At last…Spring is finally here! April is bringing us some milder weather, lighter evenings and a transition towards more vibrant seasonal foods. My juicer is out of hibernation and the rainbow salads are taking precedence again over hearty soups and stews.
After a seemingly endless hiatus under woolly jumpers and thick tights, now is the perfect time to re-energise and ‘Spring Clean’, whether that’s your house, your job or your lifestyle….but your health should always be top priority.
Nutritional Therapy is a great way to gain a solid insight into what to eat to feel your best from the inside out. Rather than a fad diet, this is an investment into your ongoing health and you will continue to reap the benefits in the long-term.
***I am offering 25% off consultations for this month only – send me an email for further information!***
Here are some exciting health and foodie events happening in London this month – hope to see you there!
When: Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th April 10.00am – 5.00pm
What: The London Coffee Festival
Where: 15 Hanbury Street, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QR
Coffee – if you’re going to drink it, drink it properly, I say! (For more info, check out my coffee blog too). Learn everything there is to know and how to make it taste even better from exhibitors such as Caravan Coffee Roasters, Coffeegram, eCoffee Cup and London School of Coffee, as well as Rude Health, TeaPigs, The Chai Company and Chegworth Valley.
Enjoy a day of free food and coffee tastings, workshops, masterclasses and live music + a free tote bag – sounds good!
When: Tuesday 12th April 6.30pm- 8.30pm
What: Riverford Master Veg Class
Where: The Duke of Cambridge, 30 St Peter’s Street, London N1 8JT
Fancy ordering a seasonal veg box? Want some tips on what to actually do with the veg once you’ve got it?
Riverford is one of the largest organic veg box providers and will be running a 2 hour cooking lesson at Britain’s first organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge.
After getting to grips with the veggies, enjoy the meal that you have prepared, including a variety of dips, sweet and sour fennel & leeks with quinoa, purple sprouting broccoli and roasted cauliflower with spicy almonds (yummy).
Order a veg box on the night and receive a free Riverford cookbook to get you started.
When: Wednesday 20th April 7.00pm – 8.30pm
What: THE ANTIDOTE – ‘What Food Tribe are You?’
Where: Hemsley + Hemsley Cafe on 3 – Selfridges 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Join the Hemsley sisters at their new Selfridges café to discuss the psychology, ecology and fashionability of how to eat well, including commentary on various food philosophies such as vegan, paleo, 5:2, raw and gluten-free. Other speakers include The Antidote’s Editor Suzanne Duckett, Nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson and Psychologist Susie Orbach.
Includes a complimentary drink and sharing platter.
When: Saturday 23rd April 1.00pm – 5.00pm
What: The Homebaked London Fair and Bake Off
Where: Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes, 108 Baker Street, London W1U 6LJ
Baking is evolving and can still be readily enjoyed as part of a health-conscious lifestyle, with new and exciting options such as courgette loaves, gluten-free muffins and an array of sugar-free alternatives increasing in popularity.
Come and learn more at this event which connects foodies with talented local independent bakers.
There will be masterclasses throughout the day teaching lots of new skills in the field, as well as a chance to enter the bake-off.
Have a fun-filled and healthy month ahead!