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5 Things To Do If You Are Not At Glastonbury/The World Cup

Listening to the radio over the last couple of days has made me a little bit depressed. Glastonbury is now in full swing and I shant lie, part of me does wish I was there. However the part of me that has saved around 500 smackers and will not be plodding around in the rain and mud makes me totally warm and fuzzy. As for the World Cup, well I never wanted to go anyway, but for those of you who might have, console yourself with the fact that you can do these 5 wonderful things this weekend instead...!

1. Have a picnic in the garden/park - even if it rains, you can move inside and have a laugh with your pals. The food that goes with picnics is always so good so you will all be happy whatever the weather. Try making this delicious Peach & Butternut Salad from my cookbook Honestly Healthy For Life. Pop it in a tupperwear or tin and bring a few forks and you will be the god/goddess of the picnic! 

BFA_PeachButtnut_22For the salad: 
  • 1 butternut squash (you need about 200g (7oz) roasted squash)  
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil 
  • 3 ripe medium-sized peaches 
  • 50g (1 3/4oz) wild rocket (argula)  
  • 30g (1 1/4oz) feta cheese 10g (1/4oz) dill, chopped finely 
  • grated zest of 1 lemon  
For the dressing:   
10g (1/4oz) dill, chopped 4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar 
1/2 tsp brown rice syrup  pinch of himalayan pink salt  juice of 1 lemon  

Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/ Gas mark 4.

Peel the squash, cut into quarters and coat in the sunflower oil. Roast for 30 - 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, and set aside. 
Slice the peaches and the roasted squash and place on top of a bed of rocket (arugula) leaves, then crumble feta cheese and sprinkle the dill and lemon zest over the top.

To make the dressing, simply whisk all the ingredients together and pour over the salad.

2. Head to a new juice bar for a super start to the weekend
- a juice chat is the new coffee chat. Lovage is a gorgeous new little juice bar that has opened in Shoreditch. Roots & Bulbs a relatively new number in Marylebone. Juice Tonic Organic Juicery in Covent Garden. If you are not so near to a juice bar then make your own at home - try our Vitality Beetroot & Nectarine Juice. OR buy yourself a new Vitamix or a flight to Morocco, after all, you would have spent the same amount of money had you actually gone to Glastonbury. 

3. Play some of your own music really loud - here are some of my ultimate kitchen tunes. Who needs a festival!? 

4. Go and see Henri Matisse at The Tate Modern
- this is hands down one of the best exhibitions I have ever been to. The exhibition is on until 7th September 2014. Tickets are £18 for adults.

5. Book yourself in for another event -
if you have got a bit of FOMO (fear of missing out for those who are not abrev savvy) then do a little perusing on the internet and book yourself a ticket for something else. Perhaps FEAST LONDON from 31st July - 3rd August might tickle your fancy - you will find a huge collection of some of of London's top restaurants there.

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