Recipe: Meat Free Monday

Meat Free Monday

Ribolitta Tuscan Bean Soup


Here at Studio One we are all about balance and making healthier life style choices. As part of this we have developed The Studio One Method which introduces the concept of mindfulness to the way we eat and workout. By making just one small change a month will help you maintain a healthier life style in the longer term. So why not start today and introduce a Meat Free Monday into your week?!

Ribolitta is a great Vegetarian option full of antioxidants, fibre and bean-y goodness! It can easily be prepared at the weekend and stored in the freezer for when you need a speedy Monday night supper. It’s a great cold zapper and post workout fuel as well- so enjoy!


Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 potatoe, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 savoy cabbage, cut into ribbons
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 1 can of cannellini beans
  • 2 sticks of celery, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp of tomato paste
  • Handful of fresh herbs- basil and parsley work well.
  • 2 pints of vegetable stock

The Method

1.    This one is easy peasy! Fry all of the ingredients except the stock in 2 spoons of olive or coconut oil for 10 minutes of a low heat. The smell should be amazing!

2.    Add the stock, bring to the boil and then simmer for 45 minutes.

3.    Add a sprinkling of fresh herbs and you are ready to enjoy!

Happy Eating!





The Key to a Healthy Lifestyle?

The Key to a Healthy Lifestyle?

The key to a healthy lifestyle?  Loving and accepting yourself.


Sound strange?  Expect the answer to be a diet or fitness tip?  The biggest success I have ever had is when I let go of fads, became aware of what I was doing and started to take time for myself.


In a life that is becoming more stressful through technology that facilitates a faster paced life, using exercise to heal the mind and body is proven.   There are wonderful spokes people who have put their stories on social media and into the public eye that help the public understand the benefits, but they are not alone with their issues.  That is what motivated Sarah and I to open Studio One.  We are real people who had health issues that we cured by adopting a healthy way of life and obtaining balance. What did we learn? You can not simply change your food or exercise in isolation, it is a combination effect.  You have to address the mind and body together to create healthy long term habits.