-style chocolate pancakes meet red velvet cake in this ingenious brunch dish, stacked up with a sweet maple cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips and fresh blueberries. Ingredients 200g self raising flour 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1…

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Recipe of the Week: Prawn & Pineapple Fried Rice

Monday 17th February 2020

Preparation time:15 minutes Cooking time:10 minutes Total time:25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 tsp wok oil 300g pack carrot, broccoli, green beans & baby corn, cut into smaller pieces ½ red pepper, deseeded and diced 3 salad onions, sliced 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated 2 cloves garlic, finely grated 2 British Blacktail Large Free Range…

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Veganuary...... How it changed me

Thursday 13th February 2020
Natasha Osgood

VEGAN! So many people roll their eyes at the idea of becoming vegan, because who can't live without meat or fish or dairy right!? I most certainly thought this until just before Christmas. As much as I hate…

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Recipe of the Week: Vegan Banana Pancakes

Monday 10th February 2020

PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 12 MINS EASY MAKES 12 Make these foolproof dairy and egg-free banana pancakes. A guaranteed crowd pleaser with a fluffy, light texture, you'd never know they're vegan Ingredients 1 large ripe banana (around 150g) 2 tbsp golden caster sugar ¼ tsp fine salt 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for cooking 120g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 150ml oat, almond milk or soya milk syrup, sliced banana and berries, to serve (optional) Method 1. Mash the banana in a mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar, salt and oil.…

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Recipe of the Week: Prawn, coconut & aubergine curry

Monday 3rd February 2020

Preparation time:15 minutes Cooking time:20 minutes Total time:35 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 large aubergine, diced into small pieces 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground turmeric 150ml vegetable stock 250ml coconut milk 2 x 150g packs extra-large raw prawns 2 limes 100g baby spinach Naan bread, to serve Method 1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a…

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Recipe of the Week: Butternut squash, sage & feta risotto

Monday 27th January 2020

Vegetarian Preparation time:15 minutes Cooking time:40 minutes Total time:55 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil ½ x 20g pack sage leaves 600g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, cut into 2cm cubes 1 onion, finely chopped 2 sticks celery, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely sliced 300g risotto rice 200ml white wine 1.2 litres hot vegetable stock 50g grated vegetarian Italian hard cheese 50g feta…

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Life hacks, not just a resolution for January

Thursday 23rd January 2020
BCA

For many, the beginning of a new year brings with it new-found enthusiasm and commitment to improving health and fitness. Yet research from the University College of London* has shown that around one-quarter of people give up…

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Recipe of the Week: Katsu Curry

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Make our easy katsu curry with options to adapt the recipe for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. You'll need chicken or tofu depending on your preference PREP: 25 MINS COOK: 40 MINS EASY SERVES 4 Ingredients 4 tbsp rapeseed oilor vegetable oil 2 x…

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Why You Don’t Need To Detox

Wednesday 15th January 2020
Alice Pearson

The festive season is one of indulgence. After copious amounts of pigs in blankets, mince pies, and Irish cream, your body may not…

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Running - Smash your 2020 Goals!!

Monday 13th January 2020
Ben Davie

The new year is always a popular time for setting goals and a big one for many people is to sign up for a long-distance run, anything from a 5K to a full marathon. Ben Davie has ran…

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5 Smoothie Kits for a Week of Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Thursday 2nd January 2020
Kelli Foster

By nature, smoothies are a quick and easy breakfast that are both nourishing and convenient to enjoy when you're on the go. But there is a way to make them even easier. The key to a smart smoothie routine isn't just the pairing of ingredients you load in the blender — it's knowing the…

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Recipe of the Week: Pickled beetroot tacos with goat’s cheese

Monday 30th December 2019
Olive

Kick off a festive party with these easy vegetarian canapés perfect for fuss-free hosting 30 Minutes + Pickling Makes 32 Easy Ingredients white wine vinegar 100g caster sugar 50g beetroot 2 medium, topped, tailed and peeled soft goat's cheese 150g lemon 1, zested and…

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Christmas Punch....... Cheers!

Monday 23rd December 2019

Treat your guests to a Christmas punch. It's a blend of prosecco, sloe gin, Jägermeister and apple juice, together with festive clementine and ginger Ingredients a bunch of red grapes 750ml prosecco 1l cloudy apple juice ice 250ml sloe gin 50ml herbal liqueur (we used Jägermeister) 1 ball stem ginger, finely sliced plus 2 tbsp of the syrup 3-4 sprigs rosemary 1 clementine, finely sliced Method 1. The day before you…

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Recipe of the Week: Boxing Day Leftover Pie!!

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Roast potato, turkey, sausage & stuffing pie This easy pie has all the best bits from Christmas dinner in one: turkey, stuffing, sausage and roasties. Bake until golden brown and tuck in! Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil or rapeseed oil knob of butter 1 large onion, halved and sliced 6 sausages…

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Technology found to be the biggest growing cause of back pain in the UK

Thursday 12th December 2019
BCA

British Chiropractic Association (BCA) reveals increase in clients seeking treatment for back pain caused by sedentary lifestyles This Back Care Awareness Week (7th-11th October), the BCA is encouraging people in the UK to get moving, after finding over 70% of chiropractors have treated patients with injuries linked to sedentary lifestyle habits, such as screen time (78%), commuting (88%) and sitting for too…

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Recipe of the Week: Smoked salmon, spinach and cream cheese roulade

Tuesday 10th December 2019
Appetite

makes 25-30 slices Ingredients For the roulade: 300g spinach 3 eggs, separated 1 tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp grated nutmeg 1tbsp butter For the filling: 200g cream cheese 200g smoked salmon 2tbsp finely chopped chives grated zest and juice of a lemon salt and pepper Method Preheat the oven to 200C, Gas 5. Melt the butter in a pan or microwave. Line…

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Recipe of the Week: Chestnut, Bacon & Cranberry Stuffing

Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Good Food

This festive stuffing brings together all the trimmings in one gorgeous mass. PREP: 30 MINS - 40 MINS COOK: 40 MINS MAKES 24 STUFFING BALLS EASY Ingredients 100g dried cranberries 50ml ruby port 1 small onion, chopped 2…

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