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 […]
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.
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 […]
Ayurvedic recipes often include yoghurt, ghee and paneer. A cow’s diet greatly affects the nutrient content of her milk so whenever possible get your milk, cream, butter and cheeses from free-range, grass-fed cows. The oil in green grass contains 50% omega-3 essential fatty acids and cows normally eat […]
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 […]
Just recently I went on panchakarma retreat in Ayurveda Yoga Villa in Kerala. In Sanskrit panch means five and karma means action, so it is literally five detox treatments. To do it properly takes time 3 to 4 weeks, because you need to prepare and recover from each […]
My recent talk on Ayurveda. It is just a recording so you can enjoy it while you are doing something else!
Can you imagine a country that: Makes 22kg of finest chocolate per person per year Has 1000 varieties of beer That invented chips? Is this country some kind of food heaven? No just a short hop over the English Channel and you are in Belgium—a food lovers paradise! […]
‘All you need is love’ applies to food too. I have put this as my first tip, because it is the least recognised, but most important one! I call it vitamin L and most of us are sadly deficient in it! Like mothers food, or a romantic meal. […]
Just arrived in Chennai and staying at the wonderful Radisson Hotel near the airport. Here we are enjoying the great Indian hospitality and also the food—especially the local specialty: masala dosa. Often as vegetarians you can struggle a bit when staying in a hotel, but not in India. […]
Magic Powder In Ayurveda, there are six tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, pungent and astringent. A meal should ideally contain all of them to improve digestion and stimulate your whole being. Western diets are generally too sweet, too salty and sometimes overly pungent (hot, spicy). The other tastes […]
We all know that it’s great to eat raw food because it’s so full of vitality, vitamins and enzymes. But unless it’s really warm weather, raw food can seem cold and unappetising. With Keith’s Ayurvedic warm salads you can get the best of both worlds! In this salad […]
It’s great to be in the news, for the right reasons! Om Yoga Magazine recently featured my ‘yoga of food’ article. Read all about it, below. The Yoga of Food (Anna Yoga) By Keith Squires Never before has so much information about food been available through books, the […]