earth friendly food
Bringing 'The Retreat' Home
Maggie Before starting on the adventure of a lifetime with the BBC’s The Retreat, Maggie spent 25 successful years working in the media industry. Knowing it was time to shake things up, Maggie left her career to embark on something entirely different and signed up to take part in the programme. With the full support of her family, Maggie flew to Thailand to spend 28 days as part of a detox programme, that little did she know, would take her far beyond her comfort zone and turn into a life-changing experience. Ever ready for a challenge, Maggie fully embraced her time at the retreat with a group of strangers who were to become a second family, and left with a renewed outlook on herself and her life. Along with being able to connect back to her body and to what she truly wanted out of life, Maggie discovered a new passion for living a vibrant plant-based lifestyle. Upon returning to the UK, Maggie knew life would never be the same again and with her new zest for life set about building the best plant-based kitchen in Richmond, Surrey.
Claire Claire was a Detective Constable. Like many people with stressful jobs the strains of work life balance got on top of her. Unable to cope, exhausted and tearful she felt she needed to make serious changes in her life. Eventually, and reluctantly Claire was signed off of work and through a quirk of fate, found herself talking to the makers of a BBC TV series. Before she really realised what she was taking on, Claire embarked on The Retreat seeking a caring and healing environment in which to focus on herself. (She hadn't really considered it would all be captured on camera any more than she realised she would be giving up ready meals for a raw vegan diet). Claire came out of The Retreat with new self confidence. A new future lay ahead and she decided to team up with Maggie to produce healthy food, using everything they learned while on The Retreat. Food that is good for you and good for the planet.
The Retreat Kitchen Story
The Retreat Trailer, series on Netflix
The Retreat Kitchen 16 Hill Rise Richmond TW10 6UA
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