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All Hallows ‘Eve

October 25th, 2017 Posted by Events, News, Press, Recipes No Comment yet

It’s that time of year again the leaves are falling, the coats and scarves are out, and we are getting are pumpkin carving kits at the ready.

Halloween is celebrated in many countries on the 31st of October, originally a time to remember the dead.

Now it is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals and such festivals may have had pagan roots, apparently these festivals were Christianized by the early Church. But some believe however, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from the harvest roots.

Today Halloween has been massively commercialised, and many people now do things like trick or treating, costume parties, carving pumpkins, bonfires, watching horror films and going to haunted attractions. But there are also church services were loved ones of the deceased will light candles on their graves to remember and celebrate their lives.

Did you know that Christians historically abstained from eating meat on All Hallows’ Eve? This is a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cake’s.

This Hallows Eve at Anna-Loka we are holding a psychic supper you won’t want to miss all customers receive a psychic reading accompanied by a delicious four course meal.

Here is a link to one of our favourite blogs for a few frightening vegan recipes to get you inspired for this year.

45 Vegan Halloween Recipes

Happy Haunting 🙂

 

Juice – Better than a flu shot!

September 15th, 2017 Posted by Ingredient Showcase, Press, Recipes, Tips No Comment yet

With the cold weather on its way in we are all getting prepared for those runny noses and bad chests. But what if I told you that you didn’t need all those store brought medicines! Sounds good right? Juicing fruit and vegetables is one of the most effective ways of fighting off those nasty illnesses and boosting your immune system. For instance did you know that pineapple juice is 500% more effective for bad chests than cough syrup is, fresh pineapple contains a substance known as bromelain that has anti-inflammatory characteristics which can combat infections and eradicate bacteria.

Here at Anna-loka we have many immune boosting juices to help you through the winter one of our favourites is our Health Potion Number 3 to make this flu fighting juice all you need is some kale, pineapple, apple, carrot, beetroot, rainbow chard, lime, ginger, turmeric root and black pepper. Stick to this and you will no longer need that store brought medicine.

Juices don’t only get rid of colds they help you in so many different ways they have many health benefits. Below is a link with some info on many different juices that have amazing benefits.

https://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/healthy-juices/

With Halloween around the corner we are organising a psychic supper do you dare to join us for a spooky 4 course meal and a psychic reading?!

Watch this space for more details 🙂