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Lunch + Dinner Recipes, Salad

Roasted Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Salad Roasted vegetable salad

21st February 2017

The last couple of Summer months remain and there is still time to indulge in salads packed with nutrients, fiber and enzymes.

Two of my favourite vegetables to roast are Jewel (orange fleshed) sweet potatoes and cauliflower. In fact since I discovered roasted cauliflower I am convinced it is the only way to cook them.

Serves 2

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium Jewel sweet potatoes
  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 small head of butter lettuce, or a small bag of mixed baby leaves
  • 1 disc of feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sundried onions
  • Pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Dusting of ground cinnamon
  • Cold pressed olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice/ or balsamic reduction

Simply scrub the sweet potatoes well and leaving the skin on slice them lenghtways, approximately 1cm thick.

Then slice the cauliflower in 1 cm thick pieces and roast tgem at 180 degrees celcius in some coconut oil for 40 minutes.

I seasoned my veg with pink salt, ground cumin and a smidgen of ground cinnamon, but you can add turmeric and ground coriander too.

Then simply arrange them prettily over some mixed leaves, sprinkle over some sun-dried onions (available ready-made from most supermarkets) and a bit of crumbled feta cheese.

Dress with olive oil and balsamic reduction.

Seriously delicious and easy.

With love and in dedication to your best health,

Marlien

Recipe Videos, Salad

Nachos Chip Salad (Video) Video recipe tutorial

14th November 2016

Hi Guys, now you can follow me on youtube for video recipe tutorials. Here is my first one featuring the yummy and super easy Nachos Chip Salad from my recipe book The Yoga Kitchen – 100 Easy Superfood Recipes

Salad, Wellness + Nutrition

The Importance of Enzymes Enzyme Rich Foods

19th July 2016

When it comes to adding enzymes to your meal, it shouldn’t have to become a major production, a “less is more” affair will do. I often simply make a green salad of mixed leaves, toasted seeds and avocado, dressed simply with cold pressed olive oil, lemon juice and perhaps a tiny b it of raw honey & crushed garlic.

The importance of Enzymes

Adding Enzymes to your meals are hugely important for good digestion, but did you know just how necessary enzymes are to every cell in your body, in other words, enzymes are essential to all physiological processes, below are some examples:

  • Energy production
  • Absorption of oxygen
  • Fighting infections and healing wounds
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Getting nutrients into your cells
  • Carrying away toxic wastes
  • Breaking down fats in your blood and regulating cholestrol
  • Dissolving blood clots
  • Proper hormone regulation
  • Slowing te aging process

                                                                                                                Reference Mercola.com 

Enzyme Rich Foods:

  • Raw Fruits (especially papaya & pineapple)
  • Raw Vegetables (salad leaves is an excellent choice)
  • Sprouted seeds, grains & legumes

In my book every health checklist for your plate should feature an Enzyme box.

Salad

Skin Nourishing Salad Nourishing salad with plenty of good fat

21st June 2016

This salad has all the ingredients to nourish your skin in winter, the good fats in the avocado, walnuts, seeds and olive oil will help prevent dry skin conditions, and the the carrot and chili provide vitamin A and anti-inflammatory properties. It take 5 minutes to make, so no excuses

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1/3 cup of lightly roasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of lightly roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Chili sauce (sriracha or a homemade sauce)
  • 1/4 cup of shredded basil
  • 2 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil
  • pink salt to taste

Simply, lightly roast (7 minutes at 150 degrees celsius) peel and prep the above ingredients, combine and enjoy.

Salad

Moringa Leaf Powder, a powerful Superfood

18th May 2016

The Moringa tree is often described as the Miracle tree, and also known as the drumstick tree and horseradish tree. Its leaves are small and rounded but packed with an incredible amount of nutrition: protein, calcium, beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium, to name a few.

Moringa leaf powder contains 9 essential amino acids, 27 vitamins, 46 antioxidants, and many minerals. Gram for gram, the fresh leaves of the moringa plant contain:

nutritional_profile_of_moringa

This bright green powder can contribute to your recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables. It has a mild peppery flavour. Add to juice, smoothies, yoghurt, salad, soups, stews or cooked food.

In this video, Marlien from Yoga Kitchen will teach you how to use this superfood, Moringa leaf powder, in a sauce or dressing. Available from Health Connection Wholefoods.