Okay, let me be clear, this photo represents my first attempt at making the beautiful cinnamon buns in Philip McCluskey and Heather Pace’s new e-book Raw Food Carob Desserts. Check out what they *should* look like in their beautiful book. My version tastes delicious and I’ll have to have another go soon to see if I can perfect my efforts!

For the roll, you will need ground oats (I used gluten free), ground almonds (I used soaked almonds which I think was a mistake), raw honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract and himalayan salt. I had some soaked almonds in the fridge and I was a little heavy handed with the honey (it’s hard to pour) so the roll was sticky (even though I added extra oats to supplement).

For the filling, you will need pecans (I used walnuts), raisins, honey, cinnamon, carob (I used cacao powder) and mesquite powder.

I’ve been doing well with my Kris Carr questions – about 90% (leaving a little wriggle room). My neti pot arrived this week and I’ve used it several times now. It’s very easy and effective once you get over the slightly weird sensation of slightly salty water flowing through your nose.

I’ve been enjoying the meditation. About 25 years ago I learned to do transcendental meditation, and I still remember the mantra I was given. However this time I’ve been following a breath awareness Buddhist meditation technique. It’s lovely and it feels congruent with the emphasis on breathing in yoga.

After reading a post from Ms Adventuress about pure soap, I was appalled to see so many unpronounceable ingredients in my usual soap. So I found some lovely ethically-produced soaps with real and pronounceable ingredients at Simply Soaps.
After reading a post from Ms Adventuress about pure soap, I was appalled to see so many unpronounceable ingredients in my usual soap. So I found some lovely ethically-produced soaps with real and pronounceable ingredients at Simply Soaps.

After reading a post from Ms Adventuress about pure soap, I was appalled to see so many unpronounceable ingredients in my usual soap. So I found some lovely ethically-produced soaps with real and pronounceable ingredients at Simply Soaps.

My dry-brushed skin is currently being cleansed by a blend of melted but not overly heated olive, palm and coconut oils which haven’t been blended with rose petal and geranium.

I tend to buy my supplements from Detox Trading, the online shop run by the lovely people at Sura Detox in Devon. They took me through my first juice fast detox in 2007. Last time I visited I came across a new supplement called SerraPlus.

SerraPlus is a serrapeptase, a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the micro-organism Serratia E15. This enzyme is naturally processed commercially today through fermentation and was discovered in the silkworm intestine. It is an immunologically active enzyme completely bound to the alpha 2 macroglobulin in biological fluids. Histological studies reveal powerful anti-inflammatory effects. It digests non-living tissue, blood clots, cysts, and arterial plaque and inflammation in all forms. Have you tried these?

Finally, I’m celebrating today because as of this morning I am officially at the half way point in my overall weight loss journey. Since November last year I’ve lost 12 pounds so I just need to lose a final 12 pounds to be at my ideal weight. Hurrah!