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Every post contains a carefully selected recipe

We aim to nurture an enthusiastic curiosity about genuine wellbeing for those seeking more understanding, peace, emotional fulfillment & equilibrium, inspiration and vitality


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We have three current series for your interest. One is a collection of delicious hand picked recipes with true nutritional integrity, the second offers photos and beautiful experiences from our retreat destinations – Postcards from Retreat, and the third offers seasonal nutritional tips



Also check our archives to the right …



Creative Nutrition

Handpicked recipes by Dr Deborah Quinn serving nutritional integrity with sensational taste and creativity. Enjoy!

Our older posts have a side dish of inspiration or creativity to accompany all recipes!


August – Seasonal Produce

12th August – Savory Yoghurt Bowl

5th August – Roasted Veggies & Hummus Sandwich


July – Seasonal Produce

15th July – Magical Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam

8th July – Simple Celery Soup

1st July – Mediterranean Roasted Artichoke


June – Seasonal Produce

10th June – Strawberry & Mango Chopped Spinach Quinoa Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette

3rd June – Cherry and Pea Shoot Kale Salad with Date-Balsamic Vinaigrette 


May – Seasonal Produce 

27th May – Shrimp-Tomato-Avocado Salad

20th May – Panelle e frittedda 

13th May – Blended Green Soup

6th May – Strawberry & Rhubarb Salsa


April – Seasonal Produce

29th April – Broad Bean, Pea and Quinoa Salad

22nd April – Roasted Asparagus with Romesco Sauce


March – Seasonal Produce 

4th March – Gratitude (Purple sprouted Broccoli with Tahini Dressing)

11th March – What Happens Around Me (Cleansing Kiwi Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk)

18th March – The Personal Life Deeply Lived (Red Dead-nettle with mint, smoked garlic and butter)

25th March – Silence Speaks Loudest (Roasted Razor Clams)


February Inspiration

25th Feb – Lengthening Days (Watercress Green Smoothie)

18th Feb – Early Morning Frosts (Immune Boosting Porridge)

11th Feb – Buds of Opportunity (Warm Superfood Salad)


Jump-Start January

31st Dec – Slow your pace to hear your own thoughts (Citrus-Honey Green Tea)

7th Jan – A Loving Heart is the Truest Wisdom (Rice bowl with Ginger, Radish & Avocado)

14th Jan – Excitement and the Right Path (Blueberry Walnut Oat-less Oatmeal)

21st Jan – Courage (Roasted lemon, purple sprouting broccoli with salted anchovies salad

28th Jan – Inner Stillness (Acai Chia Pot)


Christmas Treats

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26th Nov – Christmas Tree Crafts & Honestly Healthy Mince Pies

3rd Dec – DIY Holiday Smudge Sticks & Christmas Pud!

10th Dec – Unleash Creative Superpower & Gluten Free Christmas Cake!

17th Dec – DIY Luxury Bath Bomb & Do Something Fresh with Tired Christmas Day Sides!

24th Dec – Honestly Healthy Yule Log & festive surprise…

Warming Autumn Soups 

19th Nov – Explore the Boundaries (Redeeming Green Soup with Lemon and Cayenne)

12th Nov – Beauty Reaches the Soul (Butternut Squash Turmeric Soup)

Spicy Black Bean Soup

5th Nov – Feed your love! (Skinny Vegetable Soup)

29th Oct – Don’t forget vitamin D! (Celery and Celeriac Soup)

8th Oct – Autumnal Beauty (Pumpkin & Ginger Soup)

Great-tasting Greens 

1st Oct – Seeking Freedom (Kale Crisps)

24th Sept – Inspiration as fuel for Wellbeing (Hazelnut Goats Cheese Spinach Pesto)

17th Sept – Reaping Summer’s Inspirations (Watercress Soup)

10th Sept – Wildflowers at Hever Castle (Kale Guacamole)

Clever and Inventive Snacks 

3rd Sept – Beauty in the Everyday (Raw Beetroot Chips)

27th August – White Water Lilies (Simple Houmous)

20th August – Poem! (Rosemary Almond Crackers)

13th August: Al Fresco Family Dinners (Carrot & Halloumi Patties)

6th August: Walk into a beautiful sunset (Almond Energy Bars)


Baking without Refined Sugar 

30th July – Be Mindful; Be Love (Sugar-Free Chocolate Icing)

23rd July – Be Gentle towards Yourself (Chocolate Banana Bread)

16th July – Think Cool to Keep Cool (Raw Chocolate Cheesecake)

9th July – Cherish Summer Evenings (Stuffed Salted Almond Chocolate Dates)


Fabulous Fish 

25th June – Make Monday YOUR Day (Fish curry with tomatoes and tamarind)

19th June – Being Flexible (Grilled Salmon with Thyme and Lemon)

11th June – Tune senses to sensations of Summer (Garlic Halibut Steak)

4th June – Mondays are for New Beginnings (Grilled Portuguese Sardines)


Vegan Delight 

14th May – The universe in Ecstatic Motion (Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili)

7th May – Don’t Miss the Little Things (Cashew, Spinach, Cannellini Bean Stew)

30th April – Cherish Water (Creamy Broccoli and Almond Soup)

23rd April – Wake up your senses (Vegetable Curry with Vegetable Turmeric Sauce)

16th April – Cultivate Stillness (Fennel and Chickpeas Provencal)


Dressing Vegetables with WOW  

9th April – Spring!  (Thai Green Curry with a Savory Mango Salad)

26th March – Finding your flow (Salsa Verde Fresco)

19th March – what’s your story? (Vegetables with Walnut Dressing)

12th March – Taking Risks… (Parsnip & Sage Stuffing Salad recipe)

5th March – Change Your Perspective! (Hazelnut Goats Cheese Spinach Pesto recipe)


Breakfast is King 

26th Feb 2018 – Work on Your Inner Glow! (Gallo Pinto recipe)

19th Feb 2018 – Releasing Attachments (Almond Milk Poached Pears recipe)

14th Feb 2018 – Emotional Response (Superboost Porridge recipe)

5th Feb 2018 – Kindness (Tumeric Latte recipe)

29th Jan 2018 – Find a gentle way (Tumeric Broth Detox Soup recipe)

22nd Jan 2018- Savour the peace of winter (Kale, Swiss Chard & Butternut Squash Salad recipe)


Postcards From Retreat

Sending home authentic experiences and beautiful pictures from these carefully selected retreat destinations.

Capture the inspirational essence of the rare process awaiting you…


The Dordogne, France

Chartres Cathedral – France

Dune du Pilat – Arcachon

A February Night in Sarlat

Market Day at Issigeac

Fairy-tale in the Sky

Cycling in the Dordogne

Beauty in Sarlat Cathederal

Exploring the Dordogne Valley in February


South Devon

Bantham Beach in Spring

Hope Cove



Lake Magiori – Italy



Lake Viñuela – Andalusia

Tapas in Frigiliana



Corsica beaches in June

Rockpools in the Mountains of Corsica


For further information about our retreats see below and for our retreats page click Here


Retreats – for more information

How to Create Retreats at Home

Seeing your life in a different light – do you need a retreat?

June Retreats in Corsica

A sketch from the senses

Autumn Retreats in the Dordogne

January Retreats

Where are our Retreats?

Seasonal Nutrition

Nutrition for Autumn

Sensual delight – break the false idea that healthy equals bland

Delicious salad dressings for Spring!



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