A summary of the day can be seen here.
Wise words from Hala
Hala is a nutritionist and dietician at a Harley Street Clinic and it is abundantly clear this lady practices what she preaches;Great complexion, glossy locks, a picture of health in itself. For me, two points worth noting were:
- Drink a minimum of 2 litres of water a day
- It is all about moderation
|Healthy portion plate|
Of course, the problem is compounded when I am cooking an evening meal for us and hubby drops the frequent line "Just cooking for yourself then, are you?"* Sigh*
Next up was Philippa (aka Phil) from Skinny Latte Strikes Back who recounted her tale of going from 103.5kg to 76kg in a year. If ever there was a girl who had amazing willpower and stamina, Phil is a striking example. April 2011 marked the anniversary of reaching her target weight and she managed to train and complete her first London Marathon. She has a truly inspirational and amazing story and shares her tips on how she succeeded in battling her demons. Pop over and pay her a visit if you need spurring into action. She also has some super recipes to tantalize your taste buds.
|Andre Dupin shows us how it is done|
For me, the dish of the day was The Mackerel Tartare with Minted Cucumber soup. This was truly delicious, a cooling summer delicacy with a fiery Tabasco kick. This recipe used 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt. For a look at the ingredients and preparation, watch the video here.
|Tartare of Mackerel with Minted Cucumber Soup|
|Medallions of Pork with Wilted Fennel and Sauce Gribiche|
|Vegetarian Samosa with Minted Yoghurt Dip|
|Caramelised Pineapple with Drop Scones|
|White Chocolate Mille Feuille with Spiced Plums|
L'atelier des Chefs is a great place to come with friends to learn and practice different dishes. The additional bonus lies in the fact that a lot of the ingredients are prepared so that you can dive in straight away and get cooking! It runs a series of different themed cooking classes. In fact, Total Greek Yoghurt are currently running Masterclasses at a discounted rate. Click here for further details.
My thanks to the lovely Alison and her team for taking great care of us!