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Stay 3 nights and only pay 2 nights

Discount on the room price. (no discount on breakfast or meals)
For a stay before 15 December 2014.

Stay 7 nights and only pay 5 nights

Discount on the room price.  (no discount on breakfast or meals)
For a stay until the 15 December 2014.

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Some Tips for eating your way to a healthy lifestyle

Eating fruit at mealtimes encumbers the digestion process. To avoid this, we help you maintain suitable portions of fruit in your diet by serving fruit and freshly squeezed fruit juices at the juice bar throughout the afternoon. Digestion is equally hampered by eating yoghurt or cheese in the evening. We therefore encourage you to eat these at breakfast or as snacks during the day.
The menu at La Clairière is designed with the season and the weather in mind. For instance, we avoid serving raw vegetables in winter and at the evening meal.
Our drinking water is treated and energised using Grander Water Technology and served at room temperature. We serve refreshments made with herbs from the garden in summer, and warm spicy ginger infusions in winter.
In our recipes, we keep animal protein and, in particular, red meat to a minimum. Most of the meat we serve is either white or game.
Herbs and spices take pride of place in our cuisine. Many scientific studies have demonstrated that the majority of herbs and spices are beneficial to our health.
We try to make the most of the ingredients and plants grown in our region, combining them with spices and using them according to traditional eastern therapies.

Plants from our garden
In spring, you will find wild garlic growing in the forest, famed for its high Vitamin C content and purgative and antiseptic properties. In summer, we grow herbs such as mint, basil, sage, savory, marjoram and thyme in our garden. We use these in our cooking and also to make tea infusions and herbal refreshments.

Spices and recipes from farther afield
Ginger has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to bring relief from various ailments such as rheumatism, nausea and travel sickness, colds, headaches and minor digestive disorders. To kick-start your digestive system, ask our staff for a taste of our speciality concoction of ginger and Himalayan salt. Also available throughout the day is our homemade spicy ginger infusion.

Turmeric contains curcumin, a bright yellow pigment with many beneficial properties. Curcumin protects against illnesses brought on by stress (processes causing oxidation) and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Eating pepper with turmeric helps to release the curcumin so that it can get to work more easily. Our chefs use turmeric in many of their recipes, particularly when cooking red lentils and other orange coloured vegetables. Another way to enjoy this tasty spice is in a mug of warm milk. The most effective way of experiencing the benefits of turmeric is to use it mixed with oil: about 1 level tspn turmeric to 1 tbsp olive oil.

Ghee - or clarified butter
Ghee holds a special place in Ayurvedic tradtion. It is an ingredient associated with general good health, longevity and well-being, and it helps to balance digestive enzymes in the stomach. Ghee provides all the benefits of essential fatty acids without any of the problems associated with cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats. It is a nutritious, flexible ingredient that can be enjoyed in many ways. Use it to season food, spread it on a piece of toast, or drink it as a tonic: add one or two teaspoons to a mug of warm milk. It can even be massaged into the skin as a nourishing cream.

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