The best place to begin my personal pursuit of happiness is at the end of my fork

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Sorry guys, I didn’t manage to cook my meal plan today in order to take some pictures and place the recipes….sometimes life gets in the way and I’m so happy I was so organised and spiralized some courgettes yesterday and made the slow cooker chicken breast as dinner which was ready in 10 minutes tonight and I fed my family and some friends!

I was teaching a salad workshop today for a group of ladies in Golders Green, London (yes, I also teach cooking courses besides my catering business) where I taught how to create your own salad dressing and what healthy substitutes we have for carb, sugar and fat. We also made three gorgeous salads: green coconut quinoa, roasted broccoli power salad and of course the Thai inspired kale salad from yesterday’s meal plan.

One of the tricks I taught today was to cook the quinoa with coconut milk, we used half of it for our salad and the other half was for breakfast with some berries on top – scrumptious and filling.

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All these greens just make me want to sing, fantasising about being on remote, hot beaches wearing a bikini….that’s what healthy food makes me do. It makes me so happy and my brain is clear and I just want to tell the world all about it and I want you all to feel the same even without the need for a glass of wine.

Can your diet make you happier? Yes it can!

It has been proven that foods that are rich in nutrients like vitamins A, B12, D, and E, and folate, iodine, magnesium (everything with dark green colour), calcium (dairy and greens!), iron, fibre, and omega-3 fatty acids ( Salmon) are your Essential Elements of Happiness.

I’m not going to bore you with all this Scientifics but just want to give you the bottom line – the best place to begin your personal pursuit of happiness is at the end of your fork.

I’m still sticking to my diet plan, by eating a mixture of three tasty salads for lunch and a bowl of courgettes spaghetti (sauté with spinach, garlic, parsley and chilli) and topped with the slow cook chicken for dinner – a bowl off happiness so delicious, so comforting and warm, who needs the white stuff? I just wanted to get into my PJ’s, stick a good movie on and slurp my bowl of courgette spaghetti, but I had to write the blog, so bed will have to wait.

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I hope your day was as good and green as mine and I look forward to seeing you all again here tomorrow.

Lots of love and happy food

Karin

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