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Wellbeing Side plank / Vasisthasana by Yogahaven

This pose if great for strengthening the obliques and shoulders. From a high plank, keep the shoulders over the wrists, and pivot onto the right hand and the outer edge of the right foot, stacking the feet. Flex the feet, and reach the left arm up to the sky, looking up towards the hand. Lift…

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Recipes Andhra Prawn Curry by Atul Kochhar

Veinchana Royyalu Andhraiites typically eat fiery hot food, but this prawn curry packs a lot of flavours too! SERVES 4 500g raw peeled tiger prawns 6 green cardamom pods fresh coriander sprigs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 cloves 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 4 tablespoons Onion Paste (page 218) 4 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon red…

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Wellbeing Downward Facing Dog / Adho Mukha Svanasana by yogahaven

Start in a high plank, shoulders over wrists, and then lift the hips high (without moving hands or feet) to create that upside down V shape, allowing the heels to drift towards the mat. Hands should be shoulder width apart, wrists parallel to the top of the mat, and feet parallel, hip width apart. If…

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Recipes Barbecued Gressingham Duck with White Coleslaw by Josh Eggleton

This quick and flavoursome barbecued duck recipe is ideal for the summer months, but can equally be enjoyed in the winter by adapting the method slightly. Kohlrabi is an earthy, crunchy and refreshing addition to coleslaw. For a gluten free option, replace soy with tamari sauce. Ingredients: Glazed duck 2 Gressingham duck breasts 100g of…

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Wellbeing Yoga Pose of the Week: The Humble Warrior Pose (Baddha Virabhadrasana)

Whether you recognize this Baddha Virabhadrasana as Humble Warrior, or by any of its other pseudonyms (Devotional Warrior, Bound Warrior, or Silver Surfer), modern yogis everywhere bow down to this hip and heart opening pose! Here’s how to do Humble Warrior Pose: Unlike the far-reaching dristi practiced in Virabhadrasana I, II, and III, Baddha Virabhadrasana…

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Recipes Barbecued gressingham duck breast with white coleslaw

By Josh Eggleton This quick and flavoursome barbecued duck recipe is ideal for the summer months, but can equally be enjoyed in the winter by adapting the method slightly. Kohlrabi is an earthy, crunchy and refreshing addition to coleslaw. For a gluten free option, replace soy with tamari sauce. Ingredients: Glazed duck 2 Gressingham duck…

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Cocktails Cocktail of the Week: The Clover Cup

Clover Cup 40 ml gin 15 ml lemon juice 15 ml raspberry syrup 15 ml Martini Extra Dry Vermouth 15 egg white Method Shake all the ingredients with ice then strain into a separate mixing glass and shake again with no ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and drink it quickly. You can leave…

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ALEXANDRA PALACE  26 August -28 August 2017

 

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival returns to Alexandra Palace over the bank holiday weekend of 26th, 27th & 28th August

Watch New Judge of The Big Family Showdown Rosemary Shrager, Michelin starred chef at Benares Atul Kochhar, Michelin starred Chef and Great British Menu Winner Adam Simmonds, Great British Menu Winner 2017 at Oklava Selin Kiazim & Veneta’s Head Chef Jamie Thicket cooking their signature recipes in the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre with MasterChef Finalists Steve Kielty, Lorna Robertson, Jack Lucas, Juanita Hennessey, Emma Spitzer & Tony Rodd.

Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy free hourly yoga and meditation in the Healthy Living Zone; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Success Express Music Stage; enter the Chilli Eating Competition; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus, Pimms Teapot & The Evan Williams Bourbon Airstream and have a fun day out in the VIP experience.

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