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Raw Food & Yoga Summer Retreats Algarve

2019 retreats: August 3-10th & August 10-17th

Are you ready to retreat to a place where you can completely rest, reset and let go and enjoy chef prepared plant based cuisine at its finest with a splash of yoga, and more? Join me in the Algarve for my annual detox: my raw food & yoga retreat in Portugal. On the edge of the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines/Silves nature reserve in the Algarve, this nourishing retreat is an exclusive, intimate and unique week of restful bliss. With my experienced team of yogis and therapists, I will guide you through a beautiful week. This is the perfect chance for you to relax into nature, unplug from the world, restore and reset. There are daily workshops on raw foods from my London Cookery School Program, but you don’t have to play – feel free just to rest and relax.

Pay just £250 deposit to secure your place (balance to be paid by end April 2019) or contact me now at stephanie@exploreraw.com

I promise that we will hold a beautiful space for you to reset at your leisure and leave feeling soul nourished and physically vibrant!

We’ll create some wonderful dishes together and indulge in the preparation of incredible foods.

Being an experienced yogi is not a prerequisite, all you will need for this stunning week of yoga is the will to explore and embrace a high vibrational flow. There will be daily kitchen classes on raw food, yoga and holistic sessions. They are completely at your leisure, so if you just want to relax by the plunge pool and wait to be fed, that’s ok too. It’s your holiday!

Dine al fresco by the river each night and be ready for spectacular sunsets, evening workshops, meditation sessions, incredible food, cacao ceremonies and much more. Leave feeling rested, rebooted and filled with a new zest for life!

We like to consider that while on ‘retreat’ we are withdrawing from the everyday world. We like to consider our retreat as a world in itself – where we provide the space and opportunity for you to take all the time you need to reflect on your world, your wellbeing and your self.

We embrace those from all walks of life to our space and welcome everyone, as we are passionate about the spirit of inclusivity. 

We ask that you be mindful of the space we have created, work with that vibration, be yourself and be in joy with what resonates, and be tolerant of that (and those) that does not.

We ask you to trust us to do our work well and provide our expertise for you. 

You will get to spend one to one time (and retreat space) with me where I will share with you my healing journey with raw foods (I am still journeying!) and enjoy daily food preparation classes together. I don’t just pop out and join you for an hour a day – we get to spend lots of time together during your stay. So theres no need to officially book ‘one to one’ time with me – let’s just grab some time under the carob trees together. 

Yoga

We will be practicing yoga for 2-3 hours each day in a variety of styles. Classes are open to all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. We will enjoy morning walks in the nature reserve and daily workshops in the kitchen exploring raw food.

Cuisine

My cuisine is chef-prepared, gourmet, living, raw vegan food. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and animal product-free* (bee product options from our neighbouring permaculture farm are available). All of our dishes are freshly prepared each day using locally-sourced, organic ingredients where possible. I soak and sprout all my seeds and nuts, and share with you my knowledge of how to prepare the most sensational living raw foods using these essential ingredients.

Our food closely aligns with our yoga journey. The intricate and soulful connection between nature, food, yoga and nourishment is a vibrant element that holds our retreat energy together. We consider that it is all connected. 

*We forage for figs, carob and wild edibles where we can and collect local almonds, honey and bee pollen. Non-vegan local products are optional. The local salt we use is hand-harvested by an artisan salt producer using traditional methods.

I also include a range of lightly cooked plantbased dishes. 

The first day of the retreat will be juice-only for a full detox, followed by juices, smoothies, salads and gourmet raw food suppers. Our food is all alkaline, high-vibration, nutritious and delicious! Fruit bowls are always available. Personal menus cannot be catered for. Juices & smoothies are served for your enjoyment daily and cannot be swapped for salads or other dishes. Please trust us to provide you with outstanding nutrition, and that which at times may challenge your cravings as well as cater for them.  

Cacao ceremony

The cacao ceremony is essentially a meditation that holds space to experience the depth of healing that comes in waves of pure unconditional love. During our cacao ceremonies we work with the most rich, potent and deeply nourishing Chocolate Sacrament or Elixir (sacred offering) created specially for our retreat. We invite you to our retreat through our invitation from the plant elders and our sacrament is prepared by a shamanic priestess solely for our retreats. Read more about the ceremonies on my blog.

Accommodation

We will be staying in a stunning villa located in a hidden nature reserve. A humble and rustic barn conversion that has been beautifully renovated and decorated with fully air-conditioned rooms. There are five rooms that can all be doubles or twins. Two are ensuite and three share one large, gorgeous bathroom. Camping options are also available.

Retreat schedule

Each day is always different and we work with the flow of the group, however this is an idea of how our days might look.

07:30 early morning yoga
08:30 walk in nature
10:00 breakfast
10:30 meditation/rest/morning workshops
14:00 lunch
14:30 raw food workshops with Stephanie
16:30 yoga
18:00 supper
19:00 workshops/cacao ceremonies/rest
20:30 sunset meditations with Stephanie

Retreat prices in pounds

Camping: £950pp
Sharing twin/double room: £1250pp
Sharing twin/double ensuite (larger room): £1450pp
Single occupancy rooms are available. Please enquire at stephanie@exploreraw.com.

Your price includes

Accommodation
Daily yoga
Meditation
Sunset workshops
Talks and demos
Daily walks through the nature reserve
Juices, smoothies, superfoods and tonics
All meals, prepared raw, vegan, gourmet and delicious
Daily chef workshops in the kitchen with Stephanie
Foraging for figs, carob and local wild foods
Raw chocolate workshop
Carob preparation workshop
Cacao ceremony
Use of dipping pool
Signed copy of Stephanie’s book “Spiralize!”
Copy of Stephanie’s VIP client recipe chef pack
Copy of Stephanie’s 7-day juicing and raw foods detox ebook
Access to a library of wellness videos
Towels
Wifi access
Local mountain water (high alkaline 9.5 ph!)

Does not include

Flights
Transfers
Massages and treatments

Optional activities

Indian head massage
Ayurvedic massage
Thai yoga massage
One to one yoga sessions
Therapies

Complimentary gifts*

Signed copy of Stephanie’s hardback book Spiralize
Stephanie’s ebook Raw7 – 7 day Juicing & Raw Food Detox
Stephanie’s recipe collection ‘Everyday Raw Recipes’
*cash alternatives are not available for complimentary gifts

Testimonial

”Thank you so much for kick starting my journey to a better quality of life. I leave after just a week feeling tranquil & partly healed. I am most motivated because I know that you will also be touching the lives of the rest of my family. Thank you for touching my heart, mind and my soul x”

Read more testimonials by clicking HERE.

Media Reviews

We have been featured in Vogue, Tatler, The Guardian, Wedding Magazine, Porter and more. Check out my my MEDIA PAGE for more.

Retreat Photo Album

Check out my retreat photo album to get a feel for what we get up to on holiday! Click HERE. Also feel free to join us on Instagram.

Deals

10% discount for 2 week stays subject to availability. I may also be able to offer you 10% discount for group bookings of 3 friends or more. Call me directly on +44 (0)7914399109.

Flights

Flights are not included. The nearest airport is Faro, and the Villa is a 45 minute taxi ride from the airport. Lisbon airport is also an option – there are trains that bring you directly to the Algarve. The trains are cheap, clean, usually air-conditioned and very pleasant. Transfers are not included but we can arrange pick ups for you at an additional cost. You may also book your own taxi. Please enquire about transfer details.

Refund Policy

Please note that bookings are not refundable once made but can be transferred to a third party on request. NB: Sorry, I cannot transfer you to another retreat if you are unable to make the one you booked for as numbers are strictly limited. I will always, however, do my very best to ensure your happiness. Deposits are non refundable.

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Booking

Secure your place NOW by paying £250 deposit (balance to be paid by end April 2019).

Book & Pay Deposit for August 3rd – 10th NOW

Book & Pay Deposit for August 10th – 17th NOW

Or e-mail me now at stephanie@exploreraw.com to check availability and ask me anything about your booking. Feel free to call me on +44 (0)7914399109 to ask any questions about your trip.

Free One Day Detox

I appreciate you stopping by and taking a look at my retreats: as a thank you I would love to gift you my FREE One Day Raw ebook Raw24: Recipes to get you started on a one day detox. You’ll also be added to my newsletter list for special offers, last minute retreat deals, recipes and more. Just CLICK HERE to get it.

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Contact

Call me now on 07914399109 or email me at stephanie@exploreraw.com to book your retreat with me.

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Cheese making. Chocolate making. Mushroom blend creating. Burger making. Sprouting. Juicing. Blending... just some of the wonderful memories of cheffing for our awesome guests this season with @rawjuicecamp, my private teaching and retreats. Without a doubt I love this job. Preparing healing plant food & holding a space for others to just ‘be’. I always say that ‘what’s inside always comes out’ you just can’t hide from it - and I don’t mean just the food 😜 I mean ‘ones truth’: anxiety, stress, love, hate, fear, happiness, sadness. All of it. All of our emotions can spill out when we Detox. When we stop thinking that we HAVE to keep holding it in. Gotta let go of it all (good stuff & bad stuff) to make space for the new stuff (good & bad) Just don’t blame the cheese. Or the cheese makers. Or those holding that space for you... hardest thing in the world sometimes to do. But allowing those around you to hold space while you learn to let go can often help create some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships ever. Love your space holders, friends, teachers, yogis, trainers, feeders... they are the greatest gift! Big love to all my Explore Raw team, helpers, volunteers and magic makers who’ve helped hold incredible spaces for wonderful people this season. Thank YOU @fiter_nutrition @londonnutcheeseco @rawjuicecamp @lauren_lovatt @carla.p.s.santos @filipesilva.healingartmassage @rosemary_paradiyoga @weedonbootcamp @medicineweaver @kelzygreg @my_namesjames @lucia.warrior @janet_shook @judd.will @ssaba02 @mildredhubble @uprawfood @rawhappy14 love you all #lovemine #fuelledbyplants by plants, the ocean & nature #Inspirational #women #plantpusher #youarestrongerthanyouknow #love #wow #beach #sea #letitgo #bethebestyoupossible #bethelove #bringyourfoodtolife #vegan #detox #retreat #vegancheese #cashewcamembert #truth #loveitall #cheflife #gratitude
Cheese making. Chocolate making. Mushroom blend creating. Burger making. Sprouting. Juicing. Blending... just some of the wonderful memories of cheffing for our awesome guests this season with @rawjuicecamp, my private teaching and retreats. Without a doubt I love this job. Preparing healing plant food & holding a space for others to just ‘be’. I always say that ‘what’s inside always comes out’ you just can’t hide from it - and I don’t mean just the food 😜 I mean ‘ones truth’: anxiety, stress, love, hate, fear, happiness, sadness. All of it. All of our emotions can spill out when we Detox. When we stop thinking that we HAVE to keep holding it in. Gotta let go of it all (good stuff & bad stuff) to make space for the new stuff (good & bad) Just don’t blame the cheese. Or the cheese makers. Or those holding that space for you... hardest thing in the world sometimes to do. But allowing those around you to hold space while you learn to let go can often help create some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships ever. Love your space holders, friends, teachers, yogis, trainers, feeders... they are the greatest gift! Big love to all my Explore Raw team, helpers, volunteers and magic makers who’ve helped hold incredible spaces for wonderful people this season. Thank YOU @fiter_nutrition @londonnutcheeseco @rawjuicecamp @lauren_lovatt @carla.p.s.santos @filipesilva.healingartmassage @rosemary_paradiyoga @weedonbootcamp @medicineweaver @kelzygreg @my_namesjames @lucia.warrior @janet_shook @judd.will @ssaba02 @mildredhubble @uprawfood @rawhappy14 love you all #lovemine #fuelledbyplants by plants, the ocean & nature #Inspirational #women #plantpusher #youarestrongerthanyouknow #love #wow #beach #sea #letitgo #bethebestyoupossible #bethelove #bringyourfoodtolife #vegan #detox #retreat #vegancheese #cashewcamembert #truth #loveitall #cheflife #gratitude
*** CLAIM YOUR 10% OFF CBD OIL USING THE CODE ‘ExploreRaw’ *** I am totally thrilled that I am finally able to share this product with YOU! I have been researching and exploring #CBD and related products now for two years and I always keep coming back to this one: why? Because it tastes great (some of them out there woooahh so bad) and I am a #chef and it matters. It’s also beautifully healing (can I scientifically prove it? No) but I have used this with a group of friends now for more than 12 months and they have experienced relief from ailments that include: #LymeDisease #Depression #JointPain #Sickness #Nausea #Fatigue #fybromyalgia I use it to keep #anxiety at bay the best I can: with 6 retreats to organise this year, a house sale, a #wedding and a move to #Wales I would say I need it!! The team behind the product are also great: their focus is on #holisticwellness and their aim is to spread #HEALING vibrations across the planet. This is not a £££ MLM (multi layered marketing where everyone gets hungry for £$ rather than hungry for healing) and this matters to me VERY MUCH. They also source #organic #ethical ingredients. 
If you are ready to introduce this gorgeous oil in to your plant based regime then I can thoroughly recommend this! Don’t forget to use the code ‘ExploreRaw’ at the checkout to get your 10% off! And take a look around their website too while you are there: awesome products that I just love - The discount applies to all products. Go to my shop in bio link, click SHOP on menu, Stephs picks... #turmeric #cbdoil #love #vegansofldn  #instavegan  #happiness  #loveyourself  #veganlife #plantbased  #pcos
*** CLAIM YOUR 10% OFF CBD OIL USING THE CODE ‘ExploreRaw’ *** I am totally thrilled that I am finally able to share this product with YOU! I have been researching and exploring #CBD and related products now for two years and I always keep coming back to this one: why? Because it tastes great (some of them out there woooahh so bad) and I am a #chef and it matters. It’s also beautifully healing (can I scientifically prove it? No) but I have used this with a group of friends now for more than 12 months and they have experienced relief from ailments that include: #LymeDisease #Depression #JointPain #Sickness #Nausea #Fatigue #fybromyalgia I use it to keep #anxiety at bay the best I can: with 6 retreats to organise this year, a house sale, a #wedding and a move to #Wales I would say I need it!! The team behind the product are also great: their focus is on #holisticwellness and their aim is to spread #HEALING vibrations across the planet. This is not a £££ MLM (multi layered marketing where everyone gets hungry for £$ rather than hungry for healing) and this matters to me VERY MUCH. They also source #organic #ethical ingredients. If you are ready to introduce this gorgeous oil in to your plant based regime then I can thoroughly recommend this! Don’t forget to use the code ‘ExploreRaw’ at the checkout to get your 10% off! And take a look around their website too while you are there: awesome products that I just love - The discount applies to all products. Go to my shop in bio link, click SHOP on menu, Stephs picks... #turmeric #cbdoil #love #vegansofldn #instavegan #happiness #loveyourself #veganlife #plantbased #pcos
Helloooo! **PERSONAL UPDATE** I’m not usually one to post personal pics in here (I have a personal account for that) and let’s face it, you came here for the foooood!! Saying that I wanted to officially announce our news! Andrew and I got engaged 💕💍 at Christmas. Wahoo! We are so excited about all that’s ahead for us. I’ve known Andrew since I was 6 years old. Which is 42+ years! (I like to take my time deciding 😂) I’ve been rather quiet for a little while. Decluttering my house (and kitchen!!! Eek!) ready for a big move back to my homeland of Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 so we can finally live under the same roof! It’s also the reason why I’m not hosting a Spring @rawjuicecamp (the next ones are Sept & Oct) (my retreats in August are still super stuck in the diary so don’t panic!) this is because Spring will be mega busy moving house and teaching for me. The wedding 👰 is pencilled in for next year (exciting!) but more of a priority for us is finding the right home. 
I’m not sure yet what this means for all my raw projects, teaching & retreats but I know for SURE that there’ll be more good stuff to come. I’ll be aligning my future business projects more closely with my true purpose of helping others bring their food to life. I really want to further combine my professional coaching skills (in a former life I was a Leadership Development Consultant in The City and thrived on helping people discover their true potential) What that means exactly for Explore Raw requires much more thought and as soon as I’ve reshaped things I’ll let you know! I’ve also currently put a book project and some very intense recipe development on hold. 
In the interim I’m exploring new venues, working for private clients and I’m still writing recipes and teaching (not so many public classes at the moment due to time restraints) so mainly private classes and tuition. 
Meanwhile I’m enjoying being MIDDLE AGED & ENGAGED and taking my foot off the accelerator for a short while. After all: this year will see me hosting my 40th bootcamp in just 6 years! #luckyme #middleagedandengaged #weddingplanning #imgettingmarried #wegotengaged #veganwedding #veganweddingcake #plantbasedwedding #vegansofldn
Helloooo! **PERSONAL UPDATE** I’m not usually one to post personal pics in here (I have a personal account for that) and let’s face it, you came here for the foooood!! Saying that I wanted to officially announce our news! Andrew and I got engaged 💕💍 at Christmas. Wahoo! We are so excited about all that’s ahead for us. I’ve known Andrew since I was 6 years old. Which is 42+ years! (I like to take my time deciding 😂) I’ve been rather quiet for a little while. Decluttering my house (and kitchen!!! Eek!) ready for a big move back to my homeland of Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 so we can finally live under the same roof! It’s also the reason why I’m not hosting a Spring @rawjuicecamp (the next ones are Sept & Oct) (my retreats in August are still super stuck in the diary so don’t panic!) this is because Spring will be mega busy moving house and teaching for me. The wedding 👰 is pencilled in for next year (exciting!) but more of a priority for us is finding the right home. I’m not sure yet what this means for all my raw projects, teaching & retreats but I know for SURE that there’ll be more good stuff to come. I’ll be aligning my future business projects more closely with my true purpose of helping others bring their food to life. I really want to further combine my professional coaching skills (in a former life I was a Leadership Development Consultant in The City and thrived on helping people discover their true potential) What that means exactly for Explore Raw requires much more thought and as soon as I’ve reshaped things I’ll let you know! I’ve also currently put a book project and some very intense recipe development on hold. In the interim I’m exploring new venues, working for private clients and I’m still writing recipes and teaching (not so many public classes at the moment due to time restraints) so mainly private classes and tuition. Meanwhile I’m enjoying being MIDDLE AGED & ENGAGED and taking my foot off the accelerator for a short while. After all: this year will see me hosting my 40th bootcamp in just 6 years! #luckyme #middleagedandengaged #weddingplanning #imgettingmarried #wegotengaged #veganwedding #veganweddingcake #plantbasedwedding #vegansofldn
I do love a good #coffee especially in the winter time when I feel I need for a good grounding, a boost of energy and an indulgence of coffee taste. I will always, however, blend my coffees with tree mushroom superfoods, nut milks and all the goodness from beautiful plant based foods. I often add a few drops of good quality #CBD oil as part of my wellness protocol. Coffee definitely sends me a bit #gaga so I often indulge in more healing hot tonic drinks. 
At my retreats I make lots of varieties of lattes and superfood coffee alternatives - there’s a WHOLE WORLD out there of raw pleasure to be explored.

I do enjoy the thrill of sharing these tonic drinks with others. And here’s one just for you! When you really want an espresso but don’t want a coffee – this one just might do the trick! And the secret? Like any coffee – make it work for you and play with the recipe.

Ingredients ☕️ 1 tbsp Reishi mushroom powder
☕️1 tbsp Chaga mushroom powder
☕️ 1 tbsp Cacao powder
☕️ 1 tbsp Maca powder
☕️ 1 tsp Xylitol
☕️ Plant based milk of your choice – try almond mylk
☕️ drops of quality high grade CBD (THC free) Oil (optional)

You will notice that in the ingredients there are no ‘measurements’ for making just one cup – that’s because I usually make a batch of powders and store in a jar and dip in to this regularly. So – to create your own blend you may wish to vary the ingredients.

I usually also grind the xylitol down in my @tribestuk personal blender so it’s not grainy and it’s easier to blend in with the powder.

Put one heaped teaspoon of your powder blend in the bottom of a glass or mug. Pour over with enough boiled water (not boiling but boiled and slightly rested) to cover the blend and stir with a teaspoon to create a paste and get rid of any powdery bits or lumps. Add more water as required. Add a few drops of #cbdoil before serving and top with plant milk to make a #latte #vegansofldn #instavegan #happiness #loveyourself #veganrecipes #plantbased #magicmushrooms #reishi #chaga #healingenergy #vegan #retreat #cheflife #medicinalplants #plantmedicine #espresso #espressolove #macchiato
I do love a good #coffee especially in the winter time when I feel I need for a good grounding, a boost of energy and an indulgence of coffee taste. I will always, however, blend my coffees with tree mushroom superfoods, nut milks and all the goodness from beautiful plant based foods. I often add a few drops of good quality #CBD oil as part of my wellness protocol. Coffee definitely sends me a bit #gaga so I often indulge in more healing hot tonic drinks. At my retreats I make lots of varieties of lattes and superfood coffee alternatives - there’s a WHOLE WORLD out there of raw pleasure to be explored. I do enjoy the thrill of sharing these tonic drinks with others. And here’s one just for you! When you really want an espresso but don’t want a coffee – this one just might do the trick! And the secret? Like any coffee – make it work for you and play with the recipe. Ingredients ☕️ 1 tbsp Reishi mushroom powder ☕️1 tbsp Chaga mushroom powder ☕️ 1 tbsp Cacao powder ☕️ 1 tbsp Maca powder ☕️ 1 tsp Xylitol ☕️ Plant based milk of your choice – try almond mylk ☕️ drops of quality high grade CBD (THC free) Oil (optional) You will notice that in the ingredients there are no ‘measurements’ for making just one cup – that’s because I usually make a batch of powders and store in a jar and dip in to this regularly. So – to create your own blend you may wish to vary the ingredients. I usually also grind the xylitol down in my @tribestuk personal blender so it’s not grainy and it’s easier to blend in with the powder. Put one heaped teaspoon of your powder blend in the bottom of a glass or mug. Pour over with enough boiled water (not boiling but boiled and slightly rested) to cover the blend and stir with a teaspoon to create a paste and get rid of any powdery bits or lumps. Add more water as required. Add a few drops of #cbdoil before serving and top with plant milk to make a #latte #vegansofldn #instavegan #happiness #loveyourself #veganrecipes #plantbased #magicmushrooms #reishi #chaga #healingenergy #vegan #retreat #cheflife #medicinalplants #plantmedicine #espresso #espressolove #macchiato
A tiny peak in to my personal space: my kitchen! 📷 by @gohomesfamily Here it is looking all tidy and sparkly clean ready for selling up (I’m moving house, wahoo!) it’s not always this tidy of course, and lots of my juicers and machines have been banished to my Cookery School cupboard: aka the big old cupboard under the stairs! This kitchen was installed by my then partner with all supplies from @bandq_uk in 2012 as the final room to be done as part of my house refurb. And it’s still looking as gorgeous and new! Now my reason for posting is this: not all chefs have ‘big awesome tv style chef kitchens’. I certainly don’t (this awesome kitchen is tiny) and most of my chef friends PINE for a massive designer space at home. My kitchen here didn’t always look so glamorous: it was an old tired 80’s kitchen in a tired old Victorian terraced house that had really seen better days. Was full of slugs and all sorts of crawling things. Doors falling off and shelves rotting. Nice eh?! BUT it was clean and THE place where I learned to prepare awesome plantbased foods. Juice. Blend and more. It was THE kitchen I had when I ‘started raw’ and lost 120lbs, reversed the symptoms of PCOS and changed my life forever. It’s also the kitchen where I recipe tested ALL my creations for my book and where my book ‘Spiralize!’ was born. So if you are aspiring for greater kitchen awesomeness PLEASE don’t hold out for that ‘perfect kitchen’ before you get started. Just get started. Eat more veggies and fruits. Create space for letting go. Start juicing. Learn how to make green smoothies. If you don’t have a blender: try to borrow one. Check out the charity shops and all means for getting one second hand. But whatever you do: just start. Life’s too short to put things on hold until you are ‘living the dream’. Instead try making life more dreamy by making changes one little step at a time. It’s not the kitchen. It’s YOU. Love you! 💕 #vegansofldn #instavegan #happiness #loveyourself #veganrecipes #kitchendesign #kitchen #greensmoothies #juicing #pcos #pcosweightloss #pcosjourney #wellness #bringyourfoodtolife
A tiny peak in to my personal space: my kitchen! 📷 by @gohomesfamily Here it is looking all tidy and sparkly clean ready for selling up (I’m moving house, wahoo!) it’s not always this tidy of course, and lots of my juicers and machines have been banished to my Cookery School cupboard: aka the big old cupboard under the stairs! This kitchen was installed by my then partner with all supplies from @bandq_uk in 2012 as the final room to be done as part of my house refurb. And it’s still looking as gorgeous and new! Now my reason for posting is this: not all chefs have ‘big awesome tv style chef kitchens’. I certainly don’t (this awesome kitchen is tiny) and most of my chef friends PINE for a massive designer space at home. My kitchen here didn’t always look so glamorous: it was an old tired 80’s kitchen in a tired old Victorian terraced house that had really seen better days. Was full of slugs and all sorts of crawling things. Doors falling off and shelves rotting. Nice eh?! BUT it was clean and THE place where I learned to prepare awesome plantbased foods. Juice. Blend and more. It was THE kitchen I had when I ‘started raw’ and lost 120lbs, reversed the symptoms of PCOS and changed my life forever. It’s also the kitchen where I recipe tested ALL my creations for my book and where my book ‘Spiralize!’ was born. So if you are aspiring for greater kitchen awesomeness PLEASE don’t hold out for that ‘perfect kitchen’ before you get started. Just get started. Eat more veggies and fruits. Create space for letting go. Start juicing. Learn how to make green smoothies. If you don’t have a blender: try to borrow one. Check out the charity shops and all means for getting one second hand. But whatever you do: just start. Life’s too short to put things on hold until you are ‘living the dream’. Instead try making life more dreamy by making changes one little step at a time. It’s not the kitchen. It’s YOU. Love you! 💕 #vegansofldn #instavegan #happiness #loveyourself #veganrecipes #kitchendesign #kitchen #greensmoothies #juicing #pcos #pcosweightloss #pcosjourney #wellness #bringyourfoodtolife

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Cheese making. Chocolate making. Mushroom blend creating. Burger making. Sprouting. Juicing. Blending... just some of the wonderful memories of cheffing for our awesome guests this season with @exploreraw, my private teaching and retreats. Without a doubt I love this job. Preparing healing plant food & holding a space for others to just ‘be’. I always say that ‘what’s inside always comes out’ you just can’t hide from it - and I don’t mean just the food 😜 I mean ‘ones truth’: anxiety, stress, love, hate, fear, happiness, sadness. All of it. All of our emotions can spill out when we Detox. When we stop thinking that we HAVE to keep holding it in. Gotta let go of it all (good stuff & bad stuff) to make space for the new stuff (good & bad) Just don’t blame the cheese. Or the cheese makers. Or those holding that space for you... hardest thing in the world sometimes to do. But allowing those around you to hold space while you learn to let go can often help create some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships ever. Love your space holders, friends, teachers, yogis, trainers, feeders... they are the greatest gift! Big love to all my Explore Raw team, helpers, volunteers and magic makers who’ve helped hold incredible spaces for wonderful people this season. Thank YOU @fiter_nutrition @londonnutcheeseco @rawjuicecamp @lauren_lovatt @carla.p.s.santos @filipesilva.healingartmassage @rosemary_paradiyoga @weedonbootcamp @medicineweaver @kelzygreg @my_namesjames @lucia.warrior @janet_shook love you all #lovemine #fuelledbyplants by plants, the ocean & nature #Inspirational #women #plantpusher #youarestrongerthanyouknow #love #wow #beach #sea #letitgo #bethebestyoupossible #bethelove #bringyourfoodtolife #vegan #detox #retreat #vegancheese #cashewcamembert #truth #loveitall #cheflife #gratitude
Cheese making. Chocolate making. Mushroom blend creating. Burger making. Sprouting. Juicing. Blending... just some of the wonderful memories of cheffing for our awesome guests this season with @exploreraw, my private teaching and retreats. Without a doubt I love this job. Preparing healing plant food & holding a space for others to just ‘be’. I always say that ‘what’s inside always comes out’ you just can’t hide from it - and I don’t mean just the food 😜 I mean ‘ones truth’: anxiety, stress, love, hate, fear, happiness, sadness. All of it. All of our emotions can spill out when we Detox. When we stop thinking that we HAVE to keep holding it in. Gotta let go of it all (good stuff & bad stuff) to make space for the new stuff (good & bad) Just don’t blame the cheese. Or the cheese makers. Or those holding that space for you... hardest thing in the world sometimes to do. But allowing those around you to hold space while you learn to let go can often help create some of the most powerful and beautiful relationships ever. Love your space holders, friends, teachers, yogis, trainers, feeders... they are the greatest gift! Big love to all my Explore Raw team, helpers, volunteers and magic makers who’ve helped hold incredible spaces for wonderful people this season. Thank YOU @fiter_nutrition @londonnutcheeseco @rawjuicecamp @lauren_lovatt @carla.p.s.santos @filipesilva.healingartmassage @rosemary_paradiyoga @weedonbootcamp @medicineweaver @kelzygreg @my_namesjames @lucia.warrior @janet_shook love you all #lovemine #fuelledbyplants by plants, the ocean & nature #Inspirational #women #plantpusher #youarestrongerthanyouknow #love #wow #beach #sea #letitgo #bethebestyoupossible #bethelove #bringyourfoodtolife #vegan #detox #retreat #vegancheese #cashewcamembert #truth #loveitall #cheflife #gratitude
*** CLAIM YOUR 10% OFF CBD OIL USING THE CODE ‘ExploreRaw’ *** I am totally thrilled that I am finally able to share this product with YOU! I have been researching and exploring #CBD and related products now for two years and I always keep coming back to this one: why? Because it tastes great (some of them out there woooahh so bad) and I am a #chef and it matters. It’s also beautifully healing (can I scientifically prove it? No) but I have used this with a group of friends now for more than 12 months and they have experienced relief from ailments that include: #LymeDisease #Depression #JointPain #Sickness #Nausea #Fatigue #fybromyalgia I use it to keep #anxiety at bay the best I can: with 6 retreats to organise this year, a house sale, a #wedding and a move to #Wales I would say I need it!! The team behind the product are also great: their focus is on #holisticwellness and their aim is to spread #HEALING vibrations across the planet. This is not a £££ MLM (multi layered marketing where everyone gets hungry for £$ rather than hungry for healing) and this matters to me VERY MUCH. They also source #organic #ethical ingredients. 
If you are ready to introduce this gorgeous oil in to your plant based regime then I can thoroughly recommend this! Don’t forget to use the code ‘ExploreRaw’ at the checkout to get your 10% off! And take a look around their website too while you are there: awesome products that I just love - The discount applies to all products. Go to my shop in bio link, click SHOP on menu, Stephs picks... #turmeric #cbdoil #love #vegansofldn  #instavegan  #happiness  #loveyourself  #veganlife #plantbased  #pcos
*** CLAIM YOUR 10% OFF CBD OIL USING THE CODE ‘ExploreRaw’ *** I am totally thrilled that I am finally able to share this product with YOU! I have been researching and exploring #CBD and related products now for two years and I always keep coming back to this one: why? Because it tastes great (some of them out there woooahh so bad) and I am a #chef and it matters. It’s also beautifully healing (can I scientifically prove it? No) but I have used this with a group of friends now for more than 12 months and they have experienced relief from ailments that include: #LymeDisease #Depression #JointPain #Sickness #Nausea #Fatigue #fybromyalgia I use it to keep #anxiety at bay the best I can: with 6 retreats to organise this year, a house sale, a #wedding and a move to #Wales I would say I need it!! The team behind the product are also great: their focus is on #holisticwellness and their aim is to spread #HEALING vibrations across the planet. This is not a £££ MLM (multi layered marketing where everyone gets hungry for £$ rather than hungry for healing) and this matters to me VERY MUCH. They also source #organic #ethical ingredients. If you are ready to introduce this gorgeous oil in to your plant based regime then I can thoroughly recommend this! Don’t forget to use the code ‘ExploreRaw’ at the checkout to get your 10% off! And take a look around their website too while you are there: awesome products that I just love - The discount applies to all products. Go to my shop in bio link, click SHOP on menu, Stephs picks... #turmeric #cbdoil #love #vegansofldn #instavegan #happiness #loveyourself #veganlife #plantbased #pcos
People looked at me shocked when I first talked about serving up chocolate smoothies & chocolate treats at my bootcamps @Rawjuicecamp and retreats. 
When it's high vibration raw vegan cuisine that's gourmet standard: that's always a good decision and perfect fuel for my guests. I believe we were the first 'Bootcamp outfit' to start serving raw chocolate at camp some years ago and give workshops on how to make raw chocolate and a whole host of other raw vegan treats. I believe that if you want lifetime health & wellness you have to start on the greens but know how to indulge yourself healthily. 
I love that we don't follow any of the 'standard' rules for ‘fat farms’ and we don't follow calorie counts or punishing routines. We don't suggest that you can big up your fitness and then blow it all on the wrong treats: like 'the odd mcdonalds' or 'a cheeky prosecco every night'. It doesn't work. 
You'll eventually come to realise that loving yourself means treating yourself with gorgeous nourishment. And not taking it all so seriously. Life should be fun. And full of chocolate

August retreats Booking now. Raw Juice Camp 2019 open for booking this week!! Recipe for this delicious pomegranate cheesecake on the blog. 
Links in bio.  #rawfood #cacao #rawchocolate #goddess #selflove #cleaneating #woman #wisdom #vegan #vegansofig #detox #reboot #retreat #Bootcamp #fitness #fit #superfoods #love #holiday2019 #cheesecake #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #nosugar #iquitsugar  #juicing #juice #pcos
People looked at me shocked when I first talked about serving up chocolate smoothies & chocolate treats at my bootcamps @Rawjuicecamp and retreats. When it's high vibration raw vegan cuisine that's gourmet standard: that's always a good decision and perfect fuel for my guests. I believe we were the first 'Bootcamp outfit' to start serving raw chocolate at camp some years ago and give workshops on how to make raw chocolate and a whole host of other raw vegan treats. I believe that if you want lifetime health & wellness you have to start on the greens but know how to indulge yourself healthily. I love that we don't follow any of the 'standard' rules for ‘fat farms’ and we don't follow calorie counts or punishing routines. We don't suggest that you can big up your fitness and then blow it all on the wrong treats: like 'the odd mcdonalds' or 'a cheeky prosecco every night'. It doesn't work. You'll eventually come to realise that loving yourself means treating yourself with gorgeous nourishment. And not taking it all so seriously. Life should be fun. And full of chocolate August retreats Booking now. Raw Juice Camp 2019 open for booking this week!! Recipe for this delicious pomegranate cheesecake on the blog. Links in bio. #rawfood #cacao #rawchocolate #goddess #selflove #cleaneating #woman #wisdom #vegan #vegansofig #detox #reboot #retreat #Bootcamp #fitness #fit #superfoods #love #holiday2019 #cheesecake #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #nosugar #iquitsugar #juicing #juice #pcos
WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS! PLANTBASED RETREAT AUGUST 2019 PORTUGAL! ☘️🙏🏻💕 I already know that you are interested in taking your health to the next level, otherwise you just wouldn't be here! I also know that you love healthy plant based food and want to look, and feel, supersonic healthy!
Are you ready to retreat to a place where you can completely rest, reset and let go and enjoy chef prepared plant based cuisine at its finest with a splash of yoga, and more? Join me in the Algarve for my annual detox!

YABADABADOOOOO!! We are green for go August 3-10th and August 10-17th and I am bursting with excitement to welcome YOU to our little haven of joy in Portugal! Click on the link in bio to read ALL about what we get up to and if you’d like to book - you can pay just £250 deposit through the website or grab all these special offers sent out to my mailing list today! Sign up for news (via website link) and these offers will be sent out to you!

These offers are EXCLUSIVE to my newsletter readers! 💕FREE ProSpiralizer (worth £79.99!) with all bookings made before Feb 14th
💕FREE return transfers (worth £70!) for early birds who book and pay in full by Feb 28th (join transfer with a group)
💕Pay just £250 deposit NOW to secure your booking and pay the rest by the end of April!
💕10%early bird discount for all bookings paid in full by end April 2019
💕Returning guests get 10% off ALWAYS and 15% off when booking before Feb 28th!

#retreat #happy #love #Portugal #detox #holiday #plantbased #vegan #food #cheflife #Algarve #weightloss #wellness #foody #vegansofig #veganchef #yoga #pinchme #plantbaseddiet #pcos #plantmedicine #cacaoceremony #meditation #bringyourfoodtolife
WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS! PLANTBASED RETREAT AUGUST 2019 PORTUGAL! ☘️🙏🏻💕 I already know that you are interested in taking your health to the next level, otherwise you just wouldn't be here! I also know that you love healthy plant based food and want to look, and feel, supersonic healthy! Are you ready to retreat to a place where you can completely rest, reset and let go and enjoy chef prepared plant based cuisine at its finest with a splash of yoga, and more? Join me in the Algarve for my annual detox! YABADABADOOOOO!! We are green for go August 3-10th and August 10-17th and I am bursting with excitement to welcome YOU to our little haven of joy in Portugal! Click on the link in bio to read ALL about what we get up to and if you’d like to book - you can pay just £250 deposit through the website or grab all these special offers sent out to my mailing list today! Sign up for news (via website link) and these offers will be sent out to you! These offers are EXCLUSIVE to my newsletter readers! 💕FREE ProSpiralizer (worth £79.99!) with all bookings made before Feb 14th 💕FREE return transfers (worth £70!) for early birds who book and pay in full by Feb 28th (join transfer with a group) 💕Pay just £250 deposit NOW to secure your booking and pay the rest by the end of April! 💕10%early bird discount for all bookings paid in full by end April 2019 💕Returning guests get 10% off ALWAYS and 15% off when booking before Feb 28th! #retreat #happy #love #Portugal #detox #holiday #plantbased #vegan #food #cheflife #Algarve #weightloss #wellness #foody #vegansofig #veganchef #yoga #pinchme #plantbaseddiet #pcos #plantmedicine #cacaoceremony #meditation #bringyourfoodtolife
🌟🌟🌟RECIPE ON THE BLOG at @exploreraw 🌟🌟🌟I love learning from people who are not only talented and completely amazing but who are lovely to work with too! Sharing space in my kitchen when I have my chef head on isn't always an easy job for me but it was a gorgeous delight with @lauren_lovatt in Portugal at our amazing boot camp retreats last year as we spent most of the time dreaming up plates (fabulous), stuffing our faces with delish food (always) and serving our guests the best food we know how to make. 🌟🌟🌟MAKE & EAT THIS WITH ME AT MY NEXT RETREATS. DATES LAUNCHING SOON 🌟🌟🌟 This is one of the plates we PIMPED up: my much loved carrot cake recipe. Although I have eaten these cakes a thousand times I am sure I make them differently each time - the secret is to play and use up the nuts and seeds and fruits that you have in the kitchen rather than panicking about being specific with the recipe. That's how I roll I guess. 
Have you tried this recipe yet? Or one of your own? Recipe in blog link in @exploreraw bio. I thoroughly recommend the turmeric and lemon cream sauce (wowsers!). Always a permanent feature at camp (we love them with plant based superfood lattes) and now I am inspired to go mental pimping my plates! Yum!!!! #plantbased #loveit #VEGAN #carrotcake #retreat #lovevegan #healthyeats #vegansofig #food #summer #heatwave #sohot #sogood #loveit #superfoods #keepitsimple #brunch #inmyface #bringyourfoodtolife #pcos #pcoswarrior #pcosawareness #pcoscysters #cake #veganuary
🌟🌟🌟RECIPE ON THE BLOG at @exploreraw 🌟🌟🌟I love learning from people who are not only talented and completely amazing but who are lovely to work with too! Sharing space in my kitchen when I have my chef head on isn't always an easy job for me but it was a gorgeous delight with @lauren_lovatt in Portugal at our amazing boot camp retreats last year as we spent most of the time dreaming up plates (fabulous), stuffing our faces with delish food (always) and serving our guests the best food we know how to make. 🌟🌟🌟MAKE & EAT THIS WITH ME AT MY NEXT RETREATS. DATES LAUNCHING SOON 🌟🌟🌟 This is one of the plates we PIMPED up: my much loved carrot cake recipe. Although I have eaten these cakes a thousand times I am sure I make them differently each time - the secret is to play and use up the nuts and seeds and fruits that you have in the kitchen rather than panicking about being specific with the recipe. That's how I roll I guess. Have you tried this recipe yet? Or one of your own? Recipe in blog link in @exploreraw bio. I thoroughly recommend the turmeric and lemon cream sauce (wowsers!). Always a permanent feature at camp (we love them with plant based superfood lattes) and now I am inspired to go mental pimping my plates! Yum!!!! #plantbased #loveit #VEGAN #carrotcake #retreat #lovevegan #healthyeats #vegansofig #food #summer #heatwave #sohot #sogood #loveit #superfoods #keepitsimple #brunch #inmyface #bringyourfoodtolife #pcos #pcoswarrior #pcosawareness #pcoscysters #cake #veganuary
Join my facebook group [EXPLORE RAW FACEBOOK COMMUNITY] with @excaliburcafeuk NOW to get ALL these discounts and freebies!! ALL GIFTS FOR YOU TO HELP RELAUNCH YOUR MOJO WITH RAW FOOD & HELP CELEBRATE 6 YEARS OF Raw Juice Camp!

1) to join us for 20% off RAW JUICE CAMP 22-29TH FOR MY VERY LAST SPACE IN A TWIN SHARING ROOM use 'rawjuicecamp'. Use the code online at the checkout to pay for Raw Juice Camp and save yourself £300: https://exploreraw.com/product/raw-juice-camp-twin-ensuite-room-sharing/

2) to book YOUR tent at Raw Juice Camp 29 Sept - 6 Oct and save £100 (you pay just £899!) use the code 'tent' when you book online here: https://exploreraw.com/product/raw-juice-camp-portugal-sept-29-oct-6-camping/

Plus get over to my group to grab discount codes for all these goodies - when they're gone they're gone!

3) get your £50 gift voucher for £1!

4) get your FREE Everyday Raw Recipes ebook click here and grab it (just over 120 downloads left) 
5) get your eBook: Raw7 - The 7 Day Detox Plan for just £1 (RRP £9.99)

6) get your ebook Indian Summer Banquet (be quick there are just 89 downloads left!) for just £1 (rep £9.99)

7) get a FREE £50 VIP Voucher that can be used as part payment for a VIP chef booking with me. OMG I know! 
8)get my ebook Raw Amour worth £9.99 for FREE!

And let's not forget hooking up with some lovely music from my bootcamps and retreats! Just hop on over and grab my playlists!

Thank YOU for being around. Hope you enjoy the goodies! xx

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Join my facebook group [EXPLORE RAW FACEBOOK COMMUNITY] with @excaliburcafeuk NOW to get ALL these discounts and freebies!! ALL GIFTS FOR YOU TO HELP RELAUNCH YOUR MOJO WITH RAW FOOD & HELP CELEBRATE 6 YEARS OF Raw Juice Camp! 1) to join us for 20% off RAW JUICE CAMP 22-29TH FOR MY VERY LAST SPACE IN A TWIN SHARING ROOM use 'rawjuicecamp'. Use the code online at the checkout to pay for Raw Juice Camp and save yourself £300: https://exploreraw.com/product/raw-juice-camp-twin-ensuite-room-sharing/ 2) to book YOUR tent at Raw Juice Camp 29 Sept - 6 Oct and save £100 (you pay just £899!) use the code 'tent' when you book online here: https://exploreraw.com/product/raw-juice-camp-portugal-sept-29-oct-6-camping/ Plus get over to my group to grab discount codes for all these goodies - when they're gone they're gone! 3) get your £50 gift voucher for £1! 4) get your FREE Everyday Raw Recipes ebook click here and grab it (just over 120 downloads left) 5) get your eBook: Raw7 - The 7 Day Detox Plan for just £1 (RRP £9.99) 6) get your ebook Indian Summer Banquet (be quick there are just 89 downloads left!) for just £1 (rep £9.99) 7) get a FREE £50 VIP Voucher that can be used as part payment for a VIP chef booking with me. OMG I know! 8)get my ebook Raw Amour worth £9.99 for FREE! And let's not forget hooking up with some lovely music from my bootcamps and retreats! Just hop on over and grab my playlists! Thank YOU for being around. Hope you enjoy the goodies! xx exploreraw.com/holidays/rawjuicecamp #freerecipes #freestuff #giveaways #retreats #plantlife #plantlove #youarestrongerthanyouknow #youarestrongerthanyouthink #happy #happiness #fun #bootcamp