Quorn is mince for the health-conscious

A couple of months ago I went veggie for the third time after being subjected to the film Fast Food Nation.

When I've been a vegetarian in the past I have struggled to eat healthily, finding that most vegetarian options were heavy on the cheese or fat. This time around I have been finding it much easier, as the number of healthy vegetarian options as definitely increased.

The other night though my lovely Mummy (who we're living with post travelling) cooked us shepherd's pie with low fat Quorn mince and we were all really impressed, even the non-veggies at the table! It's much better and more realistic than it used to be.

The cold weather lends itself to mince-based dishes such as chilli, spaghetti bolognaise and shepherd's pie, but if you're concerned about the fat content of real mince then why not pick up a packet of Quorn instead? It has far less fat and is uncannily close to the real deal.

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International woman of yoga

It has been a while since I last blogged, but that is mainly due to the fact that I have been travelling for the last three months. The boy and I went to Japan, Sydney, New Zealand, Chile, Peru and Brazil, and we had an awesome time.

Running around the world
You may think that my exercise regime suffered as a result of the trip, but thankfully that wasn't the case. While we were in Japan, Australia and New Zealand I kept my running up, and it was actually really good fun, because I would use my runs to do a bit of sight-seeing.

I ran around Tokyo's parks, Hiroshima's Memorial Park, Lake Fuji, Sydney's harbours and around loads of beautiful lakes in New Zealand, including in the gorgeous Queenstown.

When we arrived in South America though things changed. As we were to be spending lots of time at high altitude, and there are lots of areas of questionable safety, I decided to skip the running and posted my trainers home.

I still managed to keep fit though, thanks to the
YOGAmazing video podcast. Hosted by Chaz Rough it is a weekly podcast that focuses on an different issue every episode. Users email their proposed themes to Chaz, who then creates a class around that theme. Past classes have included Yoga for Running, PMS, Legs, Depression, Upper Body Strength and Clarity.

Thanks to Chaz and his video podcast I practiced yoga all over the world, as I also used the podcast before we arrived in South America.
It is a simple but brilliant idea, because it means that you never get bored of the same familiar routines, as can be the case with yoga DVDs.

I can't recommend it enough and suggest that anyone with even the slightest interest in yoga checks it out.

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