Wellness Weekend with Laney

Welcome to final edition of my Weekend Wellness Series.

For the past few weeks in celebration of the launch of our fabulous yoga ladies, I've been drilling down into each of their poses as well as sharing yummy recipes and nattering about my own wellness journey.

I'm sure you'll agree that the hardest part of any new journey or change from the norm is sticking with it! Sharing my own ramblings in my Journal posts these last few weeks has really helped me with that and I hope you guys have found it of some help too.

For Body & Soul

For Body & Soul

Meet Laney

Yoga Pose: Seated Side Bend.

The seated side bend is a good beginners pose that opens up the hips. It's a very soothing pose that stretches the neck, shoulders, back, and obliques. This pose helps to relax the mind and relieves stress and anxiety. As with all yoga poses, although it's relatively simple, the it requires concentration and dedication to ensure it's being carried out to embrace the full effect. Just taking a small amount of time each day for simple stretches can have a big impact on our mental health and flexibility.

Turning up the Heat!

"Since January, I’ve really tried to get into exercise and I try to work out more regularly. Twice to three times a week I’ll have an infra red sauna I invested this sauna blanket from MiHigh and I love it! 45 mins whilst watching Million Dollar Listing NY – heaven! It's said to help with releasing toxins, metabolism and helping to support immune systems. I find it really helps me to relax and switch off"

Nourish

Nourish

"For lunches when working from home (which is a lot) I’m really big on veggies so lunches normally consist of roasting broccoli with onions and garlic then whizzing up in a blender with stock, or roasting cauli florests in the oven  (again with onions and garlic) and then mixing through with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, sprinkling with pomegranate seeds and coriander leaves. Yum!"

Carrot & Kimchi Fritters

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A super tasty dish from one of my constant go to's - Donna Hay

It's a perfect weeknight dish that's fabulous for your gut health too!

Ingredients

500g carrots, peeled and shredded

1½ cups grated cauliflower

1 cup kimchi,

4 eggs, lightly whisked

¼ cup milk

⅓ cup brown rice flour

2 tbsp white chia seeds

Extra virgin olive oil,

Green Snake Beans (I use green beans)

Spring Onions thinly sliced,

Chilli Sauce to Serve

Method

1. To make the fritters, place the carrot, cauliflower, kimchi, eggs, milk, flour and chia in a bowl and mix to combine.

2. Heat 2 medium non-stick frying pans over medium heat. Add a little oil and 1 cupful of mixture into each pan. Spread the mixture thinly to cover the base of the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes each side or until golden. Repeat with remaining mixture, adding more oil as necessary to make each fritter. Keep warm until ready to serve.

3. To make the chilli eggs, return frying pans to medium heat and add a teaspoon of oil to each.

4. Sprinkle each pan with chilli and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 egg, lightly whisked, to each pan and swirl to the edges. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until edges are crisp. Remove to a board and roll thinly. Repeat to make 4 chilli egg omelettes. Thinly slice omelettes.

5. To serve, divide fritters between plates, top with beans, chilli eggs, green onion, chilli sauce and purple shiso. Serves 4.

For the Home

For the Home

The Fabulous Benefits of Having a Faff.

Never underestimate the calming and meditative qualities of having a good faff!! I love to spend time at weekends moving things around and making some tweaks to my decor (sometimes rather large tweaks - poor Graham). By making the smallest of changes, refreshing your botanicals, new cushion covers, moving art or changing up your console styling, can really invigorate your decor and for me it's a brilliant way to switch off. I'm interiors obsessed so for me this is a good way to relax! I stick on some Jazz or Fip Radio and off I go! 

The Fabulous Benefits of Having a Faff.

Never underestimate the calming and meditative qualities of having a good faff!! I love to spend time at weekends moving things around and making some tweaks to my decor (sometimes rather large tweaks - poor Graham). By making the smallest of changes, refreshing your botanicals, new cushion covers, moving art or changing up your console styling, can really invigorate your decor and for me it's a brilliant way to switch off. I'm interiors obsessed so for me this is a good way to relax! I stick on some Jazz or Fip Radio and off I go!

Check out Abi's top homeware picks for small but mighty changes to refresh your decor.