Turn your dreams into reality

Set in the picturesque French countryside, both George and I knew Launauze would make a perfect getaway to offer tranquility and calm away from daily life. The vision was to create space, offer a week long programme filled with activities, provide local fresh food and to fill it…

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Gluten free dairy free banana bread

Another winning recipe used at our retreat last year and also for my gluten free, dairy free guests in Meribel this Christmas. This gluten free dairy free banana bread recipe is a great way to use up over-ripe bananas as well as being a really yummy afternoon snack when…

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The ultimate guide to Pilates retreats

As we’ve just released our first 2018 Pilates retreat dates Nat and George have pulled together the ultimate A-Z of Pilates retreats so you’ve got all the information you need before you book! What you'll learn in this article: The benefits of Pilates retreats 4 reasons to go…

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Vegetarian spaghetti bolognese recipe

I feel like I've neglected my blog a little recently, the core purpose of which was to have somewhere to start posting some of the recipes I used or created for neutreat this summer. This vegetarian spaghetti bolognese recipe (using red lentils) is one that I really have…

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Why food sustainability matters

Trying to balance health, sustainability and the practicalities of a modern lifestyle is a veritable minefield, and so in investigating these things for myself I thought it was worth sharing in digestible instalments, starting with why food sustainability matters. Why food sustainability matters is fairly simple. We have…

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe

These were a particular favourite of one of this summers neutreat guests Gloria who has recently done the I Quit Sugar programme. One step too far for me but I have massive respect for her for sticking to it. Sweet potatoes are one of my staple ingredients, their natural sugars are slow…

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The best way to cook cauliflower rice

I've tried a number of ways to cook cauliflower rice, steaming, frying and microwaving but baking / roasting in the oven is definitely the best and most full of flavour. I served this with baked cod topped with anchovy tapinade (a la Delia) as well as a tomato…

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Easy protein pancake recipe

By popular demand I'm going to start publishing the recipes I followed or created for this year's retreat. This is the best protein pancake recipe I've found and made at this year in South West France. I altered the ingredients slightly as I don't like the idea of…

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Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it

Notwithstanding a lot of hard work and dedication, clear and specific visualisation of what you want in life will allow you to put realistic steps in life to get there. You might just have to do a little deeper work along the way to help you with the…

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