Tag Archives: eating well

The 3 main lifestyle factors behind overeating

Overeating is something that is becoming increasingly common. A recent study highlighted the top 3 causes of overeating were watching TV, alcohol consumption and lack of sleep – none of that at TIEX! Many of us can identify with at least one (if not all three) of these causes. You might be sitting in front [...]

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Eating with all your senses

One of the most enjoyable aspects of TIEX is the atmosphere of meal times  - the big family table, the social aspect. Eating should be a joy for ALL the senses so presentation of food and the ambiance is just as important as how the food tastes. At The Island Experience retreats every meal is [...]

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Is salt really bad for you?

Salt often gets a bad rap in health circles, but like so many foods today it’s the highly processed and refined version that is bad for us. Did you know that salt in it’s natural form contains 84 minerals, which together help balance the body? In this natural state salt can actually help to restore [...]

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Mango and Tomato salsa

This versatile salsa is a delicious addition to a wide range of dishes, and is a firm favorite at TIEX. This recipe makes enough for 4 servings 400 g diced fresh mango 300g diced tomato 100g chopped onion 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil Chopped parsley Sea salt Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl [...]

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Taboule

Another versatile recipe from TIEX. Enjoy as a lunch, a side dish to your main meal, or remember the amazing white fish wrapped around the taboule – endless options! 1 cup Bulgur wheat (uncooked) 2/3 cup Quinoa (uncooked) ½ cucumber peeled and diced 1 small diced onion 2 seedless diced tomatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil [...]

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Vegetable salad

Remember that luscious lunch on Lopez Mendez beach? Now you can recreate it at home! This recipe makes enough for 2-3 servings. 1 cup of green beans 1 small carrot – diced ½ zucchini – diced (1 cup) ½ cauliflower 1 cup of yucca (manioc or cassava) – diced ½ cup of parsley and green onions – [...]

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Oatmeal

Some call it oatmeal, others porridge, but whatever the name this is a delicious healthy way to start your day! Hopefully you will think of your fun times at TIEX whilst you make it! 1 cup Soymilk  or rice milk – 250 ml 3 tbsp Oats –we use the fine flakes 3 dry prunes- (no [...]

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