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Entries from February 2012

Discovering Goa

February 29th, 2012 No Comments

The Baoli team are great fans of catching the sun somewhere towards the East in the cold winter months. Ariadna has been discovering the best places to go yoga, Ayurveda and eco-friendly in Goa - India’s top destination for golden palm-fringed beaches, hippy-like atmosphere and, of course, wellbeing.

Going home
When looking for a good yoga [...]

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Zesty asparagus and courgette pasta

February 24th, 2012 No Comments

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
sea salt
4 small courgettes, 2 diced and 2 grated
3 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped
1 bunch fine asparagus spears, woody ends removed, and each cut into 3 pieces
1 small glass of white wine
1-2 tsp rinsed, dried, and chopped capers
zest of 1 lemon
350g penne pasta
handful of flat-leaf parsley, [...]

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Mushroom Noodle Soup

February 23rd, 2012 No Comments

Serves 4
1-inch-long piece fresh ginger
8 ounces baby button mushrooms
3 tablespoons sunflower oil
6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce
black pepper
5 green onions
6 ounces medium egg noodles
2 heads bok choy
1. Carefully cut the knobbly skin off the ginger with the small sharp knife. Slice the yellow flesh and chop it as finely as you can. Wipe [...]

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Mint & Aubergine Bruschetta

February 22nd, 2012 No Comments

Serves 4
2 firm aubergines
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
6 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp flatleaf parsley, leaves (picked and finely chopped)
2 tbsp spearmint (Tashkent, Moroccan or Garden mint finely chopped)
1 garlic clove, peeled and very finely sliced
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 ciabatta
Slice the aubergines on the diagonal into slices 1 cm thick. Sprinkle [...]

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Pancake with a twist: Sticky Apple Compote Pancakes

February 21st, 2012 No Comments

Ingredients for Pancakes
250g plain flour
good pinch of salt
2 eggs
500ml milk (whole or semi-skimmed; skimmed can be a little too thin)
oil, for greasing the pan
Ingredients for Sticky Apple Compote
4 apples, cored + sliced or cubed
½ tsp ground cloves, allspice or cinnamon
juice of 1½-2 lemons, depending on size
3 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp clear honey
double cream to serve
icing sugar [...]

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Avocado to go: Savoury breakfast made speady

February 19th, 2012 No Comments

1/2 avocado
1 tomato
balsamic vinegar
rye bread
Mash up 1/2 an avocado in a bowl. Then finely dice 1 tomato and mix in another bowl with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Next, toast 1 slice of rye bread, spread on the mash avocado and top with the chopped tomatoes. This counts as 2 portions of your 5-a-day.
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Louise Allen: My job starts with tasting 200+ cups of tea per day

February 19th, 2012 No Comments

Heard of wine tasters? Our guest is a different kind of taster and can offer you a great alcohol free alternative to help you raise your spirits. Meet Louise Allen, a co-founder of Teapigs and a trained tea taster.
Why Teapigs? What makes it unique?
Teapigs is all about real tea, whole leaf quality teas and infusions. [...]

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