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Porridge is a favourite in the Azulfit kitchen and the perfect way to start mornings with the get-up and go you need … healthy, filling and packed full of slow release energy to keep you full all morning! It is a great nutritious and nourishing breakfast, particularly as we move into the latter months of the year to[...]↣ READ MORE

This easy-to-make marmalade makes a delicious spread that always goes down well at the Azul breakfast table – try it and see for yourself! And don’t forget that Jo will be running a hands-on cooking and nutrition workshop in London, at Central Street Cookery School. Please see ‘Truly healthy, London’ for more information. You can win a[...]↣ READ MORE

The combination of the rosemary and chili work surprisingly well – and this a fantastically healthy alternative to creamy spreads. Easy to make, full of protein and really satisfying. It’s a winner all round. 

In this short instructional video, Jo shows how to make a delicious sweet curry dip. Enjoy!

Jo’s cookbook has arrived! With 75 delicious recipes, mouth watering photos, life changing nutrition advice and Jo’s story, this book is a must have for those looking to boost energy levels, learn new and exciting vegetarian recipes, and most of all have a little fun in the kitchen. Here’s one of her fabulous recipes from[...]↣ READ MORE

Hope you’ve all been enjoying the summer weather and the opportunity to eat lots of light and fresh food. Here’s another summer recipe from the Azul kitchen for you to try. Let us know what you think! Ingredients ½ lettuce head ½ grapefruit, chopped 1 pomegranate, peeled 1 apple, chopped For the dressing: Juice of[...]↣ READ MORE

Leave the mayo on the supermarket shelf and try this fresh, crunchy, zingy coleslaw instead. Simple and so much more satisfying… Ingredients ½ medium white cabbage, finely chopped 2 carrots, grated 1 apple, chopped 2 handfuls of raisins For the dressing: 3 tbsp sesame or extra virgin olive oil The juice of 1 lemon 1[...]↣ READ MORE

Calling all gluten-free cake lovers! With banana, date and spices, and coconut oil instead of butter, this is a surprisingly healthy cake and a great treat for happy taste buds and a happy belly. Enjoy! Ingredients 200g dates or date puree 100ml water 3 bananas, mashed 50g coconut oil 3 eggs Juice and zest of[...]↣ READ MORE

The Azul team are excited to be running an extra special retreat week this May: the Yoga, Pilates & Spanish retreat. Guest instructor Noelia Ruiz will be flying in from Dublin to join the team at Villa Azul in hosting this healthy holiday with a language-learning twist. Here she tells us more about her experiences[...]↣ READ MORE

Don’t forget to eat your greens! This month Jo makes it just that bit easier for us to get the benefits of super-nutritious broccoli. This delicious side-dish always goes down well at the villa retreat… even amongst those who aren’t normally keen on broccoli. So even if you’re not a fan (especially if you’re not[...]↣ READ MORE