Sunday, January 17, 2016
A mecca for healthy foodies
Health–related goals tend to be quite popular among people with New Year resolutions; resolutions concerning weight, diet, exercise and smoking cessation are reported to be at the top of turn-of-the-calendar objectives for both sexes - you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't have a diet or fitness-related aspiration on their 2016 list, right?
One of my diet-related goals for this year, as I mentioned in my previous post, is to draw more inspiration from plant-based recipes when testing out meal ideas. Inspiration can come from recipe books, social media, television, food stores and restaurants. With regards to the latter, a couple of my friends and I often complain about the limited options that Birmingham has to offer when it comes to healthy dining. In comparison to London, our wellness scene hasn't yet quite evolved; unfortunately we don’t have local access to healthy eateries such as, The Good Food Eatery, The Mae Deli, Whole Foods London or Daylesford Farm.
Talking of Daylesford Farm, I visited the flagship store in Gloucester recently, which is a little nearer to home than London, but still far enough to deter me from visiting regularly. Daylesford is an award winning organic farm and farm shop (not that I advocate necessarily buying organic), which prides itself on selling seasonal, locally sourced, fresh food and being one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK. I’d previously been to their London Marylebone café for lunch , however, just after the New Year I decided to take advantage of the winter sunshine and drive into the country and make an afternoon of visiting their Cotswold venue.
It's a great little place for stocking your kitchen cupboards with fresh, quality produce, but if one of your resolutions is also to curb your spending, you may have to break that resolution for one day for a trip to Daylesford, like I did!
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