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a sublime salad dressing Crede Pumkinseed Oil rocks!

3rd October 2019

It feels like Summer is here, and I have given myself an intermittent fasting challenge to shed some of my winter padding, and more importantly give my body the opportunity to run in a low-grade ketosis state which is optimal to brain and gut health. This means skipping breakfast and then having lots and lots of vegetables of all different colours for lunch/ brunch with a little good protein and lots of good fats for fuel.

Needless yo say the carbs have to be cut, but I find that when the weather gets warmer its much easier to stick to big salads for lunch. Supper is a little more tricky as I have two young children to consider…but that’s a whole other post….

Today’s lunch was so good and effortless, I felt compelled to share it – and you can add any raw veggies as this recipe is really about the dressing (the combination of veg I used has certainly been featured here before), but the addition of roasted peanuts is new which added crunch, protein and some extra good fats.

My salad combination was:

  • 1 x grated organic carrot
  • lots of spinach – as much as you can eat
  • 1/2 a baby red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1/2 a cup of crushed roasted peanuts (you can replace peanuts of any nut of your choice of course)

And now for the lovely dressing:

  • 1/4 cup of Crede Pumpkin Seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (I use Tabu Food which is naturally fermented & unpasteurised)
  • the juice of one small lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut sugar
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Sea-salt to taste
  • Shake it up in a jar and pour over this but of heaven ver literary any salad, you won’t regret it and eating your vegetables will not be a hardship with this one.

In dedication to your radiant health,

Marlien x

 

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.