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Sweet & Sticky Fig & Pistachio Quinoa Porridge…& Eating Intuitively

“The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful…” This line generates a feeling of warmth within me… not just that it connects me to my own inner fire, or Agni as it’s known in Yoga.  Tuning in to our own inner Agni can connect us to feelings of internal physical warmth, we might also refer to it as ‘the fire in the belly’ or our passion for life… it could also relate to our metabolism and the way in which our digestive fire transforms our food in to fuel. Fire is transformational by nature.  Turning matter in to gas and ash.  Untamed, fire can be a destructive force at one end of the spectrum (Think ‘burn out’ in the metaphorical sense) or a damp smouldering smoky non starter at the other end (a lack of passion or a ‘non starter’). Keeping our Agni burning just bright enough is the work of our yoga practice, and I don’t just mean Asana, I mean our true connection with ourselves.  The mind and body working …

HapPie New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  May it be filled with delicious, wonderful loveliness (your pie and your year!) We saw the year out with friends & family and welcomed the new year with a wintry walk in the beautiful surrey countryside.  If like us you’ve over indulged this holiday you’ll be delighted at a pie recipe right now (ahem)!!  If you’re looking at a fridge full of leftover meat though, it’s exactly the recipe you need! And if you have enough space, make it and freeze it for a few weeks until the guilt of the over indulgence has past?!  Here it is though, the last festive recipe of the season before we all get back on the treadmill next week, metaphorically and literally I suspect! Ingredients for the filling (Serves 6): Around 500g leftover meat, for us it was turkey and ham 1 onion 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 carrot 2 leeks 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 tsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp plain flour 300ml single cream 200ml stock (made from the boiled down …