Win the Meals That Heal recipe book

There’s a new book out that looks as beautiful as it does wise.

It’s called ‘Meals That Heal – Anti Inflammatory Healthcare & Free From Cooking‘.

Meals That HealIt’s a beautiful compilation of over 100 recipes that are free from gluten, grains, dairy, soy and refined sugar. All those tempting photos of delicious meals are accompanied by easy-to-read lifestyle recommendations, practical shopping lists, menu plans and tips for healing your body.

Author, Karen Maidment, writes from her own experience as a health & nutrition specialist, personal cookery coach and author. If you have gone gluten-free and are still feeling ill, or maybe you are just looking to become more healthy in general, then this book may well be for you!

You can purchase the book through the Pure Body Balance website or you can enter our competition to win a copy for yourself.

To enter the prize draw, simply email me your name and address and we’ll pick a winner at the end of a week. (UK addresses only, competition closes 7 Feb 2012)

Some things just seem right in life… like handmade soap

There are some things in life which just seem right.

Such as handmade elderflower & apple soap.

handmade soap
Naturally moisturising Elderflower & Apple Soap

It’s the kind of thing that you could take into the shower and everything would seem right with the world.

Suma’s gorgeous handmade soaps are blended from the finest quality coconut and palm oils and do not contain preservatives. They’re made in such a way to make the soap foam up as a natural moisturiser.

The ethical credentials are hard to beat too. Manufactured locally and suitable for vegans, not tested on animals and blended from the finest quality oils.

Suma make a variety of ‘flavours’ of soap which are worth trying. Get some, and ease your mind as well as your body.

Love with a full heart or not at all…

I feel all a-flutter with thoughts of love.

I just read the world’s oldest Valentine’s letter which dates back to February the 14th in 1477 and was written in a Norfolk village by a lady to her man:

She writes:

…My right well-beloved valentine, I recommend me unto you full heartedly, desiring to hear of your welfare… I am not in good health of body nor of heart, nor shall I be till I hear from you.

…And if my friends say that I do amiss, they shall not stop me from doing so… My heart me bids evermore to love you truly over all earthly things….

…And I beseech you that this [letter] be not seen by any non earthly creature save only yourself.

It only proves that whatever you do on Valentine’s Day, do it with a full heart or not at all.

It doesn’t have to be expensive, just meaningful, memorable and as mushy as possible.

(But, if you’re a man inclined to procrastinate, it pays to plan ahead…)

Montezuma's Valentine Chocolates
Montezuma’s… as long as you mean it

Montezuma’s Chocolate make Limited Edition Truffles especially for Valentine’s Day. I love their sweet little 4 truffle box, but there’s also a larger 16 truffle box which chocolate lovers will truly appreciate.

If you are inclined to forget dates, perhaps it pays to order one now.