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Jasmine’s 6 Ways to Connect to Nature This Spring

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After a long winter season spent indoors, I couldn’t be happier to see the spring in full swing and summer firmly on its way. Spring is a really magical time of year, and an important transition period according to the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda. Spring is the season of new beginnings and growth, easily visible as bulbs start to appear after many months’ rest underground. Thanks to the warmer days and longer evenings, it’s also the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature at a time when many would say it’s at its most beautiful, and definitely at its most inspiring. Ahead of Earth Day on 22nd April, I’m sharing some of my go-to practices and daily habits that help me tune into Mother Nature and bring me back into balance if I’m feeling overwhelmed or disconnected. Walk barefoot Imagine it — warm sand or cool pebbles underfoot, or the feel of fresh dewy grass. It’s pure bliss, isn’t it? In Ayurveda, this practice is known as “earthing,” and modern science has proven its

Jasmine’s 11 Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

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As lockdown restrictions ease, one of the safest ways to have a social life that doesn’t include a screen and a wifi connection is to get outside! Keep the groups small, of course, and abide by  distancing measures when meeting up with friends and family for a picnic in the park. Here I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes that are easily packable into your tiffins and Tupperwares for the perfect summer celebration — check out my shop page for eco food storage. Spinach and Feta Hand Pies ( East by West page 211) Inspired by Greek flavours, these chickpea pastry wonders will steal the show at your picnic. They make a great vegetarian main. BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond Aioli Nothing says summer like grilled wares, so I present: BBQ basted veggies with a tangy, garlicky vegan aioli. *chef’s kiss* Sautéed Buckwheat Sprout Pilau With Harissa and Za’atar A Middle Eastern-inspired dish sauté dish that works well as a salad for your picnic. Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnu

Jasmine’s 11 Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

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As lockdown restrictions ease, one of the safest ways to have a social life that doesn’t include a screen and a wifi connection is to get outside! Keep the groups small, of course, and abide by  distancing measures when meeting up with friends and family for a picnic in the park. Here I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes that are easily packable into your tiffins and Tupperwares for the perfect summer celebration — check out my shop page for eco food storage. Spinach and Feta Hand Pies ( East by West page 211) Inspired by Greek flavours, these chickpea pastry wonders will steal the show at your picnic. They make a great vegetarian main. BBQ Basted Veggies With Almond Aioli Nothing says summer like grilled wares, so I present: BBQ basted veggies with a tangy, garlicky vegan aioli. *chef’s kiss* Sautéed Buckwheat Sprout Pilau With Harissa and Za’atar A Middle Eastern-inspired dish sauté dish that works well as a salad for your picnic. Pickled Red Cabbage With Hazelnu

Black Lives Matter

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.’ – Angela Y. Davis We all need to do the urgent work to be better allies, and be actively and vocally anti-racist, with our voices and platforms, but also in our day-to-day actions. There are funds we can support, petitions we can sign and books we can read. Here is a small selection. We will continue to add any other helpful resources, information or accounts to follow as we come across them.  SIGN: ⁣ Justice for George Floyd⁣ – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Justice for Belly Mujinga – http://chng.it/tLwV84Txsw DONATE IF YOU CAN⁣: Colours of Change⁣ – https://www.winningjustice.org/directory⁣ ⁣ Official George Floyd Memorial Fund⁣ – www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd⁣ ⁣ Minnesota Freedom Fund⁣ – https://minnesotafreedomfund.org⁣ ⁣ Justice for Ahmaud⁣ – https://www.runwithmaud.com⁣ READ: Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins⁣ Eloquent Rage: A

Black Lives Matter

In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.’ – Angela Y. Davis We all need to do the urgent work to be better allies, and be actively and vocally anti-racist, with our voices and platforms, but also in our day-to-day actions. There are funds we can support, petitions we can sign and books we can read. Here is a small selection. We will continue to add any other helpful resources, information or accounts to follow as we come across them.  SIGN: ⁣ Justice for George Floyd⁣ – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Justice for Belly Mujinga – http://chng.it/tLwV84Txsw DONATE IF YOU CAN⁣: Colours of Change⁣ – https://www.winningjustice.org/directory⁣ ⁣ Official George Floyd Memorial Fund⁣ – www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd⁣ ⁣ Minnesota Freedom Fund⁣ – https://minnesotafreedomfund.org⁣ ⁣ Justice for Ahmaud⁣ – https://www.runwithmaud.com⁣ READ: Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins⁣ Eloquent Rage: A