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Detoxifying Drink: Cleanse and detox your body with this delicious and easy to make juice

This juice does not only cleanse your body but it is also packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals.  A   perfect drink for the  warm coming days, due to its colour, freshness and sweet taste.  The carrots and grapes provide plenty of natural sweetness, which match perfectly with the mild  pungent taste of the celery and the  crisp scent of   parsley. When juicing your herbs, do not remove their individual stalks since they are full of flavour and nutrients.  We suggest that you drink this juice regularly to give your system a complete clean-out and to  keep  light and fit, so you can feel more comfortable in  your favourite summer dresses and swimsuit.  Serve this drink cold and decorate with some celery sticks (to stir). Sip it on a deckchair by the pool while enjoying the sun and a favourite book or a magazine.

To make 1 large or 2 small glasses

Ingredients 

1 celery stick

300g/11oz carrots

150g/50z green grapes

several large sprigs of parsley

celery or carrot sticks, to serve

Method 

1. Using a sharp knife, roughly chop the celery, carrots and grapes through a juicer, then add the parsley sprigs. Add the remaining celery, carrots and grapes in the same way and juice until thoroughly combined.

2. Pour into one or two glasses and serve with celery or carrot stick stirrers.

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Enjoy other juices and smoothies recipes in this book: Juicing smoothies & blended drinks by Suzannah Olivier and Joanna Farrow

Other related links: http://my.blackmores.com.au/fitness-nutrition/detox-juices.html

http://www.thekitchn.com/5-healthy-juice-recipes-to-kickstart-your-new-year-182093

Food Post

Hey hey, miss us? We got together a few days ago to discuss a special post that we’ve got in store; a cliche’ that for some reason no one can get enough of; This season’s Gift Guide 🙂 Don’t worry though, we’re making sure you can afford most of the stuff, and that of course, you will love all of the stuff we put there. So stay tuned for that this weekend, and in the meantime if you’re looking for something easy-ish to cook to make you feel cosy during these chilly days, here’s something which doesn’t require a lot of effort, isn’t expensive to make, but takes a bit of time… like most delicious winter food.

Beef stew! Looks yummy right? Here’s how to do it: fry two medium-sized onions in some oil or butter, then add chopped beef to the pan. In the meantime chop a few carrots and potatoes. When your beef is brown, throw it in the casserole, then mix in the carrots and potatoes. Rather than stock, here I used a beef casserole mix with wine (not water!). Throw this in the casserole, and basically cook for around an hour and 15 minutes. The more you wait, the better, and if you’re using terracotta casseroles like yours truly, in the last 45 minutes you should stir your stew every 10 minutes so it doesn’t stick. Once it’s done, fry an egg, place it on top of your stew (here served in a smaller terracotta bowl) and serve with toasted garlic bread, pepper & cheese (we have used old Amsterdam for this one).

We’re no professional cooks but everyone agreed that this tasted fantastic.

Today I’m trying out this onion, potato and carrot soup, it has great ratings so I’m expecting a good dish 🙂