Author: Maya Pillay

Malibu Kitchen – The Ned

The Ned, Soho House’s newest venture and (I’m told), the place to be eating (and instagramming) in London. Rumours have been flying that to be allowed through its doors you must be a banker or ‘someone’, not the case! Soho House is famous for its no suit policy and the house of creatives, being in the city, they’ve calmed down on the no suits outlook, but I strode in basically dressed like cat woman (lycra is comfy, okay?) and no one bat an eyelid! The ground floor is basically a large, dark food court (slightly reminiscent of Harrods, I...

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Asian Style Seabass with quinoa and veggies

Seabass-‘the superstar of the seas’-a high protein, low calorie, source of B-12 and calcium. Yep, pass the bass! This recipe is super easy to make and marries this superstar with quinoa, fresh veggies and some delicious Asian style flavours. The perfect supper to impress guests, or to just tuck into as a great recovery meal at the end of a long day of training.   You will need: (For 1)   Sea bass (around 120g) 120g cooked quinoa Thumb ginger, finely chopped 1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped Handful of peas (boiled without salt) Handful of spinach 2 Spring Onions (chopped) 1 teaspoon Sesame oil Fry light of similar Splash of Tamari (or Soy) 1 small chilli (to taste) Coriander (to taste)   Slice the skin of your seabass and season with salt and pepper. Heat your pan. Spray pan with ‘fry light’ and put Bass in, skinside down. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes (or until you think it is done), there’s no need to flip the fish, allow it to cook. Whilst this is cooking, mix your quinoa and peas, heat and place on a plate. Once the Bass is done, place on top of your quinoa, if desired, put in a low heat oven to keep warm. Put your sesame oil into the pan, along with the ginger, garlic and chillis. Keep stirring. Turn the heat...

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Goodlife Eatery

Goodlife Eatery Review   The Goodlife eatery, you’ve more than likely seen the pictures, the paleo, health, lifegoal, avocado, fitfam hashtags (I am awkwardly guilty of 99% of these), but what’s it all about and why should you go? Inspired by the ‘SoCal’ foodie lifestyle, friends Shirin Kouros and Yasmine Larizadeh, founders of The Good Life Eatery created a healthy eating Mecca in London, full of wholesome goodness through healthy (yet hearty) meals. Goodlife offers 3 different locations around London, the original in Chelsea, followed by Marleybone and Knightsbridge, if you’re lucky enough to be in a catchment area, Ubereats can even deliver a great bowl of goodness! I sit and write this in the Chelsea branch, post Kobox session (round the corner) and I must say, almond milk cappuccino in hand, I feel as if I am living the Goodlife. Goodlife is one of my favorite places to take people on lunch dates in London, largely due to the fact that it’s healthy without being overwhelming. I’ve never had negative feedback, even from the most discerning of punters who have greeted me with ‘I am not eating raw kale’. No, think more courgetti with basil cashew cream, chicken meatballs, sweet potato and quinoa falafel wraps and my personal favourite ‘the goodness bowl’, which offers a little taste of lots of it, topped off with half an avocado. It’s...

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Love Bowl

The prettiest bowl of goodness that ever there was. I ate this pretty much daily last time I was in Bali and it was the best surf fuel ever, as well as being incredibly good for you. Dragonfruit is rich in antioxidants and fibre. Sadly, dragonfruit isn’t AS easy to get hold of in the UK, but great news, planet organic stock it in frozen sachets, which is perfect for this bowl-. This is so easy to make it almost doesn’t need a recipe, but after putting a photo in my insta story I received a load of messages...

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Ultimate Hummus

Okay, so I am a big lover of hummus, chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein and increase satiety, helping you stay fuller for longer.  My appreciation was taken to another level when I tried the hummus offering at the Garden Cafe in Granada, Nicaragua (yes, i’m sorry, i’ve started using the wanderlust hashtag during my quarter life crisis0. Anyway, their hummus was way lighter and more refreshing than what i’m used too and perfect for an afternoon snack. I was so in impressed I ended up asking the lovely owner for the secret, which I soon...

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