Our cuisine during your retreat is an integral part of your experience and has been specially designed by Dr Claire Maguire to support you on your programme, by enhancing your energy, vitality and wellbeing plus helping to clear and release your mind.
‘Every recipe had punchy flavour, texture and interest. It’s all beautifully seasoned and lovingly prepared. This food is far from boring and I was full. So very, very full. You may not believe me, but you absolutely won’t go hungry.’ Lotte Duncan (TV Chef & food presenter)
Most of our guests have never tried this type of cuisine before and there are always lots of questions about what to expect. Questions such as:
Will I be hungry all day?
No, you won’t feel hungry at all. You’ll be surprised at how full and satisfied you’ll feel all day.
What will I get to eat for my meals?
You’ll be amazed by the flavours, the textures and the variety and you’ll find dishes which will really surprise you. Dishes such as a Mexican chilli, an Indian curry, pizza, pasta, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, apple crumble and lots of afternoon treats like flapjack and brownies.
Will all the meals be cold?
No, all our food is served either at room temperature or warm. Instead of an oven we use a dehydrator which warms the food, so dishes such as Mushroom Stroganoff and Apple Crumble are hearty and satisfying.
Can I have a hot cup of tea?
Yes, of course. You are welcome to make a hot cup of tea anytime you wish. There are tea making facilities with a wide range of herbal teas and regular tea. There is also milk, bottled water and fresh lemon & ginger.
I’m following a gluten free / dairy free / sugar free diet. Is that okay?
Yes, that’s fine. Our cuisine is based on the living/raw food philosophy so it is inherently wheat, gluten and dairy free. We also follow a low-sugar diet. We don’t use any refined sugars in our food and only use natural sweeteners such as dates, honey, agave and only in moderation.
Although the cuisine is inherently vegan and reflects the living/raw food lifestyle, we don’t believe this is the only way of eating. We are not ‘raw food fanatics’ but ask that you come with an open mind, willing to taste new foods and experience a new sense of wellbeing. We use the raw food diet as part of our holistic process to make you feel fabulous.
Also, changing your food routine, gives you the ability to see your life in a new perspective and this perfectly complements the activities on the retreat. You will leave feeling energised, renewed and with a new found appreciation for what food can do for you, both physically and emotionally.
Where possible all our food is organic and locally sourced.
Photos from Dr Claire Maguire’s recipe Book,
‘Fresh & Sophisticated – the art of radiant eating‘
Photos by Sam Miller Gott
Please note: We send out a Guest Questionnaire form prior to the retreat so you can let us know if you have dietary needs or allergies.
‘For anyone thinking raw food is for the brave or fanatical, think again. The recipes would suit any gourmet restaurant table and are UTTERLY DELICIOUS, beautifully presented and a joy to eat.’ Samantha C.