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Istanbul

Waking up to the call of prayer this morning in Istanbul was like reawakening my mind to the complete diversity and magnificence of our world.

Today as we roamed the Hagia Sophia (top right) museum, formerly an Imperial mosque which reflects a combination of Christian and Islamic religions surrounded by a multicultural crowd drinking freshly squeezed pomegranate juice and apple tea I felt alive, inspired and completely grateful for the miracle of life that I’ve been given in this wonderful place we call world.

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Food on the go.

Today Ruben and I are traveling to Istanbul via Frankfurt for a baby free weekend and even though I can’t wait to scoff kebabs in Turkey whilst I’m travelling I prefer to stay away from the expensive pre-packaged and unhealthy food on offer and fill my beloved tupperware with healthy dishes to ensure my skin, digestion and mood don’t take a hit, (that said I do have to admit that Frankfurt is possibly the healthiest airport I’ve ever visited with several natural and organic delis offering juices that promise to banish love handles, bundles of bircher muesli and show-stopping salads.)
For my food on the go I’ve packed a very simple lunch of brown rice, avocado and chopped pear seasoned with black pepper but here a few links from the professionals to inspire you…

Quick kale and beetroot salad from the Hemsley sisters http://www.hemsleyandhemsley.com/recipe/quick-kale-beetroot-salad/

Chickpea, sun-dried tomato and artichoke salad from Deliciously Ella http://deliciouslyella.com/recipe/chickpea-sun-dried-tomato-and-artichoke-salad/

Epic roast chicken salad from Jamie http://deliciouslyella.com/recipe/chickpea-sun-dried-tomato-and-artichoke-salad/