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The Food Lover’s A to Z Guide Of Christmas Presents (Part two)


F is for Fera 


Simon Rogan’s restaurant Fera at Claridge’s was one of my most enjoyable restaurants visits this year. For this reason, it’s at the top of my list for anyone that’s looking to buy a foodie an extra special Christmas treat.

Fera is the perfect mix of glorious art deco and nature. The season and availability of ingredients, (many of which are grown on Simon’s farm in the Lake District) are the driving forces behind the dishes on the menu.

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January Juicing

Lose weight ?

Keep fit ?

Are these on your resolution list for 2014?

reboot photo of fruit and vegetables used

Juicing for me is an easy way to lose weight and kick start your diet. I have completed juice diets several times over the last few months, the longest being a ten day reboot which, I blogged about last year.

Well it seems like January is juicing season so I thought that I would just do a short post with some things that could help you.

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Day ten-ten day reboot

I am so glad to have made it to the end, I have to admit there were times that I thought about giving up but I am so glad I persevered.

Making the last few juices in the morning was a bit of a scrabble of the fruit and vegetable left. I did go to Out of the Woods for a catch up at lunchtime, to my surprise they do juices to although the one I had tasted more like a slushy as it was made with frozen fruit and blended, not great and I left most of it. The lemongrass tea however was very refreshing.

At the end of the day I treated myself to a ‘create your own’ juice at Millies. I decided to combine apple, pineapple and beetroot it was surprisingly ok.

I have to admit it has been hard writing about food and not eating it, so I will be have to start tackling the backlog of posts I have.  I will definitely incorporate juicing into my diet in the future as all of the juices tasted pretty good and ‘refreshing’ as my Dad put it.

I am so glad to finally be able to reduce my caffeine intake. I think this is the biggest change from the whole experience that will make a major difference in my life.

I think following my top tips for juicing helped a lot so if I have inspired you to give this a go check them out.

I have to stress that this reboot was more around giving my body a detox and not entirely about weight loss, but any loss is a perk.

Finally hit the scales to discover after ten days I have lost 12lb its been great that some many people have commented on my glowing skin (have to stress I am not pregnant).

I would have to say that the hardest day on the reboot was the third one. This was the same when I did the five day reboot. I think if you get over this, you will be able to do as many days as you like.

The one thing that I am looking forward to tomorrow is a massive pack of mango, not juiced.