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keithsquires

Head chef at the Dru Centre in North Wales, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Keith devises and oversees the culinary and nutritional delights for all the course participants throughout the year.

His passion for feeding people began with home-baking at the age of 10. He was soon bringing to school cakes, breads and pasties. His schoolmates joined in and before long they were swapping cakes and recipes during the lunch breaks and raiding mums’ cookery books in the evenings.

A qualified Medical Herbalist Keith also offers exclusive and engaging health and nutrition retreats and courses in North Wales, aswell as workshops and seminars on Aryuveda throughout the UK and abroad.

Keith’s Crispy Dosa Recipe

You might think fast food is a relatively recent phenomenon, and that the idea came from the USA. But the South Indians have been at it for thousands of years! Unlike a lot of western fast food—South Indian fast food is healthy, quick and tasty. It’s South Indian […]

Find your Ayurvedic Constitution

Finding your own constitution type is a great way to know more about yourself—what diet, yoga and lifestyle will suit you best! Advice on yoga, healthy diet can be very contradictory and confusing. Ayurveda makes it personal, and finds the optimum lifestyle choices for you! In ayurveda, everything is […]

Cooking with St Valentine’s

Today is Valentines Day and its good to remember the first one which was nearly 2000 years ago in Roman times. Valentine was a priest before Christianity was recognised in Rome and he was imprisoned for his beliefs. But that didn’t stop him performing wonderful miracles. While in […]

Cooking with Love

In life, all you need is love. In the kitchen, it’s cooking with love. ‘Cooking with Love’ means just that—turning an everyday activity into something magical. What’s the secret? Simply that the way you cook (and eat) is just as important as the food itself. Like me, this […]

From Malta with Love

Looking for a warm, central location for our world wide team to meet up (from the UK, Europe and Australia), we though where better than Malta? Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta is derived from the words ‘medi’ (middle) and ‘terrain’ (earth) so literally means the […]

Ayurvedic Sweet Potato Curry

Today at the Dru Yoga Centre in Snowdonia I made the Ayurvedic Sweet Potato Curry a recipe from our new book ‘Cooking with Love’. This was the result enough for 40 people. It is a nice light vegetable dish, meaning there was plenty of space left for lots […]

How to Make Ayurvedic Ghee

Ghee is prized in Ayurveda because it is thought to aid digestion by fueling the digestive fire. Ghee, being warm, soft and moist, has the opposite qualities to vata dosha which is cold, dry and hard and so helps to balance it. Vata also increases with old age—we […]