Fare Healthy Festival 2017


Fare Healthy

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I, Matt & Ella

WHAT A FULL FOODIE PACKED EVENT, 2017 FARE HEALTHY AT THE LONDON’S ICONIC TRUMAN BREWERY WAS TRUELY GREAT! On behalf of The Bloggers Programme, I manage to get my ticket and filmed for a promo video.

Fare Healthy, the UK’s first and foremost food, fitness and wellbeing festival returned over the weekend in East London. The event was held throughout both days from 9:30 am til 6 pm where there was so much to do and choose from on the day.

If you are a huge healthy addict and food lover. This was one place you did not want to miss out as there was plenty to see, eat and take part in especially with Yoga and discussions on talk shows. Talented people like Naturally Sassy, Shona Vertue and Annie Clark were teaching their skills to those people who attended their Yoga and fitness classes.

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As I reached Fare Healthy, the first thing I did was checked out Deliciously Ella treats from her The MaE Deli stall. As I’ve always been waiting to taste something from her new store based near Bond Street station but I never really had a chance to go. Eventually, I brought some delicious brownies as I just love chocolate. However, the peanut butter cookies, energy balls which everyone talks about as well as the dishes displayed looked amazing as you can see below from picture’s I took.

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Pea and Avocado Hummus

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After taking few images of Ella’s stall, I walked around inside to see what else I could taste and find around at The Fare Healthy event. Then I bumped into seeing stalls with plenty of Gluten-Free treats this included Elspeths Kitchen table full of gluten-free and diary-free cakes laid out.

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Pip and Nut had little tasters for people to try. I did find these quite dry but it’s always nice to have a taste and see what Pip and Nut are all about. After that, you could see Tom Hunt‘s stall placed with Naan and vegetables to give it an Asian mix to the food. Another stall I saw on the way were these medicine Plenish juice, there are pretty well known around local stores like boots.

Finally, I got to know more about these products from Optiat what there do is seems useful as Optiat recycle all the coffee grounds, which usually goes to waste and reuse them for cleansing your hands. I had a try and it gave a slight scent as well as smoothen the skin, which wasn’t too bad. Although, it does seem a great use of wasted coffee ground into natural exfoliator.

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After roaming around waiting for Ella’s talk with Martin Morales midday. The time was here to queue up and take my seat towards the front. I did manage to film some parts of her talk, which I have just uploaded onto my Youtube channel. Be sure to subscribe as I will be uploading part 2 soon.

I really thought Ella did well despite being thrown some tricky questions from Martin and speaking in front of a large audience. For example, questions she got asked were like what will you do in 5 to 10 years time down the line, whether a Restaurant is an idea in mind down the line or sticking with just Deli’s. To be honest speaking in front of a large audience can always make you feel nervous.20170204_121207.jpg

After Ella’s live talk show, I got to see these really talented bloggers/vloggers Saskia Gregson-Williams @niomismart and @izyhossack who gave an insight into their blogging careers and influential people. I missed out on the ending when questions from the audience were asked, as I got pulled away to record a promo for The Bloggers Programme but I did manage to record some parts of their talk. At the end of the show, all three food bloggers did a book signing at Waterstone, which was located just outside the main stage for their recipe books.

If you love healthy food and want to try something new for a change in your diet then these three books below will be ideal to have a read. Click on the books below written by Naturally Sassy, Izy Hossack and Niomi Smart to purchase each book and have an insight of their published recipe books.

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Following the live talks on main stage and book signings. I managed to grab some food as I was super hungry as these live talks did go on for quite some time. After walking around each stalls deciding what to have for lunch. I saw these really nice looking gluten-free pancakes from Pip and Nut x peardroplondon. There were few options to choose from such as Chickpea and Elvis Presley but I opted for the below coco-nutty buckwheat.

Chickpea

  • Veggie Noodles
  • Pad Thai Dressing
  • Fried Egg (Vegan Option)


Coco-Nutty Buckwheat (What I had)

  • Berry Compote
  • Almond Butter
  • Coconut Yogurt

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For dessert, I got to try these yummy Gluten-Free mint chocolate Ice cream from Oppo Ice Cream stall and to wrap up from the food and drink side at Fare Healthy. I tried this coffee in a cone Matcha latte’s on the go, after seeing few images on Instagram, where I bought Matcha Latte filled with chocolate in a cone. I found this to be a great combination especially for those matcha lovers, it’s basically matcha heaven. This was from a pop-up stall called 30 Degrees South there relatively a new start-up company and with exposure from social media, I’m sure there will do great.

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Funny enough as I walked around, I got spotted by Jax Coco, who messaged me through Instagram to have a mocktail on them, which was nice of them. The above mocktail was called ‘Healthy 75’ contained passion fruit puree and lemon juice topped with rose petals.

One thing for sure was this bloomon wall and flowers on display, looked really beautiful here and there sure did stand out with various colourful petals. Perfect setting for a living room. In addition, people got a chance to write their own little resolution/goals for the year as well as personal notes on the wall to share with the rest.

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Towards the end of play at Fare Healthy on Vitamix stage. I got to see the ever so popular Lifestyle Blogger & Vlogger ‘Niomi Smart’ preparing a quick morning breakfast for the audience as well as talking through the steps she took to make her oatmeal porridge topped with strawberries and granola.

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This was the final outcome of her quick made breakfast, which tasted pretty decent. Also, Niomi gave out mini taster to everyone to share her prepped meal. After the cooking show was done we got given a complimentary sourcedbox which was a box full of healthy natural goodies product from various brands. I will write a post soon on what I received in my pack of healthy goodness.

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My overall experience at the Fare Healthy festival was truly great as there were tonnes of things to get involved with but I particularly enjoyed all the talks I attended as well as tasting and exploring various new food stalls.

However, my main highlight of the day during The Fare Healthy event was meeting and seeing Deliciously Ella herself as well as her hubby Matt. We spoke about football, as Matt’s an Arsenal fan and there were playing Chelsea that day, and I’m a Blackburn Rovers fan. I did manage to take a selfie with the dream team 😉 as shown from the start of this blog post. Make sure you go and check out her newly published book!

You buy purchase Ella’s newly published book called ‘Deliciously Ella with Friends‘ by clicking on the book below 🙂

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Feel free to check out my vlog below from Fare Healthy event! Don’t forget to comment and like! 🙂

Has anyone purchased any of the above 4 books? if so what do you think?

Also were any of you guys here? How did you find it? leave your comments below. I thought first time coming to Fare Healthy was an enjoyable experience and would definitely recommend going down next time if you are into food, fitness and yoga.

 

Much appreciated for taking your time out to read my blog post.

Adil Musa

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