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Eco fairs are becoming a well established part of the Andalucian landscape and one of the more established and longer running fairs is held each year in the city of Málaga. Natura Málaga stands out as a reference point for professionals and public alike, bringing together the organic, health and wellness sectors under one roof at the city’s Palacio de Congresos. Now in its fifth year, the fair will be held over the weekend of May 17 to 19, and will build on last year’s … Continue reading
If we talk about health and the strategies that we have to care for and improve it, the circle starts and finishes at the mouth, particularly with regards to the food we choose to put in it. A conscious diet, with all that implies, is an essential part of any strategy of wellbeing.
In the years that I’ve cultivated a healthy eating style, I have taken the time to travel and experience different ways, but have not really found one in particular that I can declare … Continue reading
Tony Petre’s philosophy for his recently opened Slow Bar, Fuengirola’s first organic restaurant, is simple – good, fresh, seasonal food, reasonably priced with plenty of options and served with a smile.
Located in Avda Acapulco, in the heart of Fuengirola’s Scandinavian community, Slow Bar caters to this market as well as offering macrobiotic vegetarian and Spanish meals. “I’m planning to offer a macrobiotic vegetarian buffet every day, very reasonably priced, all you can eat with lots of salads,” explains the ever-enthusiastic Tony. “Scandinavians are very … Continue reading
We all know that getting enough fruit and vegetables is essential to maintaining vibrant health, but sometimes we just can’t eat as many as we’d like in a meal – a kilo of carrots can be quite time consuming to munch through! Many people make their own juice not just to make sure they get all they need but also for some fab and interesting combinations – like a liquid salad!
Our friends at Biocasa have sourced a superb juicer which is extremely versatile and works … Continue reading
This issue we return to the kitchens of Shanti Som as they launch a new season in the popular restaurant, reflecting the kind of fusion food you will find on offer as well as the special atmosphere. What better way to introduce the food than to include a couple of the mouth watering recipes you can enjoy there.
Spinach and Ricota Ravioloni
• Fresh pasta, spinach and ricotta ravioloni
• 150 gr. Pumpkin
• 70 ml sherry wine
• 50 gr. fresh onions
• 1 table spoon of sweet Thai chilli
• 200 ml cream
• 250 gr spinach
• 1 Clove … Continue reading
Take a vegetarian restaurant, a tranquil Yoga space, dynamic kids’ activity area and lively Café theatre and live venue, and blend together in the heart of Fuengirola. These are the ingredients that have inspired Cristina and Pedro to open Yogabarn, a new meeting place in the centre of Fuengirola, right opposite the church square. Tastefully designed, Yogabarn offers a haven from the busy streets around it, with an intimate café theatre that variously functions as a play area for children and a live music venue … Continue reading
A small group of dedicated eco-entrepreneurs recently launched an innovative project under the name ‘La Semilla Ecológica’, a concept that they see as symbolizing growth, change and a vibrant future. Capturing a growing demand for fresh organic produce and a growing awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, they have dedicated their work to the sale and distribution of local, organic and seasonal produce from family farms. “We are doing this because a lot of people these days want to be a part of … Continue reading
This article which summarises some of the principles of the macrobiotic diet is only available in Spanish. Click here to read it.
Contact Ana Bardají of cocinatusalud.com if you want to find out more about this generally vegetarian diet that consists largely of whole grains, cereals, and cooked vegetables.
Now that it’s time for special family gatherings, Bionatura‘s two shops (one in Los Boliches and the other in Marbella) offer a wide selection of Christmas fayre including dried fruits, turron, panettone, wines and cavas, fresh and frozen meat, poultry, tropical fruit and national fruit and vegetables. All of which are certified organic.
For the more alternative sort there’s an array of vegetable patés, salmon, or specialty flour mixes so you can bake your favourite loaf.
If you want to support local shops, why not … Continue reading
This brief introductory article on the Ayurvedic use of spices is only available in Spanish, please click here to read it.