Spring – best time for a cleanse from the inside out

Although it is always good to do regular detoxes, spring is the most popular time to refresh, re-energize and cleanse the body from stored toxins. Getting rid of lazy fat deposits gained over winter, reverse the lack of exercise, increase dramatically oxygen and sunlight intake and dedicate your menu planning to all clean eats has an immediate positive impact on our overall well-being and look.

A program can be tailored and done anywhere and anytime, while at work or on vacation. Whilst during a busy schedule at work it might  be a bit harder to pursue, vacation is a perfect time to reverse some (bad) habits, maybe say good-bye to them for good and introduce healthier lifestyle choices with ease.

Talise Nutrition just got back from a work visit to the Maldives, where our beautiful Resort on Bolifushi Island introduced the Jumeirah Vittaveli’s Talise Wellness Month.

Highly recommended for a Wellness escape Talise style.

Discover your inner balance. XX Chef Gabi

Let me share with you some of my favorite detox recipes, a delicious and healthy, shown at my cooking classes at Jumeirah Vittaveli. Stay tuned, more posts about my trip to the Maldives to come!

Beetroot TARTAR
What to Buy for 2 portions

300 g beetroot, cooked

1 tsp mustard
1 tsp capers
Salt, pepper
¼ bunch chives
50 g cauliflower
30 ml yoghurt

How to Make It

Peel and grate the soft cooked beetroot. Season it with salt, pepper, mustard and chopped capers. Finely cut the chives. For the cauliflower “Remoulade” grate the cauliflower, steam it until al dente and mix it with the yoghurt. Add salt, pepper and a little mustard to taste. Arrange on plate using a ring. Garnish with cauliflower “Remoulade”, finish with chives.

Chef Gabi’s Tip

Beetroots are an excellent food for overall health. Mostly known as a blood builder and blood purifier that help create red blood cells, beetroots help also improve the structure of the blood. Besides this it is great support  to the digestive system, large intestine, and circulatory system.

Cauliflower, a member of the cabbage family, is known as a vegetable supportive to weight management. It acts anti-inflammatory due to its content of Vitamin K and is a great source of dietary fiber and antioxidants.  Antioxidants are essential in destroying free radicals that accelerate the signs of aging. It provides also important B Vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and thiamine.


A long overdue update

Sometimes all exiting things come together…. I have been quite busy at work.
So now finally after a while away from posting blogs let me share with you some impressions of my latest activities – between Dubai and Bavaria, again!

Recent filming at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm for Studio One….

Here the sunset opposite the hotel when I arrived for the filming, packed with ingredients and some inevitable kitchen utensils I can’t live or cook without –
My favorite dish, with deep purple colors had to be featured, of course: Purple potato mash

topped with Miso Beetroot and almond foam – delicious, light, vegetarian food!

Then The Caterer ME Chefs and Ingredients Forum held at Madinat Jumeirah took place where I had the honour to be amongst the speakers.

After that I prepared for the Jumeirah Munich Culinary Week, 10 fantastic days in my beloved Bavaria, filled with meeting great people, cooking good food, and bringing arabian flavors and the unique hospitality of our Jumeirah hotels spread across the globe to Germany.
Of course extra soft and delicious dates from Dubai were a must! Our luggage was filled with baklava, sumac, arabic coffee ingredients and many things more we believed we wouldn’t get in Bavaria in the desired quality…

Benvenuti a Roma

Travelling again! This time it is for work. But you still can be a little bit jealous because I am in beautiful Italy. Rome in spring is magic in particular, and I feel very lucky to work for a couple of days in our company’s new hotel, the Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto.
Very exciting! Sometimes the best things come unexpected.

This place is so elegant, intimate, with Art Deco interior, great location near to the Villa Borghese Park and the Spanish Steps – I love it. Enjoy my first impressions…more to come soon.