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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The story of the Australian and UK books starts together. They were both conceived in my mind about 6 years ago (see Cooking with Love Story). The story of the Australian and UK books starts together. They were both conceived in my mind about 6 years ago. Throughout […]
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 […]
Four years ago I finally decided to write the book I had been promising myself and everyone else. So I got out my notepad and started writing a few notes, trying to be creative. I soon realised that a blank piece of paper can be quite intimidating. I […]
This gluten-free nutroast recipe is one of my favourites. The paneer gives the nutroast a delicious twist that everyone will enjoy. It’s a great vegetarian option for Christmas. Make lots though because it is so tasty everyone will want a slice! The recipe below makes a small loaf—enough […]
Paneer is nearly everyone’s favourite Indian dish, but even better when it’s home made! It is much easier to make than you think. All you need is a pan, sieve, a big bottle of milk and some muslin or cheese cloth. It is similar to cottage cheese which […]
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 […]
For my birthday I was told we were off to the mountains to see snow leopards, bears and red pandas. I thought I was in for a trip to the Himalayas, but after a 20 minute drive we arrived at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in nearby Colwyn Bay. […]
Here are some recipes and video footage from our recent introductory course on Ayurveda in Wales. Click this link for the recipes. Meanwhile, here’s some sound advice on using coconut oil for your hair—and what happens when you try it in cold weather. How to prepare the spices […]
Most of us have a cleaning routine in the morning, and with a little ayurvedic knowhow it can be turned into a super daily ayurvedic detox. It is probably not that much longer that we spend in the bathroom anyway, also you can save time applying less non […]