Tag Archives: healthy eating

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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get fresh!

We hope you have been inspired by TIEX to be including lots of fresh produce in your meals everyday. You’ve probably noticed that the fresher the ingredients the longer they don’t last  (always a good sign really – be afraid of things that sit in your fridge and never go off!!!) An important consideration for [...]

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius.

A friend of mine posted this quote on Facebook recently and I thought how true this is, but easy to forget.  Society is often so focused finding complicated solutions when the answers are already in front of us! Doctors often prescribe drugs in place of healthy food, exercise and meditation. Food manufactures process foods to [...]

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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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Kale, pineapple & chia seed smoothie

We always love experimenting in the kitchen at TIEX. Yesterday afternoon we tried this new smoothie recipe and it was well received by our guests!! After hiking to Lopez Mendez and taking on the waves with the local surfers everyone was in need of some extra nourishment and this tasty smoothie did the trick. Chia [...]

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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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