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Geeking Out Over…Seasonal Eating with the Healthy Living Yearbook
Given that we tend to eat out, rather a lot, the various chefs around Edinburgh do a great job of keeping us on the straight and narrow, ensuring that we eat seasonally and locally. We are truly blessed in this regard, and thankful to them for their collective efforts.
When not in the hands of these masters, it’s good to know that we can rely upon expertise from a different walk of life, in the shape of personal trainer Tracy Griffen, and her Healthy Living Yearbook.
A labour of love, produced by Tracy and a cohort of friends, family and other knowledgeable folks, the book is a really neat little guide, offering sound dietary advice, a good range of exercise activity to suit a spectrum of needs, and an informed series of anecdotes and stories on the pros and cons of certain approaches to healthy living.
I met Tracy via Edinburgh’s popular Freelance Friday event, which brings together a group of folks, from a range of fields, for a good natter and a beer or two, one Friday each month.
Since then, we’ve created a little spin-off lunch club, the Random Lunch Collective, that meets on a regular irregular basis, to explore lunch venues across the city.
I’m glad to have the Yearbook in my life, as it provides a valuable reference resource, as the months go by. I look forward to trying more of the recipes that are peppered throughout the book. These provide inspiration for those looking to get fit and eat sensibly, while still keeping a smile on their face.
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